Sandy Hook and Newtown Ambulance were dispatched to the area of 20 Jeremiah Road a 1300 hours following a reported one-vehicle rollover.
Chief Halstead was on scene within five minutes, and reported a pick-up truck had rolled over but that the driver of the vehicle had self-extricated. 441 with a crew of two responded to the scene, as did additional firefighters and fire police in their POVs.
A 46-year old male had been traveling westbound on Jeremiah in a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado when, shortly after passing Fawnwood Road, he lost control of the vehicle and went off the roadway, striking a number of small boulders along the roadway and then hitting a tree in the front yard of 22 Jeremiah. The driver had, as Chief Halstead reported, been able to get out of the vehicle on his own, but he had lacerations to his face and arms.
NVAC members checked the driver, but he refused transport to the hospital.
Firefighters waited on the scene until the truck was towed, and returned to service at 13:51.
February 7, 2016: Paugassett Hook & Ladder Co No 4 (Derby, CT ) Past Chief and longtime member James J. Butler, 50, fell ill after responding to a fire call at a local restaurant.
The mission of the Sandy Hook Vol. Fire & Rescue Co., Inc. is to strive for excellence in the performance of prevention of loss of life, personal injury and damage from fire, medical and other emergencies of any or all persons when called upon. We shall do this by maintaining a high standard of training and public education and act and perform in a safe, courteous and professional manner.
Volunteer firefighters display a flashing blue light to warn other motorists when they are responding to emergencies in their personal vehicles.
While Connecticut Motor Vehicle laws do not require motorists to pull over to the right, please be courteous and let them pass.
Remember: The faster we can get to the scene of a fire, an accident or a medical call, the sooner we can save lives. After all, you wouldn't want anyone to delay our response time if you needed to call 911, would you?
When you see the blue light, move to the right.
If you would like a patch please send a request, and $5, to
Sandy Hook Vol. Fire & Rescue Company
Attn Patch Request
PO Box 783
Sandy Hook CT 06482
HELP US FIND YOU FASTER!
IF WE CAN'T SEE YOUR HOUSE NUMBER FROM THE SEAT OF THE VEHICLES RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY, IT COULD DELAY OUR RESPONSE AS WELL AS THE RESPONSE OF OTHER EMERGENCY SERVICE PROVIDERS.
They can be purchased for $15, and will be designed to hang vertically or horizontally (your choice) on your mailbox post.
Stop by the firehouse any Monday night or call 203-270-4392 to place an order.