Sandy Hook and Bethel Ambulance responded to a reported three-car MVA on I-84 West just prior to the Exit 10 onramp around 15:10 Friday, July 28. One person was reporting leg pains.
Engine 441 and a crew arrived at 15:21 followed by Rescue 444 and a crew at 15:21. Chief Halstead assumed command of the scene.
Upon arrival it was determined that a full-size pickup truck, a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado K-3500, pulling a camper, had crashed into the rear of a 2003 Nissan Altima.
The Nissan suffered extensive damage, but its 19-year old female driver was able to self-extricate. The female had initially reported the leg pains and was checked by first responders, but ultimately refused medical treatment.
The pickup suffered minor damage to its front driver's side. One of the truck passengers initially reported injuries, but was also checked and then RMA. The 45-year old male driver and two additional passengers of the truck were uninjured.
The accident led to extended travel delays on the highway during the start of the evening rush. Once it received the medical refusals, the ambulance crew cleared the scene.
The vehicles were removed from the scene and Sandy Hook cleared from the scene at 16:03.
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. He subsequently died of a heart attack.
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.