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Mission Statement

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.


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

Purchase Reflective Signs



Reflective signs are available from Sandy Hook Volunteeer Fire & Rescue.

They can be purchased for $15

Stop by the firehouse any Monday night or call 270-4392 to place an order!  

The Fireman's Prayer

A Fireman's Prayer
When I am called to duty, God
Wherever flames may rage,
Give me strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout
And quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and
To give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor and
Protect his property.
And if according to my fate
I am to lose my life,
Please bless with your protecting hand
My children and my wife. 

Contact Information

Sandy Hook Vol. Fire and Rescue
18-20 Riverside Rd/Po Box 783
Sandy Hook, CT  06482



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Our condolences to family and friends of Tom Paloian,
a former Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue member
who died suddenly on Sunday, November 16.
Tom was also a brother of
Firefighter Richard ("Archie") Paloian.





Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Fill The Fire Truck Food Drive another successful event for FAITH Food Pantry. 

*Sunday, November 16, 9 am-2 pm: Botsford and Dodgingtown members were at Stop & Shop for round one. They collected 42 boxes of food, three turkeys, and more than $700 in donations.

*On Saturday, November 22, Sandy Hook was joined by members of Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder to receive donations outside The Big Y. Thanks to the generosity of shoppers, another 115 boxes of food, 69 turkeys, one ham and $613 in cash were delivered to the food pantry.

FAITH Food Pantry helps residents year-round. This past summer, volunteers were seeing an average of 150 families per week. Those who visit the non-ecumenical pantry are given food and toiletry items to cover each family member for one week. 





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Main Station, 18-20 Riverside Road  



Substation, 249 Berkshire Road 

The Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company has been protecting and serving the residents and visitors of Sandy Hook since 1938.

  Thank you for your support of your local fire company.

News Headlines
SHVF&R Receives Donation From Porco Karate Academy
Mon. Nov 3rd 2014
Porco’s Karate Academy has been receiving donations from a number of sources since 12/14. The Church Hill Road martial arts studio was the recipient, instructor Mike Porco, Jr, said, of donations from martial arts groups around the world in the months following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elemen...

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A Wonderful Halloween Walk
Sat. Oct 25th 2014
Members of the Sandy Hook VF&R Ladies Auxiliary were joined by a few firefighters on Saturday for the Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk. Children of all ages were invited to give their Halloween costumes a test run (walk...), and visit nearly two dozen locations within Sandy Hook Center.Sa...

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Rainy Fun At Passport To Sandy Hook
Sun. Oct 12th 2014
Members of Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue participated in the 4th Annual Passport To Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 12.Although the day dawned rainy and chilly, firefighters grabbed the Quint and headed into Sandy Hook Center, and took up our usual position in the parking lot at 100-102 Church Hill R...

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Three Honors From State Convention
Sun. Sep 21st 2014
Sandy Hook concluded the parade season by bringing home three honors Sunday, September 21.The 131st Connecticut State Firefighters Association Convention and Parade were held in Litchfield, September 19-21. While some members attended all three days of the annual CSFA event, most traveled to Litchfi...

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Annual Company Photo
Mon. Sep 1st 2014
Company photo taken in front of our firehouse Monday, September 1, prior to the Newtown Labor Day Parade....

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Recent Calls
Two Injured After Car Strikes Pole
Mon. Nov 10th 2014
Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps were dispatched at 05:35 Monday on a reported car vs pole.Chief Halstead was on the scene, Berkshire Road just west of its intersection with the upper end of Chestnut Hill Road, at 05:43, and reported that a driver and one passenger ...

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Fatal Accident On I-84
Fri. Nov 7th 2014
Sandy Hook was dispatched to the area of I-84 East between Exits 10 and 11 at 04:24 Friday morning on a reported two-vehicle MVA with possible extrication. First responders were told that two tractor-trailer trucks had collided. "Severe" injuries were reported.Chief Halstead arrived on sce...

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Brush Fire Burns Nearly Five Acres
Wed. Nov 5th 2014
Sandy Hook and Botsford were dispatched at 11:38 Wednesday on a reported brush fire in the area of Sugarloaf 18 Road. Assistant Chief Anthony Capozziello arrived in the area first, and began searching for the location of the fire, which was well into the woods between Sugarloaf and Sherman Street.&n...

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Fire Destroys Riding Mower, Driver Uninjured
Tue. Nov 4th 2014
Within ten minutes on November 4, Sandy Hook was dispatched to three separate calls. After being sent to Bresson Farm Road for a brush fire at 14:24, and then to Overlook Knoll for a dangerous burn at 14:26, firefighters were then dispatched, along with Botsford, AT 14:33 to 14 Mt Laurel Trail for a...

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Midday MVA
Mon. Nov 3rd 2014
Sandy Hook and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps were dispatched to the area of 24 Toddy Hill Road just before noon on Monday on a report of a two-vehicle MVA with injuries.A 1987 Grumann US Mail delivery truck, which had stopped near 24 Toddy Hill Road to deliver some mail, was hit from behind by a...

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Always Remember

October 7, 2014: Hartford Firefighter Kevin Bell, 48, died while battling a two-alarm blaze on Blue Hills Avenue. 

Upcoming Events

Every Monday
Work Session

Every 2nd Monday
Officers Meeting

Every 2nd Monday
Junior Corps Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mon. Nov 24th 2014
Drill: Truck Equipment & Scavenger Hunt

Thu. Nov 27th 2014

Fri. Nov 28th 2014
Tree Sale Work Session

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Apr 40
May 48
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Jul 36
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11th Elizabeth Beatty
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