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Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Daily Forest Fire Danger Report.


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.


Move Right For Blue Light

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.

 


Patches

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

 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. 

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. 



CHRISTMAS TREES SALE

UNDERWAY

Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue's annual Christmas Tree Sale is underway. The trees are frasers and balsams, and range in size from approximately six  feet tall to cathedral height. Frasers and balsams are available.

We also have wreaths, cemetery boxes, kissing balls, and pine roping available.

Please stop in to see us. Sale hours are weeknights from 6-9 pm (and earlier by chance) and weekends 9 am-9 pm. Your purchase directly benefits our fire company.

Thank you in advance for your support.

 

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FIRE TRUCKS FILLED!

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
 
RIT Training
Sun. Dec 14th 2014
On Sunday, December 14th members of Botsford Fire & Rescue came over to our station to teach us their RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) procedure.  After a classroom power point, firefighters went out into the bays to practice what was learned.  The drill was very informative....

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Sandy Hook Tree Lighting
Sat. Dec 6th 2014
Sandy Hook firefighters had a wonderful time participating in the 13th Annual Sandy Hook TLee lighting!  Quint 440 drove Santa to the festivities, which drew a good crowd despite the rain....

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Sandy Hook Participates in the Water Witch Co. Fire Truck Light Parade in New Milford
Sat. Nov 29th 2014
For the second year in a row, Sandy Hook firefighters participated in the fire truck light parade.Members spent a few hours decorating the truck before departing for the event. The parade stepped off after the Christmas trees on New Milford green were lit up.Members dressed up in costumes like a sno...

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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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Recent Calls
 
Berkshire Road Temporarily Closed After Vehicle Strikes Rock Wall
Sun. Dec 7th 2014
Just before 8:30 am Sunday, Sandy Hook firefighters along with Newtown Ambulance were dispatched to a 2-car MVA near Jordan Hill Road.  While en route Chief Bill Halstead was updated that there was only one car involved and it had hit a rock wall. Upon Chief Halstead's arrival he ...

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Mutual Aid To Southbury
Thu. Nov 13th 2014
Sandy Hook sent Tanker 9, 441 and ten firefighters to Berkshire Road in Southbury around 10:30 after being requested for mutual aid, after Southbury was dispatched for what was reported as a structure fire.Sandy Hook arrived on the scene just behind Southbury's first crews. A private home at 383...

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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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Always Remember

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


Upcoming Events

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Every 2nd Tuesday
Ladies Auxiliary Meeting


6:45pm - 7:45pm
Every 1st Tuesday
SHOP Meeting


7:30pm
Every 3rd Monday
Business Meeting


7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mon. Dec 22nd 2014
Drill: Firefighter Knowledge


ALL DAY
Thu. Dec 25th 2014
CHRISTMAS


ALL DAY
Wed. Dec 31st 2014
NEW YEAR'S EVE

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

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203-270-4392

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