Sandy Hook Volunteer

Fire & Rescue

will be participating in 


The Great Pootatuck Duck Race

& Town Festival


Saturday, May 27,

10 am until 2:30 pm

in Sandy Hook Center

Meet members of our company,

including the Ladies Auxiliary;

pick up Fire Prevention materials,

look through one of our trucks,

 ask questions about what we do. 


At 11 am, watch for a special

Duck Race day event:

a best-of-three Tug of War Contest

between teams from Sandy Hook

and Hook & Ladder fire companies. 

Also, tickets for our

30th Annual LobsterFest

will be available for purchase 

($25 for a full steak or lobster dinner)


30th Annual SHVFR LobsterFest

will be Friday, June 9, 5-9 pm; 

and Saturday, June 10, 4-9 pm,

at our main station,

18-20 Riverside Road.


Tickets are $25 in advance

for a full steak or lobster dinner, 

and they will be $27 at the door

(surf & turf upgrades

available at the door);

burger or hot dog dinners are $7

(advance or door).

Dinners can also be set up for take-out.


Live music both nights:

Midnight Rodeo will headline on Friday;

 To The Max will perform on Saturday.


Raw bar, full bar, and desserts

also available. 


Main Station, 18-20 Riverside Road  



Substation, 249 Berkshire Road (above, view from Berkshire Road; below, view from Nighthawk Lane)  

                                                                             (photo courtesy The Newtown Bee)

Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization.

News Headlines
Sun. Apr 30th 2017
The weather held, and aside from one brief shower just before the party began, it was a good afternoon to formally introduce Sandy Hook's newest piece of apparatus.Rescue 444 was celebrated with a wetdown celebration on Sunday, April 30. Residents and firefighters from across the district visite...
Sun. Apr 9th 2017
Sandy Hook officers and firefighters spent the morning of Sunday, April 9, doing their annual hazmat practical. With guest instructors Doug Ashe and Ryan McEnaney from FTI, the members headed to one of the parking lots of Newtown High School to run through a scenario, twice. The classroom session of...
Thu. Mar 16th 2017
Shortly past noon on Thursday, March 16, 2017, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue received a message from dispatch that all members had been waiting for: "Newtown to Sandy Hook, new Rescue 444 is now in service."The company's brand-new rescue vehicle is ready to roll out for every ...
Sat. Jan 14th 2017
Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Company said Good-Bye to one of its own this week, after George Mattegat Sr died on January 6, 2017, of injuries suffered during an accident near his home a week earlier.George had been a member of Sandy Hook Vol. Fire & Rescue for decades, and served in various capa...
Mon. Nov 28th 2016
Firefighter Pete Barresi and Probationary Member Craig Kampmier spent part of their Monday morning at Wesley Learning Center, offering an overview of some fire safety tips and then a look at one of Sandy Hook's engines during a Fire Prevention presentation.The two first spent time inside the sch...
Recent Calls
Fri. Apr 28th 2017
A 71-year-old female who was driving a 2006 Volkswagen Passat sedan around 2:45 pm April 28, accidentally pressed the accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal and drove through the closed overhead garage door for her garage within Walnut Tree Village.Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue and Newtown...
Thu. Mar 23rd 2017
All five of Newtown's fire companies were dispatched to 14 Poplar Drive at 21:55 Thursday, March 23, when a signal one contacted dispatch reporting he could see flames from his home. The caller one believed it was a residence that was burning. A neighbor was already on the scene, attempting to d...
Fri. Mar 17th 2017
Sandy Hook and Newtown Ambulance were dispatched at 14:53 to the area of Berkshire Road (Route 34) and Tanglewood Lane on a report of a two-car accident with injuries. A 67-year-old female was reporting chest pains and a 52-year old female was reporting a head injury.Sandy Hook Fire Police Chip Carp...
Thu. Mar 16th 2017
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue, along with Newtown Volunteer Ambulance, was dispatched to I-84 West between the Exit 11 ramps at 21:41 for a reported two vehicle accident with injuries. A 2017 Hyundai S4 had hit a Town of Southbury police cruiser as well as a tractor trailer truck before sto...
Thu. Mar 2nd 2017
Between 7:53 am Thursday, March 2, and 2:48 pm Friday, March 3, Newtown's fire companies responded to a combined total of ten calls for wires down or entangled in trees or branches, due to high winds. Sandy Hook responded to four of those calls, with dispatches to Jeremiah Road, Lakeview Terrace...
Always Remember

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.

Forest Fire Danger Level

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.



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 Volunteer Fire & Rescue.

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.

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. 
Upcoming Events
Every 2nd Monday
Every 2nd Tuesday
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Every 3rd Monday
Mon. May 29th 2017
Mon. Jun 5th 2017 to Thu. Jun 8th 2017
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Fri. Jun 9th 2017
5:00pm - 9:00pm
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2017 Call Volume

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Contact Information
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue
18-20 Riverside Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Non-Emergency: 203-270-4392
Emergency: 911
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