In this era of COVID-19
we continue to take precautions
to keep our members and the community safe.
We are responding to calls 24/7/365,
with updated protocols in place.
Thank you, and be safe.
—The Officers & Members
of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Save the date! #FairfieldCountyGives returns one week from today, on February 25. We will be participating for our second time, and hope to receive support from family, friends, residents, and other supporters.
The success of your donations during that 24-hour period will not only be the money raised, but also the future use of those funds for training, apparatus, equipment, and more. Visit https://fcgives.org to learn more.
2020 Numbers Reported
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue finished 2020 with 654 calls recorded.
2020's numbers represent an increase of 16.57% over the number of calls we responded to in 2019, when we responded to 561 calls. The busiest month was August, when Tropical Storm Isaias arrived on August 4. Within the first 24 hours of the storm, Sandy Hook firefighters responded to approximately 80 calls.
(For details, visit our Call Volume page.)
The company also had 21 training sessions, 54 work sessions, and 17 company/business meetings last year. Out of caution for our members, we put company/business meetings on hiatus last spring during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We additionally canceled one meeting at the end of the year when COVID cases in the region began spiking again.
Note training was not canceled, however. We continued training all year, putting safety procedures in place so that members could continue training while also staying safe.
Please remember this when we hold fundraisers: Your donations help us serve you.
It is an honor to serve the district of Sandy Hook, Connecticut,
and to offer mutual aid to our regional brothers and sisters.
Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2019
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.
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Sandy Hook firefighters spent Sunday, February 14, honing their forcible entry skills with two instructors from FTI.Bret Newport and Pete Morotto discussed the tools and procedures they felt were most effective for firefighters when encountering doors. The FTI instructors covered inward- and outward...
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue finished 2020 with 654 calls recorded.2020's numbers represent an increase of 16.57% over the number of calls we responded to in 2019, when we responded to 561 calls. The busiest month was August, when Tropical Storm Isaias arrived on August ...
SHVFR firefighters worked with FTI instructors for some back-to-basics hose line training this month. Approximately two dozen company members assembled for the training, which took place outdoors to allow for easier social distancing measures. Using Engine 441, firefighters went over pulli...
With an additional location to collect donations, this year's Fill The Fire Trucks was among the most successful to date. Firefighters from Sandy Hook, Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder once again staged in front of Big Y World Class Market on Queen Street and Botsford members were in ...
Members of Sandy Hook VFR assembled with Quint 440 along Dickinson Drive around mid-morning Veterans Day, saluting veterans as they arrived at Sandy Hook School for a special Veterans Day event. We thank all men and women serving in the US Armed Forces. We appreciate your service.
(Our thanks ...
Sandy Hook VFR was dispatched at 13:45, with Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Berkshire Road at Toddy Hill Road. Newtown Police were seeking an evaluation following a rollover.Second Assistant Chief Andy Ryan was first on the scene for SHVFR, a...
Sandy Hook VFR and Newtown Hook & Ladder were dispatched at 15:05 Friday to a home with Pootatuck Park. A female in a home on Totem Trail called dispatch when she thought she had a chimney fire after using a creosote removing log. While she was on the phone with dispatch, the caller re...
Sandy Hook VFR and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance were dispatched at 11:32 Thursday morning for a two-vehicle crash on Toddy Hill Road near Turnberry Lane. Second Assistant Chief Andy Ryan, who arrived first and took command of the scene. Engine 441 and a crew also responded, along with two SHVFR...
Sandy Hook VFR and Newtown Hook & Ladder were dispatched to a home on Crown View Drive at 08:19 Sunday morning for a possible chimney fire. Firefighters were alerted that the home was evacuated, and the homeowner was reporting smoke inside the home.Firefighter Tom Ryer was first on the scene, an...
For the second time in as many weeks, Sandy Hook VFR provided mutual aid to a Newtown company for a structure fire.Firefighters were dispatched to 151 Hanover Road, within Hook & Ladder’s district, at 07:21 for the fire. Dispatched reported fire in the walls of the house, and that at least...
February 18, 2020: Porterville (CA) Fire Department Captain Ramon Figueroa, 35, and Firefighter Patrick Jones, 25, were killed in a fire at City of Porterville Library that had been set by two 13-year-old males.
The mission of the Sandy Hook Volunteer 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