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Sun. May 1st 2016
Sandy Hook's active members participated in a two-part drill, with instructors from Fire Training Innovations (FTI) providing the training necessary for this annual certification.On Monday, April 25, firefighters went through the classroom portion of training. On Sunday, May 1, what wa...
Sat. Apr 9th 2016
Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue was one of nearly 70 companies across Connecticut that hosted events at 90 locations on Saturday, April 9. Visitors learned about the different posts they could apply for, toured the main station, and checked out gear and apparatus. 
Mon. Apr 4th 2016
Local residents interested in joining — or who are just interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer firefighter — are invited to visit the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station on Saturday, April 9. From 10 am until 2 pm, Sandy Hook will be one of more ...
Sat. Apr 2nd 2016
A crew from Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue accepted the challenge, for the second year, from brothers and sisters in Washington, Kent, New Milford and other stations to do this race in full gear.Last year's event was done in snowy, windy conditions. This year is was rain the welcomed all...
Fri. Apr 1st 2016
Three members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue joined members of Danbury's King Street Fire Company for a special boot collection on Friday, April 1. The firefighters were all raising funds for the March of Dimes. King Street Firefighter Brian Bollaro and his wife Jennifer lost twi...
Sun. Mar 13th 2016
Firefighters took advantage of the beautiful weather on Sunday, and trained all morning on properly setting up water supply and stretching lines to a fire.There were three stations that crews rotated through: one was working with a hydrant and filling tankers, the second was establishing w...
Fri. Nov 27th 2015
750 trees from Fontaine Tree Farm in Vermont were delivered to and unloaded at the Sandy Hook main station. The tree arrived Friday, November 27, and have been set up by size (5-foot to cathedral) and type (balsam and fraser fir).Cemetery boxes, kissing balls, wreaths and pine roping have also arriv...
Sat. Nov 21st 2015
Members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Department and Newtown Hook & Ladder Fire Company #1 were stationed outside Big Y on Queen Street, 0900 to 1400, for the 14th Annual Fill The Fire Truck Food Drive.By the end of the collection — which contin...
Sun. Nov 15th 2015
After months of training, with a number of drills conducted specifically focused on different tactics that would be used, Sandy Hook spent the morning of November 15 at the Danbury Burn Building.The company arrived on site at 8 am, did a walk-through with instructors, and began a series of evolution...
Fri. Nov 13th 2015
The annual Fill the Fire Truck Food Drive is just around the corner. Newtown firefighters will be spending time outside two of the town’s markets this month, accepting donations for FAITH Food Pantry just in time for Thanksgiving.Members of Hawleyville, Newtown Hook & Ladder, and Sandy Hoo...
Fri. Nov 13th 2015
Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) is getting ready for the finalé of its annual Holiday Basket Program. A project that pulls together collections of food for a full Thanksgiving dinner, as well as food and toiletries to get a family, couple or single person through the holiday season, volunteer...
Tue. Nov 10th 2015
The Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Ladies Auxiliary recently made a donation to The Newtown Fund’s Holiday Basket Program.Ladies Auxiliary Treasurer Janice Butler, third from right in the photo below, presented a check on behalf of the group to Linda Bates, president of The Newtown Fun...
Fri. Nov 6th 2015
The Town of Newtown has acquired a limited supply of battery-operated smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for free distribution to people who would have difficulty purchasing such devices, according to Fire Marshal (and Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Chief) Bill Halstead. The detectors are m...
Sat. Oct 17th 2015
The theme of the 2015 National Fire Protection Association Fire Prevention campaign is "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep."It was appropriate, then, that seven Sandy Hook firefighters spent the morning of Saturday, October 17, offering public service in one of the age restricted  hou...
Mon. Sep 28th 2015
Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue hosted the 28th Annual George & TImothy Powell Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the company, on Monday, September 28. The tournament this year was played t Newtown Country Club. The day dawned cloudy and overcast, but that didn't matter to the 40 or so golf...
Sun. Sep 13th 2015
Continuing to work toward a live burn drill the company will undergo in November, members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue spent participated in a Forcible Entry training session on September 13. Members received instruction from guests representing Connecticut Custom Fire Training and...
Fri. Aug 21st 2015
Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue brought home the 2015 Porges Trophy/Best Overall Unit following the Fireman's Parade at Bridgewater Country Fair.The win represents the fourth straight year the company has won the top honor from Bridgewater, and at least the tenth time the company has earned the hon...
Sun. Aug 9th 2015
Continuing their preparation for a live burn drill coming up in September, Sandy Hook firefighters on August 9 spent a training session going over hydrant and hoseline set-up, pumping between a tanker and a pumper, and setting up and breaking down a portable pond. For a few operators, there was also...
Sat. Aug 1st 2015
Sandy Hook brought home three trophies following from Thomaston Parade, a CT Parade Marshals event.The company returned home with Best Color Guard (3-5 members), Best Brush Truck, and Best Appearing Fire Department (15 men or less). 
Mon. Jul 27th 2015
As part of its planning and training for a live burn drill in September, Sandy Hook welcomed Derek Currao, from Fire Training Innovations, Inc., for a training session on July 27.The focus of the evening drill was Rapid Intervention Teams, including practical skills that could be put to use when a t...
Tue. Jun 16th 2015
Members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue traveled to the O'Neil Center at Western Connecticut State University on Tuesday, June 16, to celebrate as three company members finished their high school career. Andy DeWolfe, Rob Lasher and Angelina Ruggeiro were all members of the Newtown Hig...
Mon. Jun 1st 2015
It is a tradition for Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue to name its Outstanding Member of the Year during its annual meeting. The decision of the Outstanding Member Committee is kept within the committee until the announcement is made. While this year was no different, the presentation was more of a...
Tue. May 12th 2015
The Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Ladies Auxiliary recently presented its annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale.During the May 8–9 event, the group also asked customers to consider bringing a donation for FAITH Food Pantry with them to the fire company’s main station.On Tuesday,...
Sun. Apr 12th 2015
Sandy Hook finished a two-part training session on Sunday, April 26.FIT Instructor Sean Barry had led the first session, a classroom instructional, on Monday, March 23. Company members spent a few hours going over many aspects of hazmat calls, taking a short break during the session to join the Boar...
Sat. Mar 28th 2015
Responding to a challenge/invitation from Washington (CT) Fire Department Firefighter Jeff Kozo, six members of Sandy Hook VF&R joined nearly two dozen firefighters from Washington, Kent, and other regional companies for the 2015 Sandy Hook 5K. The firefighters walked the 5-kilometer/3.1 mile co...
Mon. Mar 23rd 2015
Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Chief Bill Halstead was honored by the Board of Fire Commissioners at the conclusion of the board’s meeting on March 23.Halstead celebrated his 50th anniversary as a firefighter in January. The Board of Fire Commission meets on the fourth Monday of each month,...
Sun. Feb 8th 2015
Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue firefighters will be conducting a live burn drill later this year. To prepare for that, the company's Training Committee is planning a number of drills that will cover different aspects of responding to a structure fire.The first drill, on Sunday, February 8, covered...
Mon. Jan 19th 2015
from The Newtown Bee: Volunteer firefighting is not a simple task. During all types of weather and at any time of day or night, an emergency call may sound, summoning firefighters from wherever they may be, and whatever they may be doing to respond to the scene of an emergency. For the pas...
Sun. Dec 14th 2014
On Sunday, December 14, members of Botsford Fire Rescue joined Sandy Hook firefighters at our main station to teach us their Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) procedure.After a classroom power point, firefighters went out into the bays for practicals. 
Sat. Dec 6th 2014
Sandy Hook firefighters had a wonderful time participating in the 13th Annual Sandy Hook Tree lighting!  Quint 440 drove Santa to the festivities, which drew a good crowd despite the rain.
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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

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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.

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