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Mon. Oct 23rd 2017
On Monday morning, three Sandy Hook firefighters made the annual visit to Wesley Learning Center for a fire prevention presentation. Pete Barresi, Craig Kampmier and Luke Loudon spent time offering a presentation to the preschool students, including discussion of "Stop, Drop and Roll,"...
Sun. Oct 8th 2017
On a day that dawned overcast, and then proceeded to offer on-and-off rain storms, SHVFR firefighters headed to New Haven Fire Academy for live burn training with FTI instructors.Three stations were set up that day: ground level entry, second floor entry, and sublevel entry. Thirty-four Sandy Hook f...
Mon. Oct 2nd 2017
Nearly 90 golfers showed up for SHVFR's 30th Annual Golf Tournament, which was presented for the second consecutive year at The Golf Club at Oxford Greens. It was a gorgeous Monday, and everyone who participated in the event — a fundraiser for the company — seemed to enjoy themselves...
Mon. Sep 4th 2017
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue participated in Newtown's 56th Annual Labor Day Parade on September 4.The company was staged in the fourth division. In addition to marching, members also responded to a call when a Shriner's vehicle had a mechanical malfunction and crashed. Hook & ...
Tue. Jul 18th 2017
Firefighters Pete Barresi, Kyle Keeping and Tess Vogel led the first of three Safety Town presentations scheduled this year at Newtown Youth & Family Services on Tuesday, July 18.The crew took Engine 443 that morning to 15 Berkshire Road, where they met the pre-K children participating in the an...
Mon. Jun 26th 2017
Members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue spent a few hours on Monday, June 26, working with an instructor from Fire Training Innovations (FTI), who ran firefighters though a number of scenarios using two vehicles that had been donated to the company for training purposes.Firefighters worked...
Sat. Jun 10th 2017
For the 30th consecutive year, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue hosted a LobsterFest that was attended by thousands of people. Presented Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, this year's event was one of the company's largest presentations to date. A total of 2,050 lobsters were cooked over ...
Mon. Jun 5th 2017
During the annual meeting on Monday, June 5, it was announced that Second Assistant Chief Ryan Clark had been selected as the company's Firefighter of the Year.In announcing their selection, the Outstanding Member Committee cited Mr Clark for being "a tremendous aid" to others in ...
Sat. May 27th 2017
In what was scheduled to be a best-of-three contest, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue needed only two rounds to dominate their firefighting neighbors to the west on Saturday, May 27.Members of Sandy Hook VF&R and Newtown Hook & Ladder Company #1 had been invited to compete in a be...
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...
Fri. Nov 25th 2016
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue members assembled at their main station at 0730 on Friday, November 25 — for some, just hours after having gone to sleep following Thanksgiving celebrations — to begin unpacking and setting up the inventory for the company's annual Christmas Tre...
Sat. Nov 19th 2016
Firefighters from all five of Newtown's volunteer companies spent up to six hours participating in the annual Fill The Fire Truck collection, an event that helps restock one of the town's two food pantries just before Thanksgiving.Members of Hawleyville, Hook & Ladder and Sandy Hook were...
Sat. Nov 12th 2016
Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue presented its Second Annual Bourbon Tasting & Food Pairing event on Saturday, November 12. Nearly 50 guests joined company members -- and Bourbon Tasting Committee Mike Burton, Ryan Clark and Matt Dobson -- for an evening that included hors d'oeuvres and cocktail...
Sat. Oct 29th 2016
Firefighters and members of Sandy Hook's Ladies Auxiliary spent a few hours in Sandy Hook Center on Saturday, participating in the 6th Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk.The day was sunny but chilly, not that the temperatures mattered to the hundreds of children who participated in this year's...
Thu. Oct 6th 2016
Members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue will be participating in this year's Passport To Sandy Hook.An annual event that invites the public to take a walking tour of the stores, restaurants and businesses within Sandy Hook Center, the event is also an opportunity for the public to meet...
Mon. Sep 5th 2016
Under slightly overcast skies, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue joined dozens of local organizations, groups and businesses for the 55th Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 5. 
Mon. Aug 29th 2016
Members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue were among those who were ready to welcome children and faculty back to Sandy Hook Elementary School when the brand-new building opened for the 2016-17 academic year.Classes had been taking place in Monroe since January 2013, following the shootings ...
Sat. Aug 20th 2016
About 100 people attended dedication ceremonies on Saturday, August 20, for SHVFR's newly expanded fire substation at 249 Berkshire Road.Kevin Cragin, a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners, served as master of ceremonies at a program held inside the spacious bays that were added to the ori...
Mon. Aug 15th 2016
For the third year, firefighters from Sandy Hook were invited to present programs during Newtown Youth & Family Services's offerings of Safety Town.The program is presented at NYFS, and is for children about to enter kindergarten. It is a national program that was developed in 1964 to teach ...
Sun. Aug 14th 2016
For their Sunday drill in August, Sandy Hook firefighters spent time going over one of the most common things they do: auto extrications. 1st Assistant Chief Mike Burton and 2nd Assistant Chief Ryan Clark coordinated the drill, which used a pair of donated automobiles. Firefighters were able to...
Fri. Jun 10th 2016
SHVF&R presented its 29th annual LobsterFest on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. A fundraiser for the company, the event served approximately 1,800 lobster dinner and 700 pounds of rid-eye steak dinners this year.Guests of all ages were again able to dine in, with seating options within the main...
Mon. Jun 6th 2016
As part of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue's annual meeting on June 7, it was announced that Captain Kevin Stoyak had been selected as the 2016 Outstanding Member of the Year.Captain Stoyak was a firefighter before moving to Sandy Hook, continuing a family tradition. Since starting his me...
Thu. Jun 2nd 2016
A week after one crew of firefighters started putting American flags on the utility poles in Sandy Hook Center, another crew headed out to put more flags out for the summer season.On June 2, Engineer Steven Stohl, and Firefighters Andy DeWolfe and Michael Macchiarulo spent time putting new flags on ...
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 ...
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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. 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.



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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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18-20 Riverside Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
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