On Saturday, September 15, at North Haven High School, four Sandy Hook firefighters were awarded with Certificates of Merit during the Connecticut State Firefighters Association annual meeting. EMS Captain Karin Halstead, Engineers George Lockwood Jr and Robert Sibley, and Firefighter Archie Paloian were given this honor due to their efforts on November 1, 2011, when they were instrumental in saving a man's life. Coincidentally, the patient's birthday was the same day the awards were received. The four firefighters, along with Chief Bill Halstead, were the first to be called honoring during the awards ceremony following the business portion of the annual meeting. The five members stood on stage while a committee member read off the details of what occurred that day in November, and then each firefighter was given a certificate. The group was additionally honored to see 16 family members and friends supporting them during the meeting.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.