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SAVE THE DATE: Monday, September 26

2022 Sandy Hook VFR Golf Tournament

The Golf Club at Oxford Greens
$160/golfer for a full round of golf, breakfast sandwiches, 
lunch on the course, full dinner, raffles, and more
Proceeds benefit SHVFR
Registration opens soon. Sponsorships available. 
 

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Thank you doesn't seem to be enough to cover everything that everyone has done for our company this week. We will not single out people and companies within this post, for fear of unintentionally missing someone. You know who you are, and you know we appreciate every gesture and every task taken on, large and small, that was done to help us through life since the tone dropped and then our hearts broke on July 8.

We still have long days ahead. Please be patient with us as we continue to mourn our father, chief, mentor, and friend.

Rest in peace, 401. We'll take it from here. 

—The Officers and Members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue, July 15, 2022

With deepest regret, we announce the passing of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company Chief William Halstead.

After responding to a call on the evening of Friday, July 8, the chief returned to his home and became ill. Despite the efforts of SHVFR personnel, Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Newtown Police Department officers, the Newtown paramedic, and the Newtown Emergency Communications Center team, Chief Halstead passed shortly after the incident.  

Bill Halstead joined SHVFR in January 1965, the day he turned 16. He had served as our chief since 1978.

We are grateful for his years of service to his hometown.

Please grant us the space and time to grieve.

                                                                                       (photo courtesy The Newtown Bee; used with permission)

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Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2019

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Main Station, 18-20 Riverside Road; Substation, 249 Berkshire Road (center, view from Berkshire Road; right, view from Nighthawk Lane)

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Friday, July 8th, 2022
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(posted Saturday, July 9)With deepest regret, we announce the passing of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company Chief William Halstead.After responding to a call on the evening of Friday, July 8, the chief returned to his home and became ill.
Sunday, May 15th, 2022
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Sandy Hook VFR firefighters spent the morning of Sunday, May 15, in the Lower Paugussett State Forest. The morning began for most at the company's substation on Berkshire Road, where firefighters went over a map of the state forest, discussed the different trails and other accessways, and went o...
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Sandy Hook firefights spent the morning of Sunday, April 10, training on truck extrication practices and then vehicle fires.Two trucks had been donated to the company for training, which meant multiple crews were able to work with saws, glass cutters, cribbing and other related tools on both vehicle...
Sunday, March 13th, 2022
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A few weeks after going through the annual classroom portion of HazMat Recertification, Sandy Hook VFR firefighters did the practical segment of this training.Fire Training Innovations instructors Walt Seman and William Stacy opened the morning with a 40-minute recap in the meeting room of Sandy Hoo...
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
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Sandy Hook VFR, Newtown Volunteer Ambulance and Newtown Police were all dispatched at 11:35 to Berkshire Road just west of its intersection with High Rock Road for a reported three-vehicle accident with possible injuries.
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Sandy Hook VFR, Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a paramedic were all dispatched at 13:25 to a residence after a call to dispatch reported a man was pinned by a tree that had fallen on him while he was operating a riding lawn mower.
Thursday, June 9th, 2022
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Sandy Hook VFR, Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps and an on-call paramedic were all dispatched at 14:49 to Riverside Road near Dickinson Drive for a reported head-on, 2-vehicle crash with injuries.Deputy Chief Anthony Capozziello was first on the scene, which was approximately 200 yards west of the ...
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Sandy Hook VFR and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps were dispatched at 16:48 to the area of I-84 East near Exit 11 for a reported 2-vehicle crash with minor injuries. Rescue 444 and a crew, including Chief Halstead, responded to the scene, which was on the shoulder of the high speed lane just past ...

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