The Firefighter of the Year Award is given out annually and it recognizes the significant contributions, achievements and long-term dedication of the individual. Names of nominees are given to a committee by peers.
Performance of duties, motivation, teamwork and leadership go into determining the award recipient.
Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue
Richard "Archie" Paloian
George Lockwood Jr
August 12, 2021: Burlington Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter-EMT Colin McFadden, 26, died after falling ill while at the scene of a three-alarm structure fire.
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