In this era of COVID-19
we continue to take precautions
to keep our members and the community safe.
We are responding to calls 24/7/365,
with updated protocols in place.
Thank you, and be safe.
—The Officers & Members
of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue
After careful consideration and a company vote, we have decided to NOT have a LobsterFest 2021.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2019
Main Station, 18-20 Riverside Road
Substation, 249 Berkshire Road (above, view from Berkshire Road; below, view from Nighthawk Lane)
(photo courtesy The Newtown Bee)
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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Sandy Hook firefighters spent the morning of April 11 working on pump operations and tanker shuttle set-up, use and breakdown. They were assisted by members of the town's four additional companies, who assisted at dump sites and with their tankers. Sandy Hook members first gathered in their...
Sandy Hook firefighters spent Sunday, February 14, honing their forcible entry skills with two instructors from FTI.Bret Newport and Pete Morotto discussed the tools and procedures they felt were most effective for firefighters when encountering doors. The FTI instructors covered inward- and outward...
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue finished 2020 with 654 calls recorded.2020's numbers represent an increase of 16.57% over the number of calls we responded to in 2019, when we responded to 561 calls. The busiest month was August, when Tropical Storm Isaias arrived on August ...
SHVFR firefighters worked with FTI instructors for some back-to-basics hose line training this month. Approximately two dozen company members assembled for the training, which took place outdoors to allow for easier social distancing measures. Using Engine 441, firefighters went over pulli...
With an additional location to collect donations, this year's Fill The Fire Trucks was among the most successful to date. Firefighters from Sandy Hook, Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder once again staged in front of Big Y World Class Market on Queen Street and Botsford members were in ...
Lightning Strike Damages Bradley Lane Home (Wednesday, April 21) Sandy Hook VFR and additional fire companies were dispatched to a home on Bradley Lane at 15:29 Wednesday afternoon after a reported lightning strike sparked a fire.The one person inside the house when the fire started w...
Sandy Hook VFR and Hook & Ladder were dispatched at 07:16 Tuesday to I-84 East in the area of the Rochambeau Bridge for a reported tractor-trailer rollover with a fuel spill. CSP notified dispatch that the driver of the truck was out of the truck, uninjured. As firefighters were responding,...
Sandy Hook VFR was dispatched at 06:53 to the area of 89 Riverside Road for a reported car vs utility pole, no injuries.Rescue 444 and Engine 441 responded with crews.While en route, firefighters were informed that a vehicle had hit and snapped a pole with a transformer on it. Wires were reportedly ...
Sandy Hook VFR was dispatched, along with all four additional Newtown companies, at 12:57 to a structure fire in Newtown Hook & Ladder’s district following multiple calls for a garage fire.Hook & Ladder Chief Chris Ward had command of the scene, at 9 King Street. Ward reported the fire...
Sandy Hook VFR was toned for a call in Botsford's district at 16:07 Monday, when a neighbor contacted dispatch to report a possible structure fire.The caller reported a corner of a single-story ranch home on Botsford Hill Road was on fire. Another neighbor reportedly went toward the house with a...
May 12, 2021: New Haven Firefighter Ricardo Torres, Jr died while on the scene of a residential fire in New Haven.
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