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Thank you to everyone who donated to the 20th anniversary Fill The Fire Truck effort on Saturday, November 19. Firefighters from Sandy Hook, Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder once again staged in front of Big Y World Class Market on Queen Street, and Botsford and Dodgingtown members were in Sand Hil...
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Sandy Hook firefighters spent part of Sunday morning, November 13, doing their annual driver recertification.Members also spent time doing pumping and water flow with Engine 441 and a portable pond.
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Sandy Hook VFR presented its latest Fall Festival on October 22, welcoming seven food trucks, multiple vendors and local service organizations, and countless guests of all ages through the gate. Backwoods Dawgz & Catering, big Enzo's BBQ, The Coop, Cousins Maine Lobster, Moonlight Mobile Kit...
Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
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Continuing to educate some of the youngest residents of our district (and beyond), Sandy Hook VFR firefighters made visits fire prevention to three daycare/preschool centers this month. Members were at The Children's Adventure Center on October 18, Merryhill Child Care Center October 19, and Wes...
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Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company has again teamed up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to observe and share information concerning the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
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Sandy Hook VFR traveled to the Danbury Fire Training Center on October 2, when they went through their annual training for live burn scenarios. Firefighters spent the morning doing rotations in the multi-level building, working hose line skills inside and out, pumping techniques, and other skills.
Monday, September 26th, 2022
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Sandy Hook VFR hosted its annual Golf Outing on Monday, September 26, at The Golf Club at Oxford Greens.The winning team this year was the foursome of Joe LaCava, Sal Melchiore, Fran Pentino and Garry Singer, who finished their round with a score of 60.
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Four men including the late Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Chief Bill Halstead were memorialized during a brief but poignant ceremony at Connecticut Fire Academy.chief Halstead was among those remembered on September 25, when his name was among those read during the Connecticut State Firefig...
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For the first time since 2019, Sandy Hook firefighters marched in two local parades that had been canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The first return was to Bridgewater, on Friday, August 19, and the company returned home very triumphant.
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A 30-plus year member of our company, Anthony Capozziello was unanimously elected the new chief of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue during the special election of officers during the company meeting of August 1.
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...
Sunday, February 13th, 2022
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue finished 2021 with 481 calls recorded.(For details, visit our Call Volume page.)The company also had 23 training sessions, 51 work sessions, and 23 company/business meetings (including two special meetings) last year.
Saturday, November 27th, 2021
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The morning after their Food Truck Festival, it was right back to business for Sandy Hook firefighters, who worked with Fire Training Innovations (FTI) Instructor Derek Currao on tools used and procedures followed during RIT assignments.
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Firefighters from all five of Newtown's companies participated again in the annual pre-Thanksgiving Fill The Fire Trucks event on Saturday, November 20.Sandy Hook EMS Captain Karin Halstead coordinated the event again, which had Sandy Hook, Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder firefighters staged o...
Sunday, November 14th, 2021
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SHVFR firefighters participated in driver recertification and pump ops recert for their Sunday training in November. One rotation was set up in the rear parking lot of the main station, where firefighters worked with Brush 445 and Engine 441 on drafting and water flow.
Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
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SHVFR firefighters participated in the company's live burn training session on Sunday, October 3.The company this year returned to the New Haven Fire Training Division building for the annual drill.
Monday, May 24th, 2021
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Shortly after returning from a call, Sandy Hook firefighters did some back-to-basics training on May 24.Three teams of firefighters went out within the district to practice drafting. Engine 441 and a crew went to the end of Riverside Road; Engine 442 and a crew went to Narragansett Road and Quail Ho...

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