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Members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue traveled to the O'Neil Center at Western Connecticut State University on Tuesday, June 16, to celebrate as three company members finished their high school career.
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It is a tradition for Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue to name its Outstanding Member of the Year during its annual meeting. The decision of the Outstanding Member Committee is kept within the committee until the announcement is made.
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The Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Ladies Auxiliary recently presented its annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale.During the May 8–9 event, the group also asked customers to consider bringing a donation for FAITH Food Pantry with them to the fire company’s main station.On Tuesday,...
Sunday, April 12th, 2015
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Sandy Hook finished a two-part training session on Sunday, April 26.FIT Instructor Sean Barry had led the first session, a classroom instructional, on Monday, March 23. Company members spent a few hours going over many aspects of hazmat calls, taking a short break during the session to join the Boar...
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Responding to a challenge/invitation from Washington (CT) Fire Department Firefighter Jeff Kozo, six members of Sandy Hook VF&R joined nearly two dozen firefighters from Washington, Kent, and other regional companies for the 2015 Sandy Hook 5K.
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Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Chief Bill Halstead was honored by the Board of Fire Commissioners at the conclusion of the board’s meeting on March 23.Halstead celebrated his 50th anniversary as a firefighter in January.
Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue firefighters will be conducting a live burn drill later this year. To prepare for that, the company's Training Committee is planning a number of drills that will cover different aspects of responding to a structure fire.The first drill, on Sunday, February 8, covered...
Monday, January 19th, 2015
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from The Newtown Bee: Volunteer firefighting is not a simple task. During all types of weather and at any time of day or night, an emergency call may sound, summoning firefighters from wherever they may be, and whatever they may be doing to respond to the scene of an emergency.
Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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On Sunday, December 14, members of Botsford Fire Rescue joined Sandy Hook firefighters at our main station to teach us their Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) procedure.After a classroom power point, firefighters went out into the bays for practicals.
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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Sandy Hook firefighters had a wonderful time participating in the 13th Annual Sandy Hook Tree lighting! Quint 440 drove Santa to the festivities, which drew a good crowd despite the rain.
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For the second year in a row, Sandy Hook firefighters participated in the fire truck light parade.Members spent a few hours decorating the truck before departing for the event. The parade stepped off after the Christmas trees on New Milford green were lit up.Members dressed up in costumes like a sno...
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
This year's Fill The Fire Truck Food Drive was conducted over the course of two weekends.On Sunday, November 16, Botsford and Dodgingtown members were at Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza for round one.
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Porco’s Karate Academy has been receiving donations from a number of sources since 12/14. The Church Hill Road martial arts studio was the recipient, instructor Mike Porco, Jr, said, of donations from martial arts groups around the world in the months following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elemen...
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
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Members of the Sandy Hook VF&R Ladies Auxiliary were joined by a few firefighters on Saturday for the Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk. Children of all ages were invited to give their Halloween costumes a test run (walk...), and visit nearly two dozen locations within Sandy Hook Center.Sa...
Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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Members of Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue participated in the 4th Annual Passport To Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 12.Although the day dawned rainy and chilly, firefighters grabbed the Quint and headed into Sandy Hook Center, and took up our usual position in the parking lot at 100-102 Church Hill R...
Sunday, September 21st, 2014
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Sandy Hook concluded the parade season by bringing home three honors Sunday, September 21.The 131st Connecticut State Firefighters Association Convention and Parade were held in Litchfield, September 19-21.
Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Company photo taken in front of our firehouse Monday, September 1, prior to the Newtown Labor Day Parade.
Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Sandy Hook celebrated Labor Day by following the same tradition most residents have done for more than half a century: by participating in the 53rd Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade.The company appeared in the Second Division this year, with a full complement of officers, firefighters, Junior Corps an...
Friday, August 15th, 2014
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The win on August 15 of the 2014 Porges Trophy/Best Overall Unit following the Fireman's Parade at Bridgewater Country Fair represents the third straight win of the Bridgewater event's top honor for Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue.It also marked at least the ninth time the company ear...
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Sandy Hook firefighters and auxiliary members marched in the Thomaston Parade and brought home four trophies.The firefighters won Best Appearing in Shirts and Best Appearing Color Guard, while the women picked up Best Appearing Ladies Auxiliary and Most Ladies in the Line of March.Congrats and thank...

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