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Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Safety Town was developed in 1964 as a national program to teach young children important lessons on traffic, fire, water, bus, and bicycle safety, awareness of medicine and poison, and awareness of strangers.
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Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Company hosted its 27th Annual George & Timothy Powell Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, July 21. For the first time in a number of years the tournament stayed within town, with foursomes divided between the courses at Rock Ridge Country Club and Newtown Country Cl...
Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Second Assistant Chief Mike Burton and Captain Ryan Clark co-led a drill on Monday, June 23, that had members working with tools that are needed during extrications. Firefighters were divided into two groups, and worked through a few different scenarios with each drill leader.Under Capt Clark's ...
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During its annual meeting on June 2, Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Company honored longtime member Richard Conrod by naming him the company’s 2014 Outstanding Member of the Year.Firefighter Conrod, affectionately known as "Dr Dick," is a former engineer and lieutenant, and is currentl...
Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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Sandy Hook was invited to participate in this year's Great Pootatuck Duck Race & Town Festival, an event presented in Sandy Hook Center on Saturday, May 24. The family friendly event returned to its street festival presentation this year, and Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue had a pair of trucks...
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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As part of a new series of drills that are being offered in addition to the twice-monthly company drills, Sandy Hook's Training Committee led a drill concerning dumpster fires Thursday evening. The drill was led by Sandy Hook Firefighters and Training Committee members Tom Ryer and Bob Nute, wit...
Monday, May 5th, 2014
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On Monday, May 5, prior to a company meeting, Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue members were visited by Bill Lewis, from Celtic Cross Pipes & Drum. Jr. On behalf of the Danbury-based band, Mr Lewis made a donation of $825 for the fire company's truck fund.Sandy Hook lost Engine 443 in October 201...
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On Monday, April 28, members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue made their annual visit to Wesley Learning Center in Sandy Hook. Three presentations were offered at the school.Firefighters were very impressed with the lessons the youngsters had already learned about Stop Drop & Roll, when...
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On Monday, April 26, Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue hosted guests from two locations for a training session that concerned natural gas emergencies and propane emergencies.Chris Durost and Peter Neary, both from Yankee Gas; and Steve Rosentel, Al Beardsley, Derek Gular and Walt Hislop, all from Leahy&#...
Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue members took part in a drill on Haz Mat Decon at their main station. The four hour class consisted of classroom and practical.FTI Instructor Walt Seman led the class.Mr Seman returned to the company's main station on Sunday, May 4, to continue the hazmat training.
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Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue was honored to be invited for the second year in a row in Hartford's St Patrick's Day Parade.On a beautiful sunny Saturday, a crew went to Hartford with the rescue truck to participate in the city's 43rd Annual Greater Hartford St Patrick's Day Parade.
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One of the biggest logistical challenges for Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue's recently established Training Committee came to fruition on Sunday, March 9, when the majority of the company spent the morning at Danbury Fire School for a live burn drill.
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Sandy Hook firefighters welcomed a Daisy Scout troop to its main station on February 11.The Scouts were welcomed by Engineer Steve Stohl, Firefighters Pete Barresi, Andy DeWolfe and Shannon Hicks, and Junior Corps member Patrick Doherty.
Sunday, January 12th, 2014
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Members of Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue assembled at their main station at 8:30 Sunday morning for their first drill of the new year.The Training Committee had decided to present a five-station training session for the day.
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Members, friends and family helped unload Christmas trees on Friday afternoon, setting up the inventory for this year's Christmas Trees Sale. The annual event is a fundraiser for the company.The event, being co-chaired again this year by 2nd Assistant Chief Mike Burton and his daughter, Firefigh...
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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All five of Newtown’s fire companies answered the call of Newtown’s hungry on Saturday, November 23, when members (along with friends and family) participated in the 13th Annual Fill The Fire Truck Food Drive.
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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Chief Bill Halstead was awarded Fireman of the Year by Fairfield County Fire Chiefs Association at their monthly meeting on November 20, held at Candlewood Fire Company in Brookfield.Bill Coffey of Padanaram Hose Co.
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Eleven firefighters from Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue spent Friday, October 25, at Sandy Hook School. Students are still attending school at Chalk Hill School in Monroe, so the team fired up Engine 442, the company's OIC truck and a few POVs, and headed to Monroe for the annual Fire Prevention p...
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On Monday, October 21, Maggie the comfort dog, with handlers Linda and Gary Gollenberg, visited Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue's main station during the weekly work session.Maggie is a golden retriever who has been adopted by Christ the King Lutheran Church of Newtown.
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Members from Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue attended a race at Stafford Motor Speedway.When the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour descended upon Stafford Motor Speedway for the 41st Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend, the field was sent on its way by Newtown and Sandy Hook police, fire, and emergency servic...

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