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During the annual meeting on Monday, June 5, it was announced that Second Assistant Chief Ryan Clark had been selected as the company's Firefighter of the Year.In announcing their selection, the Outstanding Member Committee cited Mr Clark for being "a tremendous aid" to others in the c...
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In what was scheduled to be a best-of-three contest, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue needed only two rounds to dominate their firefighting neighbors to the west on Saturday, May 27.Members of Sandy Hook VF&R and Newtown Hook & Ladder Company #1 had been invited to compete in a best-of...
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
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The weather held, and aside from one brief shower just before the party began, it was a good afternoon to formally introduce Sandy Hook's newest piece of apparatus.Rescue 444 was celebrated with a wetdown celebration on Sunday, April 30.
Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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Sandy Hook officers and firefighters spent the morning of Sunday, April 9, doing their annual hazmat practical. With guest instructors Doug Ashe and Ryan McEnaney from FTI, the members headed to one of the parking lots of Newtown High School to run through a scenario, twice.
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Shortly past noon on Thursday, March 16, 2017, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue received a message from dispatch that all members had been waiting for: "Newtown to Sandy Hook, new Rescue 444 is now in service."The company's brand-new rescue vehicle is ready to roll out for every ...
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Company said Good-Bye to one of its own this week, after George Mattegat Sr died on January 6, 2017, of injuries suffered during an accident near his home a week earlier.George had been a member of Sandy Hook Vol.
Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Firefighter Pete Barresi and Probationary Member Craig Kampmier spent part of their Monday morning at Wesley Learning Center, offering an overview of some fire safety tips and then a look at one of Sandy Hook's engines during a Fire Prevention presentation.The two first spent time inside the sch...
Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue members assembled at their main station at 0730 on Friday, November 25 — for some, just hours after having gone to sleep following Thanksgiving celebrations — to begin unpacking and setting up the inventory for the company's annual Christmas Tre...
Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Firefighters from all five of Newtown's volunteer companies spent up to six hours participating in the annual Fill The Fire Truck collection, an event that helps restock one of the town's two food pantries just before Thanksgiving.Members of Hawleyville, Hook & Ladder and Sandy Hook were...
Saturday, November 12th, 2016
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Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue presented its Second Annual Bourbon Tasting & Food Pairing event on Saturday, November 12. Nearly 50 guests joined company members -- and Bourbon Tasting Committee Mike Burton, Ryan Clark and Matt Dobson -- for an evening that included hors d'oeuvres and cocktail...
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Firefighters and members of Sandy Hook's Ladies Auxiliary spent a few hours in Sandy Hook Center on Saturday, participating in the 6th Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk.The day was sunny but chilly, not that the temperatures mattered to the hundreds of children who participated in this year's...
Thursday, October 6th, 2016
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Members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue will be participating in this year's Passport To Sandy Hook.An annual event that invites the public to take a walking tour of the stores, restaurants and businesses within Sandy Hook Center, the event is also an opportunity for the public to meet...
Monday, September 5th, 2016
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Under slightly overcast skies, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue joined dozens of local organizations, groups and businesses for the 55th Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 5.
Monday, August 29th, 2016
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Members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue were among those who were ready to welcome children and faculty back to Sandy Hook Elementary School when the brand-new building opened for the 2016-17 academic year.Classes had been taking place in Monroe since January 2013, following the shootings ...
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About 100 people attended dedication ceremonies on Saturday, August 20, for SHVFR's newly expanded fire substation at 249 Berkshire Road.Kevin Cragin, a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners, served as master of ceremonies at a program held inside the spacious bays that were added to the ori...
Monday, August 15th, 2016
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For the third year, firefighters from Sandy Hook were invited to present programs during Newtown Youth & Family Services's offerings of Safety Town.The program is presented at NYFS, and is for children about to enter kindergarten.
Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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For their Sunday drill in August, Sandy Hook firefighters spent time going over one of the most common things they do: auto extrications. 1st Assistant Chief Mike Burton and 2nd Assistant Chief Ryan Clark coordinated the drill, which used a pair of donated automobiles.
Friday, June 10th, 2016
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SHVF&R presented its 29th annual LobsterFest on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. A fundraiser for the company, the event served approximately 1,800 lobster dinner and 700 pounds of rid-eye steak dinners this year.Guests of all ages were again able to dine in, with seating options within the main...
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As part of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue's annual meeting on June 7, it was announced that Captain Kevin Stoyak had been selected as the 2016 Outstanding Member of the Year.Captain Stoyak was a firefighter before moving to Sandy Hook, continuing a family tradition.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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A week after one crew of firefighters started putting American flags on the utility poles in Sandy Hook Center, another crew headed out to put more flags out for the summer season.On June 2, Engineer Steven Stohl, and Firefighters Andy DeWolfe and Michael Macchiarulo spent time putting new flags on ...

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