Sandy Hook VFR firefighters returned to Fairfield Hills for the second time this year to continue training with ladders. The company's November 10 training, done with FTI, continued and expanded upon work that had been started in April.
Firefighters began by staging outside Shelton Hall, near the center of the Fairfield Hills campus. They worked on ladder basics first, covering different lengths of straight ladders, carrying them, and then safely throwing them. Firefighters used 16, 24 and 35-foot ladders, and worked solo as well as in teams of two and three at that location.
The group then relocated to Washington Square, where they began working with Quint 440 at one of the former residential buildings. The second part of Sunday's training was on laddering the roof, using a 24' ground ladder and 16' roof ladder and climbing to the peak. Firefighters worked in groups of three to carry this part of the drill out.
August 12, 2021: Burlington Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter-EMT Colin McFadden, 26, died after falling ill while at the scene of a three-alarm structure fire.
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