Sandy Hook firefighters spent the morning of April 11 working on pump operations and tanker shuttle set-up, use and breakdown. They were assisted by members of the town's four additional companies, who assisted at dump sites and with their tankers.
Sandy Hook members first gathered in their meeting room to start the morning, with a presentation by Matt Dobson and Karl Sieling Jr that outlined the morning's plan.
The rear parking lot of Sandy Hook's main station served as the dump site, with multiple portable ponds in place. Fill Site 1 was in an upper parking lot at 75 Glen Road, and Fill Site 2 was at the standpipe opposite 190 Walnut Tree Hill Road.
Botsford, Dodgingtown and Hawleyville sent their tankers for the training session, and Hook & Ladder sent Engine 1 and crew to work at the Walnut Tree Hill Road fill site.
Sandy Hook Engine 443 covered the fill site on Glen Road, and Tanker 9 worked at the Walnut Tree Hill Road site .
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