2014 Firehouse Ride a success!

We had over 120 bikes attend the Firehouse Ride this morning, enjoying gorgeous weather and fantastic food. We’d like to give a big thank you to all of our supporters, and everyone who came to ride and/or eat with us. These are a few photos from this morning, as the crowd was gathering before the start of the ride, during Father Bob’s blessing, and then the kickoff of the ride. We could not have asked for better day for the approximately 50 mile ride. More photos will follow, so check back in with us.

Msr. Robert Weiss

Msgr. Robert Weiss blessing both bikes and riders

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2014 Ride kickoff

2014 Ride kickoff

Firehouse Ride 2014

We are once again gearing up for our annual Firehouse Ride fundraiser, which will be held on September 28th this year. Click the link at the top right of the home page to go directly to the Ride website, or click here to see a .pdf with all the info – Time, location, how to register, and also how to become a sponsor. See you there!

P.S. – Check out photos from last year’s ride in our photo gallery. We had a blast!

Motor Vehicle Accident on Mount Pleasant Road

Mid-day on Friday, July 25, 2014 Newtown Hook & Ladder responded with Hawleyville Fire to a single car motor vehicle accident roll over with injuries. The driver was trapped in the vehicle on its side near the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road and Sedor Lane. NH&L personnel assisted Hawleyville with vehicle stabilization and extrication. The vehicle was stabilized on its side with multiple Res-Q-Jacks™ and cribbing. Hurst Tool Cutters and Saws-Alls were utilized to remove the windshield and the front section of the roof to access the patient. The patient was packaged and transported to Danbury Hospital by Newtown Ambulance. Newtown Hook & Ladder was on scene for approximately 40 minutes.

House Struck by Lightning in Sandy Hook

Wednesday night at 10pm on July 23, 2014 Newton Hook & Ladder was dispatched with Sandy Hook FD for a house struck by lightning on Elana Lane during a storm. Responding with Botsford FD and Hawleyville FD to cover for a possible structure fire Newtown Hook & Ladder went to the scene to assist. Working with Sandy Hook personnel, crews were assigned to check all floors. No extension or additional problems were found and Newtown Hook & Ladder returned to service approximately 35 minutes later.