The Board of Selectmen on April 21 received an update on the progress of Hook & Ladder’s planned new headquarters, authorized a lease for Newtown Parent Connection’s (NPC) new offices at Fairfield Hills, and continued planning for a townwide municipal facilities analysis.
As 2014 opened, members of Newtown Hook & Ladder Company were looking forward hopefully, as their plans for a new firehouse in the borough finally were starting to take shape. The project will enable the fire company to own its facility rather than to continue as a tenant of the Town of Newtown.
Representatives of Trinity Episcopal Church, which plans to sell land to the Newtown Hook & Ladder volunteer firefighting organization for construction of a new firehouse, have explained church members’ thinking in terms of their recent decision to sell the land.
A small fire broke out at a horse farm on Taunton Hill Road. Just before 1am on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Hawleyville, Newtown Hook and Ladder and Dodgingtown Fire Departments were dispatched to the horse farm for smoke in the building. Ladder 114 and Engine 1 responded from NH&L, arriving crews found a small fire inside the building and a smoke condition throughout. The fire was quickly extinguished and crews vented the smoke and turned the scene over to the Fire Marshal’s office for investigation.
Newtown Hook and Ladder is located at 45 Main St., Newtown, Connecticut, in northern Fairfield County. We serve a population of approximately 27,000 residents, covering almost 64 square miles. Newtown Hook and Ladder, one of five independent fire companies in town, provides fire protection and advanced rescue to the town of Newtown.
Newtown Hook and Ladder is the oldest fire department in the town, with its beginnings in the early 1800's. In 1883, a state charter was granted and our first apparatus was purchased.
We are an all-volunteer fire department. Our extremely dedicated department personnel are from all walks of life - from students to corporate leaders - all concerned residents of the community, just like you.
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