Archive | July, 2011

Reported Drowning

On July 30 at 1725 Hrs Newtown Hook and Ladder with Engine 112 and Rescue 113, Newtown Ambulance, Medic and Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue responded to the Town Boat Launch located at 196 Hanover Rd. for a reported drowning victim.  Sandy Hook FD was added to the assignment to stand by in their quarters.  The victim was brought to shore by Lake Zoard Authority boat, where members of Hook and Ladder continued CPR efforts, which had been started on the boat.  Patient care was transferred to Newtown Ambulance and the patient was transported to Danbury Hospital.  Hook and Ladder operated for approximately 25 minutes.

Article from the Newtown Patch

Two Car MVA with extrication

Just before midnight on Sunday July 23, Hook and Ladder responded with Engine 112 and Rescue 113 to Mile Hill Rd near Queen St. for a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  Members arrived on scene and found a two car accident with one patient requiring extrication.  The Hurst hydraulic rescue tools were put into use and the drivers side door was removed freeing the trapped occupant.  The patient was removed from the vehicle and turned over to ambulance personnel.  The extrication took approximately 5 minutes.  Hook and Ladder was on scene for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Garage Fire in Sandy Hook

On July 2, 2011 at  0950 Hrs., Newtown Hook and Ladder Truck 114 and Engine 1 responded automatic aid to 26 Beechwood Dr in the Sandy Hook fire district for a reported structure fire.  Crews arrived to find a working fire in an attached garage of a single family dwelling.  H&L crews conducted a primary search of the residence with results being negative.  Crews then remained on scene to assist with fire extinguishment and overhaul.  On scene time was approximately 1½ hours.

Early Morning Structure Fire

On June 23, 2011 at 0418 Hrs., Newtown Hook and Ladder Truck 114 and Engine 1 responded automatic aid to 31 Great Hill Rd in the Hawleyville fire district for a reported structure fire.  Crews arrived to find a heavily involved single family dwelling with fire showing through the roof.  H&L crews operated on scene for approximately 5 hours.


See The Newtown Bee article for further information and photographs.