Archive | September, 2011

Firehouse Ride & Pig Roast

Sunday, September 25th, we are having our second annual Firehouse Ride & Pig Roast fundraiser.
Come to The One-Eyed Pig at 71 South Main Street in Newtown, CT to support Newtown Hook & Ladder’s continuing efforts to build a new firehouse.

Enjoy a 40 mile ride followed by a pig roast lunch and refreshments.
There will be many raffles and live entertainment by The Crystal Pryamid Band.

Registration begins at 9AM. Ride will kick off at 11AM.
Ride tickets are $30. Passenger/general admission is $15.
Children 12 and under are FREE!

Check out our Facebook event page to RSVP

Car Collides into Boat on I-84

During the afternoon of September 9, 2011 Hook and Ladder Engine 112 and Rescue 113 responded to I-84 westbound between exits 10-9 for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Chief 101 arrived on scene and found a vehicle had rear ended a boat which was being towed and had pulled over to change a flat tire.  There was heavy intrusion into the passenger compartment and the patient had severe head trauma. The patient was quickly removed from the vehicle and transported to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Hook and Ladder remained on scene during the police investigation and until all vehicles were removed from the scene. Hook and Ladder operated for approx. 2 1/2 hours.

See article in The Newtown Bee

Hurricane Irene calls

Members of Newtown Hook and Ladder responded to over 130 storm related calls during and immediately following the arrival of Hurricane Irene.  The calls ranged from numerous trees on wires, reported structure fires, automatic alarms, flooded basements, trees into houses and odor investigations.  A standby crew was in quarters from late Saturday August 27 until late Sunday August 28.  A higher than normal call volume continued through the week as Hook and Ladder responded to about 12 calls per day even after the storm was long gone.  As of the evening of September 3, things are beginning to return to normal in Newtown, as most residents have regained power and the fire department daily call volume is starting to decrease.