Archive | July, 2014

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.

Company Drill

Monday evening, July, 21, 2014 Newtown Hook & Ladder conducted rope rescue training. Working from a side road in a wooded area of the Fairfield Hills campus the training officers described a rescue scenario to the department members. Simulating an injured hiker in the woods at the bottom of a 60’ ravine, practicing their Low Angle Rope Rescue skills department members retrieved the injured person. Methodically, a team of four rescuers descended to the victim caring for his/her injuries and reading the victim for recovery. This took place while other teams on the road made a hauling system to recover the victim and the four rescuers. Utilizing a mechanical advantage system the packaged victim in stokes basket and four rescuers were evacuated from the ravine simultaneously by only three additional members and safety personnel. Twenty-four department firefighters and officers attended the training that extended into the night.

Selectmen Updated On Hook & Ladder Plans, Parent Connection Lease, Facilities Study

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.

Read the full Newtown Bee article here.