Archive | October, 2014

Firehouse Proposal Gains Architectural Endorsement

Following an architectural review, the Borough of Newtown Historic District Commission on October 16 granted Newtown Hook & Ladder Company, No. 1, a “certificate of appropriateness’ for the new firehouse that the fire company proposes for construction at 12 Church Hill Road.

The commission unanimously approved issuing the certificate following a public hearing.

Read the Newtown Bee article here.

Vehicle Fire

Monday, October 6, 2014 just before 5:30 pm Newtown Hook and Ladder and Sandy Hook Fire Departments were again dispatched to Interstate 84 west bound for a reported vehicle fire. Responding crews from both departments found a car fire in the area of Parmalee Hill Rd. overpass after receiving conflicting reports of the exact location relayed from dispatch. The first two lanes of roadway were shut down by Engine 1, Engine 441 and Rescue 113 to allow crews to safely extinguish the fire.

Brush Fire

Monday, October 6, 2014, just after 2:30 pm Newtown Hook and Ladder and Sandy Hook Fire Departments were dispatched to Interstate 84 west bound for a reported brush fire. Arriving crews found the brush fire at exit 9 off ramp and extinguished.