The morning of December 14th 2012, the quiet Town of Newtown was shattered when a gunman forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School. That morning Newtown Hook & Ladder responded to assist Sandy Hook Vol. Fire and Rescue.

Taking the lives of 26 individuals that included the innocent souls of 20 children and 6 educators in such a terrible act has affected us all and will have profound impact to the community for years to come. The following days will hopefully reveal the facts and answer questions that so many of us have.

The entire membership of Newtown Hook & Ladder would like to share its deepest sympathy to all who were involved. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones and to everyone affected.

The heroes of that day are the educators of our children, the teachers and staff put themselves in harm’s way to protect the children.

Your outpouring of support, offers of assistance and condolences are greatly appreciated.

Thank you.