September 25, 2017

One Car MVA off the Roadway

On the night of Saturday April 15th Hawleyville fire responded to a one car MVA on Butterfield road with injuries. One occupant had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Two Car MVA on Mount Pleasant Road with Entrapment.

On the morning of Monday April 3th Hawleyville Fire respond to a two car MVA on Mount Pleasant Road that required extrication. Hawleyville fire extricated three occupants from the two vehicle that took about 20 min. one of the occupant was fatally injured.

 

 

 

Fully Involved Vehicle Fire

On the Afternoon of Thursday April 27th Hawleyville Fire responded to a fully involved vehicle fire at the residence of 7 Butternut Ridge,  The vehicle was a 1995 chey Van that had some titanium engine parts that required the use of class B foam to extinguish the fire that took about 20 min. to fully extinguish and use about 1500 gl. of water.

Hawleyville Fire Won Golf Tournament!!

Hawleyville Fire brings Home the Newtown First Responders Golf Tournament Trophy that was held at the Newtown Country Club on Oct.23,    It was a Great day for all,  Hawleyville had entered (3) teams into the Tournament who all Competed for the win.  We would like to Thank Newtown Country Club for Sponsoring the Tournament.

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Hawleyville Fire on Scene Structure Fire

On the early morning of May 24th Hawleyville fire answered the call as the  2nd due company to a fully involved structure fire in a vacant house on Castle Hill Road upon arrival Engine 331 lay out 1,100 ft. of 5″ supply line and pump over 95,000 gl. of water onto the fire, Tanker 339 delivered 11 loads of water to the scene 33,000 gl. of water, HVFD also with Engine 332 answered 3 other call for automatic alarms during the duration of the structure fire. There were no injuries and all returned home safe..

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Open House April 23th 2017

On April 23,2017 Hawleyville Fire Co. will be participating in State wide Volunteer firefighter day by haven a Open House from 9am to 2pm. This is the first time that Hawleyville Fire will take part in a state wide event. 80% of all firefighters in Conn. are volunteer and to keep us all volunteer we need you. Stop down to the HVFD and talk with other volunteer and see how you can help.

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Extrication Class Held At HVFD

On the weekend of April second and third, the Hawleyville Vol. Fire Company #1 hosted an advanced vehicle extrication class on the grounds of the fire company. The class was the result of an application by the fire company to host a state sponsored training program through the Conn. State Fire Academy, located at Bradley Field in Windsor Locks.

The fire company was notified in January that they had been selected as a host site for the program. Twenty five students from around the state converged on the Hawleyville Fire Company grounds for the two day, sixteen hour class. The intensive program centered on advanced extrication techniques, both classroom and practical applications. The state Fire Academy assigned four instructors both days along with the state’s’ heavy rescue truck and support equipment that was delivered to the site on April first. As a host fire company, you are awarded four free slots at a value of two hundred dollars each. If the fire company had contracted for this program it would have cost in the area of five thousand dollars. By providing the building and grounds as a host site, there is no cost to the company, plus the receipt of four free positions in the class results in a substantial savings to the town. The recent acquisition of the adjacent property by the fire company, makes the company property very attractive as a host site with our proximity to Interstate 84. The large open area also provides a safe area in which to train and park vehicles, along with our firehouse hall, all being on the same level.

A total of ten vehicles of all sorts of models and sizes were donated and delivered for the class by McLaughlin Towing and Recovery of Danbury. Owner Michael McLaughlin is a longtime volunteer firefighter. Additional assistance was provided by Hilario’s Towing, who demonstrated their new rotator truck.  Additional assistance in setting up the scenarios was provided by Charlie Payne with his excavator, the fire company provided a hot meal each day which was well received by the participants who labored under extreme cold and windy conditions along with snow squalls.

This past year, the company also received a grant for a fire ground strategy and tactics class which was split with the Beacon Hose Co. #1 of Beacon Falls. Many residents and their families stopped by and viewed the activities over the weekend and expressed their thanks for the dedication of the membership to train and upgrade their skills. Hawleyville Fire Company does a high number of accidents on Interstate 84 that often calls for a highly technical extrication response.

 

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Early Morning MVA on Interstate 84

On the early morning of June 8th Hawleyville Fire answered the call for motor vehicle accident with injuries on interstate 84 eastbound at exit 9. Engine 331 and Heavy Rescue 334 responded to the scene,  Upon arrival found a car underneath the back of a tractor trailer with the driver of the vehicle pinned in the car.  Fire dept. had to use the jaws of life to free the driver.

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Head-On MVA on I-84

On the afernoon of Wednesday February 18th Hawleyville Fire answered the call for a head on collision when a vehicle  traveling eastbound jumped over the center divider and collided with a vehicle traveling westbound. One person had to be extricated from their vehicle by Hawleyville Fire using hydraulic rescue tools. several were injured and transported to Danbury Hospital by Newtown Ambulance.

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Car vs Tractor Trailer Insterstate 84

On the early morning of October 23, at about 4:30 am Hawleyville Fire was dispatch to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries on  Interstate 84 eastbound just east of 9 on Ramp. Upon arrival the fire chief radio in that it was a car vs Tractor trailer and the tractor trailer saddle tank was heavily damaged and leaking diesel fuel from drivers side tank. after surveying the scene found that the diesel had entered a storm drain about 200′ away from the truck. Hawleyville’s heavy Rescue was call to the scene to stop the leak and reduces the environmental hazard. DEEP was also call to the scene.

 

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