Stepney Volunteer Fire Department had its election of officers at their annual meeting. They are: President Jim Mace, Vice President Scott Schmaling, Recording Secretary Bill Truini, Treasurer Debbie Heim, Financial Secretary Jim Fogle. Also, Chief Scott Rose Sr., Deputy Chief Eric Bleakney and Assistant Chief Mike Klemish. This year’s Executive Board is: Rudy Beers, Chairman, Chris Doyle, Greg Loehr, David Engle and Eric Bleakney.
The Stepney Volunteer Fire Department’s first Centennial Poker Run is completed. What a great day it was. Here are just a few photos of our excellent day. Special thanks go to the Southbury, Washington and Water Witch volunteer fire departments for their support providing checkpoints. Enjoy the photos.
Every hundred years or so, we like to do something really crazy, really wild. Back in 1917, we formed a fire company. This year, 2017, we are celebrating by having a number of events. One of these events is our Centennial Poker Run. Join us for a ride that was a hundred years in the making! The ride starts and ends at Stepney Station 1, 88 Main Street, Monroe, CT, at 10:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM. Food to be provided after the ride, raffle and awards to follow at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $25.00 - Rider and $10.00 - Passenger Registration is from 8-10:00 AM. Proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. For information, email Dave Engle at firstname.lastname@example.org JOIN US!
Stepney's Volunteers are preparing for their upcoming Vehicle Extrication class. To make this class happen, they will need many vehicles to train on. If you have a car or truck that you no longer have a use for, why not donate it to the Stepney Volunteer Fire Department? Your donation is tax-deductible and your gift of the car or truck will be used as a great training aid to your firefighters. For more information, or to donate a vehicle, contact Deputy Chief Eric Bleakney at email@example.com or by phone at 203-520-8317. And, Thanks!
We had a GREAT time recently. We took Jude to Stepney Elementary School in a FIRE ENGINE! Jude, along with his dad, brother, sister and friend were picked up at their home and escorted to school aboard Engine 104. And, as they say, a good time was had by all!
Stepney’s volunteers along with members of the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department recently took part in an ice and cold water rescue class at Great Hollow Lake, to practice and refresh the skills and techniques in order to rescue people and animals who may have fallen through the ice. The average air temperature was 20 degrees. The temperature of the water was BRRR!
Stepney Fire, along with Stevenson and Monroe companies, were called out about 9:30 Monday morning to the scene of an accident on Judd Road involving an oil delivery truck that left the roadway and struck a tree and caused a rupture of the truck’s 2,500 gallon oil tank. The units are working on mitigating the spill with Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). DEEP said they recovered around 380 gallons from the delivery truck’s tank, so 1,700 gallons made their way to the ground. DEEP is now working with an environmental contractor to come up with a recovery plan. Judd Road was closed down between North Street in Easton and Hattertown Road in Monroe and is expected to remain closed for 48 hours.
What a wonderful visit we had at Step-A-Way preschool. Stepney firefighters Greg Loehr and Joe Dias, along with junior firefighter Kyle Deegan, brought Engine 104 to the campus to show the youngsters a real firetruck. We also talked about calling 911, what to do if your smoke alarm goes off and what a firefighter looks like when he or she goes to a fire. We also let the children shoot water from the fire hose. Everybody had a great time.
We are having a WONDERFUL time this week, visiting pre-school, kindergarten and first grade students during Fire Prevention Week. We visited Little Ivy Nursery School, Child World Academy, Stepney Elementary School and will be visiting Step-A-Way Nursery School. Here are some photos taken at the Child World visit.
It is with deep regret that the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department announces the passing of their member Forrest Ryan age 24 who died in a motor vehicle accident on June 13th. Forrest joined the Monroe department in 2009 and was an active firefighter serving our community for several years. Forrest was a hard-working member who always shared a smile and a joke and would gladly do anything to help a fellow member in need. May he rest in eternal peace.On behalf of the Stepney Vol. Fire Dept. we would like to send our deepest condolences to the family friends and fellow brother firefighters on the tragic loss of Forrest. Forever in our hearts. Rest easy. Chief S. Rose Sr.