Dedicated Service Since 1917

The Stepney Volunteer Fire Company is one of three fire companies in the Town of Monroe, located about 10 miles north of Bridgeport, CT. Our response area consists of 26 square miles and a population of over 20,000. We operate from 2 stations using four engines, a truck, a heavy rescue, a squad and a chief's vehicle. Currently we are the only Ladder Company in the Town of Monroe. The fire company's primary coverage area includes the following sections of Monroe: Stepney, Stevenson and Monroe Center. We also provide coverage to the Towns of Trumbull, Easton, Newtown and Shelton on a mutual aide basis. The Stepney Vol. Fire Company is dedicated to protecting the lives and property of the residents of the Town of Monroe and will continue to do so for many years to come.

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FDNY's 150th
As the members of the Stepney Volunteer Fire Company prepare for our one-hundredth anniversary in 2017, we are also tipping our helmets to the Fire Department of New York. They are celebrating their ONE HUNDRED FIFTIETH birthday! They were founded in 1865. Congratulations all!

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cincinnati, Ohio Fire Department today as they mourn the loss of firefighter Daryl Gordon who fell down an elevator shaft during a structure fire in an apartment building. He was responding on Heavy Rescue 14. Gordon was 54 years old.

Stepney's volunteers, along with our counterparts in Stevenson and Monroe Fire Companies, are asking Monroe's residents to locate and shovel a 3-4 foot circle around their nearby fire hydrants. Stepney Chief Rose, as well as Monroe's other chiefs, suggest that if your hydrant is not yet dug out, it would be a great idea if you cleaned the area around your closest hydrant. It's also a good idea to check it after every snowfall. If the time comes when we need to use that fire hydrant, we'll probably be in a big, BIG hurry. Thanks. We appreciate it.

Which hydrant looks like yours? This one...
   Which hydrant looks like yours? This
...or this one? In an emergency, seconds count.
   ...or this one? In an emergency, seconds
Stepney Fire's members' rolls got a little bigger recently with the addition of three new junior members. Lee Demers is 14 and goes to Newtown Middle School. He's the son of long-time Stepney firefighter Leon Demers. Sam Inderdohnen, also 14, is a freshman at Abbott Tech. Matt Morgan, 17, goes to school in Milford. Welcome aboard, men. We're glad to have you as members.

Stepney Fire's three newest members: Matt Morgan, Sam Inderdohnen and Lee Demers.
   Stepney Fire's three newest members:
      Matt Morgan, Sam Inderdohnen and Lee
Lee Demers.
   Lee Demers.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Stepney's Volunteers pulled off another successful delivery of Frosty the Snowman to the Stepney Tree Lighting on Stepney Green. After speeches from the First Selectman and president of Save Our Stepney, carols were sung, T'was the Night Before Christmas was read and while everybody sang Frosty the Snowman, Engine 102, Truck 100 and Utility 114 delivered Frosty himself to the gazebo where he gave out candy canes to all the children. Everybody had a GREAT time. Photos by Maurene Todd Rose

Sunday, October 12, 2014 
It is with deep sadness that we at the Stepney Volunteer Fire Company acknowledge the passing of Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell. Firefighter Bell was a 6-year veteran of the Hartford Fire Department and was assigned to Engine 16 on Blue Hills Avenue. He died in the line of duty, battling a house fire on Blue Hills Avenue on October 8, 2014. He leaves his wife, Wayatte Statham-Bell and their daughter, Racquel Bell. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Firefighter Bell and his family.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 02:40
Stepney’s Volunteers were called out to a fully engulfed structure fire on Fox Run Road. The call came in to Dispatch at 2:40am. Stepney responded with Engine 101, Engine 102, Engine 104 and Utility 114. Stepney Fire Chief Scott Rose, Sr. was the first to arrive and said the fire was fully involved. He found heavy fire coming from the front porch and first floor, extending up into the second floor. Monroe sent Quint 200, Engines 203 and 205, and Utility 214. Stevenson responded with Engine 302 and Rescue 320. Botsford Fire was also called in as RIT. Station coverage, in the event of a second call, was provided by Trumbull and White Hills (Shelton) fire departments. All units cleared the scene and firefighting operations were completed at 6:07am. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the town’s Fire Marshal’s office along with the State Fire Marshal’s office. Town Fire Marshal Davin reported that the 2400 square home is a total loss.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Some of our Stepney Fire members took the ride out to the Red Knights Motorcycle Club Memorial in Boylston, MA. Besides the memorials to our fallen Red Knights brothers was a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. Seeing this was definitely worth the ride.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Stepney Volunteer Fire Deparrtment held its elections of officers for the coming year. The winners are... Chief: Scott Rose Sr Deputy Chief: Dave Lewis Jr. Assistant Chief: Eric Bleakney President: Jim Mace Vice-President: Al Doty Treasurer: Debbie Heim Recording Secretary: Bill Truini Financial Secretary: Darren Dyson Executive Board: Rudy Beers, Greg Loehr, Chris Doyle, Andy Csire and Mike Klemish.

THE BIG 0-3!
A very happy, 3 year-old, Ryan Larkin.
   A very happy, 3 year-old, Ryan Larkin.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sunday was "Partyday" at one Stepney home. Tim Larkin's son, Ryan, turned 3! What better way to celebrate an occasion like this than to have a firetruck show up at the party!! Chief Scott Rose and Stephen Rose showed up with Engine 102. The partygoers had a chance to climb all over the truck to check things out as well as having their picture taken on the engine. Seems like a very, VERY good time was had by all!

Stepney Fire welcomes two young new volunteers. Bella Giannini and Charlie Christo are the first Junior Firefighters Stepney has had in some time. Charlie is a sophomore at Masuk High School here in Monroe. Bella goes to Laurelton Hall in Milford. Congratulations and welcome to the both of you.

Bella Giannini
   Bella Giannini
Charlie Cristo
   Charlie Cristo
Thursday, May 1, 2014
The entire Stepney Volunteer Fire Company congratulates firefighter Aaron Blank and his wife, Mary Faith, on the birth of their son Chase Henry. Chase came into this world at 10:03 today, May 1, 2014. He tipped the scales at 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Mother, father and son are all doing great.

SVFD welcomes Chase Blank into the world!
   SVFD welcomes Chase Blank into the
Mom, dad and son all doing great!
   Mom, dad and son all doing great!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 19:09
Stepney Fire, along with Stevenson Fire, was called out to assist Monroe Fire with a structure fire on Elm Street at 7:09pm. A passing motorist spotted heavy smoke coming from the residence and called 911. Arriving Monroe units found heavy flames coming from the living room windows. Elm Street Command called Dispatch requesting Structure Fire Protocol. Stepney responded with Engines 101 and 104, Truck 100, Rescue 120, Chief 151 and thirteen firefighters. Stevenson sent an engine, a rescue and a chief. Monroe responded with two engines, their quint and two chiefs. Monroe EMS also responded with a unit. In addition to in-town units, Shelton Fire responded for RIT and Monroe firehouse coverage, Trumbull Center was dispatched to cover Stepney Station 1 and Oxford’s Engine 51 and Car 1 stood by at Stevenson’s firehouse. No one was home at the time of the fire. The family’s dog was rescued; two cats did not make it. The main body of the fire was knocked down by 1938 hours and Command was terminated at 2155 hours. Photos by staff photographer Maurene Rose.

 An observant passerby saw heavy smoke coming from the picture window and called 911.
    An observant passerby saw heavy smoke
      coming from the picture window and
      called 911.
This little dog was saved, but his two feline friends didn't make it.
   This little dog was saved, but his two
      feline friends didn't make it.
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