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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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.
Stepney Volunteer Fire Company would like to welcome our newest member, Matt Bittner. Matt is a former member of Monroe Fire who just moved into the Stepney fire district. Welcome aboard, Matt!

Monday, December 9, 2013 16:55
The day after the Osborne Lane fire, a High Meadow Road resident went downstairs to start the furnace and said the basement became full of smoke. The resident called 911 and was told to evacuate the house and await the fire department. The fire got out of control quickly and spread to the dining room upstairs. Stepney responded with Engines 101 and 102 and Truck 100. Stevenson sent Rescue 320 and Engine 301. Monroe provided Engines 203 and 205 along with Utility 230. First responding units reported smoke visible. Monroe Chief 251 initiated “structure fire protocol”. Shelton Fire provided coverage on the Monroe side of town; Long Hill covered the Stepney side for the duration of the fire. Two firefighters were injured; one injured his hand and the other fell through the dining room floor that had burned away. The firefighter was able to pull himself out of the hole, according to Monroe Fire spokesman Kevin Catalano. The fire was put under control about an hour after arrival. The fire is under investigation as of this writing. Firefighting operations were complete by 2130hrs.

Sunday, December 8, 2013 08:50
Stepney Fire responded to two large structure fires in the span of two days. On December 8th, SVFD was called out to assist Monroe Fire at a structure fire on Osborn lane. One of the house’s residents called 911, reporting a kitchen fire that had grown out of control. Initial reports had a person trapped in the house. The first Monroe unit on-scene said there was heavy smoke and fire coming from the B and C-side. Stepney’s Chief 151, Engine 102 and Truck 100 responded with a total of 13 members. Monroe Fire sent two engines and their quint. Stevenson responded with one engine, their rescue and a tanker. Monroe EMS sent two crews to the scene. Monroe chief 251 had command. Additionally, Shelton sent an RIT crew to the scene, an engine from Long Hill to cover the Stepney borough, an additional engine from Shelton to cover the Monroe fire district. Sandy Hook Fire covered Stevenson. Firefighters were able to pull the homeowner, Fred Rice, out of the house. EMS began CPR on Mr. Rice, but he later died from injuries sustained at the fire. Three firefighters suffered burns at the fire. A fourth fell through the fire-weakened deck while trying to gain access through a window. None of the four firefighters required hospitalization. According to Monroe Fire spokesman, Kevin Catalano, “The house is gutted and not habitable. The fie and smoke were extremely intense. It was made worse when a propane tank ignited on the rear deck just as fire crews arrived.” The Connecticut State Fire Marshal’s office, Monroe Fire Marshal’s Office and Monroe Police detectives are investigating the fire. Firefighting operations were completed just before noon.

Members attending Fairfield's Flashover Drill are (L-R): Carl Lewis, Cody Maillet, Leon Demers, Stephen Rose, Katherine Galezowski and Scott Rose, Sr.
   Members attending Fairfield's Flashover
      Drill are (L-R): Carl Lewis, Cody
      Maillet, Leon Demers, Stephen Rose,
      Katherine Galezowski and Scott Rose, Sr.
Stepney Fire's members took part in a few exercises in the Fairfield Regional Fire School's Flashover Simulator.

Monday, November 4, 2013 22:52

Stepney Fire was called out for a fire on the back deck of a house on Harmony Lane. Stepney responded with Engine 102, Engine 101 and Rescue  120.

Monroe Fire also responded with Quint 200, Engines 203 and 205.

First arriving units reported a small active fire on the back deck, with an added fire in a wall. Command placed the situation under control at 2319hrs. Fire operations were complete and units cleared the scene around midnight.

Stepney Fire was called out to the same residence a second time at 2:16am for a fire in the garage. Initial reports had a 2-carage fully involved with heavy fire coming through the roof. Engine 102 laid in, 101 took the hydrant.  Firefighters knocked the fire down and checked for extension.

Monroe Fire also responded with Engine 205 and Quint 200.

Long Hill FD and Botsford Fire were called in for district coverage. White Hills VFD was called in to cover the Monroe district.

Units cleared the scene at 8:20am.

Monroe’s Fire Marshal Office, along with the State Fire Marshal Office, is investigating.

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