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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Saturday, March 22, 2014
Stepney Fire's volunteers, along with our counterparts from Stevenson Fire and Monroe Fire, will be holding a Fill The Fire Truck Food Drive on Saturday, March 22. The food drive will be held from 9am until noon at Stop & Shop, 470 Monroe Turnpike Route 111 in Monroe. All donations will be given to the Monroe Food Pantry. Each company will be there collecting your donations for one hour each. Stepney will be there from 10-11am. Be sure to stop by.

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.

Monday, November 4, 2013
Cub Scout Troop 162, Den 1 from Stepney Elementary School visited Stepney Station 1 Monday night November 4th as what they call a "Go see it".

Many Stepney Fire members were on hand to show the kids around the firehouse and around the trucks.

Saturday, November 2, 2013
Stepney Fire, along with members from Monroe and Stevenson fire companies, conducted a "Fill The Fire Truck" food drive. The drive was conducted in front of Stop & Shop on Monroe Turnpike.

Each company collected donations for one hour. Stepney's collection time was 12noon to 1pm. We took in 582 pounds of food and over $200 in donations.

Proceeds went to the Monroe Food Pantry.

On behalf of the Food Pantry and all three volunteer fire departments: THANK YOU!

Stepney volunteers Scott Greenberg & Debbie Heim stand ready to assist people with donations.
   Stepney volunteers Scott Greenberg &
      Debbie Heim stand ready to assist people
      with donations.
Another Fire Prevention Week is in the books. The Stepney Fire Prevention Crew visited Step-A-Way Nursery School, Little Ivy Nursery School, Stepney Elementary School and Child World (formerly known as Tutor Time).

Thanks to everybody who helped out.

Chief Cornut and Firefighter Loehr talk to the students at Little Ivy Nursery School about fire safety.
   Chief Cornut and Firefighter Loehr talk
      to the students at Little Ivy Nursery
      School about fire safety.
Chief Cornut shows the children what a firefighter looks like when working at a fire.
   Chief Cornut shows the children what a
      firefighter looks like when working at a
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of Kurt Bleakney, 58. Mr. Bleakney was the father of Stepney firefighter Jesse Bleakney and uncle of Stepney Fire Captain Eric Bleakney.

Born in Bangor, Maine, Mr. Bleakney had been a Monroe resident for many years. He died on October 21st.

Details on Mr. Bleakney’s wake and funeral can be found in the Monroe Courier.


Friday, August 23, 2013 10:59
Stepney Fire responded, along with Monroe Fire, Stevenson Fire and Monroe EMS, to 363 Moose Hill Road for a "car into a house" call. Arriving units found a small station wagon wedged into the A-side of the house.

Stepney sent Rescue 120. Truck 100 stood by in quarters with a full crew.

The car's driver was extricated and transported to the hospital by EMS.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Charles Cornut, Sr. Charlie Cornut, as he was known, passed away on the morning of August 20th at the age of 94. He was a Past Assistant Chief and Life Member of Stepney Fire. Mr. Cornut was also the grandfather of Chief Shawn Cornut Sr. Funeral arrangements were not available as of this writing.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Stepney Fire was called out to assist Stevenson Fire with an early morning structure fire shortly after midnight. A resident of a home on Downs Road awoke to the smell of smoke to find the rear of the structure fully engulfed in flames. Stevenson fire responded, along with Monroe, Oxford (tanker) and Sandy Hook (tanker). Stepney was called in as RIT. Stepney sent Engines 101, 102, Truck 100, Rescue 120 and Utility 114. In addition to the departments on-scene, Shelton Fire provided standby coverage at the Monroe firehouse, and Long Hill Fire stood by at Stevenson Station 1. Although the fire was primarily in the rear porch/deck area, Fire Marshal Davin said the house was a total loss. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Firefighters cleared the scene around 2:30am. The Fire Marshal's office is investigating.

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