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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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
   
Mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Stepney Fire Department’s annual Lobster Clambake is coming up. The date is Saturday, September 5th. The time is 3-9pm. Further details will be posted soon, so keep checking back.

 
ANOTHER EGG-STROARDINARY MORNING
Saturday, June 13, 2015
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It was another egg-stroardinary morning. It was the annual Egg Drop at Monroe Elementary School. Each year Monroe Elementary's fifth-grade science class is asked to wrap and package a raw egg so that it will withstand a drop from one hundred feet. What better way to do that than to bring in Truck 100 and fill the bucket with well-packed eggs? Stepney firefighters Joe Dias and Greg Loehr served as "egg flyers" while Monroe Fire Marshal Bill Davin took care of the "Egg Master" duties. In the end, MOST of the eggs survived the impact. Most? Egg-zactly!

 
Eggmaster Bill Davin supervises Greg Loehr and Joe Dias in loading the eggs in T100's bucket.
   Eggmaster Bill Davin supervises Greg
      Loehr and Joe Dias in loading the eggs
      in T100's bucket.
INCOMING!!!
   INCOMING!!!
RIDE TO SCHOOL IN A FIRETRUCK!! WOW!!!
Thursday, June 4, 2015
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This year, Stepney Fire was proud to donate not one, but TWO Rides To School In A Firetruck prizes to the Stepney Elementary School PTA. The second winner of the silent auction was Emily VanDerSlice, a very happy young lady who had a ball riding around Stepney before being dropped off at school. It looked like everybody had a great time...especially Emily!

 
Lindsey and Chloe DuBois and Emily Vanderslice.
   Lindsey and Chloe DuBois and Emily
      Vanderslice.
   
CAR VERSUS TANKER
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 07:42
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Stepney Fire was called out to a two-vehicle MVA on Main Street/Route 25 just north of Northbrook Condominiums. Members responded with Engine 102, Rescue 120 and Truck 100. Monroe and Stevenson fire units also responded, along with Monroe EMS. Firefighters found a Chevrolet Malibu, traveling southbound, had crossed the center line and crashed into a tanker truck carrying home heating oil. The collision caused Route 25 to be closed in both directions. “There is no timeframe for reopening that portion of the Road,” First Selectman Steve Vavrek said at 10:15 am. “Thank you for your patience.” Although there was no leakage of home heating fuel from the tanker-trailer, the heating oil had to be transferred from the tanker involved in the accident to a second tanker-trailer. The last of the fire units cleared the scene around 1:45. Route 25 was reopened around 6pm.

 
   
   
THANK YOU, DEBBIE!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Each year the Town of Monroe selects its “Outstanding Citizen of the Year”. This person goes above and beyond the call of duty. This year’s recipient was Stepney Fire 25-year and Life Member Debbie Heim, our treasurer. There was an award presentation preceding the monthly Town Council meeting at Monroe Town Hall. Ms. Heim is the second Outstanding Citizen of the Year award winner. She joins Stepney Fire Life Member Bernie Sippin. On behalf of all of the members of Stepney Fire, THANK YOU!

 
Ms. Heim was presented with a proclamation presented on behalf of State Representative J.P. Srezinski.
   Ms. Heim was presented with a
      proclamation presented on behalf of
      State Representative J.P. Srezinski.
Debbie Heim with her proud husband, Ken.
   Debbie Heim with her proud husband, Ken.
MEMORIAL DAY 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Stepney firefighters, along with our Monroe and Stevenson counterparts, once again marched in the annual Memorial Day parade. Stepney participated with Engine 101, Engine 102, Chief's vehicle 151 and Utility 114. Approximately two dozen Stepney firefighters marched up the two-mile parade route on Route 111 under clear skies and temperatures in the 80's. Immediately after the parade some members participated in a brief ceremony honoring those local members of the armed services in front of Town Hall.

 
Stepney Chief Scott Rose preps Color Guard member Cody Maillet.
   Stepney Chief Scott Rose preps Color
      Guard member Cody Maillet.
Three generations of the Rose family posed together just prior to the parade for this rare photo. Here we see Chief Scott Rose, Sr., Engineer Stephen Rose, Lieutenant Scott Rose, Jr. and Past Chief Don Rose.
   Three generations of the Rose family
      posed together just prior to the parade
      for this rare photo. Here we see Chief
      Scott Rose, Sr., Engineer Stephen Rose,
      Lieutenant Scott Rose, Jr. and Past
      Chief Don Rose.
DYLAN RIDES TO SCHOOL IN STYLE
Monday, May 4, 2015
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Six year old Dylan Pease got quite a surprise when Stepney Engine 104 pulled up in front of his home. He then found out that he would be taken to school aboard the truck. The “Send Your Child To School in a Firetruck” prize was the result of an auction conducted by the Stepney Elementary School PTO. His parents were the highest bidders. After climbing all over Engine 104 and posing for photographs with his parents, Dylan rode past all of his friends waiting at the bus stop and was whisked away to school by Stepney firefighter Greg Loehr. It looked like Dylan had a GREAT time!

 
   
   
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!

 
IS YOUR HYDRANT CLEAR?
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
      one...
...or this one? In an emergency, seconds count.
   ...or this one? In an emergency, seconds
      count.
THREE MORE JUNIORS
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
      Demers.
Lee Demers.
   Lee Demers.
TREE LIGHTING
Saturday, December 6, 2014
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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

 
   
   
A FALLEN BROTHER
   
Sunday, October 12, 2014 
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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.

 
FOX RUN JOB
Saturday, October 11, 2014 02:40
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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.

 
   
   
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