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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ANNUAL MEETING EXTRA
Thursday, July 14, 2016
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Following last night's annual meeting, we celebrated the birthday of Life Member Arnold Engle, who turns 92 this week. Arnold served in the Army during World War II and joined the department in 1950. He has held the rank of Assistant Chief and is still an active member; attending almost all business meetings and fire department events, including marching in the Memorial Day parade every year. Pictured is Arnold and his son David A. Engle, also a Life Member.

 
   
   
ANNUAL MEETING
Friday, July 15, 2016
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The election of officers was held at tonight’s annual meeting. Here are the results: Chief: Scott Rose, Sr., Deputy Chief: Eric Bleakney, Assistant Chief: Mike Klemish, President: Jim Mace, Vice-President: Scott Schmaling, Treasurer: Debbie Heim, Financial Secretary: Darren Dyson, Recording Secretary: Bill Truini, Executive Board: Rudy Beers, Chris Doyle, Greg Loehr, Andy Csire, David Engle . Good luck to all…and thanks for stepping up.

 
GLAD TO HELP
   
Friday, July 1, 2016
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Truck 100 was on hand to help the Monroe Police Department raise money for Special Olympics. Their Cop on Top program (note the cop "on top" of the ladder) raised over $3700 in just a few hours at the intersection of routes 25 and 59 in Stepney.

 
A TRAGIC LOSS
   
Monday, June 13, 2016
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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.

 
CONGRATULATIONS!!
Friday, May 13, 2016
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Congratulations to Deputy Chief Eric Bleakney and his wife, Michelle on the early-morning birth of their daughter Savannah Grace who, at 9lbs, 3oz, was not so little!. Both mother and daughter are reportedly doing well.

 
   
   
DOWNS ROAD FIRE
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Shortly after midnight, Stepney Fire, along with Monroe and Stevenson fire departments, were called out to a fully involved house fire at 39 Downs Road in the Stevenson area of Monroe. Stepney responded with Engine 102 along with 151. Monroe sent Engine 203 and Utility 214. Stevenson furnished two engines, a tanker and their rescue. Mutual aid tankers were also called in from Sandy Hook and Botsford. Long Hill VFD provided station coverage at Station 1. The fire was under control around 2am. Thankfully, no one was home at the time of the fire. Firefighters battled the blaze for about two and a half hours before bringing it under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 
   
   
FULLY INVOLVED IN TRUMBULL
Monday, April 25, 2016
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At 16:50 Stepney was dispatched for Truck 100 to respond with an engine from Monroe Volunteer Fire Department for mutual aid to the Blessed Assurance Prayer Community and Blessed Lambs Preschool at 175 White Plains Road in Trumbull for a structure fire. Upon arrival an evacuation order was given for a possible structural collapse. After exterior operations knocked down the bulk of the fire, Truck 100's crew was sent inside for hot spots and mop up work. Thanks to Botsford Fire & Rescue for station coverage while we were out of town.

 
   
   
STEPNEY REMEMBERS HANK
   
Saturday, February 27, 2016
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It is with a heavy heart that Stepney Fire announces the passing of Life Member Herbert "Hank" Bottomley. Hank, as we knew him around the firehouse, died peacefully at his home here in Stepney on February 27, 2016 at the age of 97. In addition to his many years as a Stepney firefighter, Hank also worked as a Monroe Special Policeman, Monroe Postman and Civil engineer for the State of Connecticut. Hank is survived by his son Robert, also a longtime Stepney member. Hank's obituary, which includes details on his memorial service, can be found by clicking the link below.

 
HANK BOTTOMLEY OBITUARY
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, along with Monroe Fire Chief Lattanzi and Stevenson Fire Chief Galbraith, 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 for a fire at your house or your neighbor's house, 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.
STEPNEY DELIVERS FROSTY
Saturday, December 5, 2015
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Once again Stepney's Volunteers assisted the Save Our Stepney Task Force with its annual Holiday Tree Lighting. For the fourteenth year in a row, Frosty The Snowman was delivered to the Stepney Green in one of Stepney's fire engines.

 
   
   
HISTORIC HOME BURNS
Sunday, November 29, 2015 05:00
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At 05:00 this morning Stepney responded with Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, No.1 Inc. and Stevenson Fire departments for a reported house fire at the corner of Hammertown Road and Turkey Roost. First in units found heavy fire showing and all occupants out of the building, alerted by their smoke detectors. Botsford Fire Rescue and White Hills fire departments were on scene for mutual aid. Monroe Fire’s Kevin Catalano said the house dates back to the 1770’s. Departments on-scene were: Monroe, Stepney and Stevenson fire departments, White Hills (Shelton), Botsford and Sandy Hook (Newtown) and Quaker Farms and Oxford Fire-Rescue (Oxford). Echo Hose (Shelton) and Long Hill (Trumbull) companies provided station coverage. Words by Kevin Catalano Photo credits: Dennis Cassia, Chris Krize and Google Maps.

 
   
   
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
Friday, October 16, 2015
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Once again, Stepney's volunteers take it on the road during Fire Prevention Week. Our members brought fire apparatus to various nursery schools along with Stepney Elementary School. The little students learned such things as "how to call 911", "what a firefighter looks like when he or she is fighting a fire" as well as a look inside a fire truck. Here are some photos, courtesy of Little Ivy Nursery School.

 
The pre-schoolers are all eyes as they get to see our
   The pre-schoolers are all eyes as they
      get to see our "magic ladder".
   
LOBSTER CLAMBAKE WAS A HIT!
Saturday, September 5, 2015
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After months of planning, Stepney Volunteer Fire Department recently held its annual Lobster Clambake at its Main Street headquarters. By all accounts, the clambake was a huge success. Enjoy the photos.

 
The engine bays of the firehouse are all set up and ready to go.
   The engine bays of the firehouse are all
      set up and ready to go.
Firefighter/chefs Klemish and Dyson stand ready to take your order.
   Firefighter/chefs Klemish and Dyson
      stand ready to take your order.
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