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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Lima Dr. Fire

Sunday, November 29, 2015 05:00
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.

Friday, October 16, 2015
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".
Saturday, September 5, 2015
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.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
There were a lot - a REAL lot of motorcycles passing through Stepney. They were all part of the 15th annual Connecticut United Ride. Estimates were as high as 5,000 people participating. Stepney members Scott, Maurene and Stephen Rose, along with Bill Truini and others rode the 60-mile ride from Norwalk through eleven towns (with no stop lights) to Bridgeport's Seaside Park, which was open to motorcycles for ONE DAY ONLY!

Friday, July 17, 2015
Stepney Fire mourns the passing of Shirley Cornut, wife of deceased member Charles Cornut and mother of member Craig Cornut and grandmother of Past Chief Shawn Cornut. Visiting hours will take place on Friday the 17th of July 2015 at The Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike (Route 111) Monroe ,CT from 4-8 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the United Methodist Church on 115 Cutlers Farm Rd. Monroe, Ct on Saturday the 18th of July 2015 at 10 am. The full obituary can be seen at the link below.

Shirley Cornut Obituary
1987 Eagle air compressor. Baron model. Will fill 4500psi two-bottle storage, three-bottle fill. Always serviced every year. $3500 or best offer. Contact Chief Rose at

T-100 @ Y
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Truck 100 stopped by the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA to show this year's campers what a fire truck looks like up close. Stepney fire lieutenant and YMCA camp counselor Cody Maillet and firefighter Greg Loehr gave tours of the 100-foot ladder truck, both inside and outside, to the kids.

All set up and ready to go.
   All set up and ready to go.
Lieutanant/Counselor Maillet shows campers and fellow counselors the different different compartments.
   Lieutanant/Counselor Maillet shows
      campers and fellow counselors the
      different different compartments.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Stepney Fire department held its annual meeting. The officers for the year are... Chief: Scott Rose Sr., Assistant Chief: Eric Bleakney, President: Jim Mace, Vice-president: Stephen Rose. Treasurer: Debbie Heim, Financial Secretary: Darren Dyson, Recording Secretary: Bill Truini, Executive Committee: Rudy Beers, Chris Doyle, Greg Loehr, Andy Csire and Al Doty.

Senior Stepney Fire member Arnold Engle cuts the Stepney Cake following the Annual Meeting.
   Senior Stepney Fire member Arnold Engle
      cuts the Stepney Cake following the
      Annual Meeting.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
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.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
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
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 07:42
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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
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.
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