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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THE POKER RUN HAS RUN
Saturday, June 10, 2017
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The Stepney Volunteer Fire Department's first Centennial Poker Run is completed. What a great day it was. Here are just a few photos of our excellent day. Special thanks go to the Southbury, Washington and Water Witch volunteer fire departments for their support providing checkpoints. Enjoy the photos.

 
   
   
POKER RUN STARTS HERE
   
Saturday, June 10, 2017
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This poker run has been in the works for 100 YEARS! Come ride with us as we celebrate Stepney Fire's 100th birthday!! The ride starts and ends at Stepney Station 1, 88 Main Street, Monroe, CT, starting at 10:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM. Food to be provided after the ride. Raffle and awards to follow at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $25.00 for the Rider and $10.00 for the Passenger Registration is from 8-10:00 AM. Proceeds to benefit the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. For information, email Dave Engle at dengle60@stepneyfire.com

 
STEPNEY SUPPORTS SPRINTERS
Sunday, June 4, 2017
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Stepney Fire once again helped out the folks at the Sprint For Monroe road race. Truck 100 provided the overhead "Paparazzi Platform" while firefighter Fogle drove the Sweep Truck, aka Utility 114. In addition, Stepney Fire members Tara Candee, Maurene Rose and Debbie Heim participated in the run. They should be passing over the finish line any time now.

 
Stepney Fire members Tara Candee, Maurene Rose and Debbie Heim await the start of the race.
   Stepney Fire members Tara Candee,
      Maurene Rose and Debbie Heim await the
      start of the race.
Stepney Fire provided the
   Stepney Fire provided the "paparazzi
      platform" also known as Truck 100.
STEPNEY GOES RIT TO NEWTOWN
Monday, April 10, 2017 21:10
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Stepney Fire was dispatched to 101 Toddy Hill Road in Newtown for a house fire. The fire started in a corner of the basement, in or near the clothes dryer of the one-story house. There were smoke detectors installed throughout the house but they had no batteries in them, according to Fire Marshal Rich Frampton. Damage was estimated at between $50,000 to $75,000. All five Newtown volunteer fire companies were dispatched, along with Stepney, who was called in for RIT.

 
RIDING TO SCHOOL IN STYLE
   
Friday, March 24, 2017
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We had a GREAT time recently. We took Jude to Stepney Elementary School in a FIRE ENGINE! Jude, along with his dad, brother, sister and friend were picked up at their home and escorted to school aboard Engine 104. And, as they say, a good time was had by all!

 
CENTENNIAL POKER RUN
Every hundred years or so, we like to do something really crazy, really wild. Back in 1917, we formed a fire company. This year, 2017, we are celebrating by having a number of events. One of these events is our Centennial Poker Run. Join us for a ride that was a hundred years in the making! The ride starts and ends at Stepney Station 1, 88 Main Street, Monroe, CT, at 10:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM. Food to be provided after the ride, raffle and awards to follow at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $25.00 - Rider and $10.00 - Passenger Registration is from 8-10:00 AM. Proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. For information, email Dave Engle at dengle60@stepneyfire.com JOIN US!

 
   
   
B-R-R-R!!
Sunday, March 5, 2017
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Stepney’s volunteers along with members of the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department recently took part in an ice and cold water rescue class at Great Hollow Lake, to practice and refresh the skills and techniques in order to rescue people and animals who may have fallen through the ice. The average air temperature was 20 degrees. The temperature of the water was BRRR!

 
   
   
IS YOUR HYDRANT CLEAR?
As you know, we're expecting a MAJOR snowstorm in the next day or so. Stepney's volunteers, along with our counterparts in Stevenson and Monroe Fire Companies, are asking all of 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.
OIL TANKER CRASH
Monday, January 30, 2017 09:30
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Stepney Fire, along with Stevenson and Monroe companies, were called out about 9:30 Monday morning to the scene of an accident on Judd Road involving an oil delivery truck that left the roadway and struck a tree and caused a rupture of the truck’s 2,500 gallon oil tank. The units are working on mitigating the spill with Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). DEEP said they recovered around 380 gallons from the delivery truck’s tank, so 1,700 gallons made their way to the ground. DEEP is now working with an environmental contractor to come up with a recovery plan. Judd Road was closed down between North Street in Easton and Hattertown Road in Monroe and is expected to remain closed for 48 hours.

 
   
   
EARLY MORNING OVEN FIRE
Monday, November 14, 2016
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Monroe Fire units responded mutual aid to Stepney Fire Department to an oven that caught fire during its self-cleaning mode on Red Barn Road Monday morning. The fire was contained within the oven. E104, E101, E203, E302 were on scene.

 
   
   
DEMO DRILL
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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Stepney and Monroe Volunteer Fire Departments held a combined drill yesterday evening to practice vehicle extrication and demo some new battery powered hydraulic tools.

 
   
   
>>VEHICLES WANTED<<
Stepney's Volunteers are preparing for their upcoming Vehicle Extrication class. To make this class happen, they will need many vehicles to train on. If you have a car or truck that you no longer have a use for, why not donate it to the Stepney Volunteer Fire Department? Your donation is tax-deductible and your gift of the car or truck will be used as a great training aid to your firefighters. For more information, or to donate a vehicle, contact Deputy Chief Eric Bleakney at ebleakney123@stepneyfire.com or by phone at 203-520-8317. And, Thanks!

 
   
   
WE VISIT STEP-A-WAY PRESCHOOL
Friday, October 21, 2016
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What a wonderful visit we had at Step-A-Way preschool. Stepney firefighters Greg Loehr and Joe Dias, along with junior firefighter Kyle Deegan, brought Engine 104 to the campus to show the youngsters a real firetruck. We also talked about calling 911, what to do if your smoke alarm goes off and what a firefighter looks like when he or she goes to a fire. We also let the children shoot water from the fire hose. Everybody had a great time.

 
Students got to see what a firefighter looks like at a fire.
   Students got to see what a firefighter
      looks like at a fire.
Three generations at Fire Prevention: Step-A-Way teacher Patti Dias poses next to her son, Stepney member Joe Dias and her grandson and student, Manny Dias.
   Three generations at Fire Prevention:
      Step-A-Way teacher Patti Dias poses next
      to her son, Stepney member Joe Dias and
      her grandson and student, Manny Dias.
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