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Newtown Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Co.

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<p>The Hook and Ladder fire station sits behind the Edmond Town Hall and is the oldest fire company in the town, tracing its beginings to the 19th century. The fire company, one of five independent firefighting organizations in town, was established by charter in 1883.</p>
<p>Hook and Ladder is one of the busier fire houses in town, second only to Sandy Hook in terms of call volume, which can include fires, motor vehicle accidents and some medical situations.</p> <p>In 1956, the fire company was one of the earliest in the state to adopt the plectron home alerting system, similar to today's paging system. In 1978 it purchased its first Hurst tool or "Jaws of Life," which is used to extricate trapped motor vehicle occupants. In 1978, it purchased its first 5-inch diamter hose, which was used with the pumper truck that arrived shortly afterward. In 1998, it purchased its first thermal imaging camera.</p>
45 Main St, Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 270-4383
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