133 Route 645
Sandyston, NJ 07826
Scott House, Chief
Louis P. Frato, President
Address: 133A Route 645, Sandyston, NJ 07826
Chief: Scott House
Deputy Chief: Shane Houghtaling
Assistant Chief: Christopher Lordy
Lieutenant: Eric Collins
President: Louis P. Frato
Vice President: Robert Graham
2nd Vice President: Arthur House
Recording Secretary: Stephanie House
Corresponding Secretary: Amanda Lobban
Treasurer: Patte Haggerty Frato
Assistant Treasurer: James Gregory
Sergeant At Arms: Darren Fryer
Trustees: Stanley Dutkus
On June 22, 1953, the Hainesville Methodist Church was having a Father/Son Dinner. A group gathered outside the church and mention was made about the dilapidated condition of the old Methodist Church across the road. Due to lack of funds, the Hainesville Methodist Church was unable to keep up with the maintenance of the former church building. A public meeting was held July 27, 1953 and it was decided to organize and incorporate a fire department and community center. Calvin A. Agar, Frank B. Ayers, and Harry C. Harper were designated as Trustees for the purpose of incorporation. Officers appointed were Larry Ellet, President; Abe Aber, Vice President.; George Barnard, Secretary; Benjamin Jager, Treasurer; Edward Spears, Chief; Edward Hull, Jr., Asst. Chief; and Rev. Harold Green, Chaplain. A 24-hour celebration was held to commemorate the opening of the building on July 3, 1954. This building served as a firehouse and community center for 50 years until the Sandyston Township Municipal Building and Fire Department Complex was built across the street and dedicated on September 25, 2004. The former fire department buiding was sold to St. Thomas the Apostle Church to be used as their education center.
The Sandyston-Walpack School students in Mr. Huarte's 2nd grade and Mrs. Tarbell's 5th grade made "thank you" cards for the Sandyston Township Fire Department as a service project for the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. On Saturday, September 11, before the start of our chicken BBQ, Mrs. Tarbell, along with two students, Charlotte Fryer and Kaitlyn Hagen (who’s dads are firemen with the department), presented the cards to fire department members Deputy Chief Shane Houghtaling, Chief Scott House, 2nd Vice President Arthur House and Trustee Richard Haskins.
We are extremely touched by the thoughtfulness of the students and their teachers, Mr. Huarte and Mrs. Tarbell, to think of our fire department in commemoration of Patriot’s Day. (Sept. 2021)
On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the Sandyston Township Volunteer Fire Department was informed they were awarded a FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) through the Department of Homeland Security, in the amount of $58,761 plus our matching funds of $2,938.10 for a project total of $61,700 under operations and safety for the purchase of 8 new Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) (valued at approximately $7,000 each) along with 19 facemasks (valued at approximately $300 each). These new SCBA will help equip our firefighters with the most up to date technology and safety while battling fires in our community as well as responding on mutual aid assignments to neighboring towns. On May 11, 2021, our volunteers took delivery of the equipment and they have been placed in service.