This page is dedicated to past members that served Stony Hill Fire and Rescue. We honor them here to show you, our friends, how dear they were to us. They volunteered their time away from their families to help us all. This is the true meaning of dedication.
As time rolls on we will post photos as we find them, so if you do not see a Stony Hill FF friend or loved one let us know and if you have a photo please send it to us.
Chief James Belot
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Past Chief Jim Belot. Jim gave his soul to the angels on Monday June 26, 2017 after a courageous battle with Cancer.
Jim served as Chief of Stony Hill from 1977 to 1983 and again in 2004.
He served the Department well, and found great happiness in his last year as a friend and mentor to the Department.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
– Joshua 1:9
Rest easy Chief, we got it from here.
Chief Emile Racenet
Emile joined Stony Hill FD in 1963 and served as Chief from 1983-1985. He served close to 40 years with our Company. He helped bring the department into the modern era through many projects and safety upgrades, sitting on the committee to purchase Engine 1 (now Engine 11), a 1983 Pierce Pumper that now serves the entire Town of Bethel as a reserve apparatus. He was the epitome of a no nonsense, hard working firefighter and Boss. He touched the lives of many both thru the FD and in his personal life and will be missed. Rest In Peace Chief, we got it from here. For more info on this great man click here.
Marian passed away July 5. Marian and her late husband John were founding members of the Stony Hill Fire and Rescue department. Her son Jay, a 40 year active member still serves the department keeping the family name a staple in the town of Bethel. Read more here about her life. The members of the Stony Hill Fire/Rescue and Bethel FD will truly miss her.
EVERETT DYE an old friend and devoted SHFD member past away recently. He was loved and respected by the members of both Bethel Departments. Everett and his wife Sharon both served Stony hill. Everett as a FF and Sharon as an EMT. For more info on his live visit here, Everett volunteered many, many hours of his personal time serving and protecting the families of Bethel. Everett we will miss you.
Terry Sullivan was a past member of our fire Department, she served as an EMT. Together Terry and her late husband Bob, also a past member were well loved throughout the department and will be dearly missed.
This was Allen last tour of the fire house, honoring us at the 2013 Halloween breakfast. He will be truly missed.