BRATTLEBORO – Just before noon on Monday, September 10th, a small fire broke out in a clothes dryer at Groundworks Shelter (formerly Morningside Shelter) on Royal Road in Brattleboro. No one was hurt, but the fire resulted in extensive smoke damage to the Shelter.
Staff mobilized quickly and have temporarily relocated residents of the Shelter to the dormitory that is used for the winter warming shelter – on the Winston Prouty (formerly Austine School) campus. There is potential that the relocation will last for up to two weeks while thorough cleaning of Groundworks Shelter occurs.
The Brattleboro Fire Department would like to proudly announce that we have received notice from the NH Fire and Emergency Medical Services that four staff members are recipients, in part, of the 2018 EMS Unit Citation from the State of NH, for their actions taken in the extrication at a fatal accident in Hinsdale, NH on March 9, 2018.
At 10:07pm the Brattleboro Fire Department responded on a mutual aid request for extrication at the scene of a two vehicle, head on collision on Chesterfield Rd in Hinsdale. Lt. Josh Jones, FF Matt Hubbard, FF Ben Aither and FF Andrew Baldwin, all members of Platoon #3, performed the extrication of one patient from the back seat area of a vehicle.
The Brattleboro area continues to be under a heat advisory as hot weather continues to have a grip on the region. The National Weather Service is forecasting much of the same through out the rest of the week and warn that heat and humidity will lead to dangerously high heat indices in excess of 100 degrees.
The Brattleboro Fire Department is proud to announce that we have been named the recipient of the 2018 First Responder Service of the Year Award by the Vermont Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services.
The criteria for this award reads; “This award is intended to recognize Vermont based and licensed EMS organizations for their excellence in operations and service to their communities.
Michael Bucossi, Fire Chief
Leonard Howard III, Assistant Chief
Date: April 10, 2018 Nature of call: Building fire
Address: 901 Western Ave Time of Call: 6:29pm
Type of Building: 2 ½ story wood frame multifamily Number of Residents: 5 units/7 tenants
Michael Bucossi, Fire Chief
Leonard Howard III, Assistant Chief
Date: April 10, 2018 Nature of call: Structure Fire
Address: 44 Fuller Drive Time of Call: 11:14am
Type of Building: 2 story wood frame/ single family Number of Residents: 3
Nature of Alarms and Times: 2nd alarm at 11:19am Under Control: 11:42am
Date: March 22, 2018 Nature of call: Building fire
Address: 55 South Main St Time of Call: 11:33am
Type of Building: 2 ½ story Multi Family w/attached 2 story barn
Number of Alarms and Times: 2nd alarm @ 11:36am Under Control: 11:55am
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Vermont Alert (www.vtalert.gov) has gone through a significant upgrade to further improve its alerting capabilities for Vermonters. As part of the upgrade, you must re-register for the new system if you still want to receive alerts and notifications. The Town of Brattleboro also has the capabilities of sending local emergency messages to residents by way of phone, email and text message. If you have not previously registered, you are encouraged to go to www.vtalert.gov and register. VT Alert is the notification system for emergencies, Amber Alerts, weather, road conditions, and more.
Construction on the renovated and expanded Central Fire Station is complete. A ribbon cutting and open house had originally been scheduled for next Friday, January 19. However, due to a calendar conflict, the event has been rescheduled to be held on Friday, February 9. The Town of Brattleboro and the Fire Department personnel are proud of the new station and invite the public to tour the facilities, meet the firefighters, and attend the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, as follows:
It’s with mixed emotions and sincere gratitude that the Brattleboro Fire Department is announcing the retirement of Firefighter Allyn Olney. Firefighter Olney joined the Call Force in June of 1986 was hired to the Career Staff in October of 1987, serving the citizens of Brattleboro for the past 30 years. Al has been a very special employee, a dedicated firefighter and a role model for all. Al received the “Firefighter of the Year Award” in 2004 and a “Meritorious Unit Citation” for his work as part of a group during a very difficult patient extrication at a fatal car accident in 2014. Known for his calm and laid-back demeanor, Firefighter Olney has embraced the role of “senior firefighter”, taking new employees under his wing, and sharing his knowledge, wisdom and history with all of us. Al will work his final shift on Saturday, December 30, he will be sorely missed.
The Brattleboro Police Department put out this press release today:
Date: September 14,2017
Nature of Call: Structure Fire
Address: 829 Marlboro Road
Time of Call: 11:09am
Type of Building: Motel building
Number of Residents: 19
Number of Alarms: 2nd alarm at 11:12am
Under Control: 11:57am
Type: Possible smoke inhalation
Fatalities: 3 cats
Owner: Bruce & Terry Bonnette
Brattleboro Trucks on Scene: 5
Brattleboro FF’s: 18
Assisting Agencies on Scene: Brattleboro Police, Rescue, Inc, Brattleboro Department of Public Works, Utilities Division, Green Mountain Power, VT Division of Fire Safety, Red Cross
Mutual Aid Towns on Scene: Putney, Hinsdale, Guilford, Keene, Chesterfield, Vernon
Mutual Aid Towns Covering Brattleboro Stations: Hinsdale, West Dummerston, Greenfield, Newbrook
If you’ve been hearing sirens this morning, it is likely that they were on the way to the Molly Stark Motel at 829 Marlboro Road.
“Active shooter alert” reported at Dartmouth Hitchcock at 2 pm. Reformer says
Construction on the new Police Station is complete and the department will soon be operating out of the new building. The Town of Brattleboro and the Police Department personnel are proud of the new station and invite the public to tour the facilities, meet the Police Officers, and attend the Ribbon Cutting and “Button Pushing” ceremonies.
At approximately 4:15pm a strong thunderstorm moved through the area with very gusty winds. The storm brought down numerous trees and power lines, mostly centered in an area of Putney Rd from the Veterans Bridge north to the town line.
A short rant about the way I look at the new police facility.