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:
Good Afternoon –
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.
According to Mark Carignan of the Brattleboro Police, officers have been at the scene of 10 overdoses in about 24 hours.
Date: April 27, 2017
Nature of call: Smoke coming from the back of the building
Address: 73 Main St
Time of Call: 8:29am
Type of Building: Mixed occupancy commercial
Number of Residents: 11 apartments
Number of Alarms and Times: 2nd alarm–8:36am/3rd alarm–8:53am Under Control: 9:21am
There’s a fire at 73 main street that has traffic all gnarled up.
Construction on the new West Brattleboro Fire Station (Station 2) is complete and the Fire Department is now operating out of the new building. The Town of Brattleboro and the Fire Department personnel are proud of the new station and invite the public to tour the station, see the equipment, and celebrate this important milestone for our community.
Just found myself driving behind a Vermont state trooper vehicle. It was an unmarked van, but the plate said that it was a state trooper plate, #530.
Nature of call: Building Fire
Address: 55 Brisk Lane
Time of Call: 7:54am
Type of Building: 150’ x 60’ Industrial Warehouse
Number of Alarms and Times: 2nd alarm @ 7:58am 3rd alarm @ 8:10am
From the VT State Police report:
“SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On 02/09/2017 at approximately 12:39 pm, members of the Vermont State Police (Westminster Station), VT DMV and the Brattleboro Fire Department responded to Interstate 91 (I91) in the Town of Brattleboro for a reported TT-Unit which had jackknifed and was blocking the southbound lane.
Date: January 31, 2017
Nature of call: Kitchen Fire
Address: 45 Chestnut St
Time of Call: 12:53pm
Type of Building: 3 story wood frame/3 apartments
Number of Residents: 6
Date: December 10, 2016
Nature of call: House Fire
Address: 572 – 574 South Main St
Time of Call: 6:50am
Type of Building: 2 ½ story wood frame duplex
Number of Residents: 6
Police are looking for this fellow, wanted in conjunction with (another) bank robbery on Main Street.
From the location of partol cars, I’d say this was TD Bank.
“Do not attempt to contact. Call Bratt PD @ 802-257-7950 or your local police.”