News Headlines
Sun. Jun 20th 2021
Chief Barber –43 Years of ServiceCongratulations and thank you to Chief Al Barber for over 50 years in the fire service, over 40 years with Hinesburg and over 20 years as Hinesburg Fire Chief.Al...
Fri. May 28th 2021
Ambulance Design FinalizedAfter weeks of looking at ambulances from surrounding services, a trip by four members to Maine, and reviewing and tweaking specification prints, HFD members have finalized t...
Sat. Apr 24th 2021
Smoke in Basement Call Quickly EscalatesJust after 1pm, April 14, Hinesburg Fire was dispatched to Martel Lane in ST George for a report of smoke in the basement of a home. Dispatch reported the resi...
Sat. Mar 27th 2021
Call LogMedical – HFD responded to 22 medical calls with 19 patients transported.There were 2 non-injury motor vehicle crashes.Feb 6: As reported last month, Hinesburg was dispatched to a repor...
Fri. Feb 26th 2021
Smoke Coming from EavesAt 10:54am Saturday, Feb 6, Hinesburg Fire was dispatched to a residence on Swamp Rd. A passerby called 911 reporting grey smoke coming from the eaves.Chief Barber responded di...
January 2021
Sun. Jan 24th 2021

EMT’s Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

In early December, the State of Vermont was notified the State would start receiving doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. In preparation, the State starting to work on a vaccination plan.  By mid-December, when word the vaccine was approved, and shipments were starting, the State’s vaccination plan was to include EMS responders in the first group to be vaccinated.

In the week before Christmas, EMS members were being contacted by their local vaccination center – UVM Medical for our area – to schedule the first of two shots.

As of publication, Hinesburg EMS members will have received both COVID-19 vaccination shots.  After the first shot, some members reported soreness around the injection area.  After the second dose, members reported some soreness around the area of the shot or feeling under the weather for 24-36 hours.  There were no reports of any major side efforts felt by Hinesburg members.

The vaccination list has been expanded to include firefighters and police.  Hinesburg has submitted our roster to the state and these responders will start receiving their vaccinations.

November Calls

Medical calls – fifteen calls with eleven transports, one refusal, two lift assists and one accidental alarm.

Three motor vehicle crashes with no injuries.  At these calls, HFD cleaned up spilled fluids and debris, and assisted with traffic control.

Nov 1 Fire Alarm on Hawk Lane.  No cause found during investigation.

Nov 3 Motor Vehicle Rollover on Hinesburg Hollow Rd.  The operator was not injured and only needed assistance exiting the vehicle.

Nov 4 Mutual aid to Williston for a structure fire.  Two members responded to the scene with our Tanker.

Nov 5 Chief Barber assisted a resident on Ledgewood Dr with a chimney issue.

Nov 6 Shelburne fire requested an engine respond mutual aid for a possible RV fire. 

Nov 7 Starksboro fire requested we respond with our Tanker to respond to a reported structure fire.

Nov 8 Resident reported a possible CO alarm sounding.  There were no readings on our meter.  The alarm found to be a low tank alarm.

Nov 17 Report of a chimney fire on Texas Hill.  There was no fire on arrival.  Engine 1 and Med 100 and five responders were on scene about 30 minutes clearing smoke from the residence.

Nov 26 Carbon Monoxide alarm.  No readings found on our meter. 

Nov 29 Shelburne Fire requested Hinesburg, Charlotte, and South Burlington Fire Departments for a mutual aid response for a possible fire in a residence.  Mutual aid companies were cancelled shortly after Shelburne’s engine arrived on scene.

December Calls

Medical calls – twenty calls with seventeen transports and two lift assists.

Seven motor vehicle crashes with no injuries. 

Dec 5 Shelburne Fire requested mutual aid to Wake Robin for a report of smoke in the building.  Upon arrival and investigation of the first Shelburne responders, mutual aid companies were cancelled.

Dec 9 Carbon monoxide alarm sounding.  Engine 1 and Med 100 responded with seven members.  The resident was checked with our meter.  There was no CO found.

Dec 9 One car motor vehicle crash at Silver St and Coyote Ridge.  The operator was treated by Hinesburg EMS and transported by ST Michaels Rescue.

Dec 9 Dispatched to Richmond Rd for a possible chimney fire.  Chief Barber arrived and determined there was no fire. 

Dec 29 Fire alarm sounding at Annette’s Playschool on Pond Road.  Chief Barber arrived and determined the alarm to be accidental.  The alarm company was testing the system.

Dec 29 Dispatched to Swamp Road for a report of a smell of propane.  Dispatch stated the resident reported their propane tank was empty.  Engine 1, 3 and Med 100 responded with eight members.  The residence was checked using our gas meter.  There were no readings.  The resident’s propane company was contacted.

Dec 31 An alarm company called to report Fire and CO alarms sounding at residence on Wood Run.  As HFD members were arriving at the station, dispatch received a follow-up call from the property owner that the alarm was accidental.  A Fire Officer who arrived on scene confirmed the alarms were set off accidentally as the resident was trying to start a fire in the stove. 

Renovations Nearing Completion

During our ambulance discussions last fall, we reported about our plans to transform the area where our 1945 pumper was on display to two bunk rooms and a day room.  Our renovations are nearing completion.  The walls have been built and painted; windows installed; and we are putting on the final touches.

The work is on schedule to be completed by the first week of February.  Members who live further away from the station are looking forward to the completion of the rooms for overnight shifts.

Some additional work being included painting the meeting room, replacing the meeting room lights and windows in the bays to help with energy efficiency, and installing an air handling system in the apparatus bays to remove carbon monoxide.

118 entries in the News

118 entries in the News

© 2021 Hinesburg Fire Department