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Good Luck John LymanWe want to give a tremendous congratulations and thank you to Lieutenant John Lyman, upon his retirement from the Hinesburg Fire Department on June 1. Lt Lyman has served the Depar...
Thursday, May 26th, 2022
Call LogThere were 23 medical calls and 15 persons transported.Apr 3 9:32am Fire alarm, 10212 Rte. 116 Kinney Drugs. Unknown causeApr 5 5:09pm Gas spill into a brook on Hemlock Rd St George. A residen...
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Joint Department TrainingOn April 2nd, members of the Hinesburg and Charlotte Fire Departments held a joint pump operations training in Charlotte. Senior firefighters, under the direction of the Charl...
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Congratulations EMT Katie Charbonneau for being named by WOKO as one of Hannaford’s Supermarkets Twenty Outstanding Women.FF/EMT Silas Crawford on his completion of the Police Academy. Silas has...
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January 2022
Friday, January 28th, 2022

Some Winter Safety Tips

After a storm, check your home exhaust vents to make sure they are clear of ice and snow. If they are blocked, the carbon dioxide (CO) exhaust will back up into your home.

If you own a generator, be sure it is placed away from your home. If it is near a window or vent, the exhaust and CO can enter your home.

Do not run and warm up your car in a garage which is located within your living quarters. The CO has nowhere to go but into your home.

If your CO alarms sounds, and it is not the end-of-life alert, call 911 and exit the home. Do not stop to open windows and doors. This will prevent us from finding the source.

Properly dispose of the ashes in a metal container, bring them outside, and place them where the ashes will not catch anything else on fire. Please do not put ashes in an open container on a porch or near your home. The wind will stir them, and any hot ashes may start a fire.

In the event of a chimney fire, close the damper, doors, and vents to your wood stove. If you are able to safely remove the wood, bring it outside out of harm’s way. Call 911. We cannot assist you, and make sure the fire is out, if you do not call us.

Please be careful when shoveling snow after a storm. The exertion of shoveling, especially heavy wet snow, is a cause of heart attacks.

With the below zero temperatures, and even colder wind chills, be sure to wear proper outdoor clothing and cover exposed skin. When the wind chills are as low as they have been recently, it does not take long to develop hypothermia.

Please be safe and stay healthy.

Call Log

During November and December there were 41 medical calls and 35 patients transported.

Nov 1 1:10pm. St George for a residential fire alarm. The residence was checked with meters. No cause found. Engine 1, Med 100 and six members responded.

Nov 1 1:23pm. Mutual aid to Shelburne for a structure fire.

Nov 1 2:56pm. Pond Rd for motor vehicle crash into a tree. The operator refused treatment. Engine 1, Med 100 and six members responded.

Nov 5 8:17am. Silver Street for a carbon monoxide alarm in a guest house. Our CO meter showed readings on both floors. The residence was ventilated to zero and owner advised to have the heating system checked. Engine 1 and five members responded.

Nov 5 8:47pm. One car rollover on Tyler Bridge. The vehicle rolled coming to rest on the driver’s side. The passengers were assisted out the rear hatch by responders, treated by Hinesburg EMS and transported by Richmond Rescue. Engine 1, Med 100 and nine members responded.

Nov 8 8:32am. Hinesburg Community School for a juvenile stuck in a tree. A ladder was set up and the juvenile was assisted down. Engine 1 and six members responded.

Nov 11 5:29pm. Route 116 near Town Hall for a two-car crash. One vehicle rear ended a second stopped in traffic. There were no injuries. Engine 1 and five members responded.

Nov 13 11:01am. Barberry Lane for a fire alarm. No cause found. Engine 1 and 7 members responded.

Nov 14 11:20pm. One car rollover near 9329 Rte. 116. A vehicle travelling north went off the road, sliding across the grass into a granite sign. The operator denied injuries and refused treatment. Engine 1, Med 100 and four members responded.

Nov 20 3:53pm. Mutual aid to Shelburne for a reported brush fire. HFD was cancelled by Shelburne before leaving the station.

Nov 20 5:18pm. Two car crash at Rte. 2A and Barber Rd. All occupants were out of the vehicles on arrival. The occupants were checked by Hinesburg EMS and refused transport. Engine 1, Med 100 and eight members responded.

Nov 20 7:04pm. Barberry Lane for a fire alarm activation. No cause found. Engine 1 and four members responded.

Nov 24 7:56pm. Motor vehicle crash, car into a pole. The operator was checked by Hinesburg EMS and refused transport. Engine 1, Med 100 and eleven members responded.

Nov 24 9:09pm. Report of a two-car crash in the area of 6074 Rte. 116. The first member on scene reported a car had slid off the road and was waiting on a wrecker. All apparatus and personnel were held in quarters.

Nov 26 11:17pm. Hawk Lane for trees down.

Nov 27 5:19pm. Huntington Fire Dept requested Hinesburg respond with our tanker to Taft Road for a structure fire.

Nov 28 3:59am. Hillview Terrace for a report of a structure fire. Dispatch updated HFD while enroute with a corrected address and the owner was burning trash. The property owner extinguished the fire and reminded it is illegal in Vermont to burn trash. Engine 1, Med 100 and seven members responded.

Nov 29 3:44pm. Commercial fire alarm on Route 116. Dust from a workstation tripped the system.

Nov 30 1:55pm. Two car crash at CVU and Mechanicsville Rds. There were no injuries. HFD contained leaking fluids and cleared debris from the road. Engine 1 and five members responded.

Dec 3 4:45pm. HFD requested to meet at our station and begin a search for a hiker lost on the trails between Buck Hill Rd West and Lantman’s Market. One team entered the trails behind Lantman’s. As the second crew was travelling to the Buck Hill entrance, the hiker was located walking down Buck Hill Rd West. The hiker stated they were fine and refused medical assistance. The person was provided a ride to their nearby residence by a Hinesburg Police Officer.

Dec 4 4:44pm. Winterbottom Rd St George for a motor vehicle on its side. The operator was out and denying injuries. HFD contained leaking fluids.

Dec 7 10:17am. Hinesburg Community School for a fire pull station. There was no fire. A student pulled the alarm.

Dec 10 7:44am. Lyman Meadows for a carbon monoxide alarm. The resident stated the alarm had been sounding on and off since 1am. The residence was checked with our meter. No readings were found. Engine 1 and four members responded.

Dec 12 12:51am. Residential fire alarm on Farmall Drive. The resident stated the alarm started sounded as soon as the power went off. The residence was checked, and no readings were found on our meter. Engine 1, Med 100 and five members responded.

Dec 15 12:25am. One car crash on North Rd near Blackberry Hill. The operator refused treatment. Engine 1, Med 100 and five members responded.

Dec 18 5:55am. Route 116 near Chambers Park Rd St George for a one car crash into the trees. A Bristol Rescue ambulance was passing the scene and stopped to assist. Hinesburg and Bristol EMS treated two persons. Bristol and Richmond transported the persons to the UVMMC. Engine 1, Engine 2, Med 100 and 10 members responded.

Dec 2012:14am. One car crash on Charlotte Rd at the Hinesburg/Charlotte town line. The operator was checked by Hinesburg EMS and refused transport. Engine 1, Med 100 and seven members responded.

Dec 20 5:07pm. Evanson Rd for a report of an odor of gas. On arrival, the property owner advised they had found one of the stove burners slightly ajar. They turned the burner off and opened windows/doors to ventilate. HFD checked the residence with our CO meter. No readings were found. Engine 1, Med 100 and seven members responded.

Dec 22 6:56pm. Charlotte Fire requested mutual aid for a full involved structure fire at the Charlotte Town Garage. Engine 1, Tanker 1 and eleven members responded to the scene. Additional HFD members stood by at HFD for coverage in the event of additional calls.

Dec 24 6:48pm. Report of a barn fire on Fletcher Farm Rd. The call was immediately upgraded to a working incident and mutual aid requested. 911 received an additional call stating it was a bon fire, no structures were involved. HFD arrived to confirm an unpermitted bon fire. All mutual aid was cancelled and HFD cleared the scene.

Dec 27 1:00am. Motor vehicle crash. Assist HPD in locating the operator. Engine 1, Med 100 and eight members responded.

Vehicle Crash – No Injuries

On Sunday, January 9 at 8:44 am, HFD was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in the area of 8760 Rte. 116. Road conditions were reported to be icy. Engine 1 was responding with four members. As Engine 1 was passing Place Rd West, and started down the hill, road conditions quickly deteriorated, causing Engine 1 to lose steering and braking ability. The Engine slid approximately five hundred feet down the hill, striking the guardrail and finally coming to a stop in the southbound lane across from Billings Farm Rd. Our firefighters were seat belted and uninjured. There were no other vehicles involved.

Richmond Rescue was responding and handled the initial motor vehicle crash.

There were several other minor accidents with no injuries after the engine involved crash.

Route 116 was closed in both directions for about 45 minutes to await the arrival of State AOT sand trucks.

Thank you to everyone who slowed to ask about the well-being of our firefighters.

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Saturday, July 2nd, 2022
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Good Luck John LymanWe want to give a tremendous congratulations and thank you to Lieutenant John Lyman, upon his retirement from the Hinesburg Fire Department on June 1. Lt Lyman has served the Department for 19 years, joining April 17th, 2003.
Thursday, May 26th, 2022
Call LogThere were 23 medical calls and 15 persons transported.Apr 3 9:32am Fire alarm, 10212 Rte. 116 Kinney Drugs. Unknown causeApr 5 5:09pm Gas spill into a brook on Hemlock Rd St George. A resident witnessed juveniles pouring a liquid from a gas can into the brook on Hemlock Rd.
Sunday, April 24th, 2022
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Joint Department TrainingOn April 2nd, members of the Hinesburg and Charlotte Fire Departments held a joint pump operations training in Charlotte. Senior firefighters, under the direction of the Charlotte AssistantChief practiced pump operations, switching between using the Compressed Air Foam Syste...
Friday, March 25th, 2022
Congratulations EMT Katie Charbonneau for being named by WOKO as one of Hannaford’s Supermarkets Twenty Outstanding Women.FF/EMT Silas Crawford on his completion of the Police Academy. Silas has been hired by the Colchester Police Department.
Sunday, February 13th, 2022
Change the Clock Check the DetectorsOn the weekend of March 13, we will be changing the clocks, springing ahead. Please be sure to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, test the alarm, and check the date.
Friday, January 28th, 2022
Some Winter Safety TipsAfter a storm, check your home exhaust vents to make sure they are clear of ice and snow. If they are blocked, the carbon dioxide (CO) exhaust will back up into your home.If you own a generator, be sure it is placed away from your home.
Sunday, November 21st, 2021
Annual Food DriveThank you to everyone who donated. We collected 1,864 lbs. and over $500 in donationsSanta’s Fire Engine RideGood news everyone! We sent an early email to Santa asking if he will be visiting Hinesburg/St George this year and he said YES! Santa is looking forward to his annual ...
Saturday, October 30th, 2021
Annual Food DriveThe annual Fire Departments Food Drive to benefit the Hinesburg Food Shelf will be November 6, 9am-2pm. Nonperishable food, health and hygiene items, and monetary donations may be dropped off at the Fire Station or Lantman’s Market.
Sunday, September 26th, 2021
Kitchen FireAt 1:45 pm Sept 15, HFD was dispatched to Major Street for a reported kitchen fire. Shelburne Dispatch provided an updated report that the fire was extending to the rest of the home. Dispatch was requested to sound a second alarm/working incident tone for Hinesburg and send mutual aid co...
Sunday, August 22nd, 2021
Rest in Peace Paul EmmonsOn Saturday July 24, following a service remembering Paul, he was placed on Old Engine 1 and escorted by the Hinesburg Fire Department to his final resting place. Following the playing of taps and a Marine Corp flag ceremony, the Firemen’s prayer was read, and last cal...
Sunday, June 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 lived in Ferrisburgh until 1963 when his family moved to St.
Friday, 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 the ambulance design.
Saturday, April 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 residents were evacuating and there was a lot of black smoke in the basement.
Saturday, March 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 report of smoke coming from the eaves.
Friday, February 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 directly to the scene.
Sunday, January 24th, 2021
EMT’s Receive COVID-19 VaccinationIn 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.
Saturday, November 21st, 2020
Annual Food Drive on Nov 8Thank you to everyone for a successful food drive to benefit the Hinesburg Community Food Shelf. The total donated was 2,134.9 lbs. of food and monetary of $1,207.00.A great showing of support for HCRC.Thank you to the Police Officers, Fire Department Members and Scouts of ...
Thursday, October 29th, 2020
Change the Clocks Change the BatteriesPlease remember to change the batteries in your fire/smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. After changing the batteries, be sure to test the detectors.While the detector is down, look at the date on the label.
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
Busy Week for HFDHFD responds to 35-40 calls per month. These calls are generally spread out and come one or two, occasionally three, per day.The week of Aug 16 to 22 was a busy one for HFD as we responded to 15 calls during the week, with six of the calls coming within a 24-hr.
Thursday, August 27th, 2020
Events CancelledIt is with concern for everyone’s health and safety that we regret to announce that we have cancelled our annual Safety Day and Halloween Party. We are looking forward to 2021 when hope to be able to bring both events back.We wish everyone to be safe and healthy.Fire AlarmAt 7...
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