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 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...
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 Charl...
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...
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Febuary 2022
Sunday, February 13th, 2022

Change the Clock Check the Detectors

On 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. Alarms which are dated 2013 and prior should be replaced. Be sure to periodically test your alarms.

Remember. If you alarm sounds, and it is not the end-of-life battery beep, exit your home and call 911. Do not wait, and do not open windows and doors.

EMT’s recognized by CVU Principal

In the Jan 28 issue of CVU Celebrations, Principal Adam Bunting recognized EMT’s who responded to a recent call.

“I wanted to share a poignant moment I witnessed this week. A student from another school experienced a medical event after an evening game. Alarmed by the student’s symptoms, we called 911 (the student is now okay!). Our trainer Somer MacKillop, two members of Hinesburg Fire, and three EMTs responded–every person on scene was a graduate of CVU. While we can’t take credit for their ethic of service (even though I want to:), I was struck by their competence, sense of purpose, and poise on their home turf. As I’ve heard our seniors and juniors panicking about dream schools and GPAs, I remind you that there are far more important things than a perfect summative. When you explore who, how, and what you want to contribute in the world, you’ll find a freedom that transcends accomplishment.”

Are you interested in helping others?

Would you like to make new friends and help others in your community? Would you like to learn more about emergency medical services or firefighting? Then we would like to meet you.

The Hinesburg Fire Department responds to approximately 500 calls for service each year. Whether it is helping with cleanup after a storm, investigating an alarm sounding, treating an injured person, or fighting a fire, we are there to help.

We are always openly accepting applications for our Cadet program (open to all CVU students age 15 years and up), as well as regular Fire and EMS applications! Stop by any time Monday - Friday during business hours, Wednesday nights at 7pm, or email info@hinesburgfd.org for more information.

Call Log

There were 26 medical calls with 22 persons transported.

Jan 1 5:28am. One car crash at near 14405 Rte. 116. The vehicle had rolled over. There were no injuries.

Jan 2 9:33pm. Smoke alarm sounding on Rocky Mountain Lane. The cause was water from a failed refrigerator leaking through the floor. The power to the area of the alarm was shut off.

Jan 6 7:58am. Mutual aid to Sunset Hill Rd, Williston for smoke in the basement.

Jan 8 12:30pm. Single car crash at Richmond Rd and Jourdan St. The vehicle went off the road and down the embankment. There were no injuries.

Jan 9 8:45am. Single car crash near 8760 Rte. 116. As reported last month, Engine 1 was involved in a single vehicle crash coming down the Rte. 116 hill passed Place Rd West. There were no injuries at either crash.

Jan 12 10:345am. Report of a smell of gas in one of the businesses at 22 Commerce. The building was checked, and nothing found.

Jan 13 2:48pm. Report of someone burning trash in the area of Richmond Rd and Hillview Ter. Nothing found.

Jan 14 8:30am. Public assist at Town Hall.

Jan 14 11:52am. Mutual aid to Shelburne Rd, Shelburne for a report of smoke in a building. Mutual aid departments were cancelled while en-route.

Jan 177:30pm. Car fire on Walt’s Way. The fire was put out by a passing tow truck driver. The fire started while attempting to jump start the vehicle.

Please be sure jumper cables are properly connected and do not leave the vehicles unattended. In most cases, especially in the cold, it only takes a minute or two before being able to start the vehicle.

Jan 18 12:27pm. Public assist for a possible water problem in the area of Hemlock and Chestnut Streets, St George.

Jan 18 5:44pm. Walt’s Way for a CO alarm. Our meter alarmed and showed readings of 100ppm. The residence was ventilated to zero. The cause was a malfunctioning furnace which was shut off.

Jan 18 7:35pm. Assist HPD with debris and traffic control at a motor vehicle crash at Rte. 116 and Silver St.

Jan 21 6:53pm. Investigate possible unpermitted burn in the area of 445 Mechanicsville. Nothing found.

Jan 22 9:49am. Water leak at a residence on Elderberry Lane. The water was shut off in the residence.

Jan 22 11:42am. CO alarm sounding on Burritt Rd. The residence was checked, and no cause found.

Jan 22 8:21pm. Report of gas in a residence. A resident came home and found a stove burner had been left on all day. The burner was shut off and the residence ventilated.

Jan 22 10:15pm. Burst water pipe in a unit at Orchard Hill. Hinesburg Water Dept was requested to respond and turn the water off at the street.

Jan 23 5:57pm Shelburne Falls Rd for a minor motor vehicle crash. No injuries.

Jan 24 10:00am. Lyman Meadows for a possible water leak.

Jan 26 2:26pm. Fire alarm at Kelly’s Field. The cause was found to be burnt food. The smoke was ventilated from the apartment.

Jan 27 6:06pm. One car crash on Charlotte Rd. The vehicle went off the north side of the road. The were no injuries. The road was cleared of trees and debris.

Jan 28 11:05pm. One car crash near 506 CVU Rd. The operator lost control and went into the snowbank, hitting a tree with the back end. There were no injuries.

Jan 31 10:24am. Mutual aid to South Ridge Rd, Shelburne for a structure fire.

Jan 31 6:44pm. Chimney fire at a residence on Rte. 2A, St George. It was reported flames coming out of the chimney. A working incident was toned for Hinesburg. Williston Fire was requested to respond mutual aid with their Ladder.

On arrival, there was heavy smoke showing from the chimney, with intermittent flames. Hinesburg crews laddered the roof, while Williston crews made entry to the residence and wood stove. The fire was contained to behind the stove and chimney. Due to the location of the fire, it took crews time to get to the base of the fire to fully extinguish.

Once extinguished, the residence was ventilated until readings on the CO meter were zero.

Crews were on scene approximately two hours. We would like to thank Williston Fire for their response and assistance.

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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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