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.
Planning to Burn this Spring?
It is that time of year when we start cleaning the brush, leaves and branches from our yards.
If you are planning to burn, please remember to call Shelburne Dispatch, 802-985-8051, for a burn permit. Please be courteous to the call taker as the are providing a service for Hinesburg and are required to obtain certain information.
Burn permits are issued at the discretion of the Town Fire Warden and is based upon the weather, as well as the State of Vermont.
any natural vegetation i.e., tree branches/limbs, brush, and grass. You may also burn untreated wood products which is wood that has no paint and is not pressure treated. Burning of household trash is not permitted under the State of Vermont Clean Air Act (Sec. 1. 24 V.S.A. § 2201)
Burn piles are to be placed away from roadways, buildings, trees, and low hanging branches. An adult must be in the area of the burn pile at all times.
Burning in trailer parks is only permitted in a contained outdoor fireplace or covered burn pit.
Anyone caught burning without a permit will be asked to extinguish the burn. Refusal to do so will result in the Fire Department responding with an engine to extinguish the pile and may result in future permits being denied.
If your burn gets out of control, please call 911 immediately.
There were 27 medical calls and 24 persons transported.
Feb 1 10:57am. Shelburne Fire requested mutual aid for a possible structure fire in the area of Spear St and Barstow Rd. Mutual aid companies were cancelled while en-route.
Feb 1 3:25pm. From the station, saw smoke in the area of Barberry Lane. On arrival it was determined to be on Lavigne Hill. Upon investigation, it was a burn pile being used by loggers in the woods.
Feb 2 4:55am. Two car MVA in front of 10390 Rte. 116. There were no injuries.
Feb 3 5:27pm. Dispatched to a one car crash with injury on 12718 Rte. 116. On arrival, there was one car in the ditch. The operator was out of the vehicle stating no injuries and refusing medical evaluation.
Feb 5 6:30am. Dispatched to a one car crash at 3031 Richmond Rd. On arrival, the vehicle was located in the ditch off the west side of the road. There was no one with the vehicle which was covered in snow and had been there for an unknown length of time.
Feb 6 8:56pm. Huntington Fire requested a mutual aid response from area departments for engines and/or tankers for a porch fire on Handy Rd. HFD responded with our tanker and three personnel. While we were en-route, the call was upgraded to a working structure fire. Two HFD members assisted with fire attack while the third member drove the tanker for water shuttle. HFD was released and back in quarters at 12:30 am.
Feb 9 2:11pm. Two car crash with injuries at 13165 Rte. 116. Responding members located a two-car head on collision. The injured were treated by Hinesburg EMS and transported to UVMMC by Shelburne and Charlotte ambulances.
Feb 10 12:12pm. Mutual aid to 6802 Rte. 116 Shelburne for a two-car crash. Responders located a two car, rear end collision. One person was complaining of injuries and was transported by Shelburne ambulance
Feb 107:56pm. Texas Hill Rd for a chimney fire. There was no smoke or flames showing when HFD arrived. The resident stated he had closed the flu and stove doors. The logs and embers, which were still burning, were removed from the stove, taken outside, and smothered in the snow. The residence was ventilated of any remaining smoke, bringing CO levels to zero.
Feb 14 12:06pm. Texas Hill Rd for a report of a smell of gas. On arrival, the propane tank was turned off and crews checked the residence with our CO meter. There were no readings or remaining odors. The resident was advised to contact their propane supplier.
Feb 15 11:54am. Report of a power line down at Rte. 116 and Silver St. It was determined to be an Xfinity line that had been hit by a box truck. HFD controlled traffic until Xfinity arrived and cut the wire.
Feb 16 9:51am. Standby at CVU for an evacuation drill.
Feb 16 11:45am. While returning to the station from CVU, the crew of E4 noticed a dog on the side of Rte. 116 near the stream. E4 stopped and the crew checked to make sure no one had gone through the ice. The dog was brought to the Hinesburg Veterinary Hospital on Commerce St and the owner contacted.
Feb 16 1:37pm. Swamp Rd for a CO detector sounding. The cause was a malfunctioning hot water heater in the garage. The propane tank was turned off and the residence ventilated to zero on our CO meter.
Feb 17 12:06pm. Chestnut Street St George for a broken water pipe. HFD located a leaking water pipe under the trailer with no shut off. The park property maintenance office was contacted.
Feb 18 11:13pm. Ledgewood Lane for a reported chimney fire. Crews laddered the roof and checked the chimney from inside and outside. Investigation found smoke leaking from joints in the chimney pipe.
Feb 22 9:10am. CVU for a fire alarm. No alarms were sounding on arrival. Investigation determined there was a technician on site doing alarm testing and failed to notify Dispatch.
Feb 23 9:43am. North and Richmond Roads for power lines down. On arrival, crews located a mobile home which had left the road while being towed, striking a power pole, snapping it about halfway. HFD closed the road while the power company responded and replaced the pole.
Feb 23 2:22pm. One car crash at 1067 Silver St. A vehicle had left the road, hitting a fence and rock wall. The operator was treated by Hinesburg EMS and transported to UVMMC by Richmond.
Feb 26 1:00pm. Mutual aid to Bert White Rd Huntington for a structure fire. Engine 4 and Tanker 1 responded with full crews. The crew of E4 assisted with fire attack and W1 with water supply. The fire was contained to the garage by responders. Hinesburg was back in quarters and in service about 4:00pm.
Feb 27 12:17am. One car crash at Shelburne Falls and Ballard’s Corner Roads. One vehicle hit a telephone pole near the corner, snapping the pole about 12-18 inches off the ground. The operator refused medical treatment. GMP was contacted to replace the pole. HFD closed the road pending GMP arriving with a new pole and establishing their traffic control.
Be careful with outdoor burning. Keep piles away from structures and low hanging branches.
Please do not forget to call for a burn permit.