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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March 2022
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.

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.

The State of Vermont allows burning of 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.

Call Log

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.

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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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