Tag Archives: Fire

New Killington fire station proposed
Local News
June 21, 2017

New Killington fire station proposed

Citizen committee selects top site after considering a dozen

By Polly Lynn Mikula

KILLINGTON—Do we really need a new fire station? Was the first question the Fire Department Facility Review Committee asked themselves when they formed in December 2014.

Two and a half years later,…

Rutland fire chief, city reach “separation agreement”
Local News
June 14, 2017

Rutland fire chief, city reach “separation agreement”

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND—Rutland City Fire Chief Michael Jones and the mayor reached an agreement that will see the chief depart his post at the end of this month.

Outgoing city Fire Chief Michael Jones will receive more than $35,000 as part of…

News Briefs
June 8, 2017

Red Cross assisting after two-house fire in Wallingford

WALLINGFORD—The American Red Cross responded to a home fire on Church St. in Wallingford Tuesday night, May 30, that displaced two adults and two cats.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers have met with the residents and have ensured everyone has a safe place to sleep and has food,…

“Fire” delivers sizzlin’ performance
May 3, 2017

“Fire” delivers sizzlin’ performance

Rutland City Fire Department,  GMP win first Lip Sync Battle

By Polly Lynn Mikula

UPDATE, MAY 10: The event raised over $16,000 for Wonderfeet Kid’s Museum.

On Saturday night, April 29, eight teams battled it out at the inaugural Lip Sync Battle at the Paramount Theatre…

State News
March 29, 2017

Fire Marshal’s report highlights fire damage and safety efforts

Vermont’s 232 fire departments responded to an average of 3,000 emergency calls per month in 2016, according to an annual report released by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The report contains information from over 45,000 recorded emergency incidents. Those calls were not only…

News Briefs
February 8, 2017

Investigators seek info on Fair Haven fire

FAIR HAVEN—Investigators are looking into a fire that occurred at an unoccupied building in Fair Haven early Sunday morning, Feb. 5. Firefighters with the Fair Haven Volunteer Fire Department were notified at approximately 1:15  a.m. of a structure fire at 8 Union Street in Fair…

Local News
February 1, 2017

Fire department moves forward on new trucks, fire station

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—At the Killington Select Board meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Killington Volunteer Fire Department updated the town on new fire trucks and the opportunity for a new fire station on Killington Road (known locally as the Access Road). Chief Gary Roth said…

Local News
December 21, 2016

Fire damages dorm

CASTLETON—Firefighters from Castleton and Poultney responded to a reported structure fire at Castleton University in the Adams dormitory building located off South St. on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15. Initial alarm activation in the building was followed up with 911 calls for an active fire on…

News Briefs
December 7, 2016

Rutland Fire Department responds to smoke on Center Street downtown

By Evan Johnson RUTLAND — Firefighters with the Rutland Fire Department responded to smoke in downtown Rutland Sunday afternoon, which closed a portion of Center Street. After investigation, the smoke was determined to have been caused by an improperly functioning woodstove in a restaurant. Rutland…