Posts filed under: Fire & Rescue

Public Safety Log: March 8

As submitted from the Shelburne Police Department Wednesday, Feb. 1 09:03 Medical assist Raymond Rd., Ferrisburgh. Charlotte Rescue paramedic assisted Vergennes Rescue at a medical call. The patient was transported...

Open house reveals aging equipment and innovations in firefighting

Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Bright and early Saturday morning Rebekah Lucia, 9, and Nevaeh Dykema, 10, grabbed hand towels at the Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Station...

Multiple crashes close I-89 exit 13

Ice wreaked havoc across Chittenden County last night including downed power lines in Shelburne and a 13-vehicle pileup on Interstate 89 at exit 13. Numerous crashes took place between 4:30...

Public Safety Log: Dec. 10 – Dec. 30

As submitted by the Shelburne Police Department Saturday, Dec. 10 14:48 Medical assist Armory Lane, Vergennes. Charlotte Rescue assisted Vergennes Rescue at a medical call. The patient was transported to...

Public Safety Log, Nov. 5 – Nov. 18

As submitted by the Shelburne Police Department Saturday, Nov. 5 to Friday, Nov. 18 Saturday, Nov. 5 07:14 Medical Call Upper Old Town Trail, Charlotte. 911 caller reported an untimely...

Fire department acquires new rescue boat

Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Water rescue distress calls on Lake Champlain in Charlotte will be easier to handle now that the fire department has purchased an enclosed, heavy-duty...

CVFD: Preventing Chimney Fires

By Jon Davis, Lt. CVFD A goal of Charlotte Fire & Rescue is to reduce the potential for an emergency at your home. Unfortunately we respond to multiple chimney fires...

Charlotte Volunteer Fire looks to recruit a few good women

You don’t have to be a 6-foot-5 burly young man to be a firefighter, and the Charlotte Fire Department can prove it. Three amazing young women have recently joined the...

A day to remember

Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services paid tribute to our veterans at this year’s Vergennes Memorial Day Parade....

Mike Cook surprised with Community Citizenship award at Grange

On May 16, Mike Cook was celebrated with a Community Citizenship Award for over 40 years of service as a volunteer firefighter. Presented annually by the Charlotte Grange, the award...

Operation Rescue

In advance of Town Meeting Day, Charlotters who examine the Town Report will discover a 2016-17 proposed budget for Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (CVFRS) that is essentially flat...

Crash north of Barber Cemetery

On Feb. 6 at 2:30 p.m., teams from CVFRS and Shelburne Police Dept. responded when the driver of a car fell asleep, lost control and hit a tree on Greenbush...

Respect my authority?    

Charlotters will understand that this issue facing our neighbors to the north is reflective of broader implications about the railroad’s “federal preemption” claim, which enables zoning permits to be bypassed....

6th Annual Fire & Ice Dinner, Jan. 9

On Saturday,  Jan. 9 Charlotte Fire and Rescue is holding the 6th annual Fire & Ice dinner dance at the Old Lantern in Charlotte. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar from 6 p.m. Steak, chicken,...

Holiday safety tips

It is holiday time and with all the excitement and activities, here are a few home safety reminders to keep you and your family members safe…and they might even prevent...

CCS boiler leak prompts school wide evacuation

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, just after 11:30 a.m., fire and emergency crews were summoned to inspect a reported antifreeze spill from the furnace at Charlotte Central School. ...

Training burn on Carpenter Road

On August 22, the Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department burned a house at 200 Carpenter Road for training. The property was donated by Renault Lussier of Charlotte. ...