CVFRS rescue logs for November,2020
Driving by the Charlotte Town Beach I noticed a little ice forming on the edge of Lake Champlain on this calm, cold January day. I wondered if the lake would freeze over this year. My mind wandered back to February 22, 1988, when the headlines of the Burlington Free Press screamed, “ICE FISHERMEN SAVED, 23 snatched by helicopter from drifting ice on lake.” I came home and pulled out from my files a story that I had written that summer based on an interview with Fred Wedge, an ice fisherman on that ice floe and an East Charlotte resident. I think his harrowing story is important to share, both as a warning and as an inspiration.
At the Jan 9 members meeting, the following members received promotions: Devin St. George – Battalion Chief Suppression and…
On the afternoon of January 8th, 2019 at approximately 1:15 PM Charlotte Fire and Rescue was dispatched to assist Shelburne Fire Department at a possible structure fire.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, George Ruhe, 67, went missing from the Point Bay Marina on Thompson’s Point Road in Charlotte. Late Thursday afternoon, Oct. 25, a dive team recovered Ruhe’s body from Town Farm Bay near the marina. Ruhe’s body was then transferred to the chief medical examiner’s office in Burlington, where the cause of his death was determined to be accidental drowning.
On the late morning of Aug. 22 police and rescue crews were dispatched to Cheesefactory Road in Shelburne for a dog that was stuck between two rocks.
Charlotte Vol Fire & Rescue is hosting a series of blood pressure clinics at Town Hall and the Library this month as part of their HeartSafe Community education program. Clinic dates and times are as follows:
On the morning of December 11, Charlotte Fire and Rescue received a call that a dog had fallen through the ice on Charlotte Pond, off Guinea Road. Fire and Rescue responded quickly because they were nearby dealing with a motor-vehicle accident on Spear Street.
All you children get your lists ready. Santa Claus is making a pit stop at the Charlotte Fire and Rescue on Sunday, December 10th from 1pm – 3pm. He will be visiting our volunteer fire fighters and Rescuers. They have been very, very good and he decided that they deserved a visit. So don’t forget to bring your list and a canned good for the Charlotte Food Shelf. File photo from Charlotte Fire and Rescue
When Adrianna comes to CVFRS for training nights on Wednesdays, she always brings her big smile and quick laugh. She was born in Burlington and grew up alongside her brother who recently moved to New Hampshire. Her dad, who makes hundreds of customers happy at Curtis Lumber, and her mom, who has run a day care for 32 years, have been married 34 years. Adrianna thinks of them as great role models.
Marc was born in Winthrop, Maine, in 1994 and is the eldest of two boys. His father is a chemical engineer for a paper company. His mother, who must be a very special individual, is a teacher of children with challenging behavioral needs. Marc’s fondest memories as a child were waterskiing and being out on the lake with his brother and father.
With the change of new folks who work at Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services and many consistent per diems doing shifts, we would like to introduce rescue and fire personnel. This week, please meet Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Mike Kelleher.
On the afternoon of Aug. 31, 2017, a Swiftwater Rescue component of the Vermont Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 was deployed to Texas to assist with Hurricane Harvey.