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Hundreds gather to honor beloved county firefighter Bob Jenkins

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Firefighters from all corners of Addison County and beyond converged on Ferrisburgh this past Sunday, Dec. 3, to help one of their own celebrate a national tribute earned through years of selfless service to others.

They wore different uniforms, but they were all part of the same family, honoring Bob Jenkins — a 49-year member of the Ferrisburgh Fire Department and a man who has helped train generations of area firefighters.

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Vergennes and Ferrisburgh firefighters earn statewide recognition

Posted on July 31, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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ADDISON COUNTY — Firefighters Robert Jenkins of Ferrisburgh and Brian Fraser of Vergennes bring different strengths to their respective departments. But they share at least one characteristic: dedication to service to their communities.

Jenkins’s and Fraser’s service and skills were recognized this month when the Vermont State Firefighters Association gave two of the organization’s top seven statewide awards to the these men.

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County firemen earn statewide recognition

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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ADDISON COUNTY — When a fire destroyed the Blue Spruce Motel in Middlebury on July 12, volunteers from seven area fire departments responded with many firefighters going beyond the call of duty. The Addison County fire service was working like a well-oiled machine to ensure that citizens were safe and property damage was kept to a minimum.

It was this type of selfless hard work that earned four county firefighters from three departments recognition from a statewide organization earlier this month.

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A Salute to Firefighters

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Fire departments honor top members an annual dinner

Posted on January 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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FERRISBURGH — Members of each of the 17 county fire departments turned out for the annual Addison County Firefighters Association meeting this past Wednesday evening at the Eagles Club in Ferrisburgh, during which the organization honored several firefighters for their service.

Featured guest Lt. Gov. Phil Scott thanked the hundreds of firefighters, all in their dress uniforms, for helping out in their respective communities.

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Weybridge barn destroyed by fire

Posted on December 29, 2014 |
By Addison Independent Staff



WEYBRIDGE — Around 20 Weybridge and New Haven firefighters responded to a blaze this morning that destroyed a horse barn at 1572 Quaker Village Road.

Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 9 a.m., according to Weybridge Fire Chief Bill Sinks. By then, the barn was fully involved.

“There was nothing we could really do to save the building,” Sinks said of the roughly 30-foot-by-40-foot structure. He identified the owner as Cindy Strate.

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County firefighters honored for their dedicated service

Posted on January 21, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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VERGENNES — Lt. Gov. Phil Scott knows what it means to have one’s life upended by a fire. A year ago a fire struck his business, DuBois Construction, in Middlesex.

In his keynote address at the Addison County Firefighters Association annual meeting at the Eagles Club in Vergennes last Wednesday evening, Scott shared his personal experience of the dedication and bravery of Vermont firefighters. He recounted the heroic efforts he witnessed as firefighters worked through the night and over the course of several days responding to flare-ups.

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Local firefighters earn honors

Posted on September 3, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BENNINGTON — County firefighters won three of the 10 major statewide awards handed out at the Vermont State Firefighters Association’s annual convention, which was hosted by the Bennington Fire Department on Aug. 17, 18 and 19.

Two were members of the Bristol Fire Department.

Justin Jackman was named the Emergency Maintenance Technician of the Year.

Cadet Will Elwell earned the distinction of Junior Firefighter of the Year.

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New Haven firefighters douse home blaze

Posted on August 9, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



NEW HAVEN — No one was injured in a Sunday morning fire at a New Haven home, and New Haven Fire Chief Alan Mayer said damage to the residence could have been much worse.

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