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safety http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1018/all en Clippings: 911 house number signs save lives http://addisonindependent.com/201503clippings-911-house-number-signs-save-lives <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29248" style="width: 64px;"><a href="/201503clippings-911-house-number-signs-save-lives"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Conlon, Peter_5196.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Conlon, Peter_5196.jpg" title="Conlon, Peter_5196.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="64" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Peter Conlon </div> </div> </div> <p> A few days ago, the Middlebury ambulance and Cornwall First Response were called to a home on Route 30 for a man described by the dispatcher as &ldquo;unresponsive.&rdquo;</p> <p> As a volunteer firefighter, I put on my shoes and coat and headed out to see if I could help. Thanks to 911 numbering of residences, I knew about where the house was, and assumed I could pin it down once in the area. I started rehearsing in my head the CPR training we receive every other year. Thirty compressions, two breaths.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29210">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503clippings-911-house-number-signs-save-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion 911 fire safety signs Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:14:38 +0000 Zach Despart 29210 at http://addisonindependent.com Highway fatalities in 2014 http://addisonindependent.com/201501highway-fatalities-2014 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27912" style="width: 110px;"><a href="/201501highway-fatalities-2014"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/DeathChart.thumbnail.jpg" alt="DeathChart.jpg" title="DeathChart.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="110" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; Preliminary reports indicate a significant reduction in fatalities on Vermont&rsquo;s highways in 2014 according to the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance (VHSA). The unofficial total of fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes in Vermont for 2014 was 43 (32 vehicle operators, six passengers and five pedestrians). This is a 38-percent reduction from 2013, which saw 70 fatalities on Vermont&rsquo;s highways. Of the 43 fatalities, 46 percent were unbelted, about 25 percent involved drugs or alcohol and about 25 percent involved speeding.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27913">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501highway-fatalities-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County driving Featured safety Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:41:58 +0000 Zach Despart 27913 at http://addisonindependent.com VTrans eyes installation of Route 7 rumble stripes http://addisonindependent.com/201409vtrans-eyes-installation-route-7-rumble-stripes <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Addison County Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday, Sept. 17, will host a public information meeting about the impending installation of centerline rumble stripes on Route 7 south of Middlebury to Brandon.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25585">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409vtrans-eyes-installation-route-7-rumble-stripes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County driving Rumble strips safety VTrans Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:25:45 +0000 Zach Despart 25585 at http://addisonindependent.com Strainers 101: New Haven River http://addisonindependent.com/201110strainers-101-new-haven-river <p> Breaking from tradition, I recently paddled somewhere other than Otter Creek. My sister, the illustrious raft guide, was visiting and we settled on the not-so-tame New Haven River.</p> <p class="rtecenter"> <img alt="" src="/files/images/IMG_0190.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/9587/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/9587">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201110strainers-101-new-haven-river" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Outside canoe safety strainer whitewater Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Christian Woodard 9587 at http://addisonindependent.com