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Bristol fire crew stops power line fire

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — A Bristol family is grateful to the swift action of the Bristol Fire Department in its response to a blaze that started as a result of the Oct. 30 windstorm.

David A. Livingston said that the gales that reached 80 mph in many place in Vermont early last Monday pulled an electric cable from a barn at the home of his father, David, and his wife, Wendy, off Hardscrabble Road.

“At 2:30 a.m. a power line got ripped off the barn,” the younger Livingston said.

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Bristol-area fire departments launch food drive

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The 10th annual Fill the Firehouse food drive to benefit the Have A Heart Food Shelf in Bristol will take place Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m.-noon.

Each Firehouse in the five-town area — Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro — will be open and accepting donations of non-perishable items. There will also be a drop off site in front of Shaw’s in Bristol.

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Firefighters spend two days on Deer Leap battling mountain fire

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Firefighters worked for close to 48 hours over the past weekend to contain and control a fire atop Hogback Mountain. The fire burned across two to three acres in an area situated just north of Deer Leap at an elevation of around 1,800 feet.

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Thanksgiving blaze offers more reasons to be grateful

Posted on December 1, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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STARKSBORO — Starksboro resident Lausanne Allen had a little something else to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: her home didn’t burn down.

As they exited the house on Frank Orvis Road to join friends down the street for their Thanksgiving feast, she and husband Brian Anderson noticed smoke pouring out of their adjacent workshop building.

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State firefighter group honors Bristol's best

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BENNINGTON — On Saturday, Aug. 13, the Vermont State Firefighters Association (VSFA) held its 127th annual conference in Bennington. Each year the VSFA Recognition and Awards committee must select from hundreds of nominations received by fire departments from all around the state. At this year’s annual banquet and recognition ceremony the members of the Bristol Fire Department were well recognized for their commitment and dedication to the department.

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Bristol fire chief earns firefighter award

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The Vermont American Legion has named Bristol Fire Chief Brett LaRose the 2016 Firefighter of the Year.

“I’m honored. It’s unexpected. And I’m just truly honored that my peers thought enough of me and my efforts to submit my name for this award,” said LaRose. “I think of all the qualified candidates whose names must have been submitted to be recipients of this award, and the fact that they selected my name it just kind of takes me back.”

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