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firefighters http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1584/all en Fire departments honor top members an annual dinner http://addisonindependent.com/201501fire-departments-honor-top-members-annual-dinner <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28181" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201501fire-departments-honor-top-members-annual-dinner"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/firefighters3291WarnerStarksboro.thumbnail.jpg" alt="firefighters3291WarnerStarksboro.jpg" title="firefighters3291WarnerStarksboro.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MITCH HORNER OF Starksboro, right, was chosen as Firefighter of the Year. Independent photos/Zach Despart </div> </div> </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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; 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.</p> <p> Featured guest Lt. Gov. Phil Scott thanked the hundreds of firefighters, all in their dress uniforms, for helping out in their respective communities.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28182">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501fire-departments-honor-top-members-annual-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ACFA awards Featured firefighters Phil Scott Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:03:24 +0000 Zach Despart 28182 at http://addisonindependent.com Weybridge barn destroyed by fire http://addisonindependent.com/201412weybridge-barn-destroyed-fire <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 Staff </div> </div> </div> <p> WEYBRIDGE &mdash; Around 20 Weybridge and New Haven firefighters responded to a blaze this morning that destroyed a horse barn at 1572 Quaker Village Road.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 9 a.m., according to Weybridge Fire Chief Bill Sinks. By then, the barn was fully involved.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> &ldquo;There was nothing we could really do to save the building,&rdquo; Sinks said of the roughly 30-foot-by-40-foot structure. He identified the owner as Cindy Strate.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27633">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412weybridge-barn-destroyed-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weybridge fire firefighters horse barn New Haven weybridge Mon, 29 Dec 2014 20:53:20 +0000 John Flowers 27633 at http://addisonindependent.com County firefighters honored for their dedicated service http://addisonindependent.com/201301county-firefighters-honored-their-dedicated-service <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15037" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201301county-firefighters-honored-their-dedicated-service"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/firefighter3728.thumbnail.jpg" alt="firefighter3728.jpg" title="firefighter3728.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ADDISON COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS Association President David Shaw presents a plaque to Addison firefighter Buster Grant thanking him for his 40 years of service as the association treasurer at last week’s ACFA annual meeting in Vergennes. Independent photo/Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </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> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Lt. Gov. Phil Scott knows what it means to have one&rsquo;s life upended by a fire. A year ago a fire struck his business, DuBois Construction, in Middlesex.</p> <p> 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.</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/15038">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301county-firefighters-honored-their-dedicated-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Addison County Firefighters Association firefighters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:31:38 +0000 Addison Independent 15038 at http://addisonindependent.com Local firefighters earn honors http://addisonindependent.com/201208local-firefighters-earn-honors <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13060" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208local-firefighters-earn-honors"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Garrow Elwell Jackman.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Garrow Elwell Jackman.jpg" title="Garrow Elwell Jackman.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will Elwell, Paul Garrow and Justin Jackman </div> </div> </div> <p> BENNINGTON &mdash; County firefighters won three of the 10 major statewide awards handed out at the Vermont State Firefighters Association&rsquo;s annual convention, which was hosted by the Bennington Fire Department on Aug. 17, 18 and 19.</p> <p> Two were members of the Bristol Fire Department.</p> <p> Justin Jackman was named the Emergency Maintenance Technician of the Year.</p> <p> Cadet Will Elwell earned the distinction of Junior Firefighter of the Year.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13061">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208local-firefighters-earn-honors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Addison County Firefighters Association Featured fire departments firefighters Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:10:34 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 13061 at http://addisonindependent.com New Haven firefighters douse home blaze http://addisonindependent.com/201208new-haven-firefighters-douse-home-blaze <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; 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.</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/12787">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208new-haven-firefighters-douse-home-blaze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven fire firefighters Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:56:29 +0000 Andrew Stein 12787 at http://addisonindependent.com