Keegan Sullivan, Dylan Montagu, and Andrew L'Roe are the lastest member of the Middlebury Fire Department to complete the Vermont Fire Academy Firefighter 1 program. Congratulations gentlemen!
On Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018 the Middlebury Fire Department took delivery of a new ladder truck. The truck is a HME Ahrens-Fox Model HAF111L 111’ rear mounted aerial ladder on a Spectr Chassis built by HME, Inc. of Wyoming, Michigan. The truck was purchased through Lakes Region Fire Apparatus of Tamworth, NH, Glenn Davis salesman.
The truck has a 6 person custom cab with a stainless steel body, powered by a Cummins ISX-15 600hp motor and a Allison 4000EVS automatic transmission. The frame rails, torque box and outriggers have been galvanized to better protect against the winter elements. The truck has a full LED lighting package including driving, warning and scene lights. The truck is equipped with an Onan 8000w hydraulic generator and also a Ramsay 9000# winch, receiver mountable on all 4 sides of the truck.
The new truck utilizes smart aerial technology with features like auto stor and anti-collision. The aerial also has a pre-piped waterway with a remote controlled Akron automatic nozzle and has tip creeper controls to allow a firefighter at the top of the ladder to make adjustments to the ladder positioning. The truck has been equipped with a compliment of power and hand tools to make it a very useful apparatus on a fire scene.
The committee that designed the truck were Asst. Chief Myron Selleck, Captain Jeff Carpenter, Captain Kirk Gallipo and Captain Scott Selleck.
The Middlebury Fire Department and Battell Hose Company (BHC) held their joint annual awards banquet on December 2, 2017 at the American Legion Post 27 in Middlebury. The dinner was attended by current, former, and life members of the Middlebury Fire Department, as well as by the members of the board of directors of the Battell Hose Company, and guests.
Life and current members, along with members of the BHC board, received challenge coins.
Mark Bouvier, retired chief of the Bristol Fire Department and Tom Estey, chief of the Starksboro Fire Department were awarded honorary membership in the department.
The following awards were presented:
5 Years of Service
10 Years of Service
20 Years of Service
30 Years of Service
The Ralph E. Hayes Training Award
Members of the ladder truck committee and the chief are at HME in Wyoming Michigan, to inspect the new ladder truck and for a factory tour.
Halloween night from 5 pm to 8 pm Members of the Fire Department will be at station one , 5 Seymour Street Middlebury to hand out goodies to all that stop by . Please make it part of your night
Donald Patterson received the Vermont state firefighter of the year for 2017
Members of the Middlebury Fire Department marched in the Middlebury Memorial Day Parade on May 29, 2017 to honor and remember those who died while serving our country.
Lieutenant Jeff Carpenter was recognized by the Middlebury College First Responders student group for his work as the club’s faculty advisor. The award was presented by Middlebury College student and firefighter Alex Browne at the inaugural Middlebury College First Responders’ banquet held on May 5th at the Kirk Alumni Center. In addition to serving as an officer with the MFD, Jeff is also the James B. Jermain Professor of Political Economy and International Law at the College; and Alex is a Physics major in the class of 2018.
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