EMERGENCY? CALL 9-1-1
Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department
1726 Roxbury Road
Roxbury, VT 05669
Assistant Fire Chief
OUR FIREFIGHTING TEAM
Forest Fire Warden:
Tim Martin (802) 485-6555
Ass’t. Forest Fire Warden:
Don Randall (802) 485-8341
Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department Seeks New Members
The Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department seeks new members to participate in bimonthly meetings and emergency responses. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Sundays at 7PM. To learn more, email RVFD Chief Mike Dickinson.
BE FIREPLACE SAFE!
Wood chopped? Check. Fireplace ready? Check. Chimney cleaned? Umm. Creosote build-up is a common cause of fires in the colder months. Make sure to get your furnaces serviced and your chimneys cleaned before the cold snap hits.
Fire protection services are provided by the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department. It currently has 9 active volunteers who are on call to respond to fire emergencies and ambulance assists. Roxbury is a member of the Capital Fire Mutual Aid District, consisting of 27 towns in Central Vermont.
The Town of Roxbury has automatic response agreements with Northfield Fire Department. Currently 6 members are certified in State of Vermont Fire Training. The Fire Department is
always looking for volunteers.
Contact Don Randall at (802) 485-8341.
The 3-bay Roxbury Fire Department facility was constructed in 1960/2000. There are currently five dry hydrant installations in Roxbury, with a new installation on Bull Run Rd.
Burn Permits and Brush Burning
Need to burn a large brushpile or bonfire? PLAN AHEAD!
Burning debris is the most common cause of wildland fires in Vermont. Outside fires always need a burn permit unless there is snow on the ground.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Contact Don Randall (802) 485-8341.
Permits are also available from Tim during office hours at:
Tim Martin’s Auto, 1784 Roxbury Road, Roxbury VT.
Smoke Detectors Save Lives
Since 1994, Vermont law requires smoke detectors(alarms)/carbon monoxide detectors be installed in single-family dwellings. Smoke alarms have been required in multi-family and rental dwellings for more than 30 years.
Photoelectric-only type smoke alarms are required to be installed in the vicinity of any bedrooms and on each level of a dwelling. New dwellings must have alarms directly wired to the building electrical service and have a battery backup.
Dwellings that are sold or transferred after January 1, 2009 are required to have photoelectric and carbon monoxide alarms installed and working. The ideal is to have a mix of ion and photoelectric alarms in your home.
Every dwelling should have fire extinguishers. An A-B-C fire extinguisher puts out most fires. A is ordinary combustibles like wood, paper, and cloth; B is flammable liquids, such as gasoline or cooking oil; and C is live electricity. Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen, upstairs hallways, or any place where fire may hinder escape. Don’t forget barns, sheds, and other out-dwellings.
How to choose a fire extinguisher.
Have a Fire Escape Plan in Place
Always have an escape plan for your home. Review and test it with your family. Don’t forget your pets need to get out too.
Safety in the home info page.