In an emergency call 9-1-1
Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department
1726 Roxbury Road
Roxbury, VT 05669
Non-Emergency Ph: (802) 485-6555
Timothy Martin, Sr., Fire Chief/Fire Warden
Mike Dickinson, Assistant Fire Chief
Don Randall, Secretary / 2nd Assistant Fire Chief
Clarence Baker, Fire Fighter
Leonard Davis, Fire Fighter
Walter French, Fire Fighter
Brian Hedding, Fire Fighter
Danny Hedding, Fire Fighter
Jason Maxham, Fire Fighter
Fire protection services are provided by the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department. It currently has 8 active volunteers that are on call to respond to fire emergencies and ambulance assists. Roxbury is a member of the Capitol Fire Mutual Aid System, 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. To find out more, call Tim Martin: (802) 485-6555.
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.
Need to burn a large brushpile or bonfire? PLAN AHEAD!
Bonfires and large burn-piles require a Burn Permit beforehand. Burning debris is the most common cause of wildland fires in Vermont.
Contact Tim Martin (802) 485-6555 or Don Randall (802) 485-8341.
Permits are also available from Tim during office hours at:
Tim Martin’s Auto, 1784 Roxbury Road, Roxbury VT.
Open burning of trash is never allowed in Vermont. The burning of garbage, tires, rubber, plastic, waste oil, asphalt materials, asbestos, pressure-treated wood, and plywood are all prohibited.
Wildlands fire prevention: VT Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation.
Wildland Fire Seasons info page.
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.
Winter is a critical time to have carbon monoxide detectors working in your home. Questions? Contact Tim Martin (802) 485-6555.