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Costly Fire in Fairfax
Fairfax Flu Clinic November 4th
Missing Fairfax Man Found Dead
2014 Fairfax Fire Department Calcutta

Fairfax Fire Chief Steps Down
Justin Hayes accepts job offer in Tennessee.
Tom Snyder is the new Acting Chief.
Our Fairfax Fire & Rescue Personel

Algae Alert for St. Albans Bay
West Nile Virus in St. Albans
Man Dies from St. A. Apartment Fire

Summer Fire Safety Tips - Please Read !
Explosion & Fire in St. Albans
Seven Firefighters Hit By Lightning

Fairfax Fire New ISO Audit Improves
"This is a monumental improvement"
Fairfax Fire Chief Justin Hayes
Thanks to the Fairfax Fire Department !
Fairfax Fire Department Awards

Chemical Spill at Tractor Supply
Hazmat was on the scene in St. Albans.
Knife Drawn at Northwest Emergency Room
It appears a couch caused the accidents on I-89
last week and a Fairfax duo may be involved.
MVA Causes Fairfax Power Outage
Spring Clean-Up / Open Burn

A plane crashed near Exit 21 in Highgate on I-89
Small plane, single engine, big fire.
Someone parachuted out before the crash.
Man Killed in Fletcher Logging Accident
A very sad Friday in Fairfax, Vermont.
Fairfax Blaze Kills One (WPTZ)
from the St. Albans Messenger
One Dead in Fairfax Fire
Obituary for Leo J. Benoit

Check the Lamoille River Level
Franklin County Flooding Rescue !
Goose Pond Road (3 places)
River Road (at Shepardson Hollow)
Hunt Street at Lamoille Road.
Four families are isolated on Lamoille Road
Too Much Water for a Beaver
At Issue - Flooding Concerns in Vermont
Vermont Spring Flooding Preparedness
New Warnings About Dangerous Ice

2013 Fairfax Fire Department Awards

Kittens Rescued from Winooski Fire

Car vs. Westford House
Fairfax Rescue responded

One Vehicle Accident on North Main
Fire Destroys Historic Fairfax Home
Goose Pond Road Structure Fire

Unattended Train Kills Five in Quebec
Big Train Crash in Quebec
Big Plane Crash in San Francisco
Flash Floods in Chittenden County

Fourth of July Fireworks in Milton
Fireworks Safety - Please Read
Fireworks Incident at Airborne Speedway
Burlington Fireworks Light Up the Sky
Although we actually received more rain in June
than in May, June was the second rainiest June
in history and May was the rainiest May.
Truck Driver Saved Lives
Winooski bridge accident could have been worse.

A tractor trailer jack-knifed on Route 104
in Cambridge at the junction of Route 15
blocking traffic for a couple hours Wednesday.
One Lane Is Now Open !
Vehicles southbound on I-89 had to exit at
Exit 16 due to an accident last night after
a tractor trailer went over the bridge.
Fire Destroys Barn in Sheldon

Several Crashes on Vermont Roads Friday
Fairfax Rescue responded to Westford Friday.
I-89 was backed up after a wild accident Friday.

Morrisville Home Explodes
Woman Dies on Route 104 in Cambridge

St. Albans Home Destroyed by Fire
House Fire in Georgia
Fairfax assisted at the unoccupied dwelling
Car Fire on Main Street in Fairfax

Food Venture Building Used in Exercise
The Food Venture building at the blinking
light on Main Street was the scene of a
Search & Rescue training night for the
Fairfax Fire Department complete with fog
and radio frequency emergency calls.
Special thanks to owner Gabe Handy !
Winds Whip Up Fire in Fletcher
Heavy winds knocked down a tree and a power
line in Fletcher Thursday, sparking a brush
fire and Fairfax Fire Department responded.
Power was knocked out to several residences.
More from WCAX
More details from Chief Justin Hayes
Burn Ban Lifted !!!

Fairfax Woman in Cambridge Car Crash

Fatal Crash on Fletcher Road
A young woman from New Jersey died.
A young man from Cambridge was driving.
Our thoughts and prayers to all involved.
More on the story from WCAX

Brandon Gleason Dies in Car Crash
17 year old ballplayer from Enosburgh was
known to many at BFA Fairfax.
Our thoughts and prayers to all involved.
Candlelight Vigil for Enosburgh Teen

Brush Fire on Fox Run Road
Fairfax Fire Department responded along with
Fairfax Rescue on Sunday morning.
Cambridge was also called for back-up.
Fairfax Fire Department was called twice on
Friday to respond to fields on fire.
Fire Destroys Milton Home

Fairfax FD BINGO April 21st
Essex School Bus/S.U.V./Police Cruiser Crash
Georgia Home Destroyed by Fire
Fatal Crash in Sheldon
St. Albans Construction Site Arson

Early Morning Fire in Alburgh

Fairfax Fire Fundraiser March 30th

Fairfax Rescue will not be paying property tax
for the next ten years (2023).
Voters approved the motion 22-1 Tuesday evening.
Special Town Meeting Tuesday
Vote on Fairfax Rescue Tax Exemption

Fairfax Fire Department was training on their
new ladder truck on Saturday at the blinking
yellow light, BFA Fairfax and the adult living
three story building at Fairfax Green.

Second Crash on 104 in North Fairfax
St. Patrick's Day Crash in Fairfax
Georgia Man Critically Injured in Crash

House Fire in Westford

St. Michael's Bus Crash
Flagger Hit - Driver At Large

Ambulance vs. Plow
Fire Damages Westford Condo
Fairfax Fire Department responded to the call.

Vehicle Roll Over on Route 104

Slippery Roads Cause Fatal Crash in Jamaica
Fairfax Fire & Rescue responded to a
chimney fire on Goose Pond Road Sunday.
Fairfax Rescue responded to Michelle Road
yesterday in Fairfax.

Fairfax Fire & Rescue responded to a truck
rollover on Main Street near Ridge Road at
about 2:15pm Monday afternoon.
A chimney fire kept our firefighters busy Monday
night at about 11:00pm.
SUV hits train in Middlesex

Shepardson Hollow Road Structure Fire
Fairfax, Westford and Cambridge Fire Departments
responded to 25 Shepardson Hollow Road at about
2:00am on Thursday morning for a structure fire.
No injuries were reported.

Lost Cross Country Skier Found Safe

Whooping Cough Epidemic in Vermont
Fire in Highgate Gun Shop

Fairfax Fire Celebrates Steve Bessette

Fairfax Fire & Rescue's 2 Employees
by Michelle Monroe - St. Albans Messenger
Fairfax's new firefighter is Dave Raymond.
He started June 4th at the Fairfax Fire House.
Fairfax Rescue is preparing for E-911 signs.
Everyone should have their address displayed.

It's been snowing in Fairfax, Vermont !
Cars were all over the roads November 26th
as Vermont's valleys got their first snow.
An American Red Cross Blood Drive was held
Tuesday, November 27th from 11:00am-4:30pm
at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax.
The need for blood donation has once again
become urgent and blood supplies are low.

Campfire Sparks Westford Fire
Winds Whip Forest Fire in Swanton
Massive Explosion in Springfield, Massachusetts

An accident two miles north of Oakland Station
Road on Route 104 in North Fairfax had rescue
and law enforcement on scene Wednesday.

Sailboat Crash Blocks Interstate !

Earthquake Rocks Northeastern U.S.A.
Flu Shot Clinic at Senior Luncheon
Car Crashes into Goal at Bristol Soccer
1 child, 4 adults reported injured Saturday's
soccer jamboree in Bristol, Vermont.
Carroll Hill Road Accident Details
Montreal Earthquake Felt in Vermont
Open House at Fairfax Fire & Rescue held
Accident on Carroll Hill Road in Fairfax
2 of 3 occupants were taken to the hospital.
A terrible accident in Enosburg last week.
A young boy was killed on a tractor ride.
Fairfax FD held at Zumbathon at BFA Sunday.

Tractor Accident on Boissoneault Road
Injured man has been transported to FAHC.
Two More Vermont Highway Fatalities
Fatal Crash in Coventry
The driver killed in lastís night crash in
Coventry is identified as Tyler Collins, 16,
of Newport Center.
Morrisville 25 Year Old Killed in Crash
Fire in Cambridge
Click Here For Calcutta Information !!!!!.

Fairfax Fire Department Auxiliary held a
benefit BINGO on Sunday the 16th, at 4:00pm at
the Baptist Building on Main Street in Fairfax.

Hikers Injured on Mount Mansfield Friday

Franklin County Arson Spree Under Investigation
A string of fires Thursday in Franklin County.
Structure Fire on Brush Road Wednesday

Fairfax Fire Department held training
with Westford Fire Department. Photos by Mike Cain

Accident in Front of Foothills in Fairfax
Car versus tractor trailer w/ no injuries
An accident in front of Foothiils Bakery on
Main Street had traffic detouring through the
covered bridge Friday in Fairfax.
One large van barely fit through the bridge.
Other larger vehicles are headed back in the
other direction. Fairfax Constable Pete King
was at the scene directing traffic.
Witnesses say fuel and fluids were spilled.

Mock Car Crash at BFA Fairfax
On a sunny and breezy Thursday afternoon, the
Fairfax Fire Department, Fairfax Rescue,
the Franklin County Sheriff's Department
and John Workman, from AW Rich Funeral
made a presentation on a car
that was previously wrecked at BFA Fairfax.
Special thanks to Fairfax Salvage & Repair
for supplying the wrecked automobile.
It's Prom Weekend, let's keep kids safe !
Thanks to all involved, drive cautiously !
Click It or Ticket Campaign This Weekend
Franklin County START - Prom Safety
Fairfax Fire & Rescue responded to a rollover
accident on Fletcher Road Wednesday evening.

House Explodes in Townshend, Vermont

All Clear --- Now Open
Spill Slows Traffic on I-89
One lane southbound between Exits 18 & 19.

Missing Tuber Found & Tubing Tips

Fatal Accident Route 2 in Marshfield
Please, drive safely this holiday season !

Route 15 Re-Opens in Cambridge
Accident near wrong-way bridge.

Huntington Gorge Death
A 24 year old male lost his life Saturday.

Stay cool, stay hydrated, check on elders !

Casella Truck Rolls Over in Fairfax

Forest Fire Tuesday in Groton, Vermont

Woman Dies After Jumping
from moving tractor trailer

Boating Accident on Lake Carmi

Four Year Old's Bucket List
draws world reaction !

Accident on Main Street Saturday

Two ambulances and a fire truck responded to
an apartment near the blinking light Monday
afternoon in Fairfax. Read More.

Missing Person Found !!!

Fairfax Hiker Rescued from Smugglers Notch

A flatbed truck was driving down Federal
Street in St. Albans Friday morning with
a burning couch on the back.
Thursday, a motor vehicle hit a house on
North Main St. in St. Albans.

Accident on 104 at the Country Pantry

Fire Consumes Westford House
Fairfax Fire Department responded.
Family just returning from Florida vacation.

Accident on I-89 at MM 110

Motor Vehicle Accidents on Fletcher Road
One car went off road and hit a telephone pole.
Airbag deployed, unknown injuries.
And just hours later, just up the road,
Second Motor Vehicle Accident
Both accidents were on Fletcher Road Monday.

A brush fire was burning out of control in
Fairfield, near Rugg and St. Pierre Roads.
Fire was headed towards the woods Monday.

I-89 Southbound Accident
It was a triple fatal accident.

House Fire in St. Albans
Georgia Fire Department responded as
back-up to Montagne Road.
Another house fire in Cabot, one dead.

Vermont Increase in Traffic Fatalities

Fairfax Rescue responded to a call on Mountain
View Drive, across from BFA Fairfax as school
was commencing Wednesday. "Nice driving" to all.

Vermont Wildfire Threat Elevated !!!

Motor Vehicle vs. Bicycles on 104
Fairfax Fire & Rescue responded to a motor
vehicle accident Wednesday involving two
bicycles and a motor vehicle on Main St.
near Anderson Road in North Fairfax.

Fairfax Fire & Rescue responded to Snowcrest
Drive in Fairfax Tuesday for a man who had
fallen off a roof. A second man was stuck on
the roof. Ladder One was on the scene.

Missing Cat at Covered Bridge

St. Albans Firefighter Problem

Multi-Vehicle Crash on 104
Henry Raymond was in the crash !
He says he's okay on his website.
Fairfax Fire & Rescue responded to North Main
Street for a multi-vehicle accident at about
11:00am Wednesday with an entrapment.

Fairfax Fire responded to a chimney fire at
about 7:00pm Monday on Buck Hollow Road.
Fairfax Rescue Squad responded to a two car
motor vehicle accident with one vehicle
having rolled with unknown injuries on Sunday
on Route 15 in Westford.

Fairfax Fire & Rescue Auxiliary

Fairfax FD Election of Officers
Thank you to those who risk their lives
to serve their fellow townspeople !
Fairfax Fire Department Awards

Son, 8, Saves Father's Life !

North Hero Summer Home Fire

Georgia Auto Parts Fire
GAP caught fire Friday morning, next to FWSU.

Miracle on Mill Brook Bridge !!!
Icy Conditions on Fairfax Roads
A BFA Fairfax bus slid off Boissoneault Road
in Fairfax at the one lane bridge at about
3:15pm December 19th. All students evacuated
safely from the bus which was hanging about
twenty feet over an icy cold Mill Brook.
Vermont State Police were on the scene later.
Fairfax Fire & Rescue were not called.
Ice Blamed for School Bus Crash

Fire Destroys Dubois Construction

St. Albans DUI & Crash

Accident on 128 in Westford Tuesday
One car tried to pass another car trying to
pass a third car and one car rolled over.

Motor Vehicle Accident in Fairfax

Man Dies in Sheldon Crash

13 Fire Departments Needed in Jericho Fire
Fairfax Fire Departmernt sent two tankers

National Health News
Girl Dies from Peanut Allergy

Fairfax Fire & Rescue responded to
1784 Main Street in Fairfax for a one
vehicle rollover
on Friday morning.
Busy Wednesday for Fairfax Responders
Fairfax Fire Department responded to
Westford for a chimney fire at about 7:40pm.
Fairfax Fire & Rescue responded to the
blinking yellow light on Main Street for
a motor vehicle accident at about 6:30pm.
Earlier, Fairfax Fire responded to a fire
on Colonial Drive.

With temperatures dropping below zero Saturday
night, Henry Raymond reported a chimney fire
in Fletcher had the Fairfax Fire Department
out on a brisk Sunday morning in north Vermont.

Fairfax Fire Department responded to a
motor vehicle accident with no injuries
on Main Street in front of Steeple Market
on Wednesday late in the afternoon.
Operation Happiness calls are over.

Fairfax Rescue responded to the Cambridge
town line on Route 104 for a one vehicle
into a telephone pole. More

St. Albans Thanksgiving Fire
leaves six tenants homeless

Lincoln Street near BFA St. Albans !

Sunday Crash on I-89 near Fairfax

Crash on 104A Sunday night

Bad Crash on Route 2 (Islands)

Driver hospitalized after Georgia rollover

Accidental Shooting in Fairfax
On 10-21-2011 at 10:30pm the Franklin
County Sheriffs Office was notified of a
shooting on the Wilkins Road in Fairfax.
Upon responding Deputies learned that a
male at that location had suffered a gun
shot wound to his body and was transported
to the hospital. The Sheriffs Office with
the assistance of the Vermont State Police
are currently conducting an investigation
into the shooting and advised that it does
not appear that the shooting is suspicious
at this point in the investigation.
Police advise that the 42-year-old resident
that received the gunshot wound has died
from his injuries. More from WCAX

Fairfax Fire Department was called to the
senior living apartments in Fairfax for a
smell of gas. Fuel trucks were filling the
tanks and the Fire Department is clear.
Fairfax Fire & Rescue were called out Sat-
urday for a car accident in Fletcher and
in a second call, a woman was injured in
Buck Hollow.
Please drive safely on slippery roads.

News Briefs
Fairfax Fire & Rescue responded Wednesday
evening to Main Street across from Steeple
Market for a propane leak at a house.
A logging accident caused a power outage
for Fairfax and Fletcher residents.

Overnight fire kills 1 in Morristown
30 people are homeless this morning.

Earthquake Rattles Canadian Border

Fairfax Fire Department responded to
the top of Hunt Street for a chimney fire on
a chilly Saturday evening, September 17th.

Commuters frustrated on I-89
Accident on I-89

Bad Accident in Fairfax
Two cars hit head-on at the junction of
Vermont Routes 104 & 104A Friday afternoon
and one was transported to the hospital with
what are believed to be serious injuries.
No further information at this time.
Thanks to Fairfax Rescue and Fire Departments.

In Texas, 1,554 homes have burned.

Car vs. House on Main Street, Fairfax
Fairfax Fire Department responded to
Joyal Fuels for a strong gasoline smell
on Saturday at about 10:30pm.
Up in Alburg, an 18 month old was run
over in an accident, condition unknown.
In another incident, a man rolled over
his car (DUI) with two children onboard.

Big fire in Burlington

Fairfax Fire & Rescue responded to a
Fire on Fletcher Road Wednesday
No injuries in the unfortunate accident.

Fairfax Rescue Squad Fundraiser
that could actually save you money !

Aerospace Transforms Healthcare in Vermont
by Brian Dubie

Virginia Earthquake Felt in Vermont
Vermont Emergency Management has received
numerous calls from residents who felt shaking
from the earthquake in Virginia today.
VEM has received no immediate reports of
damage or problems attached to the earthquake.

On & Off Vermont Roads
Car Crash in Fairfax

Missing Adult Male FOUND

Fairfax First Responder Course April 2nd

Price Chopper Potato Salad Recall

Fairfax Fire & Rescue Squads responded to
Fletcher Road and Fanton Road for a structure
fire and Buck Hollow Road for a chimney fire
on a cold & windy Sunday afternoon & evening.

On Wednesday afternoon, a tractor trailer
overturned on I-89 causing a shutdown in
the northbound lane.
On Tuesday, a tractor trailer crashed on I-89
just north of the Fairfax Georgia Exit 18.
2 Car Accident on Main Street Fairfax
On Sunday, an accident was reported at
the St. Luke Church area of Main Street.
Vermont State Police St Albans are reporting
a temporary road closure in Swanton on Route
207 by Tractor Supply IS OVER !
Due to a barn fire and the associated
emergency vehicles in the area traffic was
being diverted down Bushey Road.
This was needed to avoid the fire scene
and some loose animals in the roadway.
One DUI ran off the road trying to merge from
I-189 to I-89 North in Burlington.
Another hit a bus with five children onboard
up in Newport Center.

Snowy & Cold in Fairfax & Georgia
Dozens of cars were off I-89 & I-189.
Deep Freeze Grips Vermont
We had a high of one degree yesterday.
Cold Weather Precautions
Start your cars and charge your battery.
Coldest Weather in Two Years Coming
For assistance, Rainville & Sons at 849-6811.

Vermont responds to lower flouride

Please drive safely at all times in Vermont.
Roads Are Very Slippery !!!
An F-250 flipped in Ferrisburgh !
School Van Flips On Ice, Snow in Bethel
A 13 year old boy was struck by a vehicle in
South Hero after returning from ice-fishing.
He is listed in stable condition. Read More.

Weekend Snowstorm Continues in Franklin-1
Snow was falling in Fairfax & Georgia
There have been more accidents than we can count !
I-89 and I-91 in southern Vermont are the worst.
Many accidents resulted in DUI's and tickets.

Massive Craftsbury Barn Fire

Fiery Fairfax Crash Causes Injuries
Vermont State Police Press Release
Operator was a woman from Hardwick.

Fairfax Fire Department responded to
a tree on a powerline at Tabor Hill Road on
Saturday morning in Fairfax.

Global Rafters Rescued in Charlotte

Fairfax Fire Department responded to Buck
Hollow Road Sunday for a structure fire

Calcutta held
Fairfax Fire Department Calcutta

Fairfax Success by Six
Fire & Safety Day at 10:00am Saturday
The winner is ticket number 580957
The gift certificate and the John Deere Toy
can be picked up at the Station on Goodall
Street, Monday through Thursday during regular
business hours. Thanks to all who showed up to
support the Fairfax Fire & Rescue Departments!
Erica Wiggins
Co-Liaison BFA-Fairfax Success by Six

St. Albans owes three firefighters
St. Albans Cuts Firemen Hours

Fairfax Fire Department Responded
to a two car motor vehicle accident on Route
104 in front of Nan's Mobil w/ fluids leaking.
Fairfax Rescue was toned out also. (09/16)

Changing Vermont's EMT Laws

Firefighters learn the dangers of Meth labs

Fairfax Fire & Rescue responded April 7th
to a two car accidnt by the Fairfax Commons.
No injuries, significant damage to one vehicle.

Georgia Fire Department responded to
a logging tractor trailer/car accident on I-89.
Tractor Trailer caught on fire and it spread to
the woods near MM 107N.

Everyone northbound was exiting at Exit 18. More
Story and photos from WCAX

Milton Fire May Have Started in Garage

Nason Street Fire in St. Albans

Quick thinker saves life

Fire Destroys Home in Fairfax (WCAX video)
Fire on Nichols Road in Fairfax

Chimney Fire on Shaw Road in Fletcher
Fairfax Fire Department responded Saturday.

Red Cross CPR Class Sunday Morning
Thanks to Andy Higgins of Fairfax Rescue

Fairfax Fire Department responded to a pellet
stove fire Friday. Fairfax Rescue was out also.
Thanks to those of you who help protect us !
A snowmobile hit a tree in Fletcher last Saturday.

Fire Razes St. Albans Business
Bernard Gage Plumbing & Heating Burned.
BFA St. Albans was closed due to the fire.
Fire complicates life for many

Fire in St. Albans Apartment Building
Some folks had a dramatic escape

Child sparked St. A. apartment fire

Fire Destroys Fairfield Home

St. Albans Fire Forces Evacuations

The Annual Fairfax Fire Department Calcutta
was held Saturday night at Smugglers Notch.
Cambridge Fire Department won the grand prize
and donated half back to Fairfax FD.

Vermont Firefighter Killed Responding to Call

Rescue underway at Huntington Gorge

South Hero Camper Has Swine Flu

Vermont Firefighter Killed in Accident

911 Service Is Restored
849-2773 and 524-2131 are no longer necessary
Copy these numbers for future emergencies
when 911 Service is not functioning.

Motorcycle Accident on Main Street
A girl on a motorcycle is reported to have
come off Fletcher Road onto Main Street in
Fairfax at about 8:00pm and crashed.
Witnesses said she hit, or swirved to miss,
something in the road.

Fairfax CPR Training - July 16

Warning Public Meeting July 7th, 2009
Fairfax Fire District # 2
7:00pm at 38-102 Hawley Road, Fairfax
Business to be transacted:
To only vote for the winning contractor
bidder for bringing the Valley View Home
Owner's Association's expired stormwater
permit into compliance.

Fiery Crash Stops Northway Traffic

Motorcycle vs. Bear on I-93
There's something you don't see everyday.

I-89 Crash in St. Albans

Fatal Accident on Route 104
Dangerous Corner on Main Street Fairfax
from Andy Potter of WCAX Channel 3

Fairfax Fire and Rescue responded to Route 104A
on Monday around 10:30pm. A car struck an
electric pole. No word on injuries.

Fairfax Fire responded to an electrical fire
Saturday afternoon on Main Street in Fairfax.

National Honor Society held a Blood Drive
with Red Sox T-Shirts and more at BFA Fairfax !!!

Fairfax Lost a Great Woman
Sara Rose (Wells) Terrell, 60, of Fairfax,
passed away unexpectedly at Fletcher Allen
Health Care on Thursday May 14th, 2009.
Visiting Hours were Tuesday at AW Rich
Funeral Home on Main Street in Fairfax.
Her funeral was broadcast live on the
Fairfax funeral home's website today.
A procession left AW Rich at 10:30am
to St. Luke Church on Huntville Road for
an 11:00am start of Sara's funeral.
Henry Raymond put together a slide show.

Fairfax FD Responds
Fairfax FD was called to Sterling Ridge Resort
in Jeffersonville, Vermont on Monday.

Saturday Article 4 Fire Truck
from Fairfax Fire Chief Dean Potter
Article # 4 Passed at town meeting !!!
A thank you from Chief Potter

Fairfax Fire Lieutenant Jordan Hayes
Honored in St. Albans

Three Fairfax Fire Calls in 12 Hours !
Fairfax Fire Department and Georgia Fire Department
responded to a fire on Buck Hollow Road in Fairfax
Wednesday night at the home of Steve Overton and
toni stone of wonder works quilts.
toni reports they are well and very grateful.
Fairfax Fire Department was called out again Thursday
morning to Michelle Road and Nichols Road for two
separate chimney fires. Georgia assisted again on
Nichols Road and Westford backed up at Michelle Rd.
Please take a moment to check your house before temps
drop again tonight ! Make sure heaters are free
of clothing and any other burnable materials.

Safety Warning After House Fire

Burn Permits
Fire Warden Duane Leach at 849-6174 days.

Happy Birthday Mike Cain

Fairfax Rescue expands coverage

Man Injured in Bakersfield Fire

Children were able to see and climb on fire trucks
and ambulances along with many other activities
at Fire & Safety Day at the Fairfax
Fire and Rescue Building on Goodall Road on
Saturday, October 13th from 10:00am to 12:00pm.
* All activities are FREE and cater to children ages 6
and under! Contact fairfaxsx6@hotmail.com with questions
about any of the information above or regarding any
Fairfax Success By Six programs.

Visit our website

The Fairfax Fire Department held their
Annual Calcutta on Saturday, October 6th,
at Smugglers Notch

Fairfax Man Killed in Georgia ATV Accident
Essex man killed also in Sand Hill Road accident.
Victims were in young 20's, one with no helmet.
St. Albans Messenger story by Rick Burnham.
Burlington Free Press has more.

Fairfax Fire Department responded to Maple Street
near the covered bridge on Sunday to extinguish
a small fire started by local youths.
911 call came after the youths started throwing paint
cans or other hazardous waste onto the fire.
No parents were at the scene.

Franklin-1 Survives Twister Threat
Thanks to all those who helped after Thursday's storm.
Burlington Electric Department workers were in Fairfax
assisting CVPS in restoring power and anticipated being
in our normally tranquil little hamlet most of the day.
Sam, from Country Pantry servrd up some eggs, home fries,
pancakes, bacon and Vermont Maple Syrup to the many
electricians who had been at it all night.
My stepson, Seth Brownell, is with B.E.D., and I would
like to thank, again, all those who helped.
Georgia still cleaning up

Storm ripped through Georgia Maplefields
Power was out in many places, lines were across roads.
Junction of 104 and 104A was blocked, Rocky Ridge
was blocked, Fairfax Fire Department was working hard.
Vermont State Police were assisting us.
Lines and trees were down at the Fire House.
Active lines were down on Huntville Road.
Route 2 from I-89 to Grand Isle was closed.
Buck Hollow Road was closed.
Sam Webb Road was closed.
No traffic was flowing from 104 to Georgia.
Story from Burlington Free Press
Photos of Fairfax damage by Henry Raymond

Fairfax Fire Department responded to a dryer
fire on Woodward Road. A smoke alarm went off,
the owner called 911 and hit the dryer with a fire
extinguisher, which Fire Chief Dean Potter says pre-
vented the fire from becoming bigger.
Are your batteries working ? Your fire extinguisher ?

Fairfax Fire Department Muster
by Mike Cain
The Fairfax Fire Department won three trophies Saturday
afternoon, July 28th at the Vermont State Firefighters
Association annual muster in Middlebury.
They won First Place in Wet Hose Coupling, and two Third
Place trophies in Portable Pump and SCBA Endurance.
St. Albans Town was on their way to winning it all.
The results:
Fairfax 20.25 seconds
St. Albans Town 20.32
Shrewsbury 20.85
St. A. Town 13.11 seconds
Underhill/Jericho 14.70
Fairfax 16.19
St. A. Town 1:51.99
Shrewsbury 2:03.72
Fairfax 2:04.06
St. A. Town 50 seconds
Middlebury 53
New Haven 1:02
Fairfax 1:07
St. A. Town 32.55 seconds
Shrewsbury 39.19
Underhill/Jericho 39.88
Fairfax 47.85
Photo by Mike Cain

A ladder truck has been donated to the Fairfax
Fire Department by Rett Heald and Tom Hungerford
of St. Albans. The new truck will provide
safety to residents and firefighters alike.
Our firefighters have already begun training.
The ladder extends 100 feet and will make
chimney and barn fires safer, while also
making BFA Fairfax safer. More to come.
Thanks to Rett, Tom and the FxFD.
Ladder truck training in Fairfax
New Ladder Truck Gets First Call

The Fairfax Fire Department trained at
BFA Fairfax Tuesday evening with the new
Fairfax Department Ladder 1.
Photos by Mike Cain

Fairfax Fire Dept. Training Photos

Special thanks to Fairfax Fire Department !!
Justin Hayes New Fairfax Fire Chief
2010 Fairfax Fire Department Awards

2010 FXFD Photos by Mike Cain
Safety Tips from Fairfax Fire Department
Fairfax Fire Department Safety Tips
Heating Safety Tips - Please Read !!!
Annual Fairfax Fire Department Calcutta 2009
Fairfax Fire Department Awards Banquet 2007

Vermont town welcomes market back
BFP article on Steeple Market
WCAX aired a story on Steeple Market.
Steeple Market Fire Stories

Health News
by Chris Santee

Health & General News

Vermont's food system future ?

Operation Happiness in Need !!!

Hannaford's Ground Beef Recall

Study Ranks Vermont # 1 in Health

College Inn Chicken Broth Recall

Some Alka-Seltzer Recalled

Amber Alert Maine Girl Found
Alive and well in Milton, New Hampshire.

Vermont Sends Aid to Flooded Areas
Rhode Island is Underwater
Worst flooding in over 100 years.
Massachusetts and Connecticut are flooded too.
Where's the FEMA Director ?

Operation Holiday Homecoming
Many people from our legislative district have called me concerning the financing of Christmas week home visits for the 700 Vermont National Guard soldiers now in training and scheduled to be deployed in early January. Many of you are aware that the soldiers who are soon to be deployed to Afghanistan will be given a week off from training at Christmas but are on their own to find a ride back to Vermont. I spoke with Senator Shumlin's office and confirmed that he is organizing a non-partisan effort to raise money to pay transportation costs for Vermont National Guard soldiers to return home for Christmas leave. 'Operation Holiday Homecomingí will be administered by the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation, Inc. and is being supported by many Vermonters, including several legislators from Montpelier. We need to raise $315,000 to charter airplanes to bring the 700 Guard soldiers home for Christmas week. The Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible. If you would like to donate to 'Operation Holiday Homecoming' make a check out to Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation, Inc. Be sure to write Operation Holiday Homecoming in the memo space. Mail it to: Operation Holiday Homecoming, PO Box 683, Essex Junction, Vermont 05453. Credit card donations may be made at www.supportvermontguard.org. Rep. Carolyn Branagan
State Officials Warn of Infected Tomatoes
Some were found in Essex

Hannaford Beef Recall

Play Yards Recalled

Health Warning
Wash Hands, Cover Mouths, Don't Share Drinks
Vermont National Guard delivers flu medication

2 Swine Flus at Vermont Schools
Students at MVU and Rutland are at home.

Flu Shots for Seniors in Fairfax

Jonesville Resident Killed in Iraq
Official Statement of Governor Jim Douglas
On the Death of PFC Adam Muller
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
"My thoughts and prayers, and those of every Vermonter,
are with the family and friends of PFC Adam Muller of
the 10th Mountain Division.
Private Muller, a resident of Jonesville and a graduate
of Mount Mansfield Union High School, loved Vermont
and our country very much.
Vermont extends its most sincere condolences to
PFC Mullerís family.
Our state has paid a heavy toll in this war
and we all pray it will soon end."

Habitat for Humanity Starts New Project
Champlain Cruisin'
Franklin Grand Isle Habitat for Humanity held a
Lake Champlain Cruise onboard the Burton Island Runner
with dinner at Camp Kilkare on Saturday, July 21st.
A gourmet dinner was prepared by Bob Santini,
Habitat for Humanity Coin Drop in St. Albans
Across from BFA St. Albans at Rob Cioffi's Office,
Habitat for Humanity collected close to $2,000 from
many generous donations and special thanks to all of
you from Franklin-1 that stopped to contribute.
Both Gary Gilbert and Carolyn Branagan stopped.
4 way tie in "Habitat for Golf" tournament.
Franklin Grand Isle Habitat for Humanity held
a golf tournament on July 7th at Alburg Country Club.
Ben & Jerry's #1, #2 & #3 and Rob Cioffi's team all
finished at 4 under par in the scramble.
Special thanks to Ben & Jerry's for their generous
donation to Franklin Grand Isle Habitat for Humanity.
And for their donation to the Fairfax Recreation
Park Grand Opening earlier in June.
Special thanks to Toni Stone for her generous donation
to the Art Camp for kids at B.F.A. Fairfax.
Special thanks to the Fairfax Business & Professional
for their generous scholarship awarded on
June 17th, at B.F.A. Fairfax.

Biodiesel Fuel Is Coming Quickly in Vermont !!!
Essex Jct., Vermont - The demand for biodiesel has been
growing steadily in Chittenden County and throughout
Vermont as both a heating and transportation fuel.
The Vermont Biofuels Association & Vermont Fuel Dealers
Association are co-sponsoring a Bio-Blending Open
on Tuesday, August 7, from 10:00 until 11:00am
at the Robinson Bulk Plant.
The event will feature a tour of Vermontís first biofuel
blending and distribution facility and formally open the
terminal to begin wholesale distribution of biodiesel
blends to area businesses and residences.
Is Bio-Diesel in our future ?

Let Nature Work for You
Most wastewater runs from homes or businesses
into a sewage treatment plant for cleaning,
but it's not available to everyone.
EcoSolutions offers treatment systems that
use plants to pre-treat wastewater.
Imagine, your flower garden cleaning wastewater
from your home.

Swine Flu News
by Chris Santee

The Vermont Department of Health hosted
a school based H1N1 vaccination clinic at BFA
Fairfax on November 23rd, from 8:30am - 2:00pm.
The vaccine was available to students (pre-k-12),
home schooled students who are part of our
district and eligible staff.
Georgia Elementary & Middle School will host
the vaccination clinic on December 16th.
The vaccine is free of charge. Click for Flu Info
Vaccinations are voluntary
Wash Your Hands Frequently !!!
H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic Finder
Vermont Department of Health

Recalled H1N1 Shots not given at BFA
Glaxo Smith Kline has recalled hundreds of
thousands of H1N1 vaccinations, all of which
were headed to Canada according to Rob Stirewalt
Media Contact for Vermont Department of Health.
Vaccinations in this batch were causing higher
numbers of allergic reactions.

Three Vermont Children Mistakenly Vaccinated
Three separate schools involved in Vermont
BFA Fairfax nurses will see the children with the
signed permission slip in their hand before admin-
istoring any vaccine. BFA is on top of it.
Thanks to Principal Mike Clark for calling.
He also wanted to thank the nurses for the
tremendous job they have done getting ready.
Thanks to Andrea McDonald and Amy Black.

BFA Fairfax: "We seem healthier"
So said the Bullets Principal Monday.
Fairfax Principal Michael Clark is working to find
out if the Department of Health vaccinations
will be postponed.
Georgia (GEMS) reports 11% absent Monday.
Special thanks to Principals Clark & Hurteau.

Swine Flu Surges in Vermont
from WCAX

Vermont Flu Clinics Face Delay

Preparing for Swine Flu

Flu Hits Burlington Schools Unevenly

H1N1 Informational Forum
October 20th - La Quinta - St. Albans, VT

H1N1 Death in Vermont
The school vaccinations at Fairfax and Georgia
have been postponed. More to come.

123 Absent from BFA Fairfax Tuesday
In-Service Days are scheduled for teachers on
Thursday & Friday this week.
There will be no school these two days.

Transported Student Resting At Home
The first grade BFA Fairfax student transported
to the hospital Monday is now resting at home
with his parents.

Health Department: "Flu vaccines delayed"More
Burlington School Fears H1N1 Outbreak
Georgia Elementary hosted an H1N1 Public Forum for
Georgia, Fairfax and Fletcher parents October 13.
Vermont's Department of Health Secretary Wendy
Davis spoke along with Dr. Joe Nasca of the Georgia
Health Center.
Swine flu death in upstate NewYork
Victim was an adult with health problems

BFA Elementary Student Transported
A BFA Fairfax Elementary student was transported
to the hospital Monday with flu like symptoms.
Child was unresponsive at time of call to Rescue.
The mom was with the child before transport.
story from Fox 44

Swine Flu Keeps Kids Home

3 "Confirmed" H1N1 Cases at Shelburne School

Absentees Spike in Fairfax Elementary
While high school, remains about the same, the
number of elementary students out Monday was up.
Normally, about 40 students are absent each day
from BFA Fairfax in all three schools.
About 111 students are absent Monday.
Principal Michael Clark has a close eye on the
situation and we will keep you updated.
Georgia Absentees Double Normal
About 50 students are absent Monday from Georgia
Elementary & Middle School, about double the
normal number for this time of year.
Both schools encourage parents to keep your
children home if they have flu like symptoms.

Fairfax Rescue News
by Chris Santee

"Serving Fairfax and Fletcher since 1977"
Fairfax Emergency - Dial 911
Rescue President: Mike Spaulding

FDA Peanut Butter Recalls growing !
Click for an updated list (includes pet food).

Items Sold in Fairfax Voluntarily Recalled
The company that manufactures popcorn that both
the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts sell as a fundraiser
(both Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in Fairfax
participate in this fundraiser) has recently issued
a voluntary recall of the following product due to
the recent salmonella incident with peanut related
products: 9.5 oz. Trailís Endģ Caramel Corn
with Peanuts, with code date markings of
102861 109 JAN 19 08 through 102861 297 JUL 23 09

Greetings to Residents of Fairfax and Fletcher,
The Fairfax Rescue Squad needs volunteers.

You never know when something's going to happen.
We're very fortunate in Fairfax to have such fine
volunteers ready to assist us in times of need.

The Fairfax Rescue Squad Needs You !!!
Want to be part of helping those in need ?
Drivers are needed for the Ambulance !
Call Andy at 849-9932 or Margie at 849-2936
after 3:00pm, for more information. Thank you.

Fairfax Rescue Fact Sheet
* Fairfax Rescue was formed as a First Response
service in 1975.
* Until 2003, Fairfax Rescue was staffed completely
by volunteer members. The problem with this was that
there were many times when the ambulance was not in
service because there was no crew.
* In 2003, due to the possible loss of our ambulance
license because of the times we were out of service,
Fairfax Rescue began to use part time per diem staff
to fill empty shifts (primarily week days).
* Since the use of per diem staff, the ambulance has
been out of service only two or three times for
vehicle maintenance.
* Fairfax Rescue currently has 23 active volunteers
and six per diem staff.
* More than 50% of our operating budget goes to pay
the per diem staff.
* The single best way to positively affect our budget
is to have more volunteers. One volunteer can
potentially eliminate three to five per diem shifts
per month. We need drivers as well as people who are
willing to train to be EMTs.
* The squad provides all necessary training.
* To keep the community up to date on what is
happening with the rescue squad,
we have set up a new web site.
While the site is currently under construction,
such information as what kinds of ambulance runs we
make and where they are will be available.
Membership information will also be available.
The rescue newsletter will also be accessible from
the web site.
The web address is:

Will they be coming to your house ?
What about the Fairfax Rescue Squad ?
Will they be coming to your house this winter ?
Will they be able to find your house this winter ?
While the Fire Department has the advantage of
seeing smoke and flames,
the Rescue Squad depends on your house number
being visible to assist with your emergency.
Please, help them (and yourself) out.
Clean your chimneys,
check your extinguishers and smoke detectors
and get those numbers up.
Take Care & God Bless,
Chris Santee

"Safe Driver of the Month Award"
S.D. Ireland truck drivers, who have been
working in Fairfax recently.
Your safe driving has been noticed.

Previous winners:
Fairfax Fire Department,
All Vermont drivers, due to fatalities
dropping about 25% in 2005.
Our BFA Fairfax Bus Drivers,
All the drivers of Franklin-1 throughout
the holidays, Betty Poulin, Gary Mills,
Jim Boomhover and Nancy Mead

Fairfax Fire Department
by Chief Justin Hayes

To report a fire in Fairfax, Dial 911.
Fire Chief: Justin Hayes

Georgia Fire Department
by Chris Santee

July 2005
The Georgia Fire Department has been backing up
the Fairfax Department while the Fairfax Department
has had to respond to two Westford fires.