The Westminster Fire & Rescue Department holds their monthly meetings at 7:00 PM on the 1st Tuesday of every month and a combined drill on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Rescue training is the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Next association meeting August 6th at 7:00PM.
The Prudential Committee normally meets once or twice a month. A warning will be posted 48 hours prior to each meeting.
- Number of calls in June: 28
- Number of calls through July 26th: 37
- Number of calls calendar year to Date: 239
- Number of calls fiscal year to date: 37
Emergency responses: We have had another busy month in July with 37 total calls through the 26th. The breakdown goes like this:
- 16 rescue /medical calls
- 2 motor vehicle accident
- 4 mutual aid call
- 1 to North Walpole
- 1 to Brattleboro
- 2 to Bellows Falls
- 5 for trees on wires or wires down
- 1 illegal burn
- 1 lift assist
- 1 service call
- 7 accidental alarm activations
Gas Grill Safety: Keep your gas grill clean and in good condition. There is a vent at the back of the grill that releases head smoke and at times, flames. There have been cases where vinyl siding has melted because the grill is positioned too close to a wall. Many grills will have a label listing clearance recommendations. If not, 24 inches is a good standard. Propane cylinders can also be dangerous. Be sure they are not stored indoors, but outside in a well ventilated area. And for extra
safety, when cooking has been completed, turn off the gas at the cylinder as well as the burners.
Firewood: It’s not too soon to be thinking about the next heating season. If you burn wood, be sure the wood is properly cured. Unseasoned wood can cause creosote which is very apt to plug up the chimney and cause a chimney fire. And the chimney fire can lead to a partition fire and the home could be lost or severely damaged. Have the chimney cleaned before starting a wood fire in the stove or furnace and have it checked regularly throughout the heating season.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: From time to time there is a need for food to be brought to the Fire House, like the one mentioned in the previous paragraph. During calls when the fire fighters are out for an extended period of time, having something to eat and drink when they return is a huge compliment. Also, once in a great while there are special events which require feeding a large number of people. If you are available and are willing to be on a call list for these occasions or if you just
want more information, call Chief Cole Streeter or June Streeter or any one of the members you may know and let them know. This is a great way to help the people who help the community in so many ways. Thanks in advance.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS FOR SALE: Anyone want to buy a fire extinguisher? We have them for sale and there are 4 sizes available. See the Chief or stop by the fire station for more information if interested.
The Westminster Fire & Rescue Association welcomes donations throughout the year from anyone wishing to remember a loved one or a friend. Donations received in July:
- From: Bill Smidutz in memory of Bob Lober
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