Thursday, April 21, 2022

April News

 News from Westminster Volunteer Fire and Rescue

The Westminster Fire & Rescue Department holds their monthly meetings at 7:00PM on the 1st Tuesday of the month and a combined drill on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Rescue training is the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Next association meeting May 3rd at 7:00 PM. 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 March: 29
  • Number of calls through April 21st: 17
  • Number of calls calendar year to date: 147
  • Number of calls fiscal year to date: 377

Association Meeting: The Westminster Fire and Rescue Association met for their regular
meeting April 5th with President Greg Holton presiding. There were 30members present
and 8 members excused. Currently there are 48 members of the volunteer fire department.
The department welcomed Ryan Struthers as a full member having successfully completed
his 6 months’ probation.

Emergency responses: We are having another busy month in April with 17 total calls as
of the 21st. The breakdown goes like this: 

  • 8 rescue /medical calls
  • 2 motor vehicle accident
  • 3 Mutual aid calls
  • 1 to Putney
  • 1 to Saxtons River 
  • 1 to Walpole
  • 1 Welfare check
  • 2 with alarms sounding 
  • 1 service call for truck with overheated brakes
  • Also there were a couple of training classes during the month of April.

Walkers: We see more people than usual walking out on the roads these days and a lot of
them are walking and running with the flow of traffic. That can be very dangerous. Be
sure to always walk or run facing traffic. There have been some pedestrian fatalities due
in part to walking on the wrong side of the road. When biking, ride with the flow of traffic,
on the right side of the road.

Dispatchers needed: If there is anyone out there living in the village or close to the fire
house on Grout Avenue who would like to become a member of our dispatch team, contact
Chief Streeter or stop by the fire house on a Sunday morning to find out more information.

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 April:

  • From Kevin Hughes

We are always looking for new members: Anyone interested in volunteering their time
to help the community in a time of need, please contact Chief Cole Streeter at 802-722-
3178 or stop by the Firehouse any Sunday morning and pick up an application. We always
like to have additional volunteers from the Westminster West area. There is a Fire House,
an engine and a rescue vehicle located in Westminster West and more help is always
welcome to utilize that equipment during calls.

As always, we would like to thank the members of the community for its continued support of the fire department. Check us out on our web-site