Fire Department RFP: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR VERNON FIRE STATION FINISH WORK AND PAINTING Town of Vernon, Vermont   The Town of Vernon, Vermont, (“Town”) is soliciting proposals from qualified companies or individuals for Vernon Fire Station-Finish work, painting of all exterior walls, doors, windows, soffits and trim. Sealed Bids are due by December 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm to: Inquiries and submissions to: Vernon Selectboard, c/o: Shelly Walker Town Administrator, Town of Vernon 567 Governor Hunt Rd., Vernon, VT 05354 (802) 257-2138 Email: Bid opening: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM during the Select board meeting. Proposal requirements are available at the Town Clerks office during business hours or via email This bid request invites responses from experienced and professional contractors to complete finish work on exterior wall around rear garage doors, resurfacing/stucco on cement block walls where needed, repair/replace exterior trim and soffits where needed, caulking around doors and windows as needed, paint the exterior walls, doors, windows, trim, soffits of the Town of Vernon Fire Station located at 2842 Fort Bridgman Rd., Vernon, VT. Submit questions concerning this RFP via email per the schedule outlined above.   The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids submitted. Bids will be evaluated by the Town based on experience and reputation, understanding of Town requirements, clarity, completeness and price. During the evaluation process, the Town reserves the right, where it may serve in the Town's best interest, to request additional information or clarification from bidders.  


Fire Chief’s news, Jan. 2021

Greetings Everyone,

I hope you are all doing well, and that you are remaining healthy. I would like to offer you a brief update as to the current status of the Vernon Volunteer Fire Department. 

Myself, Assistant Chief Spencer Bristol, Deputy Chief Rounds, as well as the Advisory Committee have spent the past couple of months reviewing the resources that we have available, meeting the membership, and putting forth a training schedule that will allow us to move forward, and be fully functional as soon as reasonably achievable.  At this time, Brattleboro, Guilford & Bernardston are continuing to provide direct response coverage for fire related calls to our town.  All departments have been extremely supportive through this process, and are truly dedicated to ensuring that our town remains safe through this transition period.

As we move into the New Year, we will be starting again with a consistent training schedule.  Our main focus for the next Month, will be getting to know our personnel more in depth, gaining a deeper understanding of their knowledge skills and abilities, and conducting training to increase proficiency at all levels of membership.

During the heating season, please keep in mind the dangers associated with using space heaters.  Always check all cords and the condition of the unit prior to use.  Plug heating units directly into an outlet, never into an extension cord or power strip.  Place all portable heating units on a stable surface, no less than 3 feet from objects which may burn.

On a personal note, as we head deeper into the winter months, the holidays have passed, and as COVID continues to keep us all distanced, it is my hope that as a community we continue to brainstorm ideas that allow for us to remain connected in a positive manner.  I have been encouraged by our communities’ response to these challenging times, and the various unique ways that we have been able to come together and enjoy things that we may not have been able to under previous circumstances. 

Thank you for your continuing support, and please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally with any questions, comments or concerns.

Thank You,

Alex Dunklee
Chief, Vernon Volunteer Fire Department