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: vernonta@vernonvt.org 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 vernonta@vernonvt.org. 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.  

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Fire Chief’s news, Feb. 2021

Greetings Everyone,

I can’t believe that January is over, and that we are already moving into February. The month of January has been a busy one. We stepped up our training program to two nights a week, advisory committee meetings every other week, squeezed in an officer meeting, as well as continuing to provide response for medical calls, and assistance on fire calls. Our focus on training this month has been; getting to know each other better, familiarization with our gear & self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), teamwork, and allowing the new leadership to develop a deeper understanding of the strengths and qualifications that our personnel bring forth to the table.

Search and rescue training, lower level of the fire station

As we head deeper into the winter, and the snow begins to pile up, please remember to make sure all vents for your furnace, stove, fireplaces and dryers are clear of snow and other debris.  A plugged vent can lead to dangerous and/or deadly levels of carbon monoxide in your house, as well as inefficient operation of your appliances.  Additionally if you have not already, install carbon monoxide alarms outside each separate sleeping area, on every level of your home.  If you have installed carbon monoxide alarms, ensure that the batteries have been replaced in the last six months and run a test cycle monthly to ensure that they are working properly.  If you are experiencing headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion, these may be signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.  When in doubt, call 911.  Here is a link to the CDC FAQ page regarding carbon monoxide: https://www.cdc.gov/co/faqs.htm

As we move into February, our trainings will be focusing on; safety and hazard recognition, communications and radio usage, proficiency of operating our apparatus (ie; driving, pumping, etc.), recognizing different stages of fire behavior and development, fire attack strategies, search and rescue techniques, ventilation practices, water supply, and CPR/ AED training.  We have also been extended an invitation from the Guilford Volunteer Fire Department to have us join them for a Saturday of cold water rescue training. 

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
413.522.5234