Town of Brookfield
Public Safety Advisory Committee
JULY 2020 PUBLIC SAFETY TIPS:
- Vermont and Orange County in particular, have achieved a low incidence of the Covid-19 virus compared to other states, particularly Southern States, due to preemptive measures on a State level and low population density in Orange County. However, as we slowly open up our economy, we need to increase (not decrease) our use of face masks, proper hand washing, social distancing, etc. We should consider rewarding stores and businesses that practice good anti-Covid-19 measures by making our purchases there. We must be prepared for the likelihood of one or more waves of the disease before safe treatments and vaccines are commonly available. Despite optimistic news flashes, this may be a while.
- We have been very fortunate this year in having the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) speed cart deployed around town for short periods (about 3 days) at different locations. The purpose is to remind and encourage all of us to obey the posted speed limits. The cart does not have a camera to record license plates. It is your personal responsibility to obey the posted speed limits. OCSD is conducting patrols with radar on those same roads and others and will issue warnings or tickets for speeders. In addition to letting us know how fast we are traveling; the Speed Cart is gathering valuable information about the timing and volume of traffic on our higher volume roads in town. This data can be useful in making decisions about road work, OCSD patrol allocation, changes in speed limits, etc. We are hoping for up to 18 deployments this year before the snow flies.
- Stay healthy and be safe!
BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee: Dan Mason, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Stoddard, Stuart Edson and Lew Stowell.
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Emergency and Other Important Numbers
TOWN CLERK 276-3352
TOWN CONSTABLE (for animal control) Dan Mason
TOWN GARAGE 276-3090
State Police Dispatch 234-9933
White River Valley Ambulance 802-234-6800
Northfield Ambulance 485-8550
Orange County Sheriff 685-4875
Vermont State Police 234-9933
Williamstown Rescue Unit 476-4111
Brookfield Elementary School 276-3153
Randolph Union High School 728-3397
Randolph Technical Career Center 728-9595