Public Safety

 

Town of Brookfield

Public Safety Advisory Committee

FEBRUARY 2019 BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PSAC) SAFETY MESSAGE

This month’s message concerns planning ahead for Winter weather events to avoid unpleasant consequences.  Regardless of your views about climate change, you will agree that this Winter started early and has been full of dramatic extremes of very cold and suddenly but briefly warm with considerable precipitation ranging from wet snow, dry snow, sleet and rain, sometimes freezing rain.  We urge you walk around your property and note all of the possible weaknesses and then consider what the best response would be if bad things happen.  Things such as:

  • Are all of my various vents free of snow and ice?
  • Do I have safe exits in case of fire?
  • Are all of my various detectors working with fresh batteries?
  • Do I have an adequate supply of sand, ice melter, roof rakes, etc.?
  • How am I warned of electrical or heating system failure when no one is home?
  • Have I tested my backup generator recently?
  • Are all of the occupants, guests and pets safe from snow and ice coming off the roofs without warning?

You will come up with your own list of vulnerabilities and hopefully implement safe solutions.

Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee

Joy Kacik, Dan Mason, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Stoddard, Stuart Edson, Lew Stowell

 

For more information about the the Public Safety Advisory Committee, or to share non-emergency concerns, please email us at publicsafety@brookfieldvt.org

 

Public Safety Community Education Event

2016 Public Safety Education Event Notes

Emergency and Other Important Numbers

POLICE 911

FIRE 911

AMBULANCE 911

POISON 1-802-658-3456

 

For NON-EMERGENCY:

TOWN CLERK 276-3352

TOWN CONSTABLE (for animal control) Kevin Joyal 249-9561

TOWN GARAGE 276-3090

GAME WARDEN

State Police Dispatch 234-9933

Direct 728-9215

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