Public Safety

 

Town of Brookfield

Public Safety Advisory Committee

FEBRUARY 2020 SAFETY TIPS

If our experience in 2019 is a valid guide, we are about to enter what many Vermonters know as a prolonged mud season which becomes better or worse depending on temperatures and snow fall.  Roads freeze and thaw almost daily and then freeze up for a period and then thaw again.  What does this mean for your driving habits?  They should include driving much slower on unpaved roads.  Start your trip sooner and drive slower.  The problem is that as the roads thaw we create deep tire tracks as we drive over the road, the road gets slimy and we may have trouble getting through.  Then they freeze.  Those frozen ruts may have a coating of slippery mud and snow or be very firm and can throw your vehicle around without any warning as they catch one of your tires.  If you are going slow enough, you will be able to recover and proceed.  If you are trying to hurry, you may find yourself in a ditch, in front of oncoming traffic or worse.  Please slow down on the unpaved roads of which we have a lot in Brookfield and save your vehicle and yourselves.  The prolonged mud season will be over sometime in April and you can resume your other safe driving habits.  If this sounds like common sense, it is!  However many of our younger drivers and other folks who have not driven during enough mud seasons may not have accumulated that sense yet.

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee: Dan Mason, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Stoddard, Stuart Edson and 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) Dan Mason

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