Public Safety

 

Town of Brookfield

Public Safety Advisory Committee

JANUARY PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGE

PREPAREDNESS ISN’T EASY.  If it was, we would all be better prepared for serious events including bad weather.   If you were not aware of the likely severity of the recent power outages, you weren’t alone.  Some of this may have been that weather reports are not as frequent or as detailed on weekends as they are during the work week.  With weather that is a bit uncertain there is a tendency by forecasters to avoid being a “Chicken Little” proclaiming that the sky is falling when perhaps it won’t.  If you remember the wet snow event a couple of years ago, we were surprised at the severity with that event.

 

VTALERT.  Some of it may have been that you were not signed up to “VTALERT”.  If you go to www.vtalert.gov , you can sign up to be alerted by phone, texting or email to one or more possible serious events.  You have a number of choices of what types of events and what locations in Vermont that you wish to receive an alert for.  The State of Vermont offers this service free of charge.  It doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay attention to weather reports or the local, regional and national news but it does provide you one more means to learn of a number of events that could impact you.  If you discover that you are being alerted too often, you can go back to the website at any time and modify the events or the locations.  If you realize that you haven’t received an alert for quite a while despite the fact there has been bad weather It may be that you were signed up and did not know that recently they changed their protocols and that you need to re-register.  We urge you to register or re-register soon!

Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee

 

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