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
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Emergency and Other Important Numbers
TOWN CLERK 276-3352
TOWN CONSTABLE (for animal control) Kevin Joyal 249-9561
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