Town of Brookfield
Public Safety Advisory Committee
JUNE 2019 SAFETY TIPS
These tips are intended for residents, visitors and property owners of Brookfield, VT but may apply to neighboring towns as well.
SUMMER WEATHER CONCERNS
- SUNBURN- In early Summer folks like to strip down and take in the sun after a long winter and chilly Spring. Please use sun block and discretion. Do not try to get your Summer tan all in one or two exposures. Be mindful of the threat of skin cancer.
- TICKS- They are alive and well and carry various serious diseases. Go to http://www.healthvermont.gov/disease-control/tickborne-diseases/information-ticks-vermont for more information on prevention and care.
- SEVERE WEATHER- Summer has its own list of possible harmful weather events to include thunder storms, flash floods and high wind events. We urge you to have at least one source of weather alert information and to check it or them often, particularly when you are outdoors. Here is the National Weather Service link for this area. https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=44.082520000000045&lon=-72.61126999999996#.XOVKZMhKi1t
- SWIMMING- Swim in pairs and groups and be aware of what your swimming ability is, particularly early in the season when you have not regained your full swimming fitness. For more safety tips go to: http://www.healthvermont.gov/emergency/injury/water-safety-vermont
- BOATING- The following are the law!
- All vessels, except sailboards, must carry one wearable U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)–approved Type I, II, III, or V personal flotation device (PFD), sometimes called life jacket, for each person on board.
- In addition to the above requirement, vessels 16 feet in length or longer must have one USCG–approved throwable device on board and readily accessible.
- Children under 12 years of age must weara USCG–approved Type I, II, or III PFD at all times while underway on the open deck of any vessel.
- Vermont law prohibits anyone from boating while intoxicated (BWI) due to alcohol, drugs, or any combination.
- For more information on Vermont boating laws go to: https://www.boat-ed.com/vermont/handbook/page/1/Introduction/
- ENJOY YOURSELF BUT BE CAUTIOUS!
Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, Dan Mason, Mike Stoddard, 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