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Sunday May 19, Noon to 2pm. Child safety seat inspection. Motor vehicle extrication demonstration using hydraulic tools. Burn demonstration.
Chief Alton Barber Receives Governor’s Award
On June 9, 2012, Alton Barber received the Governor’s Adult Volunteer Service Award for Outstanding Community Service. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional service that has made an impact within the community.
Al has been a member of the Hinesburg Fire Department for thirty-four years. He has been serving as Fire Chief since 2001, being promoted from First Assistant Chief. He also serves as Hinesburg Emergency Manager, a position he has held for twenty years. He has been President of the Chittenden County Fire Mutual Aid System; Chairs the Vermont Communications Board; and is a member of Chittenden County Local Emergency Planning Committee to name a few. In all, he serves on, and in many cases chairs, approximately sixteen committees, many of which he has served on for eight to ten years or longer.
He is a man that works hard to make sure that all aspects of his work is done well. He sees the most important part of that work in serving the community whether it is Hinesburg, surrounding towns or the State of Vermont. When there is an emergency, Al makes sure that everyone is taken into consideration, whether it is coordinating door to door welfare checks after a storm, assisting other town departments, or making sure the proper parties are contacted and responding in a crisis.
Being a volunteer in his hometown has led Al to be a very active member and volunteer in the emergency management services of the state. A week does not go by that he is not attending a meeting, or trouble shooting a new idea to better the emergency services for both local and state agencies. Al is a true volunteer whether he is leaving a family gathering to fight a fire or respond to a call of service by being a committee member.
Are you interested in helping others?
Firefighting is more than putting on special equipment, a mask and running into a building with a hose to put out a fire. There is a lot that needs to be done when we are at a scene. Whether is it pulling equipment of the engines; putting up ladders; assisting EMT’s with patients; or traffic control.
Are you interested in learning more or becoming a member? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the station. We train every Wednesday starting at 7:00pm.
Please remember to call our dispatch center for burn permits