1ST Responder Newspaper - NE
Car Versus Pickup Truck with Minor Injuries Swanton, VT - At 7:46 P.M. on May 16th, Missisquoi Valley Rescue (MVR) units 1 and 2, along with the Swanton Fire Department and Swanton Police Department (SPD), responded to Route 207 and Woodshill Road for a car versus pickup truck, with four minor injuries. The car was traveling south on Route 207 when it collided with an eastbound pickup truck. The crash caused the truck to rollover. All patients refused transport. SPD is investigating the accident.
Emergency Personnel Respond to Overturned Boat in Missisquoi Bay
Highgate Springs, VT - On May 3rd at approximately 5:23 P.M., the Highgate Fire Department, Swanton Fire Department with their marine unit, and AmCare Ambulance Service responded to Shipyard Bay for a report of an overturned boat with a person on top of the boat. Swanton's marine unit was launched and searched the lake. The boat and the person were both found on the Phillipsburg QC side. AmCare Ambulance stood-by at the scene. There were no reported injuries. The lake was rough that day due to high winds. Phillipsburg QC Fire Department was also dispatched with their marine unit to search their side of the lake.
Truck Loses Box, Spills Fertilizer All Over Highway Highgate, VT - At approximately 2:55 P.M. on May 30th, Highgate Fire Department, AmCare Ambulance Service and the Vermont State Police (VSP), responded to the corner of Route 78 and Machia Road for a truck that lost its box, which was loaded with fertilizer. Route 78 was down to one lane for several hours after the truck spilled fertilizer all over the highway. There were no injuries reported and VSP is investigating the accident. Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles was also notified.
Firefighters Respond to Smoldering Mulch in Storage Barn Sheldon, VT - Sheldon Fire Department, along with Mutual Aid from the Enosburgh Fire Department, responded to East Sheldon Road for the report of a barn fire. Upon arrival of Sheldon's first-due engine, firefighters found mulch smoldering in a storage barn. A small loader removed the smoldering mulch and firefighters dowsed it down. There were no reported injuries.