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    Waitsfield-Fayston Vol. Fire Department Depts Main Page

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    Waitsfield Fire Station, photo by Bev Kehoe
    Photo: Bev Kehoe, 2005

    The Waitsfield-Fayston Volunteer Fire Department provides service to both Waitsfield and Fayston and maintains a mutual assistance agreement with other nearby fire departments.  The Town of Fayston pays 40% of the annual operating and capital costs of the department. This 60/40 split was determined by the approximate percentage of responses within each town over the years.  In addition to the funding agreement, many Fayston residents serve as volunteers.  As both towns grow, the breakdown of calls should be monitored to ensure that funding remains fairly allocated.

    Statistics
    Visit the www.waitsfieldvt.us/fire/stats.cfm for information about annual activities of the department.

    Officers
    Officers for 2012:      Active Firefighters:
    Chief    Bub Burbank (Waits.) Adam Cook (Waits.)
    1st Asst. Chief Paul Hartshorn (Waits.) Todd Farnham (Waits.)
    2nd Asst. Chief Lester Miller, Jr. (Waits.) Jeremy Goff (Waits.)
    Captain Travis Michaud (Waits.) Eric Haskin (Waits.)
    Lieutenant Tristan Weide (Waits.) Stefan Jacobs (Fays.)
    Lieutenant Adam Cook (Waits.) Andrew Johnson (Waits.)
    Treasurer Gordon Eurich (Waits.) Trip Johnson (Waits.)
    Moderator George Garbaree (Waits.) Bob Lockett (Fays.)
    Secretary Shannon Young (Waits.) Lester Miller, Jr. (Waits.)
    Assistant Secretary Theodore Tremper (Waits.) Michael Munn (Fays.)
        Jared Rouleau (Fays.)
    Theodore Tremper (Waits.)
    Tristan Weide (Waits.)
    Owen Wimble (Waits.)

    Trey Winnicki (Waits.)
    Jared Young (Waits.)

    Equipment
    Major equipment, which is maintained in the fire station located adjacent to the General Wait House in Waitsfield Village, includes a new (2003) 1,000 gallon International pumper, a 1987 Ford pumper, a 1982 GMC tanker and a 2000 Chevrolet van.  A 1943 Ford Model A pumper is also maintained which symbolizes the department’s years of dedicated service to the community.  Annual contributions to a reserve fund are made toward future equipment replacement.

     
    Vehicle
    Year
    Model
    Amount
    Paid
    Warranty
    Capacity
    Useful
    Life
    Planned
    Replacement
    Est'd
    Cost
    1
    Ford Model A
    Pumper
    1943
     
    No
     
     
    None
     
    2
    GMC Tanker
    1982
     
    No
    500 gmp; 2,400 gals 
    20 yrs
    2011
    $200,000 -
    $300,000
    3
    Ford Tanker Pumper
    1987
    $120,000
    No
    1,000 gmp; 1,000 gals 
    20 yrs
    2015
    $200,000 -
    $300,000
    4
    Chevy 16'
    Supreme Van
    2000
    $40,000 -
    $50,000
    No
     
    25 yrs
    2025
    $50,000
    5
    International 4400
    pumper
    2003
    $143,257
    No
    1,000 gmp; 1,000 gals
    20 yrs
    2023
    $170,000

    The Waitsfield-Fayston Fire Department building was constructed in 1974.  Its roof has been repaired over the years and was replaced in 2011 at a cost of $39,400 which included asbestos removal and the inclusion of 3 inches of ISO board insulation.  The 23-year old boiler was replaced with an energy efficient unit and the hot water heater replaced with an on-demand unit with grant funds through the ARRA Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program.

    Old pumper truck, photo by Bev Kehoe
    Former Fire Chief and Fire Warden Delbert Palmer
    with the 1943 Model A Pumper, 2005.
    Photo: Bev Kehoe
    Links (Documents and outside links will open in a separate window)
    Vermont
  • Dept. of Public Safety - Fire Safety Division
  • Guide to Building, Construction, and Occupancy Permits in Vermont
     
  • Don't Burn Vermont
     
  • Vermont Fire Academy
    Other Links
  • Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
     
  • National Fire Protection Association
     
  • Residential Fire Safety Instutute
     
  • FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants
     
  • Fire Safety
     
  • U.S. Fire Administration
     
  • U.S. Fire Administration - For Kids
     
  • McGruff's Fire Safety Game
     
  • Sparky the Fire Dog

    Contact
    Bub Burbank, Fire Chief
    Waitsfield-Fayston Volunteer Fire Department
    4103 Main Street
    Waitsfield, Vermont 05673
    Non-emergency: (802) 496-2404
    Cell: (802) 279-2846
    Emergency: 911

    Mailing Address:
    9 Bridge Street
    Waitsfield, VT 05673
    Adam Cook, Fire Warden
    Waitsfield-Fayston Volunteer Fire Department
    4103 Main Street
    Waitsfield, Vermont 05673
    Home: (802) 496-6956
    Cell: (802) 279-6179.
    Emergency: 911

    Mailing Address:
    9 Bridge Street
    Waitsfield, VT 05673

    Updated April 18, 2012
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