In case of emergency always call 911 first….
Vermont Emergency Management, which is a division of the Vermont Department of Public Safety, has a web site which contains useful information on the following subject areas:
- Individual and Family Emergency Preparedness
- School Safety
- Business Continuity Planning
- Winter Safety
- Fire Safety
The Vermont Department of Health has a web site replete with important information. The following is a sampling of some of the subject matter:
- Asbestos and Lead in Buildings
- Children’s Environmental Health
- Climate and Health
- Drinking Water
- Environmental Chemicals and Pollutants
- Food and Lodging Program
- Healthy Homes
- Healthy Schools
- Radiological Health
- Recreational Water
- Environmental Health Tracking
- Cyanobacteria Tracker
- Tick Tracker
- Air Quality
- Radon, Smoking, Lung Cancer
Throughout the State of Vermont there are Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC). The Addison County Emergency Planning Committee is designated as LEPC 8. Their web site has information about the organization as well as other pertinent information and links.
VT-ALERT is a tool available to Vermonters and response organizations and is a free service allowing the public to sign up for notifications about severe weather, road conditions, emergency situations and more. Users choose which alerts they wish to receive and how they receive them. Delivery systems include text, e-mail, telephone, and others. Numerous state agencies, non-profits, schools and communities utilize this resource for notifications. More than 20,000 individuals have registered for VT Alert - for a free account visit vtalert.gov.
Vermont 211 - Get Connected. Get Answers. Need assistance call 211 or text your zip code to 898211. The Vermont 2-1-1 database contains detailed descriptions of programs and services available to Vermonters that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others. We are constantly adding new resources to our database, but at last count it contains 1010 agencies that provide 10031 services across 2941 programs. Visit their web site at vermont211.org.
The Division of Fire Safety is part of the Vermont Department of Public Safety and their web site provides critical and important information regarding fire and life safety to include building and fire safety codes. Valuable safety information, particularly on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is also available on this site. For more information go to firesafety.vermont.gov.
Middlebury Fire Department located at 5 Seymour Street has a web site with information about the department, a listing of recent calls and links to other sources of valuable material. For more information visit middleburyfiredept.org.
Middlebury Police Department located at 1 Lucius Shaw Lane has a web site which provides the public to links of importance to include, VT Department of Motor Vehicles, parking information, Middlebury Ordinances, and a business registration form. For more information go to middleburypolice.org.
Middlebury Regional Emergency I Medical Services, Inc. (MREMS) located at 55 Collins Drive in Middlebury provides services to Middlebury and the surrounding communities. They are a Vermont-licensed Advanced Life Support Agency offering Ambulance and Rescue, Education and Radio & Communications 24 hours a day. They are one of only two ambulance-based heavy Rescue services in the State of Vermont. Visit their web site at middlebury911.org for more information.