Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 23 Woodbury, VT 05681
Neighbors helping neighbors since 1961
To the voters of Woodbury,
We are writing to ask for your support for Article 6 that will be voted on town meeting day. This article, if approved, will provide funding for our new emergency services - emergency operations center. The total project cost is expected to be 1.2 Million dollars to be paid for by a bond with an annual cost of $85,000 for 20 years. This is a continuation of a project that was started in 2014. That proposal was $ 2.2 million dollars with an annual payment of $158,000. The project was withdrawn as it proved to be too expensive, and in the wrong location.
Since 2014 we have worked collaboratively with the Woodbury Village committee and the Woodbury Fire Department building committee to come up with a Woodbury sized solution. Our objective was to find a solution that would meet our space and operational needs, that was in the village, and at a more reasonable cost. The funding, if provided, would do the following:
Construct a new 4000 square foot emergency services facility on property that was donated to the fire department. The location is the blue house across the street from the existing firehouse.
Continued use of the existing fire station with needed building maintenance items addressed. The existing facility is 1800 square feet and will be used for parking our trailer, boat, and one of our smaller vehicles.
This proposal checked all of the boxes and created a balance between our needs, the towns emergency facility location needs and the cost.
We understand that this is still an expensive project and a big ask of the Woodbury taxpayers. We commit to working hard to keep the costs down and to continue to raise money to offset the total project cost. Any savings and donations will be applied directly to the project. We are working to raise funds for this important project. We are selling bricks that will be used to create a memorial park at the site. If you would like to purchase a brick, please go to the website at http://www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/wvfdvt. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the fire department. You may also donate directly to the fire department by mailing your check to our mailing address with a note directing the funds to the building fund. The Woodbury Fire Department is a 501 (c) 4 non-profit corporation so your donations are tax deductible.
We also understand that you may have questions or concerns. Please contact us to set up a small group meeting via Zoom. Please contact Chance Payette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can go to our Facebook page for information and updates.
Thank you for your consideration and support of this important project.
Chance Payette - President / Paul Cerutti - Fire Chief
Located in the center of Woodbury Village, the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department has been dedicated to protecting the community since 1961.
We will be there when you need us most. We are neighbors helping neighbors.
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CALLS & TRAINING
A look into behind the scenes of some of our trainings and calls.
Click on the images to learn a little more about our fleet
K1 Chief-Paul Cerutti
K2 Asst. Chief-Chance Payette
K3 Captain-Tim Neill
K4 Lieutenant-Jason Lowell
K5 Lieutenant-Jacob Cerutti
P25-Leland Kennedy (Junior Firefighter)
P26-Brodyn Joy (Junior Firefighter)
P27-Arthur Larose (Junior Firefighter)
Vice President-James Dailey
Asst. Secretary-Tim Neill
Asst. Treasurer-Jane Nold-Laurendeau
SITES & PERMITS
This link will bring you to a PDF of the State of Vermont's firework permit.
For burn permits you can call the town Fire Warden Paul Cerutti at (802)-917-1642 or you can call the Asst. Fire Warden Jacob Cerutti at (802)-793-8237.
Below you will find a link to the Town of Woodbury's website.