In developing the Vaccine Policy approved by Council on Monday, September 13, 2021, the Town considered all factors, including the number of firefighters currently vaccinated. At this time, all except two of the Departments’ active firefighters are fully vaccinated. The Department currently has 39 members. This Policy was recommended and implemented with the confidence that it would not negatively impact the ability of our Volunteer Fire Department to respond effectively to emergencies.
“Throughout this pandemic, our volunteers have once again demonstrated their commitment to public safety. Our firefighters were among the first in line for their vaccine. This was not just to protect themselves, however, to also protect their families and those we respond to. I am humbled by their dedication, sense of duty to each other and our community as well as for their support of this Policy” says Fire Chief Troy Gautreau.