Study recommends fire department consolidation – The Vermont Journal & The Shopper

A study by AP Triton LLC has recommended merging three Vermont fire departments-Bellows Falls, Rockingham, and Saxtons River-into a single, district-wide department. This was discussed at a joint meeting involving the Rockingham Selectboard, Bellows Falls Village Trustees, and Saxtons River Village Trustees. The study, which included surveys and facility assessments, presented options that the boards have referred to the Rockingham Fire Equipment Committee for further consideration. Currently, Rockingham and Saxtons River departments are volunteer-based, while Bellows Falls has paid, on-call firefighters.

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