Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Officer: Captain Mark Carignan
Incident Type: First responder training at Middle School
Circumstances of Event:
Local and regional first responders will be participating in a training at the Brattleboro Area Middle School at 109 Sunny Acres in Brattleboro, VT. This training will occur on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in the afternoon and evening. The training will be indoors, but there will be a notable presence of police, fire, and EMS vehicles in the area.
Questions related to this training should be directed to Captain Mark Carignan at the Brattleboro Police Department.
This training has been scheduled and planned for months. It is not the result of any recent local, regional, or national events.
Despite recent wintery weather, Spring is here. And with the melting snow, some Brattleboro residents and business owners are finding used syringes and needles on their property. This type of medical waste requires special handling.
This information is from the Vermont Department of Health:
If you find a “sharp”, you can wear heavy gloves and pick it up, or use tongs or pliers to grab it. Do not handle sharps with bare hands. Teach children to tell an adult if they see a syringe or needle on the ground.
How should you get rid of sharps? Do not throw sharps into the trash or toilet. Use a heavy-duty laundry detergent or bleach container with a screw top. Do not use soda or water bottles. Carefully put the used sharps in the container with the needle-end down. Do not fill the container completely full Label the container with the words: DO NOT RECYCLE!
When the container is ready for disposal, screw the cap on tightly and cover the top with strong tape, like duct tape. Dispose of the container with your household trash. DO NOT PUT THE CONTAINER IN YOUR RECYCLING.
Sometimes, even when you’re careful, you might get stuck by a needle. Here’s what you do: Stop what you’re doing. Let the wound bleed a bit, then wash with soap and water. Apply antiseptic and a bandage if needed. Make a note with the day and time of the injury, the needle’s location, and what it looked like (was it dirty?). Go to an emergency room or urgent care center right away and tell them you’ve been stuck with a discarded sharp. Medical professionals may suggest a blood test or vaccine.
The Brattleboro Police Department wants you to be safe as you clean up your properties for spring. For more information, visit HealthVermont.gov
Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The Brattleboro Police Department would like to remind everyone to drive safely in the coming snow. Reduce your speed and watch for working plow trucks as you travel about the area.
Intersections and side streets will be especially difficult, so use extra caution.