On August 7, 2018, a Town of Vernon public works crew was working in the area of Merline Road when a motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Talcottville Road and Merline Road. The accident turned out to be serious with victims trapped and needing extrication. The public works employees, Robin St.Germain, Brian Roy, and Kevin Gardner quickly assisted the Town of Vernon Fire Department at the motor vehicle accident.

With no hesitation, under the direction of the Rescue Company Lieutenant (also a DPW Foreman), Jeff Schambach, they assisted with direction of traffic, setting wheel chocks, and pulling out extrication equipment and cords for the Sawzall. 

Because of their help, the Town of Vernon Fire Department was able to formulate a safe extrication plan to get the entrapped driver out of the vehicle. The Town of Vernon is proud to have members of the community such as these who are willing to help others in their time of need. They were awarded a Citizen’s Award by the Town of Vernon Fire Department for their efforts.