St. Michael's Fire Squad Captain, 2013 SMC graduate Andrew Virnig of Minnetonka named Admission Counselor
POSTED ON JULY 30TH, 2013 IN READMedia
Virnig, who graduated with a degree in psychology, will be a recruiter for the college, travelling to his home state of Minnesota, as well as to Maine, Western Massachusetts and parts of Connecticut to tell the Saint Michael's story. He will also plan travel for other recruiters, attend college fairs, visit high schools, and read applications of prospective students during application season.
POSTED ON MARCH 5TH, 2013 IN READMedia
In competition with some of the largest universities in the country, the Saint Michael's College Fire & Rescue website was named best in the nation at the 20th Anniversary Conference of the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) held February 22 - 24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, DC.
POSTED ON DECEMBER 28TH, 2012 IN THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS
Most collegiate emergency services cover only their campuses and shut down during vacations. By contrast, St. Michael's and UVM crews have service areas that extend well beyond college boundaries, so they're committed to having members at the ready at any time.
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 14TH, 2012 IN THE HANOVER MARINER
St. Michael’s offers students the opportunity to join a volunteer fire department run entirely by students. The department answers real calls in the surrounding town of Colchester and is considered by the local fire department as an extra station.
Saint Michael's College Fire & Rescue Squad Student Leader Christopher Eldridge of Dover wins Service Award
POSTED ON APRIL 20TH, 2012 IN READMEDIA
Christopher Eldridge, a Saint Michael's College senior business major, was selected as the college's winner in the Commitment to Service an Engagement Award category presented by Vermont Campus Compact (VCC) at their 2012 Statewide Awards Ceremony on April 12 at the Capitol Conference Center in Montpelier, Vt.
Saint Michael's College students tally 109,806 hours of community service in 2010-2011 academic year
POSTED ON DECEMBER 14TH, 2011 IN SMCVT NEWS
The student-run Saint Michael's College fire department and ambulance service serves the Saint Michael's campus and surrounding communities and portions of Interstate 89. The students, certified EMTs, were called 2,081 times in 2010-2011, and responded to 1,828 of those calls, missing only those that came when the squad was on another call. Saint Michael's is the rescue squad of choice for many in the area. The fire unit of Saint Michael's Fire and Rescue responds to about 600 calls a year, operating as a battalion of the Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company. Some 43 students gave 80,300 service hours on Fire and Rescue, serving some 2,500 individuals.
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 9TH, 2010 IN THE DEFENDER
Adjustments included adding an extra compartment to fit the AutoPulse, which does automated compressions for people who are in cardiac arrest, and changes to the flooring and controls in the actual box of the ambulance. Changes were also made as safety precautions in case the ambulance was to ever get into an accident. The newest ambulance also features analogue switches instead of multiplex digital, which is featured in the 2007 truck.
Saint Michael's all-volunteer, student-run fire department take possession of new 'Engine 8' fire truck
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 13, 2009 IN SMCVT NEWS
Built by the Sutphen Corporation of Ohio, the truck is the second fire truck for the squad. Each holds eight fire fighters, thus making it possible for 16 trained personnel to go to the scene of a fire. The Saint Michael's Fire Department serves the college, as well as Winooski and Colchester.
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 7TH, 2007 IN THE ECHO
Although an emergency birth may be a once in a lifetime experience for the Lubkowitz family, the St. Michael’s fire and rescue squad is trained to deal with similar situations on a regular basis. Fire and rescue chief Pete Soons says the rescue squad trains so they can work with kids in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
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Since 1969 it has always been the mission of Saint Michael's Fire and Rescue to try to make an impact on campus and in our community. We are always pleased when our services and members make the news or are recognized by the Saint Michael's College community.
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