Vermont Technical College,Participating in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new firefighter training building at Vermont Technical College, Sen. Bernie Sanders called the facility a major step forward in assuring high-quality training for firefighters across the state. Sanders secured $406,962 for the project, which includes a specialized structure called a live-burn building. In a successful federal, state, and local partnership, the State of Vermont committed $440,000 to the project and the college provided $50,000 for the facility. The total price tag is $897,000. The new training facility will give firefighters the opportunity to learn scenarios they will likely see when responding to live emergency situations, Sanders said. It will be centrally located and will greatly enhance the quality of training while reducing travel time and expenses incurred by many firefighters, especially volunteers.The new burn simulator will be an asset to the Fire Science Degree Program at Vermont Tech that already has enrolled nearly 30 students. Firefighters always want to hone their skills, and new fire fighters need specialized training to learn their critical trade, Sanders said.Sanders saluted Vermont s 5,600 volunteer firefighters 300 career firefighters. Both are critical, and both need and deserve more help, with training and education being a key need. We owe them all a very deep debt of gratitude as they make personal and financial sacrifices to keep our communities safe.Matthew Vinci, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont, said, This much-needed training facility is largely due to the coordination and support at the local, state and federal level. The fire service across Vermont is very grateful for the efforts of Senator Sanders, Governor Douglas and the Vermont Legislature for their combined efforts to bring this Fire Burn Training Building to reality. Vermont s Fire Fighters will be better prepared to respond to our neighbors emergencies due to the training that we will receive at this facility.Ty Handy, president of Vermont Technical College, said, We re excited about the opportunities and synergies this will create between Vermont Tech s associate s degree program in Fire Science and the excellent training programs offered by the Vermont Fire Academy. Our students will benefit; Vermont s firefighters will benefit; and our local communities will benefit. This is a real win for everyone involved and we appreciate all the hard work that s gone in to making it possible.Also participating in the groundbreaking ceremony were Vermont Governor Jim Douglas; State Senator Phil Scott (R-Washington); State Representative Alice Emmons (D-Springfield); Steve Revell of the Vermont Fire and EMS Coalition; Jim Litevich, chief of the Vermont Fire Academy; and Gary Moore, chairman of the board of trustees for the Vermont State Colleges.Source: Sanders’ office. RANDOLPH, Vt., October 5, 2009
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StumbleUpon bettingexpert, Timeform and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average totals for bettingexpert and Timeform.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.For example, if bettingexpert backs a winning horse at 8/1, they will get 8 points. Submit 1Sarah Shannon – AppBet313.69 2Alan Alger – Betway311.41 3Jacob Johns – Easyodds37.72 4Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 5Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 6bettingexpert1.634.79 7Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air14.50 8John Hill – Coral24.25 9Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 10Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 11Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 12Darren Moore – Betting Gods23.66 13Conor White – BetBright33.62 14Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 15Harry Lang – Pinnacle13.50 16Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 17Timeform1.833.24 18Paddy Power13.00 19Russell Yershon11.88 20Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas21.82 21Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 22Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 23John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 24Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 25Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 26Gerry Murray – 32Red10.44 RankTipsterRace WinsPoints ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Share Wayne Rooney speaks from experience to support 32Red’s ‘Know Your Limits’ campaign April 8, 2020 We are hoping that 32Red enjoy better success at the Grand National this weekend, after Director of Brand & Acquisition Gerry Murray managed just a single short-price winner at Wincanton.Murray now assumes an unwanted position at the bottom of the Tipster Challenge 2016/17, which has been sponsored by the professional in-house and third party tipping service Betting Gods.It was a similarly slow day for the experts at Timeform, who dropped to 17th, while 6th placed Stephen Harris from bettingexpert enhanced his weekly average to a highly creditable 4.79 points thanks to a 6/1 victory for Listen To The Man.Race Winners at Wincanton:Demographic – 10/1Dance Floor King – 5/2Listen To The Man – 6/1San Satiro – 9/1Better Days – 5/1Double Bank – 16/1Diamond Guy – 4/9Tipster Challenge 2016/17 Leaderboard Share Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Related Articles