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Structure Fire

Posted on January 12, 2018


At approximately 2:08pm on Friday, January 12, 2018 the Rutland Fire Department was dispatched to Countryside Condominiums at 176 Maple Avenue for a reported fire in one of the apartments. Within 2 minutes Captain Bassett, who lives nearby, reported heavy smoke and fire conditions visible and ordered a 1st alarm working fire assignment. Shortly after, Chief Knipe arrived, observed several occupants trapped on balconies and ordered a second alarm. Chief Knipe also observed one occupant outside with serious burns and requested a Paxton ambulance to assist with treatment and transport of that patient. Rutland Engine 2 aggressively attacked the fire and conducted initial search and rescue operations in apartments adjacent to the apartment of origin. Rutland Ladder 1 rescued 4 occupants that were trapped on balconies, 2 via ground ladders and 2 via aerial tower. Engine 1 conducted search and rescue operations in the rest of the building to ensure everyone was out and also rescued 1 occupant from a third floor balcony via ground ladder. Multiple mutual aid companies responded to assist and also rescued several pets. The building is uninhabitable. Rutland CERT Team and the Red Cross were on scene to assist the many occupants who were left homeless. 

Rutland Snow Removal

Posted on January 8, 2018


Good Afternoon this is the Director Of Communications with an Important message from the Rutland Department of Public Works.


The DPW is currently shelving snow in anticipation of future storms and also to reveal catch basins for proper drainage, especially with the forecast of rain this week. 


We apologize for this inconvenience as wind rolls of snow are being pushed into driveways.  This shelving or pushing back process must be done for storage, drainage, and to keep our road widths so as not to impede two directional traffic. 


If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the DPW @ 508-886-4105.

Rutland Dispatch New Phone System

Posted on October 30, 2017


The Rutland Regional Dispatch Center is pleased to announce the official launch of the new VoIP Business Line Phone System. In an effort to provide the communities a reliable and redundant phone system for communication between public safety agencies and the public.

Residents and members of the public will now be greeted by an Auto Attendant when calling the non-emergency Police & Fire lines for the towns of Barre, Hubbardston, Oakham, and Rutland. Each community will have their own sub category menu with multiple different options to choose from. This system will now provide emergency telecommunicators with caller id and multiple other upgraded options that the old system wasn’t capable of providing.

If you have any questions about the new VoIP Business Line Phone System, please contact Michael Moriarty, Director of Communications at 508-886-4033 by selecting the Town of Rutland and then option #5 or by emailing



Upcoming Events


Vaping Trend Discussion


April 5, 2018


872 South Street - Barre

Quabbin Regional School District Central Office


Discussion about the trend of vaping and how to talk to your children.


Presented by: Tina Grosowsky

Project Coordinator, Central MA Tobacco-Free Community Partnership

Keeping Children

Safe & Secure Online


April 11, 2018


280 Main Street - Rutland

Rutland Public Library

This presentation is for all adults who would like to learn more about keeping children safe and secure online.


By: United States Attorney's Office


National Drug

Take Back Day


April 28, 2018


242 Main Street - Rutland

Rutland Police Department


Bring in your unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications for safe disposal.


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