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December 6, 2016

Operation Fire Cuffs


Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

Press Release




December 6, 2016 – OPERATION FIRE CUFFS is growing!  Now in its 6th year, 3 Vermont State Police barracks and 14 other Vermont law enforcement and first responder agencies are teaming up to gather new toys and/or donations for this Christmas Holiday Season. The toys will be delivered by Santa to The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital on Thursday, December 15th, at 1:30pm.  In need are all types of toys, for both boys and girls, ranging in age from toddler to teen.  The agencies listed below are standing by to receive donations from the public during normal business hours.  It is asked that donations be dropped off by December 14th.  Please visit the OPERATION FIRE CUFFS Facebook page for more information.



VSP – Middlesex - 1080 US Route 2 

VSP - St. Albans - 140 Fisher Pond Road  

VSP – Williston - 2777 St George Road

City of Burlington Fire Department - 136 South Winooski Ave – or – 23 Ferguson Ave

City of Burlington Police Department - 1 North Avenue

South Burlington Fire Department - 575 Dorset Street 

Essex Fire Department - 190 Sandhill Rd

Morristown Police Department - 121 Lower Main Street                              

Colchester Police Department - 835 Blakely Road Colchester

University of Vermont Police Department - 284 East Ave, Burlington

U.S. Marshals - 11 Elmwood Ave #601, Burlington

Burlington Electric Department - 585 Pine Street

Winooski Police Department - 27 W Allen St

Essex Junction Fire Department - 3 Pearl St

American Red Cross - 29 Mansfield Ave, Burlington

Milton Police Department - 37 Bombardier Rd

Fairfax Rescue - 13 Goodall St



The OPERATION FIRE CUFFS team will gladly receive your toy donations unwrapped. All toys will be accepted, however the Vermont Children’s Hospital has identified some specific areas of need.


Infants:                Rattles and mobiles.

Toddlers:             Musical toys, pop-up toys, stand & walk toys, large blocks, stacking toys and trains.

School Age:         Legos, art kits (jewelry making, painting) and athletic gear, balls, clothes, etc.

Tweens:               Nail polish, body lotion and journals.

Gift cards:            iTunes, Walmart, Kmart, Best Buy, Hannaford, Chili’s, etc.


Thank you for anything you can donate. 


Please contact VSP Trooper Christian Hunt for more information at (802) 524-5993 or .




Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277 desk

802-279-4554 cell