MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-The Vermont Department of Labor and Industry presented Middlebury College officials with the department’s Excellence in Fire Prevention Award at a ceremony in the College’s new library on Wednesday, June 16. The College received the award for its efforts to incorporate fire prevention features into the construction of the library, which will be complete in July. Project Manager Tom McGinn of the College’s facilities planning office accepted the award on behalf of the College from Commissioner Michael Bertrand of the department of labor and industry’s fire prevention division.

Butch Sutherland, regional manager of the fire division’s Rutland office, said, “Middlebury College has been very conscientious about fire safety standards for its new library as well as all its other buildings. The College does an excellent job on all aspects of fire prevention, from the sprinklers and the fire alarms to the exits.”

Lee Kennedy Construction, which is managing the building of the new library, also received a fire prevention award at the ceremony. Lee Kennedy Project Manger Scott Giles accepted the award on behalf of the company.

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