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Shelburne community honors local firefighter

Published: May. 14, 2021 at 6:04 AM EDT|Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 7:54 AM EDT
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SHELBURNE, Vt. (WCAX) - The community of Shelburne Friday said farewell to a trailblazing firefighter.

Kristina Oxholm, a life member of the Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department and a volunteer firefighter in Charlotte, died last Saturday at the age of 60.

Oxholm also worked on the state hazmat team and was an instructor at the Vermont State Fire Academy.

She was honored with a procession from Church Street in Burlington to the Shelburne Field House. She was laid to rest in Vergennes, where she graduated from high school.

“Definitely a pioneer in the fire service for women. She taught me my firefighter one class. She was here when I joined the fire department 20 years ago and came up through the ranks with her as an officer. She taught me how to drive apparatus. Kristi was definitely a dedicated firefighter.,” said Shelburne Deputy Fire Chief John Goodrich.

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