It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Steven N. "Vinny" Costello of IAFF Local 3044 - Burlington, Vermont. Brother Costello, 46, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2010 after suffering cardiac arrest a week earlier while on duty. The viewing will be held on Monday, August 2, 2010 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington, Vermont 05401, (802) 862-0991. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont Campus, Burlington, Vermont 05405.

All uniformed personnel are asked to park and stage at the Sheraton Conference Center in Burlington - exit 14 off interstate 89. All uniformed personnel are asked to be at the Sheraton no later than 9:30 a.m. Buses will begin running at 8:30. There is no parking available at Ira Allen Chapel. Honor Guard members are asked to attend, no department apparatus. Reception will follow on the campus of UVM.

Expressions of sympathy or condolences can be sent to Local 3044 at P.O. Box 1597, Burlington, VT 05402-1597