Essex Junction Firefighters Association
"Our mission is to support the Essex Junction Fire Dept and Charitable Causes."
The Essex Junction Firefighters Association is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization. Though primarily composed of Firefighters and Officers of the Department, the Association is separate, and you don't have to be a member to be in the Association. We take it upon ourselves to help purchase new equipment for the fire department in hopes of keeping it out of the taxes of the community members.
The Essex Junction Firefighters Association also gives back to charities throughout the community. Our joint contribution is 1 Scholarship for Graduating seniors at Essex High School. We understand the importance and the cost of college for new students and do what we can each year to help the students who have shown a commitment to academics and their community. We also host a visit from Santa each year; during this event, we take pictures of the little ones and Santa and have arts and crafts and other events for the families. We also use this time to do a little fire prevention education.
Annually the EJFFA hosts a Fire Fighter Banquet for firefighters and their Loved ones and a Chief's dinner around the Holiday Season. It is one of the tough jobs for the Association for us to show the loved ones left at home, at the dinner table, or at the gathering when the call comes in that they are just important to our family as firefighters, without there support to the Association. The Fire Department would not be what they were.
The Association is paid for entirely through fundraising and donations. The Association hosts a Barbecue outside our station each year after the Memorial Day Parade. We also have had boot drops, and local businesses support us with pull cards at their company. We can not thank those who have supported us enough, as you have allowed the Association to keep providing for the Fire Department and the Community.
Suppose you are interested in Donating to the Essex Junction Firefighters Association. In that case, we will be available on Monday nights at 6:30 pm at the department or by mail to ATTN: Essex Junction Firefighters Association at 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452. Please make all checks payable to "Essex Junction Firefighters Association."
In the last few years, the Association has helped through donations we have received to purchase:
5 Gas Meters, which are used to detect gases like CO, the amount of oxygen in an area and the Lower explosive limit for combustible gases.
Thermal Imaging cameras for the department, replacing older equipment
5 new electric ventilation fans to replace gas powered fans.
New Elkhart Nozzles for all Fire Apparatus. The new nozzles were chosen after a summer long commitee worked on finding the best nozzles to protect our community.