Saturday, June 25th, 2022
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On Saturday, June 25 at approximately 2042, the Essex Junction Fire Department, Essex Fire Department and Essex Rescue were dispatched to respond to 4 Fuller Place in the Village of Essex Junction for...
Friday, April 15th, 2022
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On Friday, April 15 at approximately 1940 hours, the Essex Junction Fire Department, Essex Town Fire Department and Essex Rescue were dispatched to respond to 8 Railroad Street in the Village of Essex...
Thursday, February 17th, 2022
On Thursday, February 17 at approximately 1513 the Essex Junction Fire Department and Essex Town Fire Department were dispatched to a laundromat on Pearl Street in the Village of Essex Junction for a ...
Friday, December 10th, 2021
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On Friday, December 10 at approximately 1624, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched to respond mutual aid to Horseshoe Drive in the Town of Williston on the second alarm for a structure fi...
Saturday, January 1st, 2022
The Essex Junction Fire Department had another busy year in 2021 between training events, emergency incidents and community events. This year looked a bit more "normal" for us as far as bein...
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
While 2020 was certainly a unique year for everyone here at EJFD and everyone across the community, the country and the world, the dedicated professionals of the Essex Junction Fire Department still t...
Friday, January 1st, 2021
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On behalf of Fire Chief Gaboriault, the Essex Junction Fire Department is proud to announce the following promotions and retirements effective 01/01/2020:Retirements:-Second Assistant Chief Timothy We...
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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This year's Essex Rotary "Service Above Self" Award was awarded to our Assistant Chief Tim Wear. Tim has spent over 20 years with the EJFD, always being a top participant in trainings an...
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2021 Year in Review
Saturday, January 1st, 2022

The Essex Junction Fire Department had another busy year in 2021 between training events, emergency incidents and community events. This year looked a bit more "normal" for us as far as being able to host our banquet and attend some smaller events in the community. This was a very welcome relief to our members, especially after 2020.

EJFD responded to a total of 532 emergency incidents in 2021. 330 of these were fire calls, while we had a record year with 202 medical incidents. We experienced our busiest month in history, responding to a total of 74 fire and medical incidents during the month of September 2021.

A large majority of the incidents we responded to were fire alarm activations, carbon monoxide detector activations, motor vehicle crashes, elevator emergencies, medical calls and other general calls for service. Below is a brief overview of some of the more notable incidents we responded to in 2021:

-Chimney Fire on Cherry Street

-Fire in a basement on Franklin Street

-House Fire on Greenbriar Drive

-Fire in an apartment on Pearl Street

-Brush fire on Indian Brook Road

-Extrication of an operator from a vehicle resting on a cliff on Upper Main Street

-Brush fire on Weed Road

-Lawnmower fire on Cushing Drive

-Apartment fire on Central Street

-Extrication of an operator from a two vehicle collision on Route 15 and Weed Road

-Fire in a condominium on Brickyard Road

-Vehicle into gas meter with major gas leak at KFC on Pearl Street

-Apartment building fire on Weaver Street in the City of Winooski

-Possible overturned vessel in the Winooski River below the power dam

-House struck by lightning on Juniper Ridge Road

-Extrication of a dog from under a couch on Vale Drive

-Truck fire on West Street

-Fire in a garage on Pioneer Street

-Vehicle versus house on Rivendell Drive

-Hazardous materials incident at the Fairfield Inn in the Town of Williston

-House fire on Roscoe Court

-House fire on Horseshoe Drive in the Town of Williston

In 2021 we provided mutual aid to several surrounding communities:

-Williston-22

-Colchester-5

-Burlington International Airport-6

-Milton-1

-Saint George-1

We received mutual aid from several departments throughout the year as well, continuing our excellent working relationship with our neighboring departments.

EJFD personnel once again logged thousands of hours of training throughout the year with several members attending and completing their Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2 and EMT. Personnel also assisted with instructing at the Chittenden County Basic Firefighting Course as well as attending various other courses and seminars throughout the state.

We are looking forward to what 2022 has in store and hope that it brings more normalcy for everyone. We would also like to thank our mutual aid partners from Essex Police, Essex Rescue, Saint Michael's Fire & Rescue, Williston Fire Department, Colchester Fire Department, Colchester Rescue, Burlington Fire Department and Winooski Fire Department for responding to assist us as needed, only asking that we do the same in return.

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Saturday, January 1st, 2022
The Essex Junction Fire Department had another busy year in 2021 between training events, emergency incidents and community events. This year looked a bit more "normal" for us as far as being able to host our banquet and attend some smaller events in the community.
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
While 2020 was certainly a unique year for everyone here at EJFD and everyone across the community, the country and the world, the dedicated professionals of the Essex Junction Fire Department still turned out to train to excellence nearly weekly and answer emergency calls for service anytime of day...
Friday, January 1st, 2021
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On behalf of Fire Chief Gaboriault, the Essex Junction Fire Department is proud to announce the following promotions and retirements effective 01/01/2020:Retirements:-Second Assistant Chief Timothy Wear will be retiring-In the fall of 2020, Fire Police Robert Trudo retired from the Department after ...
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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This year's Essex Rotary "Service Above Self" Award was awarded to our Assistant Chief Tim Wear. Tim has spent over 20 years with the EJFD, always being a top participant in trainings and call attendance.
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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Last night at 6:27pm Essex Junction and Essex Fire Departments were dispatched to a stove fire on Densmore Drive. Crews arrived on scene quickly to find an active fire contained inside the oven. Crews dealt with the fire, removed the stove and ventilated smoke from the residence.We often hear there ...
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
As we welcome the new year, we wanted to take a moment to review 2019 at the Essex Junction Fire Department. What a year it was!In 2019 the Essex Junction Fire Department responded to 491 emergency calls for service.
Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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We at the Essex Junction Fire Department want to thank all of you who have donated to Operation Fire Cuffs 2019. Thursday, members from EJFD and surrounding departments were able to drop off so many toys.
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Yesterday the Essex Junction Fire Department had three new firefighters graduate from the Fall 2019 Chittenden County Basic Firefighting Course.This course is a basic course that all new, non certified members must attend.
Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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Our members and families are supporting the Williston Chowder Challenge today. We put together a Cajun Shrimp chowder for this year. Come out and support the Williston Food Shelf and Williston Police Officer's Assoc.
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It is with profound sadness that the Essex Junction Fire Department announces the passing of active member, Charles "Chuck" Barry.Chuck has actively served the Essex Junction Fire Department for the past 34 years.
Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
2018 Year in Review As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to share some of the accomplishments and responses from the past year.2018 was an exciting year with the delivery of our new Engine 7, our new primary pumper for firefighting in the Village.
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
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This Wednesday, we visit the name of our second due engine, Engine 21 or; "Painesville Hose Company." Engine 21 is our 1997 E-One pumper that responds as the second engine out of EJFD and also responds as our mutual aid engine to surrounding communities.
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Have you ever wondered why our apparatus are numbered the way they are? Why our station is located where it is? Why our department identifier is 800? Have you ever wondered some more about the history of the EJFD? Starting today and for the next few Wednesdays, the EJFD will be posting "tid bit...
Monday, January 1st, 2018
HERE IT IS! YOUR ESSEX JUNCTION FIRE DEPARTMENT YEAR IN REVIEW2017 proved to be one of our busiest years on record for emergency calls for the department. EJFD responded to a total of 538 calls for service.
Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Midnight tonight will signify the end of an era here at the EJFD. Effective July 1st, our 1st Assistant Chief Ray Weed will be stepping down and assuming the role of Safety Officer. To give you a brief overview of Ray's service and dedication to this department, here is a brief list of time serv...
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
In the month of October, Essex Junction Fire Department responded a total of 42 emergency calls for service. 39 of those were fire calls while the remaining three were medical calls. Some of the larger incidents we responded to were;-Brush fire at Indian Brook Reservoir-Brush fires on Parizo Drive -...
Saturday, October 1st, 2016
In September the Essex Junction Fire Department answered a total of 27 calls for service. 25 of these calls were fire calls while the other two were medical calls.Some of the larger incidents we responded to were: -Dryer fire at Baymont Inn on Susie Wilson Road-Brush fire on Cherokee Avenue-Brush fi...
Monday, September 5th, 2016
The month of August proved to be the busiest month thus far for 2016 for the Essex Junction Fire Department. We answered a total of 44 calls for service, 39 of which were fire calls and 5 of which were medical calls.
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
June proved to be another steady month for the EJFD firefighters. We responded to a total of 27 fire calls and 9 medical emergencies. The majority of the calls were motor vehicle crashes, fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and elevator emergencies.Some of the more notable calls were:-House fire on ...
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
May proved to be another steady month for the EJFD firefighters. We responded to a total of 28 fire calls and 6 medical emergencies. The majority of the calls were motor vehicle crashes, fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and elevator emergencies.Some of the more notable calls were:-Cardiac arrest ...
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