Recent Calls
Sat. Oct 19th 2019
At 13:18 EJFD was alerted to Rosewood Lane for a report of a Man stuck in the bucket of a lift. EJFD units arrived on scene to find a male stuck in the bucket of a hydraulic lift, not in destress. 8 L...
Tue. Oct 15th 2019
At 7:45pm the Essex Junction Fire Department along with Essex Police, an Essex Rescue Paramedic and Colchester Rescue responded to a male pinned under his car in the Autozone parking lot. Thankfully a...
Sun. Sep 22nd 2019
At approximately 11:30 on Sunday September 22nd Essex Junction and Essex Town Fire Departments were alerted to respond to 315 South Street for a report of an explosion in the basement with fire. An Es...
Fri. Aug 2nd 2019
Essex and Essex Junction Fire Departments were alerted to respond to David Dr. In Essex for a report of a car “fully involved” Engine 5 arrived on scene to find a small car on fire. Engine...
Tue. Jul 9th 2019
Essex and Essex Junction Fire Departments responded to The Baymont Suites this morning for a activated fire alarm, upon arrival and entrance to the lobby crews observed the odor of smoke in the buildi...
News Headlines
Fri. May 24th 2019
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...
Tue. Jan 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 p...
Tue. Jun 5th 2018
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 al...
Tue. Jun 5th 2018
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...
Mon. Jan 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 se...
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Join our all-volunteer Fire Department!

Essex Junction Fire Department is a on-call department that includes young, and veteran Firefighters. Our department is made up of men and women who work 40 or more hours a week as secretaries, teachers, engineers, architects, medical assistants, insurance adjusters, bankers, laborers, carpenters, electricians and business men and women. They are your neighbors, the people you invite to barbecues, and who's kids play with your children. For some members, the Essex Junction Fire Department is a family tradition that includes grandfathers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers and, even, husband and wife teams. Some firefighters are also allowed by their employers to respond from their workplace.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and out of high school.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language effectively.
  • Must be living within responding distance from station.
  • Must attend 33 percent of scheduled drills each six month period.
  • Must attend rookie training through the Chittenden County Basic Course (Without Prior Experience)
  • Complete the Essex Junction Fire Department Candidate Checklist


If you are interested please fill out the short form below and the Essex Junction Fire Department will reach back out to you.


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Frequently asked questions

Must I live in Essex Junction to be a firefighter?

All volunteer firefighters are required to live within an approved responding distance from our fire station. Essex Junction firefighters pride themselves on quick response time to fire calls.

What kind of training is involved?

Essex Junction firefighters are trained in a wide range of technical skills. Some of these skills include fire suppression, hazardous materials incidents, vehicle extrication, disaster response, alarm and CO detector response and fire prevention education.

Do I have to have prior experience to join the Essex Junction Fire Department?

No, to join the Essex Junction Fire Department you do not have to have prior experience. All training you will need will be provided in the Chittenden County Basic Course and Fire Department trainings. Because the County Basic course only occurs twice a year February and October the Essex Junction Fire Department only hires members without prior experience before those courses start. If you are interested please apply and we will reach out to you before the courses start to complete your application and prepare you for the course 


If I have prior fire/rescue training and experience, will it count towards Essex Junction Fire Department training requirements?

Yes. Proof of your training, such as class records and/or grades should be sent in with your application to be reviewed by the training Chief. If hired by the department we will add your previous training to your Essex Junction Fire Department personnel file. If you meet our interior firefighting training requirements we will hire new members at any time during the year.

Does the Essex Junction Fire Department have equal requirements for entry and training?

Yes. Medical and physical requirements follow OSHA and NFPA standards. The Essex Junction Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Are Essex Junction firefighters directly paid or compensated?

Yes. Members are on-call firefighters and receive an hourly wage for calls

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