Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
On Wednesday, September 29 at approximately 1109, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched to respond to 5 Roscoe Court in the Village of Essex Junction for a residential smoke detector activ...
Wednesday, September 8th, 2021
On September 8 at approximately 1430, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched to respond to 33 Rivendell Drive in the Village of Essex Junction for a motor vehicle collision with a building....
Friday, August 27th, 2021
On August 27th at approximately 01:26 EJFD was alerted to respond to the West Street Dog Park, for the report of some sort of fire and popping noises.Enroute, EJFD was alerted that officers on scene c...
On Sunday, July 18 at approximately 1731 hours, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched along with Essex Rescue to respond to the Winooski River in the area of the power dam for a reportedly...
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
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
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...
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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...
Open Burning Ordinance


Burning brush, leaves, trash or debris is not allowed in the Village of Essex Junction. Cooking or outdoor fireplaces are allowed with proper fuels to include charcoal, firewood, liquid propane (LP) or natural gas. In no circumstance shall an otherwise permissible fire be allowed that creates, in the discretion of the Village or its designate, a public nuisance. Fires must be attended at all times with an extinguishment resource within twenty (20) feet of the fire. Fires must be ten (10) feet away from a structure and must be built where they will not escape. A person starting a fire is responsible for preventing its escape. This prohibition shall not include training exercises by the Essex Junction Fire Department. The Village Trustees, with the concurrence of the Essex Junction Fire Chief, may approve a burn permit for a community event provided that the Essex Junction Fire Department is present.

Chapter 13 13-2 SECTION 1303.

PENALTIES: a. An Issuing Municipal Official is authorized to recover civil penalities in the following amounts for each violation of Section 1302 or waive if appropriate:

  • First offense - $0 (warning)
  • Second offense - $250
  • Third offense - $500
  • Fourth and subsequent offenses - $750

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