Recent Calls
Sun. Mar 28th 2021
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At 1344, Essex Junction Fire was dispatched automatic aid with Essex Fire, Essex Rescue and Essex Police for a 1 car motor vehicle crash, with the vehicle hanging over a cliff with the driver still in...
Mon. Jan 25th 2021
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On Monday, January 25 at approximately 1259 hours the Essex Fire Department, Essex Junction Fire Department and Essex Rescue were dispatched to respond to 36 Greenbriar Drive in the Town of Essex for ...
Sun. Jan 17th 2021
On Sunday, January 17 at approximately 1919 hours, the Essex Junction Fire Department and Essex Fire Department were dispatched to respond to 25 Franklin Street in the Village of Essex Junction for a ...
Thu. Dec 10th 2020
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On Thursday, December 10 at approximately 0210, the Essex and Essex Junction Fire Departments were dispatched to respond to a residence on Gentes Road for a structure fire, with flames on the back por...
Sat. Nov 14th 2020
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On Saturday November 14th at approximately 0400 (0356) Essex Junction Fire was dispatched along with automatic mutual aid From Essex Fire for a car fire at 7 Densmore Drive. While call staff respond...
News Headlines
Tue. Jan 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...
Fri. Jan 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...
Wed. Feb 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...
Wed. Feb 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...
Thu. Jan 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 ca...
Open Burning Ordinance

SECTION 1302. OPEN BURNING:

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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