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...
Join Our Department
Join our All-Volunteer Fire Department!

Essex Junction Fire Department is a Paid-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



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


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


Volunteer Application

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