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On Sunday, December 4 at approximately 1231 the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched to respond on the second alarm to 72 East Allen Street in the City of Winooski for a structure fire. Ladde...
Friday, November 11th, 2022
On November 11 at approximately 2311, Essex Junction Fire Department, Essex Fire Department and Essex Rescue were dispatched to respond to 167 Autumn Pond Way in the City of Essex Junction for smoke c...
On October 27 at approximately 2050, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched to respond to assist Essex Fire Department and Essex Rescue with a motor vehicle crash with entrapment at the int...
Sunday, October 9th, 2022
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On Sunday, October 9 at approximately 2109 hours, the Essex Junction Fire Department, Essex Town Fire Department and Essex Rescue were dispatched to respond to 7 Sugartree Lane in the City of Essex Ju...
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...
Call history
Summer Storms create a long afternoon
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

On June 25th, crews were busy again as another strong summer storm came through causing fire alarms, power outages, fallen trees ad power lines and heavy flash flooding.

At 1500 Crews from EJFD and ETFD responded to 60 Founders Road, Essex Elementary for a fire alarm. As crews from EJFD were responding the worst of the storm hit the area. Just as Ladder 3 was going past franks motorcycle a tree gave way taking power lines down with it. Quick thinking by the driver and heads up of the crew left the crew trapped in the truck under live power lines. GMP was called and for about 30 minutes crews from Essex Police Department, EJFD and ETFD secured the area and waited for GMP to free the Ladder Truck from its entanglement.

As crews freed Ladder 3, EJFD's Ladder 3 was requested to respond mutual aid to Williston for a house which had been struck by lighting. In route Williston advised they would be better assisted with an Engine and 8 Engine 21 with a crew of six was dispatched to Williston fire for mutual aid. Crews spent about 2 1/2 hours in Williston as flash flooding damaged road, houses and made a mess of Williston. They helped close road, clear drainage and helped Williston Crews pump out basements for residence who were affected by severe flooding Around 1830 crews returned to Essex Junction Station and released.

Then at 2100 hours crews were dispatched to the Sports and Fitness edge for a gas smell and burning odor. Crews staffed 8L3 and 8E21 and responded together to the seen. Command was established by 15K2. Ladder 3 was assigned interior investigation, while Engine 21 was assigned to go to a hydrant and stand by. Engine 21 was then moved into the building as a second Interior Investigation crew. Employees told Command they had had a similar issue before from a treadmill. Within minutes crews discovered a treadmill which was running hotter then the rest when tested and produce a melting rubber smell the machine was unplugged, marked and turned back over to the facility.

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Saturday, May 10th, 2014
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At 20:52hrs, the Essex Junction and Essex Town Fire Departments were requested to respond to 16 Loubier Drive in Essex Junction for a structure fire. While responding, Essex Dispatch updated advising the homeowner states there is a fire on the outside of the home, spreading to the interior.
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At 15:47hrs on Monday, April 14th, the Essex Junction Fire Department was requested to respond mutual aid to the Town of Williston to Essex Road (Route 2A) and Pinecrest Circle for a motor vehicle crash.
At 14:53hrs, the Essex Junction Fire Department was requested to respond mutual aid to the Town of Williston with an engine to implement "zone 2 water supply plan" while Williston Fire was responding to a structure fire on Saint George Road.
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Essex Town and Essex Junction Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 64 Old Stage Road in Essex on Sunday evening. Essex Town Fire Chief Charles Cole said authorities received a report from an off duty Cambridge Firefighter at 4:20 p.m.
At 00:29hrs on March 15, 2014, the Essex Junction Fire Department was requested to respond to the rear of 8 Railroad Avenue for a report of a dumpster fire. Utility 61 and Engine 21 responded with a total of 5 personnel and arrived on scene seconds later to find a fully involved dumpster fire.
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In the early morning hours on Monday, February 17th, 2014, the Essex Junction Fire Department was requested just before 3:45am to respond mutual aid to a townhouse fire on Saint Michael's Campus. Upon arrival, Colchester crews had a large volume of fire showing from the Alpha and Charlie side.
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At 7:44pm on January 23rd, 2014, the Essex Junction Fire Department was requested to respond mutual aid to Lamore Road in the Town of Essex with an engine and manpower for a vehicle overturned in a ditch, filling with water, and an occupant trapped.
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At 19:10 hrs on January 11th, the Essex Junction Fire Department was requested to respond to 61 Pearl Street in Essex Junction for an elevator emergency (usually meaning the elevator has stalled and occupants are stuck in the elevator unable to get out).
Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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At 2010 on Christmas Eve, Essex Town and Essex Junction Fire Department were toned out to a possible Structure fire on Old Stage Road. First arriving members were able to see the glow of the structure fire as they approached the scene.
Monday, September 16th, 2013
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Around noon on Sept 15, 2013 Essex Junction Fire was toned out to the Laundromat in the Pearl Street Shopping Plaza for smoke filling the building, and power going out. When 8U61 arrived on Scene with C1 and C2 they found a light haze throughout the laundromat.
Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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At 1556 on August 1st crew from Essex Junction were dispatched to 38 River Street in Winooski Mutual aid for a structure fire. Winooski requested an engine from Essex Junction. EJFD Engine 21 responded with a full crew.
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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At 1015pm on July 17 Ladder 3 was requested mutual aid to Jericho for a female who had been injured and pulled onto a rock in the middle of the Lee River below the Chittenden Mills. Crews from Underhill-Jericho Fire and Essex Rescue had first arrived on scene to find the 20 year old Female victim, l...
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
On June 25th, crews were busy again as another strong summer storm came through causing fire alarms, power outages, fallen trees ad power lines and heavy flash flooding. At 1500 Crews from EJFD and ETFD responded to 60 Founders Road, Essex Elementary for a fire alarm.
at 1430 on June 24th, Crews from Essex Essex Junction and Essex Town Fire Department were toned out for a garage filling with smoke when an alert resident thought he smelt smoke, minutes after a lighting strike near the house.
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
At 18:31 hrs the Essex Junction and Essex Town Fire Departments were requested to respond to the rear of a residence on Old Colchester Road in Essex Junction for what was reported as 50 foot flames behind the residence.
Saturday, April 6th, 2013
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At 14:33hrs Essex Town and Essex Junction Fire Departments were requested to respond with an engine from each department mutual aid to the Town of Richmond at 256 Collins Mountain Road for a structure fire.
Monday, February 11th, 2013
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At 11:27hrs the Essex Town and Junction Fire Departments were requested to respond to West Street for reported chair on fire in an enclosed porch, possibly extending to the home. Engine 5 and Ladder 41 arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the front (Alpha) side enclosed porch.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Crews were called out to Wendy's on Pearl Street a little after 8:45 for smoke filling the building. When LT. Keith Rivers arrived on scene he could see light smoke coming from the roof of the building and had a second alarm put out for Essex Junction and Town fire departments.
Monday, November 19th, 2012
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At 0238 firefighters from Essex Junction fire, Essex Town fire and Essex Rescue were toned out to a structure fire at 10 Rivendell Drive in Essex Junction. Police on scene found the only occupant had jumped from a second story window and had gone to a neighbors house to report the fire.
Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Several rescue and fire squads, along with the Vermont State Police, rescued five hikers injured Friday afternoon in separate incidents on Mt. Mansfield. After a sixth hiker was found injured crews needed the extra help and more crews including Essex Junction Fire where dispatched to the Mountain.
165 entries in the Call history

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