Recent Calls
Sat. Oct 19th 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
Call History
Crews make quick work of Basement Fire
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 Essex Junction Safety Officer arrived on scene to find smoke showing from a two story single family dwelling, with large amounts of smoke coming out of basement area and chimneys. Engine 7 arrived first on scene laying out all 1000' of large diameter hose, before continuing to the address. Engine 7's crew made entry into the building, through the garage, conducting a primary search of the first floor of the residence. 

Engine 1, from EFD, arrived on scene and laid another 800' of LDH to complete water supply. Once they had completed establishing water supply, Engine 1's crew was assigned to the basement for fire suppression. Engine 1's crew had to force a rear door to gain access to the basement. After completing a primary search of the first floor, Engine 7's crew made entry into the basement, using the interior stairs and found the remnants of the fire. 

It was determined during the investigation of the fire that the majority of the fire was extinguished by a burst water line in the basement. When the line ruptured the well pump continued to pump water into the fire room. This continuous high pressure stream knocked down a majority of the fire. Crews quickly extinguished the remaining fire, and began overhaul to the fire room while checking for extension. 

Luckily, the fire was limited to the room of origin. Though fire damage in the basement was extensive as the original fire conditions showed signs that the room of origin had flashed over and was free burning before the pipe burst. The rest of the home received extensive smoke damage. Crews were on scene for three and a half hours completing overhaul and picking up all equipment including the 1800’ of supply lines. No residents or firefighters were injured during this call. 

We would like to thank Essex Police, Essex Rescue and Essex Fire Department for their assistance on this call as well as Saint Michael's College Fire for providing a cover engine for the duration of the incident. 

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117 entries in the Call History


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