Recent Calls
Sat. Feb 8th 2020
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On Saturday, February 8 at approximately 0545, the Essex Junction Fire Department was requested to respond mutual aid to 15 Main Street in the Town of Milton for a working structure fire.Engine 7 resp...
Thu. Feb 6th 2020
On Thursday, February 6 at approximately 1459, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched to respond mutual aid to 91 Nob Hill Road in the Town of Williston for a report of smoke in the basemen...
Sun. Jan 19th 2020
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On Sunday, January 19 at approximately 0404, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched to respond to 48 Park Street in the Village of Essex Junction for a general fire alarm activation.While m...
Sat. Dec 14th 2019
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On Saturday, December 14 at approximately 2034, the Essex and Essex Junction Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of a vehicle on fire in the back parking lot of Essex High School.Engine 5 res...
Sat. Dec 14th 2019
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On Saturday, December 14 at approximately 1906, the Essex and Essex Junction Fire Departments were dispatched to respond to Colchester Road and Gardenside Lane in the Town of Essex for a report of a s...
News Headlines
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...
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...
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. 

125 entries in the Call History

125 entries in the Call History


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