Recent Calls
Mon. Jun 7th 2021
On Monday, June 7 just before 0800 hours, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched with Essex Fire Department and Essex Rescue to 16 Central Street in the Village of Essex Junction for a fire...
Sat. Apr 17th 2021
On April 17 at approximately 1417 hours, the Essex Junction Fire Department and Essex Fire Department were dispatched to respond to a condo unit on Densmore Drive for a reported fire in the ceiling.En...
Sun. Mar 28th 2021
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. Mar 22nd 2021
On March 22 at approximately 1319, the Essex Fire Department and Essex Junction Fire Department were dispatched to respond to a property on Indian Brook Road in the Town of Essex for an out of control...
Mon. Jan 25th 2021
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 ...
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
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
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
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...
Mon. Jan 1st 2018


2017 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 service. A total of 110 of these calls were for medical first response. 

The busiest month in 2017 was October with a total of 66 calls. 50 of these calls were fire and 16 were medical. 
Here is a breakdown of statistics for "larger" incidents in 2017:

Structure Fires - 10
Cooking Fires - 19
Chimney Fires - 1
Vehicle Fires - 4 
Brush Fires - 3 
Motor Vehicle Crashes - 28
EJFD responded mutual aid outside of Essex 12 times in 2017:

Williston - 6
Burlington International Airport - 3
Winooski - 1
Mallets Bay - 1
Jericho - 1
Significant incidents EJFD responded to in 2017 were:

House fire - Discovery Road (Essex)

Stove fire - Rivendell Drive (Essex Junction)

Dumpster Fire - Dorset Lane (Williston)

Apartment Building Fire - Platt Street (Winooski)

Townhouse Fire - Cedar Lane (Williston)

Garage Fire - Jericho Road (Essex)

House Fire - Governor Peck Road (Jericho)

Basement Fire - Butternut Court (Essex)

Apartment Fire - Sand Hill Road (Essex)

Shed Fire - Thomas Lane (Essex)

October Wind Storm - Various Locations (Essex Junction)

Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash - Route 15 (Essex)

Single Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash - Susie Wilson Road (Essex)
In addition to responding to emergency calls, EJFD members participated in thousands of hours of training be it fire or medical, in the station, out of the station and even out of state. We were lucky enough to participate in a training burn in a structure on Upper Main Street in Essex over the summer. 

2017 saw a change in rank with the retirement of Assistant Chief Ray Weed to Safety Officer. This ushered the promotion of Assistant Chief Tim Wear, Captain Robert O'Neill, Lieutenant Stephen Gragg and Lieutenant Richard Smith. 

Several members became certified to operate various apparatus. One member attained the rank of Engineer in 2017. In turn, we lost two Engineers as well. 

EJFD said goodbye to a few members throughout the year, while also welcoming several new members (certified and non certified). In 2017 alone, EJFD has brought on a total of ten new members. 
EJFD would like to thank our mutual aid partners from the Essex Fire DepartmentEssex Rescue, Inc., Essex Police Department, Saint Michael's College Fire and RescueColchester Center Volunteer Fire Fighters' Association Inc. CCVFC and the Williston Fire Department for their continued support and response to calls when requested. Mutual aid is given to us by these agencies at the drop of a hat, and they only ask that we do the same in return. 

What a successful year 2017 was. Looking forward to the future, 2018 has already started off busy with two fire and two medical calls this morning! We also are anxiously awaiting the anticipated summer arrival of our new Pierce engine, which will be replacing our 20 year old Engine 21. 
Happy new year from all of us at EJFD! Lets make it a good one!

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