Recent Calls
Sat. Feb 8th 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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


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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