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...
News
History of Hubbells Falls Engine Company
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 of the EJFD? 

Starting today and for the next few Wednesdays, the EJFD will be posting "tid bits" of information on the history of the Department and some explanations. 

Today, we visit the topic of the name of our primary engine, Engine 5 "Hubbells Falls Engine Company". 

Engine 5 is a 2008 KME that serves as our first apparatus to respond to motor vehicle crashes as well as fires and alarms within the Village of Essex Junction. She holds six firefighters and carries 1000 gallons of water with a 1500 Gallons Per Minute (GPM) pump. E5 also carries all of EJFD's heavy rescue hydraulic tools for vehicles extrication. 

The designation, Engine 5, comes from the days of past when EJFD served as one of the only heavy rescue units in the county. When EJFD acquired the "jaws of life," the designation of Heavy Rescue 5 was given to the apparatus. We carried on this tradition today by keeping the 5 with the apparatus that carries our tools. Most departments post 9/11 acquired heavy rescue tools through grants and operate their own heavy rescue programs. 

"Hubbells Falls Engine Company" is a spin-off of one of the names that the Village of Essex Junction was once known as. The falls at the Winooski River between the Village and Williston is called Hubbells Falls. Hubbells Falls was one of the original areas of industrial and economic growth within the Village. Therefore, we affectionately named Engine 5 the Hubbells Fall Engine Company. 

Check back next week for more!

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