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...
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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...
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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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