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Mon. Jun 7th 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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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