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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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2018 Year in Review
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 primary pumper for firefighting in the Village. Many hours were spent training on and preparing this new apparatus for service. This engine will serve the Village and surrounding communities for years to come as this apparatus was designed by the firefighters, for the firefighters.

 

During 2018 we gained several new members while saying goodbye to several long-time members who moved on for various reasons. We want to take a minute and say thank you to all our members for their dedication to their training both internally and externally. We had several members participate in and complete Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2 and Fire Instructor 1 courses as well as several county courses and seminars across the state.

 

During the year 2018, the EJFD responded to a total of 584 calls for service. This includes 139 EMS First Response calls. Of these calls for service, we responded to:

-385 calls in the Village of Essex Junction

-114 calls in the Town of Essex

-59 automatic mutual aid calls in District 2 (also known as the Susie Wilson area)

-140 fire or carbon monoxide alarm activations

-52 motor vehicle crashes

-11 structure fires

-5 brush fires

-3 vehicle fires

-2 chimney fires

 

The EJFD responded mutual aid to the following towns:

20-Williston

4-Burlington International Airport

2-Colchester

 

On average, our busiest day of the week for fire calls were Mondays with a total of 91 calls. Our average arrival time for emergency calls was five minutes, with our average turnout being seven members.

 

Here is a review of some of more significant incidents we responded to in 2018:

 

-House fire on Center Road (arson)

-Extrication on Route 128

-Chimney fire on Old Creamery Road in Williston

-House fire on Canyon Estates Drive in Colchester

-Fire in a hotel room at the Baymont Inn

-Multiple vehicles & brush fire on Old Colchester Road

-Brush fire on 289

-Odor investigation at the VSP Barracks in Williston

-CO incident on Carmichael Street

-House fire Juniper Ridge

-4 alarm commercial building fire at Casella on Avenue C in Williston

-Trailer fire at the Champlain Valley Exposition

-House fire on Jericho Road (arson)

-Two fires in an apartment on Central Street (arson)

-HAZMAT incident at the Sports & Fitness Edge

-Vehicle into a building on Pearl Street

-Apartment fire on Pearl Street

-4 alarm commercial building fire at J & B International on Hercules Drive in Colchester

-Extrication on Susie Wilson Road

 

As we transition into the new year we look forward to what 2019 has to offer. We look forward to continuing to serve the community and we will be there to answer the call if you need us!

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