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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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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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