Recent Calls
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 ...
News Headlines
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...
News
Passing of Active Member Chuck Barry Sr.
Fri. May 24th 2019

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 for the past 34 years. In 1985, while working for IBM, Chuck joined the Essex Junction Fire Department. In his time with the department we estimate that Chuck ran over 7k calls, since 2004 he has run approximately 3,500 calls. The department was one with his family, with both his son and wife serving along side him during his time with us.

Over the last few years Chuck has served as both Fire Police and department administrator. He worked Monday through Friday, every morning, coordinating apparatus maintenance, scheduling appointments, and representing the department at meetings. He also facilitated and helped out with fire prevention activities both in the station and throughout the community.

You can't talk about Chuck without discussing his role to our community. He took his role as a community member to heart, and though Essex Junction was not the only place he lived during his life, Essex Junction was his home. Through his role on the department he became the liaison between the department and EJRP, Memorial Day Parade and everything to do with the Champlain Valley Exposition. In more than one way he bacame the face of the department. At times community members thought he was the Chief. Whether he was leading a parade, doing traffic for a fun run, seconding a motion during the annual Village meeting or enjoying the block party, Chuck was always around.

During the past 34 years Chuck has received many awards and recognitions. In fact, he was actually the first recipient of the department's Rookie of the Year award! He received Member of the Year award TWICE!

Chuck will be missed by everyone here at the EJFD and everyone whose life he has touched! Our thoughts are with his Wife Maddie and their family.

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