Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
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On Wednesday, September 29 at approximately 1109, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched to respond to 5 Roscoe Court in the Village of Essex Junction for a residential smoke detector activ...
Wednesday, September 8th, 2021
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On September 8 at approximately 1430, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched to respond to 33 Rivendell Drive in the Village of Essex Junction for a motor vehicle collision with a building....
Friday, August 27th, 2021
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On August 27th at approximately 01:26 EJFD was alerted to respond to the West Street Dog Park, for the report of some sort of fire and popping noises.Enroute, EJFD was alerted that officers on scene c...
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On Sunday, July 18 at approximately 1731 hours, the Essex Junction Fire Department was dispatched along with Essex Rescue to respond to the Winooski River in the area of the power dam for a reportedly...
Tuesday, January 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...
Friday, January 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...
Wednesday, February 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...
Wednesday, February 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...
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2020 Year in Review
Tuesday, January 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 turned out to train to excellence nearly weekly and answer emergency calls for service anytime of day 24/7/365.

In 2020, the EJFD responded to a total of 303 fire calls and 112 EMS First Response calls for a grand total of 415 emergency calls for service.

The firefighters of EJFD once again logged thousands of combined hours of training over the year with many training sessions being held in unique, online platforms.

EJFD was requested to respond mutual aid to other communities a total of 25 times throughout the year. These responses included mutual aid provided to the following:

-Milton - 1

-Jericho - 2

-Colchester - 3

-Burlington International Airport - 3

-Williston - 16

Due to the pandemic and less traffic, we responded to fewer motor vehicle crashes over the year. We still responded to multiple significant incidents including the following:

-Nob Hill Road - Williston - Basement Fire - Ladder 3 responded and assisted with overhaul and ventilation

-Main Street - Milton - Large House Fire - Engine 7 responded and operated for over six hours in near zero temperatures battling the weather, frozen equipment and difficult fire conditions

-Barber Farm Road - Jericho - Chimney Fire - Ladder 3 responded and assisted the Underhill-Jericho Fire Department by providing the aerial ladder to provide access to the chimney

-Green Mountain Nursing Home - Colchester - Boiler Overheated - Ladder 3, Engine 7 and Car 9 responded and assisted Colchester Center Fire with investigating and ventilating smoke

-Route 117 - Jericho - Chimney Fire - Ladder 3 responded and assisted the Underhill-Jericho Fire Department by providing the aerial ladder to provide access to the chimney

-South Street - Essex Junction - Brush Fire - Engine 5 and Engine 7 responded and extinguished a brush fire in the woods in the area of Steven's Park

-Day Lane - Williston - Porch Fire - Ladder 3 and Car 9 responded and assisted the Williston Fire Department with overhauling multiple levels of porches which caught fire

-Villa Drive - Essex Junction - Truck Fire - Engine 7, Ladder 3 and Car 9 responded and found a pickup truck fully involved in a driveway threatening a residence. Fire was quickly knocked down and the residence sustained minor damage to the exterior with no further extension found

-Old Stage Road - Williston - Brush Fire - Engine 5 responded and operated with firefighters from Williston, Richmond and Essex Fire at a large brush fire approximately one half mile into a field

-Morse Drive - Essex - Dumpster & Brush Fire - Engine 7 and Ladder 3 responded and found a dumpster and area of brush on fire, which was quickly extinguished with no further extension

-Baymont Inn - Essex - Kitchen Fire - Engine 7 and Ladder 3 responded and found a fire in a kitchen on the third floor which had been knocked down by a fire extinguisher prior to arrival. Firefighters completed extinguishing the cabinets, overhauling and checking for extension

-Roscoe Court - Essex Junction - Brush Fire - Engine 5, Engine 7 and Car 9 responded and found a brush fire in the woods which was quickly extinguished by personnel

-Redmond Road - Williston - Commercial Building Fire - Ladder 3 responded and operated with firefighters from multiple towns on a multiple alarm fire in a commercial building

-Marshall Avenue - Williston - Shed Fire - Ladder 3 responded and assisted the Williston Fire Department with extinguishing and overhauling a large shed that was fully involved at Berlin City

-Boyer Circle - Williston - Building Fire - Ladder 3 and Car 9 responded and operated with firefighters from Williston, Essex, South Burlington and VTANG at a fire in the roof of an out building

-Nob Hill Road - Williston - House Fire - Ladder 3 and Engine 7 responded and operated on a second alarm house fire on Nob Hill Road, finding fire throughout and difficult overhaul conditions

-Pearl Street - Essex Junction - Fire in the Parking Garage - Engine 5 and Car 9 responded to what was initially a fire alarm activation at 4 Pearl Street, but upon arrival crews located a fire in the parking garage which was quickly extinguished

-Densmore Drive - Essex Junction - Fully Involved Structure Fire - Engine 5, Ladder 3 and Car 9 responded and found multiple vehicles and the entire carport fully involved threatening three separate condominiums. Personnel worked aggressively to protect the exposures and knock down the large fire volume which was found on arrival, ultimately saving the three condominiums

-Gentes Road - Essex - Fire in a House - Engine 5 and Engine 7 responded and found a small fire inside an enclosed porch in the rear of the home, which was quickly extinguished by crews

-Margaret Street- Essex - Chimney Fire - Ladder 3 responded and worked with personnel from Essex Fire at a chimney fire, assisting with both interior and roof operations

We would like to thank the Village Trustees for their continued support of EJFD and our mission to protect lives and property. We would also like to thank the residents for their never-ending support of the department even during a difficult year. We are hopeful that as 2021 continues, we will be able to work back towards normal life where we can participate in the many community events we missed out on in 2020. Even with the pandemic we still took part in several community events, just in a different format.

We would also like to thank our mutual aid partners from Essex Fire, Essex Police, Essex Rescue, Saint Michael's Rescue, Colchester Rescue, Colchester Fire, and Williston Fire for their dedication to assisting us when we needed it and only asking that we do the same in return. The mutual aid relationships within Chittenden County are strong and each year we continue to see this through crews working as one fluid unit at any type of incident.

We wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy 2021 and look forward to serving our community for this year and many years to come.

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Tuesday, January 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 turned out to train to excellence nearly weekly and answer emergency calls for service anytime of day...
Friday, January 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 Wear will be retiring-In the fall of 2020, Fire Police Robert Trudo retired from the Department after ...
Wednesday, February 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 and call attendance.
Wednesday, February 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 dealt with the fire, removed the stove and ventilated smoke from the residence.We often hear there ...
Thursday, January 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 calls for service.
Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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We at the Essex Junction Fire Department want to thank all of you who have donated to Operation Fire Cuffs 2019. Thursday, members from EJFD and surrounding departments were able to drop off so many toys.
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Yesterday the Essex Junction Fire Department had three new firefighters graduate from the Fall 2019 Chittenden County Basic Firefighting Course.This course is a basic course that all new, non certified members must attend.
Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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Our members and families are supporting the Williston Chowder Challenge today. We put together a Cajun Shrimp chowder for this year. Come out and support the Williston Food Shelf and Williston Police Officer's Assoc.
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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 for the past 34 years.
Tuesday, January 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.
Tuesday, June 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 also responds as our mutual aid engine to surrounding communities.
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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 of the EJFD? Starting today and for the next few Wednesdays, the EJFD will be posting "tid bit...
Monday, January 1st, 2018
HERE IT IS! YOUR ESSEX JUNCTION FIRE DEPARTMENT YEAR IN REVIEW2017 proved to be one of our busiest years on record for emergency calls for the department. EJFD responded to a total of 538 calls for service.
Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Midnight tonight will signify the end of an era here at the EJFD. Effective July 1st, our 1st Assistant Chief Ray Weed will be stepping down and assuming the role of Safety Officer. To give you a brief overview of Ray's service and dedication to this department, here is a brief list of time serv...
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
In the month of October, Essex Junction Fire Department responded a total of 42 emergency calls for service. 39 of those were fire calls while the remaining three were medical calls. Some of the larger incidents we responded to were;-Brush fire at Indian Brook Reservoir-Brush fires on Parizo Drive -...
Saturday, October 1st, 2016
In September the Essex Junction Fire Department answered a total of 27 calls for service. 25 of these calls were fire calls while the other two were medical calls.Some of the larger incidents we responded to were: -Dryer fire at Baymont Inn on Susie Wilson Road-Brush fire on Cherokee Avenue-Brush fi...
Monday, September 5th, 2016
The month of August proved to be the busiest month thus far for 2016 for the Essex Junction Fire Department. We answered a total of 44 calls for service, 39 of which were fire calls and 5 of which were medical calls.
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
June proved to be another steady month for the EJFD firefighters. We responded to a total of 27 fire calls and 9 medical emergencies. The majority of the calls were motor vehicle crashes, fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and elevator emergencies.Some of the more notable calls were:-House fire on ...
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
May proved to be another steady month for the EJFD firefighters. We responded to a total of 28 fire calls and 6 medical emergencies. The majority of the calls were motor vehicle crashes, fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and elevator emergencies.Some of the more notable calls were:-Cardiac arrest ...
Sunday, May 1st, 2016
In April the Essex Junction Fire Department responded to a total of 39 emergency calls with 28 of those being fire calls and 11 being emergency medical calls. Along with elevator rescues, fire alarms and motor vehicle crashes, we also responded to the following incidents:-Dryer fire at the laundroma...
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