Recent Calls
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. 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 ...
Sun. Jan 17th 2021
On Sunday, January 17 at approximately 1919 hours, the Essex Junction Fire Department and Essex Fire Department were dispatched to respond to 25 Franklin Street in the Village of Essex Junction for a ...
Thu. Dec 10th 2020
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On Thursday, December 10 at approximately 0210, the Essex and Essex Junction Fire Departments were dispatched to respond to a residence on Gentes Road for a structure fire, with flames on the back por...
Sat. Nov 14th 2020
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On Saturday November 14th at approximately 0400 (0356) Essex Junction Fire was dispatched along with automatic mutual aid From Essex Fire for a car fire at 7 Densmore Drive. While call staff respond...
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
2020 Year in Review
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 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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