The Essex Fire Department (EFD) responded to a total of 82 calls for service during 2019. This includes responses in the Town of Essex, and mutual aid to neighboring towns.
2018 call volume = 81
2019 call volume = 82
Percentage increase or (decrease) = 1.2%
Fire – 21
Weather Related – 10
Marine – 1
Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) – 6
Good Intent – 15
False Alarm – 29
Fire – Structural, wildland, rubbish, vehicle fire suppression.
Weather Related – Trees / power lines down.
Marine – Interventional response for Lake Champlain / area waterways.
MVA – Motor vehicle accidents requiring an interventional response.
Good Intent – Calls for service that may be a true threat of fire, gas or other emergency hazard are actually found to be something else after Firefighters investigate the situation.
False Alarms – causes other than fire or emergency hazard.
The Essex Fire Department contributed a total of 782 volunteer emergency personnel hours in 2019 to the Essex community and neighboring fire districts. This hourly total does not include the hundreds of hours of: drills, meetings, and training.
Chief Craig W. Jackson
Essex Fire Department