2019 call volume = 82
2020 call volume = 87
Percentage increase or (decrease) = 5.9%
Fire – 20
Weather Related – 9
Marine – 2
Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) – 5
Good Intent – 15
Other – 36
Fire – Structural, wildland, rubbish, vehicle fire suppression.
Weather Related – Trees / power lines down / cellar pump out
Marine – Interventional response for Lake Champlain / area waterways
MVA – Motor vehicle accidents requiring an interventional response or traffic control
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.
Other – causes other than fire or emergency hazard (E.g. alarms) or cancelled prior to arrival.
The Essex Fire Department contributed a total of 838 volunteer emergency personnel hours in 2020 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