The Essex Fire Department, located in Essex, Vermont, is a paid on-call department providing fire protection and emergency medical first response services.


If you think you have an emergency, big or small, please CALL 911 now! Do not call our station directly.

If you're not reporting an emergency but have an urgent concern or question,
please call the Essex Police dispatch line at 802-878-1331 for immediate assistance.

Our station is not usually staffed, thus you are more likely to reach our voicemail rather than speak with one of our members. If you're not reporting an emergency but have an urgent concern or question, please call the Essex Police dispatch line at 802-878-1331 for immediate assistance. They can dispatch us as necessary. Again it is always prudent to call 911 if you deem it necessary. 

Otherwise if you have non-emergent reason to contact us, such as inquiries about joining, arranging tours, fire safety questions, etc. please call 802-878-5308 or email Chief Cole at cole@essex.org. Also message us and follow us on Facebook!


PUBLIC NOTICE (April 21, 2020):  NO BURN PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED IN ESSEX UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  That means no outside burning of leaves, grass, braches, trees, or any other yard debris.  This prohibition on burning is due to the current dry weather conditions, as well as to limit, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the related face-to-face contact that can happen when people who burn need to call the Fire Department if burning gets out of hand.

This prohibition on burning does NOT apply to small backyard fire rings or small personal cooking fires so long as you are burning only clean dry wood.  No debris, leaves, etc.

We thank you for your understanding and compliance, and for sharing this message to your fellow Essex residents. Questions can be directed to Chief Cole at ccole@essex.org


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