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

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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 Also message us and follow us on Facebook!

Join us - Sunday, June 9, 2024! Run, Walk & Roll and First Responder Touch - A - Truck

Calling all runners, walkers, rollers, volunteers, non-profits, sponsors, donors, fundraisers, first responders and Big Beautiful Life families!

Join us virtually or in person for our 2nd Annual Run Walk & Roll and First Responder Touch-A-Truck. Proceeds from this event provide comfort, joy, and community support to children facing medical challenges. Among other things, Big Beautiful Life sends joykits to sick kids and offer financial assistance to families dealing with pediatric hospital stays. Donations can also be made to Essex Fire during registration and a lucky non-profit or first response unit will win 25% of the 50/50. Get Inspired: Watch last year's event recap video: YouTube Link:

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Celebrating 50 Years of Service in 2023!

Essex Fire Department was officially formed in March 1973. Learn more...

Remembering our firegirl 15A1 - Addi Carroll

Addi lived a Big Beautiful Life with unparalleled passion and purpose. She was community oriented and is a beloved member of the Essex Fire Department Family. Her call sign is 15A1. She tracked all calls and was happiest when she was near “my firefighters” or heard that they were safe back in quarters. Essex Fire also named a Fire Truck after her. Like Addi, Addi’s Engine (Engine 2) is all wheel drive and takes anything life has to throw at it. Addi’s Engine symbolizes courage, devotion and resilience and reminds people to take care of each other. It will keep our community and Addi’s fire brothers & sisters safe for years to come. Learn more...

Burn Permits

PUBLIC NOTICE: Burn permits are required at all times and can be obtained ONLINE by visiting  You will need to create a profile and follow the prompts.  It is important to understand that you MUST call the activation phone number the day you want to burn in order for the permit to be validated. You CANNOT burn cardboard, furniture, packaging materials, or any construction debris.  These materials are prohibited by State laws and can result in significant financial penalties from the State Agency of Natural Resources.  You may only burn clean dry wood/brush. 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

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