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.

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!

Help save a life! Join our donation drive for Addi - Feb. 15, 2020

Now YOU can help US save a life! Please join our efforts to help our honorary fire girl Addi, and others like her, by attending our blood drive event on Feb. 15, and/or by the ways listed below.

Donate blood on Feb 15, or bring a non-perishable food item to be accepted by Aunt Dot's Place -

Pledge to donate blood another time in her honor via American Red Cross - Vermont-

Donate to Angel Flight NE, a service used by Addi and others in need of flights to medical services -

See for inspiration!

Please click to download, print and display poster.

Addi's story:

9 year old daughter, Addi Carroll, inspires countless people every day by courageously fighting a progressive battle against a complex life-threatening disease. She requires frequent out-of-state medical care on an average of one day per week over her lifetime and there have been countless, powerful highs and scary lows on this unique journey. One time we feared the worst was in late 2018 when she was hospital and homebound for over two months. The support of her community, Essex Fire, Essex Rescue, and blood transfusions brought her back to continue inspiring us. Addi’s firefighters and other loved ones are so very thankful for this gift of life and we would like others to have the same chance. To this end, The Essex Fire Fighter’s Association has organized a Blood Drive, Food Drive and Angel Flight NorthEast Fundraiser all in honor of their Fire Girl Addi.

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