The mission of the Essex Fire Department is to provide the highest quality fire protection, emergency medical services, fire prevention, safety education, community services, and mitigation of emergency and non-emergency incidents for the citizens, businesses and visitors to the town of Essex. Our service delivery shall be continually enhanced through training, education, planning, and teamwork. We will safely achieve our mission while being mindful of the fragile environment in which we live and at all times strive to remain fiscally responsible through the effective and proficient use of all resources available to us.