Companies responded today to the intersection of Holland ave. and River rd. for a reported gas line struck. Upon investigation it was found that a contractor struck the gas line in the street and gas was actively venting from the pipe. Public Service Gas arrived and advised that the road was going to have to be dug up in order to fix the gas line. FD units were released by the gas company.
We can’t stress this enough always call before you dig. #811
We would like to take time from our normal incident posting to congratulate recent graduates Dakota Romeo, AJ Teehan and Tommy Ryan on passing their final exam from the Bergen County Fire Academy.
AJ and Tommy have both been attending the Fire Academy in Mahwah for the last 7 months obtaining their Nationally recognized Firefighter 1 certification.
Dakota attended the Fire academy during the winter/spring and took the accelerated program which was hosted during the day time Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and now possess his Firefighter 1 certificate and his FIrefighter 2 certificate.
These men along with their classmates receive a wide variety of training from fire suppression, to hazardous materials, to weapons of mass destruction and everything in between.
Dakota, AJ and Tommy welcome to the New Milford Fire Department and the brotherhood. Keep up the good work and never stop training.
Listen, learn, and stay safe out there!
Are you the next New Milford Firefighter graduate? Come down to one of our firehouses and find out…
Tri-Boro companies along with companies from Dumont and Bergenfield responded to 100 block of Clinton Place this morning for a fire on the second floor of the home. The first arriving chiefs were met with a heavy smoke condition coming from the home and a working fire was transmitted. A faulty light fixture was found to be the source of the fire. Fire was brought under control in less than 30 minutes and companies operated on scene for just over 1 hour.
Yesterday, the New Milford Fire Department took delivery of a 2023 Sea Ark 1660 MVT 16’ tunnel hull boat for flood and rescue operations. This acquisition came at a zero dollar cost to borough taxpayers thanks to the Department’s aggressive grant writing program. This boat was purchased through a NJ State Legislative Grant supported by state Senator Joe Lagana.
Since 2014 the NMFD’s grant writing program has brought in $2mil dollars for updating aging fire department equipment and apparatus.
Thanks to the Mayor and Councils present and past for their support and assistance with these projects.
Chief 30 and Engine Co. 34 responded to the family town earlier today for a reported kitchen fire that was quickly extinguished. New Milford units were on scene for under 30 minutes before returning to the borough.
Happening Now! Tri-Boro units operating in the 700 block of Ridgewood Avenue for a kitchen fire. The fire is out and there are no injuries.
Last week the Chiefs and Engine co. 34 responded to the borough of Emerson for a working fire. Engine Co. 34 provided coverage for the borough before being redirected to the scene. The company was tasked with hitting hot spots and overhaul. New Milford units operated for just over 2 hours before being released back to New Milford.
Our hearts go out to the Newark Fire Department and the families of the 2 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice while battling a fire aboard a car carrier ship in Port Newark late last night. These firefighters fought a courageous battle in high heat and near 0 visibility. Rest Easy Brothers.
A Triboro box assignment was transmitted for a reported basement fire in the 200 of Milford ave. this morning. Companies were met with smoke at the front door and it was determined to be coming from a water heater in the basement. The fire was extinguished with two dry chem extinguishers and a water can. The appliance was disconnected and removed from the home. Public Service was requested to the scene and the home was turned back over to the Homeowner.