New Milford Fire Department House Fire

Just before 6:20 this evening our department was alerted to a reported fire on the side of a home on Holly Street. Deputy 2 was first arriving and confirmed the fire on the alapha delta corner extending into the attic and requested the working fire assignment. Engine 32 was the first arriving engine company and quickly stretched 2 lines to the fire. Tower 31 started searching for victims. An additional alarm was transmitted at 6:25 to bring more resources to the scene. There were no injuries and the fire was placed under control just after 7:00.

A special thank you to all our mutual aid for the help at our fire today.

New Milford Fire Department responds to a Rollover MVA

This morning just after 9:00 the department was dispatched to the area of River Rd and New Bridge Rd for a vehicle on its side with one party injured. The patient was prepped and packaged, turned over to Holy Name EMS and transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Units operated on scene for under 30 minutes.

New Milford NJ Volunteer Fire Department is in Oradell

New Milford Fire Department along with our Triboro brothers and mutual aid stand side by side while attending the homecoming of fallen Army Sgt. David Solinas Jr. Our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Sgt. Solinas.

31 Truck and Rive Edge ladder 1 can be seen in the background presenting the American flag over Kinderkamack rd.

New Milford Departmental Breakfast & Company Drill. CO. 1 & CO. 2

Members of both Fire Companies attended a departmental breakfast at CO. 1. Following was a Departmental drill which included the use of a house scheduled to be torn down. The drill consisted of roof and exterior ventilations. Also interior attack line operations with search and rescue procedures, in order to locate the source of the fire.

The Junior Firefighters participated in this drill to further there understanding and education of the Fire Service.

NMFD CO.1 Drafting Drill

Members of NMFD CO.1 had a company training drill at Dorchester Pond. They set up 2 types of water drafting techniques. One was from there Pumper Engine. The other technique is a portable pump they use on there water rescue boat. Both techniques can be used for different fire fighting applications

NMFD CO. 2

Tower 31 responded last evening to the township of Teaneck to assist their department while they were battling a multiple alarm brush fire in the area of the turnpike.

Easter Alert

Happy Easter and Passover from our family to yours! Units are currently operating at a small oven fire on Reichelt Rd.

Beyond the Basics Fire Training & Consulting is at Oradell Fire Department.

We want to thank the members of the Oradell Fire Department New Milford NJ Volunteer Fire Department and River Edge Volunteer Fire Department for attending last night’s class “Commanding, the 1st 30 Minutes & Beyond”. We had a packed house of enthusiastic firefighters that were engaged in good conversations about size-up, building construction and FD operations.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

Earlier this evening our members along with the New Milford Police Department were alerted to the 400 block of River Rd for a reported car vs building. Car 30 was the first arriving chief, established command and confirmed 1 Tesla protruding half way into a residential structure with a party trapped in the vehicle. Companies arrived on scene shortly after and started to stabilize the vehicle and stretch lines. Squad 36 used a winch along with shoring from Tower 31 to prevent the vehicle from falling into the structure any further. The regionals UASI Team was requested which brought specialized equipment from Hackensack, Paterson and North Hudson due to the building being unstable. A plan beteeen agencies was established to stabilize the vehicle, the home, extricate the trapped party and remove the vehicle from the home. Soon after the patient was removed from the vehicle after using rescue tools to remove the door and was placed in the care of Holy Name EMS. Companies worked along with a local tow to remove the vehicle from the structure and the utilities were secured. Units operated on scene for under 3 hours before becoming available.