New Milford FD responds to a Mutual Aid

Just after 3:30 Battalion Nine companies were dispatched to the 700 Block of Chestnut Street for a reported fire with elderly occupants attempting to evacuate the structure. The first arriving chiefs made sure the occupants were out of the home and attempted to knock the fire down with a extinguisher. Companies quickly stretched a line and checked for extension. Fire was brought under control within 15 minutes. The home was vented and turned back over to the residents. Companies operated on scene for just over an hour. Fire was determined to be started by a lithium ion battery on the nightstand

New Milford FD at a mutual Aid Call

Battalion Nine companies responded to Oradell yesterday just after 3:30 for a reported detached garage fire. Upon arrival companies found smoke and fire coming from the garage located at the rear of the home. New Milford units operated on scene for an hour before being released back to the Borough.

Busy Day for the New Milford FD

he NMFD kept busy answering alarms, a mutual aid ladder request, a mutual aid fire and this outside fire yesterday.

Companies responded to Cypress St. early afternoon yesterday for a reported outside fire. A commercial style hair dryer was found to be on fire outside the rear of the house. The caller noticed the fire and threw the unit out of the window. The home was vented and turned over to the homeowner.

New Milford Fire Department responds to a gas leak.

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

New Milford Fire Fighters complete Training.

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…

Triboro assistance in New Milford, NJ

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.

New Milford FD CO1

Members and the officers took time tonight to go over our life saftey equipment during our weekly work night.

Interested in making a difference in your community? Do you want to give back to your town? Want to make life long bonds? Well then stop down at one of our firehouses and come see what it’s all about!

Company 1 Tuesday nights 7:30 249 Center St.

Company 2 Thursday nights 7:30 680 Trenton St.

New Milford FD gets a new water rescue Boat.

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.