New Milford FD Hazmat Team attends training

Tonight our Hazardous Materials team along with the other 3 teams from Bergen County met with County Hazmat and County OEM in Garfield to train on lithium battery fires and the products we use to store burned out cells. This type of training will be taking place all year long. This is the new initiative the County is working on to bring all the teams up to speed and on the same level when combating these types of incidents.

Are you interested in joining our Hazardous Materials team or our Fire Department? Well then stop down at one of our firehouses to gather more information.

Company 1 Tuesday nights 7:30 to 9:30

249 Center Street

Company 2 Thursday nights 7:30 to 9:30

680 Trenton Street

New Milford Fire Department responds to a oven fire.

Sunday evening companies responded to the 500 block of the Boulevard for a reported fire in the oven. First arriving companies were met with smoke at the front door and an active fire in the oven. Engine 33 and Engine 34 extinguished the fire and removed the oven from the home. Home was turned back over to the homeowner and units cleared the scene in under an hour.


New Milford FD responds to a Motor Vehicle Accident

This morning Engine 34, Engine 32, 31 Truck along with a Squad from Oradell and River Edge responded to Webster Drive in New Milford for a motor vehicle accident involving a residential structure. Once on scene companies found a vehicle into the residence. Although the home sustained structural damage the foundation was found to be left intact. No parties were injured. The utilities to the home were secured. PSEG was called to the scene and the home was turned back over to the homeowner.

New Milford FD along with Tri-boro Departments assisted with water rescues from recent flooding.

Earlier today New Milford’s Marine Division along with the River Edge and Oradell Marine units under the direction of Chief 3-0 operated in New Milford conducting multiple water rescues throughout the borough. These rescues along with answering multiple alarms have kept our members busy today.

A special thank you to Ed Hill the MERK unit for the cooked meals, keeping us hydrated and our stomachs full

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

Fire Departments come together

Over the weekend members from our FD attended a rally parade in nearby Dumont. Deputy 302 and Engine 34 joined the Dumont Fire Department and departments from all over the county to rally for Ryu. Ryu is a young Dumont boy who is suffering from long term battle with brain cancer and loves all type of emergency vehicles.

This was the least we could do for him. That’s what it’s all about, giving back to our communities. We hope this helped you smile a little bit more Ryu. keep up your courageous fight little man!

We would like to thanks the DFD and Pink Heals for inviting us to attend this event.

Fire CO2 Driver and Pump Training

This past Sunday members of Fire Company 2 conducted driver and pump training with new drivers on the ladder truck and engine. Member were at Hard Castle Pond practicing pumping water to the ladder truck and aerial operations.