ANNUAL PUMP TESTING

Posted on August 1, 2010

On Sunday August 1st NMFD in conjuction with the Tri-Boro Fire Mutual Aid Group conducted annual pumping testing on all department engines. What that means to the lay person is the fire trucks are rated by their manufacturers to be able to pump so many gallons of water a minute and to maintain that amount of water for so many hours at a rated pressure. We conduct this testing as required by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to ensure operational readiness of our apparatus.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Posted on August 3, 2010

NMFD participated in the borough’s annual National Night Out. Thanks to all those who came out and made it a great success. We hope you all stopped by the NMFD table and gained some valuable fire safety information as well as getting any questions answered if interested in joining. For further questions or membership information email us at NewMilfordFire@gmail.com

TOWER LADDER TO ROCHELLE PARK FOR FIRE STAND-BY

Posted on August 4, 2010

At 1232 Hours the Tower Ladder was requested to Rochelle Park to respond to their Fire House for a stand-by while they were working a fire in a 4 story office bulding. The crew stood-by with an engine from Garfield Company 2. They took in no runs and were released at 1450 Hrs.

MASTER STREAMS DRILL

Posted on August 8, 2010

Station 2 drilled on the use of master streams and drafting procedures today at New Milford’s Hard Castle Pond. Members practiced drafting and large volume water application using portable monitors and the tower ladder.

NEW DEPARTMENT CHIEF TAKES THE OATH

Posted on August 16, 2010

Alan Silverman, a 4 time ex-chief of NMFD took the reigns as Department Chief monday evening in a swearing in ceremony conducted at New Milford Fire Co 2.  Alan takes over the position from Terrence Lawler a 22 year member of Co 2 who has bought a home outside the boro. The members of NMFD wish Alan good luck in the remainder of the year and also Terry on the purchase of his new home and thank him for his many years of dedicated service to the organization and the community.

INVESTIGATION ON LACEY DRIVE

Posted on August 23, 2010

At 18:22hrs NMFD was dispatched to the 300 block of Lacey Drive for a burning odor inside a residence. Crews investigated the residence with the thermal imaging camera and found no apparent cause or hazards. The Oradell Fire Department provided Tower 21 on a mutual aid assignment due to New Milford’s own Tower 31 being out of service for repair.

MAYOR & COUNCIL THANK EX-CHIEF LAWLER

Posted on August 23, 2010

Tonight the Mayor and Council presented Ex-Chief Terrance Lawler with a plaque in appreciation for serving as Chief of Department for 2010. Unfortunately Terry had to leave us as he recently moved to Warren County. Terry also served as Chief of Department in 2004 and has been a member of Company 2 since 1990. The Department and its members thank Terry for his service and wishes him and his family good luck in their new endeavors.

KNIGHTS OF FIRE ESCORTS WTC STEEL TO THE PENTAGON

Posted on August 28, 2010

On Saturday August 28, 2010, members of the Knights of Fire New Jersey Motorcycle Club, in support of the Fire Department New York-Fire Family Transport Foundation, The Wounder Warrior Project, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the Iron and Steel Team - led a procession to escort a piece of WTC steel from New York to the Pentagon in Arlington VA.  One of the team leaders of the Knights is Steve Sansevere, a neighbor of Ex-Chief Angelo DeCarlo, who was accompanied by Exempt New Milford firefighter Ron Berndt.  Together Steve, Ronnie and several others organized the run, which safely delivered the steel to be erected as part of a 9/11 memorial on the Pentagon grounds.  Ex-Chief DeCarlo travelled to the Molly Pitcher Rest Area on the NJ Turnpike, one of the many stops between Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn and the final location in Arlington.  Angelo took the opportunity to film the arrival of the steel, and capture images of several hundred of the motorcycle riders who made that day a success.  The fire service prides itself on keeping history alive, through anniversary celebrations, written and verbal accounts, parades and many other methods.  Although nearly 9 years have passed since that fateful day, Saturday’s event was an example of the brotherhood firefighters (active, exempt or retired) have in keeping the torch of history in our daily thoughts.  God bless the families of those who perished on that tragic September day in America’s history.  Keep their spirits alive by supporting future events such as the one this past Saturday.  God bless America