Rollover on Graphic Boulevard

Shortly after 1am NMFD responded to a reported car into a house at the intersection Graphic Blvd and Chestnut St. . A underaged driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle striking a fire hydrant and then the home. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle and was doing so as New Milford Police officers arrived. The driver was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, The fire department stood by on scene as a precaution and secured the utilities to the residence.

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Memorial Day

The Officers and Members of the New Milford Fire Department would like to send its sincerest thanks and appreciation to those members of our Armed Services who have made the Ultimate Sacrifice defending our Nation. We also wish to send our thanks and best wishes to those service members both overseas and here at home defending our Nation.

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Air conditioner safety

The New Milford Fire Department responded to a report of an air conditioning unit on fire on Stockton Street Thursday, May 26. Investigation by the firefighters revealed that the unit caught fire after a relay shorted out. The homeowner indicated this was the first time this year the unit had been turned on.
With summer soon approaching, the New Milford Fire Department would like to remind homeowners to keep a watchful eye on air conditioning units when using them for the first time this season. The department has responded to a few fires in the past that were caused by air conditioning units. In the event that any problems arise, homeowners should call 9-1-1.

 
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2nd ALARM COMPANIES GO TO RIVER EDGE

At 8pm today River Edge FD was dispatched for a working structure fire at the Extreme Parties store located at 464 Kinderkamack Road. First arriving units confirmed a working fire with heavy smoke showing from the building and requested a 2nd alarm. New Milford FD responded with E-32, T-31, S-36 along with Chief 30 and 302. Units operated on scene until approx. 10:30pm when the fire was placed under control. 

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Training

NMFD plans to train at a home slated for demolotion on Korfitsen. This will be a department drill. Info to follow…

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NEAR MIDNIGHT EXTRICATION

At approx 11:30pm NMFD was dispatched for a reported extricatio""n at Henley Ave and Bliss Drive. Chief 30 responded along with Tower 31 and Engine 32. NMFD was requested by NM EMS for a door pop to remove an injured party whose GMC SUV struck a telephone pole. The front passenger door was removed from the vehicle and the patient was turned over to EMS.

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Elvis Night

""NMFD Co. 2 will be hosting an Elvis Concert at The New Milford-Teaneck Elks Club on Friday June 10. Exact Time to be announced. Since 1979, Mike Moat's Eternally Elvis Show , a high energy, action packed re-creation of an Elvis Presley Concert, has been hailed by critics throughout the country. Often billed as "The Ultimate Elvis Show" Mike' s vocal similarities and electrifying performance satisfies even the most demanding Elvis Fan. For ticket information contact us at jbirnbaum@newmilfordfire.org. His website can be reached at http://www.mikemoat.com.

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Another snow storm !!

Here we go again! Another major snow storm heading our way. It seems that this winter will go down in the record books for the most snow accumalation. We can still see the snow from December 26, 2010.

With that said, please take the time to clear the accumulated snow around the fire hydrant in front of your home. This will make it easier for the fire department to locate and access the hydrant should there be a fire. Thank you for you support and cooperation.

New Milford Fire Department

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River Edge Ambulance Line of Duty Death

The New Milford Fire Department wishes to send its condolances to the River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service and family for the loss of Matthew Pelletterre earlier today.

From the River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service;

"It is with deep regret that I announce the passing of one of our members, Matthew Pelletterre.

Matt had responded to REVAS for a call today but had missed the rig. As the crew returned from the call which resulted in an RMA, they found Matthew unresponsive in the driveway. CPR was initiated and Matt was transported to HUMC where he was later pronounced.

Arrangements at Beaugards to follow. Please keep his mother in law Donna, father in law Steve, (Both REVAS members), his wife Danielle, and their kids in your prayers."


Joe Zemaites, Captain

River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service

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Princeton Street Bedroom Fire

""All units responded to 700 Princeton Street on the report of smoke on the second floor of the home. Car 301 arrived on scene and reported smoke showing from a 2nd Floor window on the D side. Bergenfield was dispatched as the FAST team but was canceled shortly after units made a quick knockdown. See article from the New Milford Patch. http://newmilford-nj.patch.com/articles/fire-on-princeton-street-quickly-put-out

Photo Credit Tracy Montgomery – NM Patch
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