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.
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.
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.
If there is anyone interested in attending this training, let your officer's know as we should have funds to cover the cost of the training.
WILDWOOD 2010 HOT CLASSES !!! PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL OF YOUR FIRE SERVICE CONTACTS
Here is the link to the Cape May County Fire Chiefs Assn for the HOT classes held in Wildwood the day before the Firemen’s Convention starts. http://www.cmcfirechiefs.com/2010hottrng.php That date is Thursday September 16, 2010. This year Brotherhood Instructors will be presenting our 8 hour all hands on Basic Engine and Ladder Company Operations Class. This class consists of Ladder Company operations in the morning and Engine Company operations after lunch. Ladder operations rotations include Vent, Enter, and Search under zero visibility, roof operations and cutting, and forcible entry directly followed by a primary search under zero visibility. Engine operations rotations include hand line selection and stretching, aggressive 1 ¾” advance through a residential building, and aggressive 2 ½” advance for commercial/standpipe operations. A few pictures of previous classes are included below. Course cost is only $150 !!! Hope to see you all there! Print the flyer from the above website and hang it in the firehouse!
Chris Collier Brotherhood Instructors
Cell: 609-743-8538 Office: 914-874-1027
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.
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
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.