Windsor Road Structure Fire

The New Milford Fire Department responded to a structure fire on April 9 at an unoccupied Windsor Road residence shortly before 4:45 p.m.
Upon arrival at the home, located off Duke Road, Engines 32 and 33 quickly extinguished the fire. Oradell Truck Company 21 also responded to the initial alarm due to New Milford's ladder truck being out of service. Bergenfield Fire Department was also at the scene to act as a Rapid Intervention Team in the event that any firefighter was injured.
EMS units from Bergenfield, New Milford and Holy Name Hospital were on the scene as standby, while Dumont Fire Department provided cover-up for the borough.
No injuries were reported.

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New Milford Fire Softball Season Opener

NMFD Softball fell 21-10 to Saddle Brook FD in the inaugural season opening game. The game was looking close up until the end. All hope isn't lost as this was the first game ever played by NMFD in the Bergen County Firefighter Softball League. With 2 weeks off Head Coach James Favia will be looking to learn from our mistakes against Saddle Brook and make us a formidable opponent for our home opener against Mahwah on April 15th.

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New Milford Firefighters visit Santiago, DR fire station.

While on vacation FF Chris Kerrigan and Lt Jose Tapia stoped by Santiago's main fire station to pay a visit to out Dominican brothers. Captain Luis Ramon Pichardo was kind enough to give Chris and Jose a tour of their station and a quick overview of their operations. Thanks and be safe!

(Left to right) Santiago Fire 1Lt Rodolfo Richardo Sosa, Captain Luis Ramon Pichardo with New Milford FD's FF/Eng Chris Kerrigan and Lt. Jose Tapia at Santiago's  main station.

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At approx 12:25am Bergenfield Fire Department requested NMFD for a FAST team to respond to their Gavin Place for a working house fire in a vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame home. Tower 31 and Squad 36 responded in under the direction of Capt.  Dave Stormer. Units stood by on scene as their FAST team and assisted with overhaul of the structure. There were no reported injuries and NMFD units returned to HQ at around 3:30am.

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New Milford FD 2nd Alarm Mutual Aid to Oradell

The New Milford Fire Department was requested by Oradell on a 2nd Alarm to the 400 block of New Milford Avenue for a reported structure fire. 31 Truck, 34 Engine, Car 39, and Car 30 responded in. 31 Truck assisted with overhaul. The fire was contained and all units returned home safely.

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The members of the New Milford Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate the 2012 Firematic Officers. They were sworn in on New Years Day at Fire Company 2. The 2012 slate of officers are;
Chief of Department – James Tufaro
Assistant Chief – Anthony Castella
Deputy Chief – Jeremiah Nolan
Captain (Company 1) – David Stormer
Captain (Company 2) – Jay McNulty
Lieutenant (Company 1) –  Ross Rhien
Lieutenant (Company 2) – Jose Tapia
We wish them and all members a safe and happy New Year!""
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Adopt a Fire Hydrant

If your house is on fire, time is critical. With winter on the horizon, there's a very real possibility your neighborhood's local fire hydrant will be snowed in. Last winter, most fire hydrants throughout the town were either covered or poorly tended to. The time it would take for the fire department to dig out the hydrant can cost valuable minutes in securing a water supply. As such, the fire department requests that residents who have fire hydrants on or near their property clear it following snowfall.
Also, the borough has an "Adopt-A-Hydrant" program in place. Individuals interested in the program should call 201-967-7067 or Click Here.


This year, Fire Prevention Week runs from Sunday, Oct. 9 through Saturday, Oct. 15. Since over 75 percent of fire fatalities occur in the home, members of the New Milford Fire Department are focused upon educating residents upon how to practice fire safety in the home. 
In order to mark the week, the New Milford Fire Department will host a Fire Awareness Day on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. behind the New Milford Borough Hall. Fire prevention information will be available, along with demonstrations in fire safety for all ages.
Visit the following links for further information.

U.S. Fire Administration: Focus on Fire Safety
NFPA:Fire Prevention Week


Company 2 announces they were the recent recipient of a $1000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation’s Community Partners Program.  Employees from the New Milford Wells Fargo Bank branch were on hand at our August monthly meeting and presented the ceremonial check. The NMFD Company 2 will be using these funds towards the building of a new monument to honor our fallen and departed firefighters and those firefighters that met the ultimate sacrifice on September 11th, 2001. The monument will incorporate a 12 foot piece of steel from the World Trade Center provided to us by the Port Authority of NY & NJ. Dedication of the monument is tentatively scheduled for November 27th.

Pictured left to right Rafael Martinez(Branch Manager, Wells Fargo), Robert Ryan (President, NMFD Co2), Trfana Ahmed (Wells Fargo)

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Company 2 recently sent a care package overseas to the Marines 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. When members found out that JJ Tufaro, son of Assistant Chief James Tufaro was being deployed overseas they wanted to do something to give back to our troops especially one with such close ties to NMFD Company 2. JJ Tufaro is a corpsmen (Navy Paramedic) with the 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Division of the Marine Corps currently deployed to the middle east. Pictured is a photo of the membership with the package and a photo of JJ and James.

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