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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Northern Valley Fire Chiefs' Parade

The New Milford Fire Department will be participating in the Northen Valley Fires Chiefs' Parade this Saturday, October 1st in Harrington Park/Norwood.  Parade starts at 10AM.

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9/11 Memorial Dedication

On Sunday, September 11, 2011, New Milford Fire Company #1 dedicated a memorial to the firefighters who lost their lives responding to the attack on the World Trade Center.  The memorial consisted of actual steel from the fallen towers.  We would like to thank all those present, including the following people who donated time or materials to make this possible:

Fire Liaison Dominic Colucci
New Milford Department of Public Works
John Kiene
Glen Rock Lumber
Wayne Electrical Supply Company
C&C Masonry
Hi-Way Block & Patio
Thomas Farrell Painting
Rab Lighting
Perrone Farms
Bergen Mobile Concrete
M&N Screen Printing
Rockaway Marble and Granite
Ken Stokes
KSD Electric LLC
Town and Country Rentals
Additional thanks to Lou Denis from Wine & Roses for flowers, Robert Ryan of Shamrock Printing for programs, and New Milford councilwoman Randi Duffie for the memorial wreath.
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EMS Line of Duty Death – Hurricane Irene

NMFD sends its condolences to the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad and the Kenwood family on the Line of Duty Death of EMT / Rescue Technician Michael Kenwood who passed on Sunday August 28th shortly after 2200 hours.  Michael answered his last alarm on Sunday August 28th, 2011 at 0437 while operating at a swift water rescue assignment in Princeton Twp.during Hurricane Irene.

Kenwood was dispatched to the Stony Brook in Princeton Township at 4:35 a.m. Sunday to check for possible occupants of a submerged vehicle. He and a colleague became detached from the rope holding them together in the strong current, and Kenwood was swept away as he attempted to get back to land. The other man was unharmed, Princeton police said, and the car turned out to be unoccupied.
Residents: Should you find yourself with a disabled car in water and you are able to leave please immediately notify your local police department of the whereabouts of your vehicle.

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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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