Fire Company 2 member George Saigh was recently honored at our monthly meeting for having achieved 60 years of service to the New Milford Fire Department and Borough of New Milford. A plaque and proclamation was presented by Mayor Michael Putrino and Fire Department Council Liason Randi Duffie. Congratulations George!
On Thursday 7/23 an NMPD unit patrolling town noticed smoke emanating from the roofline of 289 Henley Avenue. The NMFD recieved the call at 9:31pm and Chiefs 30,301, & 302 arrived within minutes. Truck 31 forced entry and began a search for occupants as two cars were seen in the driveway. Engine 33 established a supply line and entered with a hoseline for fire attack. Interior crews were assisted by Engine 34 and 36’s crews upon arrival. The fire was located in the basement and conditions inside the structure caused by contents hampered operations. The fire was ultimately knocked down and contained to the basement with extension to the first floor kitchen area. Crews operated on scene until approximately 1am. NMFD was assisted by Mutual Aid at the scene and for station coverage by companies from Oradell, River Edge, Dumont, Bergenfield, Paramus, Teaneck, Emerson, Haworth, Bogota, Tenafly, and Demarest. One firefighter sustained minor injuries.
New Milford Haz-Mat conducting their annual drill of county decon equipment. This drill includes setup, inspection and any repair or maintenance that has to be done.
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On May 4, 2019, Summit Street between Center Street and Grand Avenue was dedicated in his memory to Firefighter Frank Matagrano. Frank Matagrano was responding to a call for service when he succumbed to a medical related incident. The dedication was attended by his family, members of the New Milford Fire Department and members of the mayor counsel.
It's been a busy week for your volunteer fire department putting in over 194 man-hours of donated time to the residents of New Milford. Please remember to support your Fire Department in our fundraising efforts.
Fire Blotter – 5/4/19 to 5/11/19
5/4/19: Wires Down/Vehicle Fire – Monmouth Ave – multiple wires down with a vehicle on fire between Stockton and Asbury. When FD units arrived they found multiple wires down arching and a vehicle on fire. After PSE&G secured the power the vehicle fire was extinguished.
5/4/19: Carbon Monoxide Alarm – Berkeley Street – Malfunction
5/4/19: Fire Alarm – Faller Dr. – Malfunction
5/4/19: Carbon Monoxide Alarm – Boulevard – Malfunction
5/5/19: Fire Alarm – River Edge Rd – Employees burning incense activated the alarm.
5/7/19: Car Fire – Madison Ave – Vehicle fire next to the apartments was extinguished by the fire department.
5/7/19: Mutual Aid – Bergenfield – Ladder truck was request to standby in Bergenfield for a working house fire.
5/9/19: Fire Alarm – River Road – Smoke from cooking.
5/9/19: Fire Alarm – River Road – Smoke condition in the office found to be from an overheated motor in the HVAC system.
5/11/19: Gas Emergency – Faller Dr. – Gas leak from the supply hose to the stove.
5/11/19: Stove Fire – Faller Dr. – Grease fire in the exhaust fan over the stove.
5/11/19: Gas Emergency – River Road – Reported odor of gas in the basement.
The New Milford Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of Former Chief of Department, current Chief Engineer and Active Member Robert F. Heimburg on Friday morning, Sep 28, 2018. Bob passed away peacefully at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center while under doctor's care for recent illnesses. Bob's service to the New Milford Fire Department, the community of New Milford and his Country as a sergeant in the US Army during the Korean Conflict left indelible marks which helped make this world a better place. Bob is survived by his loving wife Eleanor and two children, son Keith (former NMFD and Long Valley Fire Chief) and daughter Karen (former Captain of NMVAC). Thanks to all who comforted Bob during his recent infirmary. He will be sorely missed.