NMFD Sluggers Make it to Championship!

After a long season of wins and losses, game 1 of The Bergen County Firefighters' Softball League Championship will be held this Thursday night at 8PM on Memorial Field (behind Borough Hall). The Championship Series pits New Milford against East Rutherford.

The finals schedule is as follows:
Thursday 8 PM Home @ Memorial Field
Friday 7:30 PM Away @ East Rutherford
Saturday 10:00 AM Away @ East Rutherford

East Rutherford's field is located behind McKenzie School at 125 Carlton Ave.

Come down and support your Fire Department Softball and have a good time!

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Rollover on Boulevard

At approximately 9:00 pm on the 10th, New Milford Fire units along with New Milford Police and the New Milford Volunteer Ambulance Corps were requested to Boulevard and Monmouth for a motor vehicle accident with a rollover. Upon arrival of fire units the patient had extricated herself with the assistance of a homeowner nearby. Units secured the vehicle and disconnected the battery. New Milford Fire units operated on scene for approximately 45 minutes. The driver of the vehicle, though not injured, had struck a parked vehicle when checking her phone. This is a reminder to not text and drive.

Photos by David Handschuh

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Working Apartment fire

At approximately 11:35pm this past Friday night, NMFD responded for the reported heavy smoke condition in the 2nd floor apartment on the 700 block of Columbia Street. Chief 301 arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire in a 2 story garden apartment and requested a fast team from Dumont Fire Department.  Engine 32(Acting Engine 33) was first due and stretched a line to the affected apartment. A secondary line was stretched to the front door. Interior crews opened up the walls and found a small fire in the wall which was quickly knocked down. Additional manpower arrived on scene and checked the adjacent apartments for extension. All searches were found negative. NMFD was assisted on scene by Oradell Fire Deparment, Dumont FD, and New Milford Volunteer Ambulance Corps. A feline was removed to safety from the adjacent apartment by FF Daniel Drew. Crews operated on scene for approx. 1 and a half hours.

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Working Structure Fire

At approximately 340 PM this past Sunday, New Milford firefighters were alerted for a reported structure fire on the 300 block of East Woodland Road. Assistant Chief Silverman arrived on scene and found smoke showing from the structure and confirmed the working structure fire. Units were met with Colliers Mansion conditions on the first and second floors of the home. A push was made to find fire in the basement of the home. The fire was extinguished and firefighters vented the structure. Units operated on scene for approximately 2 and a half hours. No injuries occurred during the duration of the incident.

Mutual aid included
Oradell Volunteer Fire Department
River Edge Volunteer Fire Department
Dumont Volunteer Fire Department for the FAST team

Rehab was provided by
New Milford Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Holy Name Hospital BLS

More Photos can be found at
http://www.brettsfirephotos.com/2015-Structure-Fires/071915-New-Milford-NJ-Basement/

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Chief Rhein Ties the Knot

Congrats to Deputy Chief Ross Rhein and his wife Mariel Rhein on their marriage this past week!
May your future be filled with happiness and love!""

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6th Annual New Milford Company 1 5K and 1 Mile Walk

Please join us at our 6th annual 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk at Co. 1 headquarters. Chip timed USATF santioned certified course, follow a *FLAT* scenic route that includes 3 water stations, mile clocks through tree lined residential streets, finishing back at the firehouse. A stroller friendly family event including a kid’s ½ mile dash & sprint races for children.  Come out race morning for a pre/post race gathering with activities, food, live band and raffle prizes.

5K Run & 1 Mile Walk – 9:00am, Kids 1/2 Mile Dash & Sprint Races *FREE* All ages  (pre reg in-person or sign-up race morning 7:00-9:30am) Awards to follow all events, Raffles every 15 minutes.  Pre registration and packet pickup available on 2 dates, check website.  Prize money and trophy for top 3 overall male & female runners.  Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place male & female runners in 5 year age groups (-9 thru 85+).  Trophy for each: Top overall NM Resident 18+ / Police / Fire / EMT / Military / 4 person team / family team. Award for largest local running club participation. Top overall M&F awards in 2 year age groups for the 1/2 mile kids dash ages 6-13, plus every child participating in the kid’s dash & sprints will receive a goodie bag.  Food, health experts, family activities and live entertainment will be on hand race morning.

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Helping hands

The New Jersey/New York Volunteer Fireman's Association presenting gift certificates to a family burned out of their home on Myrtle Avenue last month.
 
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L to R: New Milford Deputy Chief Ross Rhein; Chief of Department Dave Stormer; Homeowner Paul Blanco and NJ/NY 1st Vice President Bill Drew.

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Passing of Firefighters

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Ex chief, Current President and Chief Engineer of Comapany 1 Daniel J LeBrun.  Danny was a member of company 1 for 40 years.  Services will be Friday 4/10 from 3pm – 7pm at Boulevard Funeral Home in New Milford.  

We also announce the passing of 50 year active member Ray Wolfle. Ray will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. Services will be Tuesday 4/7 from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm at Boulevard Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday 4/8 at 9:30am at Ascension Church. 

 

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