At approx 1pm, the River Edge Fire Department was dispatched to an oven fire on Summit Avenue. Shortly after arrival they determined that the fire had spread to the cabinets and wall behind the oven. A 2nd alarm was dispatched and NMFD Engine 32 and Tower Ladder 31 responded to the scene. Tower 31's crew operated as the FAST Team while Engine 32's crew stood-by and assisted with operations. The fire was extinguished and placed under control shortly after.
Due to the expected weather conditions on Thursday, October 14th Fire Awareness night has been postponed until Thursday October 21st between the hours of 6 and 9 PM, the New Milford Volunteer Fire Department’s Fire Education Committee will sponsor an annual Fire Awareness Night. This event; held behind the borough hall; provides an opportunity for residents and guests to interact with firefighters, and experience hands-on activities related to fire prevention, education and skills demonstration. All residents are encouraged to attend.
YOUR volunteer firefighters are not only responsible for fire suppression and keeping you safe when needed. New Milford’s firefighters are your neighbors, and are eager to share knowledge in the prevention of fires and accidents, which helps keep everyone safe.
Although fire prevention is a yearlong activity, October is a time where we proactively show how YOU can stay safe, and eliminate the need to call us. Although we hope the occasion never arises, we are here 24 hours a day – 7 days a week in the event anyone requires our help.
This course must be taken by the end of the year and can be taken at NJLearn.com
The Borough of New Milford will hold its final training session for BBP on Monday Oct. 18th at 7PM in the Borough Courtroom. It can also be taken online along with Hazcom at www.NJLearn.com
On Sunday, September 26th The New Milford Fire Department participated in a mock drill to test the response of multiple agencies to a mass casualty incident. Hosted by the New Milford Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the drill simulated a train derailment with over 40 victims. The NMFD Hazardous Materials Team mitigated a chemical leak while Engine 33 and additional manpower provided logistical support to the incident. Drills of these types help to foster a better working relationship between area towns and the multiple disciplines of the emergency services.
LET THEM NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
On Saturday August 28, 2010, members of the Knights of Fire New Jersey Motorcycle Club, in support of the Fire Department New York-Fire Family Transport Foundation, The Wounder Warrior Project, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the Iron and Steel Team – led a procession to escort a piece of WTC steel from New York to the Pentagon in Arlington VA. One of the team leaders of the Knights is Steve Sansevere, a neighbor of Ex-Chief Angelo DeCarlo, who was accompanied by Exempt New Milford firefighter Ron Berndt. Together Steve, Ronnie and several others organized the run, which safely delivered the steel to be erected as part of a 9/11 memorial on the Pentagon grounds. Ex-Chief DeCarlo travelled to the Molly Pitcher Rest Area on the NJ Turnpike, one of the many stops between Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn and the final location in Arlington. Angelo took the opportunity to film the arrival of the steel, and capture images of several hundred of the motorcycle riders who made that day a success. The fire service prides itself on keeping history alive, through anniversary celebrations, written and verbal accounts, parades and many other methods. Although nearly 9 years have passed since that fateful day, Saturday's event was an example of the brotherhood firefighters (active, exempt or retired) have in keeping the torch of history in our daily thoughts. God bless the families of those who perished on that tragic September day in America's history. Keep their spirits alive by supporting future events such as the one this past Saturday. God bless America
Tonight the Mayor and Council presented Ex-Chief Terrance Lawler with a plaque in appreciation for serving as Chief of Department for 2010. Unfortunately Terry had to leave us as he recently moved to Warren County. Terry also served as Chief of Department in 2004 and has been a member of Company 2 since 1990. The Department and its members thank Terry for his service and wishes him and his family good luck in their new endeavors.
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.