NMFD plans to train at a home slated for demolotion on Korfitsen. This will be a department drill. Info to follow…

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At approx 11:30pm NMFD was dispatched for a reported extricatio""n at Henley Ave and Bliss Drive. Chief 30 responded along with Tower 31 and Engine 32. NMFD was requested by NM EMS for a door pop to remove an injured party whose GMC SUV struck a telephone pole. The front passenger door was removed from the vehicle and the patient was turned over to EMS.

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Elvis Night

""NMFD Co. 2 will be hosting an Elvis Concert at The New Milford-Teaneck Elks Club on Friday June 10. Exact Time to be announced. Since 1979, Mike Moat's Eternally Elvis Show , a high energy, action packed re-creation of an Elvis Presley Concert, has been hailed by critics throughout the country. Often billed as "The Ultimate Elvis Show" Mike' s vocal similarities and electrifying performance satisfies even the most demanding Elvis Fan. For ticket information contact us at His website can be reached at

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Another snow storm !!

Here we go again! Another major snow storm heading our way. It seems that this winter will go down in the record books for the most snow accumalation. We can still see the snow from December 26, 2010.

With that said, please take the time to clear the accumulated snow around the fire hydrant in front of your home. This will make it easier for the fire department to locate and access the hydrant should there be a fire. Thank you for you support and cooperation.

New Milford Fire Department

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River Edge Ambulance Line of Duty Death

The New Milford Fire Department wishes to send its condolances to the River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service and family for the loss of Matthew Pelletterre earlier today.

From the River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service;

"It is with deep regret that I announce the passing of one of our members, Matthew Pelletterre.

Matt had responded to REVAS for a call today but had missed the rig. As the crew returned from the call which resulted in an RMA, they found Matthew unresponsive in the driveway. CPR was initiated and Matt was transported to HUMC where he was later pronounced.

Arrangements at Beaugards to follow. Please keep his mother in law Donna, father in law Steve, (Both REVAS members), his wife Danielle, and their kids in your prayers."

Joe Zemaites, Captain

River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service

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Princeton Street Bedroom Fire

""All units responded to 700 Princeton Street on the report of smoke on the second floor of the home. Car 301 arrived on scene and reported smoke showing from a 2nd Floor window on the D side. Bergenfield was dispatched as the FAST team but was canceled shortly after units made a quick knockdown. See article from the New Milford Patch.

Photo Credit Tracy Montgomery – NM Patch
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2011 Officers Installation

The New Milford Fire Department today, January 1, 2011, swore in the officers of 2011. The ceremony was held at Company 1 located on Center Street. The officers of 2011 are as follow;

Department Chief: Ralph Leonardi

Assistant Chief: Jimmy Tufaro

Deputy Chief: Anthony Castella

Company 1 Captain: David Stormer

Company 1 Lieutenant: Matthew Calnan

Company 2 Captain: Jeremiah Nolan

Company 2 Lieutenant: Jay McNulty

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Santa is coming to New Milford December 12th

Santa is coming!
It's that time of the year again and the New Milford Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting Santa Claus on Sunday December 12th from 1pm – 4pm. See the below flyer for further details.

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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.

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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.


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