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Montclair Township

Fire Chief John HerrmannTownship of Montclair Fire Department Headquarters
1 Pine Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Fire Station #2
588 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07043

Fire Station #3
151 Harrison Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Fire Chief John Herrmann
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Fire Prevention Bureau
1 Pine Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 

Fire Official John Thomas
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Main Number: 973-744-5000

MFD Responds to Claremont Avenue Fire PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Montclair Fire Department (MFD) responded to a structure fire at 192 Claremont Avenue on Saturday, July 24, at approximately 6:30 p.m. The fire began on the second floor and extended to the third, and fourth floors and to the roof area through pipe chases.

Fire Engines 1, 2, and 3 and Trucks 1 and 2 responded under the command of Battalion Chief Don Oakes.

Montclair Fire Department: Grilling Safety Tips PDF Print E-mail

BBQ grillThere’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling.

- Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.

- The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.

- Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area.

Fireworks Safety Tips PDF Print E-mail
thermometer with temperatures for sparklers and other burning objectsFireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays. However, they are not safe in the hands of consumers. Fireworks cause thousands of burns and eye injuries each year. People can enjoy fireworks safely if they follow a few simple safety tips:


• In 2011, almost 18,000 fires were caused by fireworks.
• Sparklers cause 16% of fireworks injuries.


- Be safe. If you want to see fireworks, go to a public show put on by experts.

- Do not use consumer fireworks.

- Keep a close eye on children at events where fireworks are used.

Consumer fireworks:
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is opposed to consumer use of fireworks. This includes sparklers and firecrackers. Even sparklers burn hot enough to cause third-degree burns.


Firefighters Undergo Last Resort Escape Training PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Fire Department sealMontclair Fire Department firefighters and officers completed Rescue Products International, Inc. (RPI) training courses last month at MFD Headquarters, 1 Pine Street, Montclair. Firefighters learned how to use RPI’s personal escape systems, while company officers took part in the Train-the-Trainer course to teach others how to use them.

MFD and MSU Studentsto Distribute Smoke Detectors and Fire Safety Info on MLK Day PDF Print E-mail

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Montclair Fire Department will join with Montclair State University’s Center for Student Involvement in a day of service on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 19. Forty MSU students will go door-to-door in parts of the fourth ward distributing smoke detectors and fire safety information packets. Fire Department personnel will be in the neighborhoods providing assistance.

Home Depot Operations Manager Elizabeth Dougherty, Montclair Firefighter Juston Thompson, Home Depot Store Manager Tino Longobarbi