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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 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

MFD: Please Help Clear Hydrants PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

snow-covered hydrant Snowstorms create a special concern for the Montclair Fire Department, with snowfalls and street plowing often hiding fire hydrants under large mounds of snow, making them difficult to find quickly. The MFD asks residents and business owners to help keep their neighborhood fire hydrants cleared so that in the event of a fire, firefighters don't lose precious time locating and shoveling them out before being able to hook up to them. Time lost could mean all the difference in an emergency.

Firefighters need a three-foot clearance on all sides of the hydrant. Please help your Fire Department - and your neighbors - by ensuring that the hydrant in your area is readily visible and accessible in the event of an emergency.

For further information, please contact the Montclair Fire Department at: 973-744-5000.

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips PDF Print E-mail

CO Alarms

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.

CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.

Heating Safety Tips from the National Fire Protection Association PDF Print E-mail

Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires from happening.

Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.

Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.

Never use your oven to heat your home.

MFD Responds to Forest Street Fire PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, December 17, 2014Montclair Fire Department Seal

Montclair Fire Department Engines 1, 2 and 3, and Trucks 1 and 2, under the command of Battalion Chief Steve Miscia, responded yesterday at 4:25 p.m. to a well-involved third floor structure fire at 146 Forest Street.

Upon firefighters' arrival, flames were visible from the rear of the structure. Engine crews quickly advanced hose lines to the building’s third floor to extinguish the fire. They also stretched a hose line to protect neighboring homes.