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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: Glenridge Ave Fire Hospitalizes 2, 16 Displaced PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Montclair firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire at Jerry’s Antiques store, 229 Glenridge Avenue at 3:30 a.m. last Saturday. The fire started in the basement of the building and quickly spread to the apartments above.

Two residents were transported to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and multiple residents had to be rescued from their apartments and from fire escapes. A total of 16 residents were displaced by the fire. No firefighters were injured.

The structure sustained heavy fire damage to the basement and first floor and the building remains uninhabitable.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the MFD Fire Investigation Unit.

Montclair Firefighters at Glenridge Avenue fire.

Winter Holiday Safety Tips PDF Print E-mail

winter holiday safety with Christmas decorations and candlesWinter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.

Holiday decorating:

- Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.

- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.

- Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.

Township Swears In Six New Members PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A swearing in ceremony for six firefighters was held in Montclair Township Council Chambers this morning. Municipal Clerk Linda Wanat presided over the swearing in of probationary firefighters Anthony Virgil, JaQuan Scott, Jeffrey Testa, Kevin O’Brien and Steven LoVecchio. In addition, probationary firefighter Gregory Murray was sworn in as a regular member of the Fire Department after having served a one-year probationary period.

probationary fighters and new regular fighter swearing in ceremony

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.