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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, St. James Church Coat Drive PDF Print E-mail

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Montclair Fire Department and St. James Church are working together for a seasonal coat drive to help those in need in our community keep warm when the temperatures drop. Please feel free to drop off any size coats for all ages, children and adults at the three fire house locations:

151 Harrison Avenue
588 Valley Road
Fire Headquarters at 1 Pine Street

Ring the bell a fire fighter will happily receive your coats. The coat drive runs through Monday, December 7.

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.

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.