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Montclair Fire Department patchTownship 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

Acting Fire Chief Tom Diveny
973-509-4771
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EMERGENCY ONLY: 911

Main Number: 973-744-5000



Fire Officials Warn of Dangers of "Fire Challenge" PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Fire Department sealTuesday, September 23, 2014

Montclair Township Fire Department officials warn of a very dangerous trend called “the fire challenge” where young people pour flammable liquids on their bodies and set themselves alight to be video-taped, then post the videos on social media. This dangerous and disturbing trend is spreading across the Internet.

“Many kids in all parts of the country are suffering severe burns from performing the fire challenge,” said acting Fire Chief Thomas Diveny. “To date we know of two students from Montclair who did the fire challenge, luckily they were not injured. There is nothing smart about pouring a flammable liquid on your body and igniting it.”

What could happen?

  • - burns to the throat and lungs from inhaling the flames
  • - painful tissue burns that result in painful blisters
  • - deep tissue burns which lead to a painful recovery period, multiple surgeries and permanent disfigurement
  • - death

If you know of anyone who is attempting the fire challenge, please call 911. If you know of someone who has done the fire challenge please call the Montclair Fire Prevention Office at 973-509-4765.

 
Microwave Oven Safety Tips PDF Print E-mail

Man placing food into microwave ovenWith busy lives, families rely on the microwave oven as a quick way to heat up a meal, warm up a drink or defrost dinner. While the convenience of the microwave oven is something we take for granted, safety should not be. By following a few simple safety tips you can prevent painful burns and possible fires.

PURCHASE a microwave oven that has the label of an independent testing laboratory. Make sure to complete and return the product registration card. This way the manufacturer can reach you if there is a recall on the product.

PLUG the microwave oven directly into the wall outlet — never use an extension cord.

MAKE sure the microwave oven is at a safe height, within easy reach of all users.

OPEN food slowly, away from the face. Hot steam or the food itself can cause burns.

FOOD heats unevenly in microwave ovens. Stir and test before eating or giving to children.

NEVER heat a baby bottle in the microwave. Since a microwave oven heats unevenly, it can create hot pockets, leading to burns. Warm a bottle in a bowl of warm -- not hot or boiling.

MICROWAVE USE:

Always supervise children when they are using a microwave oven.

Use only microwave-safe food containers or dishes. Never use aluminum foil or metal in a microwave oven.

If you have a fire in the microwave, leave the door closed, turn the oven off and unplug it from the wall. If the fire does not go out, get outside and call the fire department.

FACT: Scald burns are the leading cause of injury from microwave ovens.

Source: www.nfpa.org/education

 
Firefighters Respond to High Street Fire PDF Print E-mail

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Montclair Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at 2:30 a.m. this morning. Dispatch received a fire alarm activation followed by numerous 9-1-1 calls for a fire at 110 High Street, Montclair. The Fire Department used both ladder trucks and its three pumper companies to combat the blaze.

Firefighters respond to 2-alarm fire August 2, 2014

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Probationary Firefighters Sworn In This Morning In Municipal Council Chambers PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Seven probationary firefighters were promoted to firefighters during a swearing in ceremony in Montclair Township Council Chambers this morning. Township Clerk Linda Wanat presided over the swearing in of Thomas Hargraves, Gregory Miller, Matthew Gifford, Todd Thompson, Kevin Polek, Christopher Herrmann, and Timothy McLoughlin.

Probationary Firefighter Promotion 2014

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Montclair Firefighters Respond to Central Avenue Fire PDF Print E-mail

Lightning struck a house located at 141 Central Avenue, Montclair during a severe thunder storm on Thursday, July 3, resulting in a two-alarm fire. Montclair Emergency Dispatch received the 911 call from the homeowner at 7:04 p.m.

Firefighter on roof of 141 Central Avenue

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