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Montclair Township


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

Fire Chief John Herrmann
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Main Number: 973-744-5000

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.

Candle Safety Tips from the NFPA PDF Print E-mail

"Candle Safety" and lit candleThe holiday season is upon us and with it come the risks of candle fires. The Montclair Fire Department has already responded to a number of candle fires this season.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that an estimated 10,630 home structure fires are started by candles each year. On average 29 home fires started by candles are called in every day across the country. The fires have approximately 115 deaths, 903 civilian injuries and resulted in over $418 million in property damage.

John Herrmann Sworn In as Montclair Fire Chief PDF Print E-mail

Fire Chief John Herrmann flanked by his family during swearing in ceremony

Deputy Fire Chief John Herrmann was sworn in this evening as Montclair's new Fire Chief. Pictured is Fire Chief Herrmann with his family and Municipal Clerk Linda Wanat who administered the oath of office. See more photos on our Facebook page.

MFD Responds to First Montclair House Fire PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Montclair Fire Department responded to a fire yesterday at 56 Walnut Street, the First Montclair House Senior Citizens apartment complex. The fire broke out in a first floor apartment of the seven-story building. The Montclair Emergency Dispatch Center received numerous 911 calls about the fire, with the first call coming in at 4:35 p.m.

John Herrmann Named New Fire Chief PDF Print E-mail

Fire Chief John HerrmannMonday, October 20, 2014

Outgoing Township Manager Marc Dashield appointed Deputy Fire Chief John Herrmann as Montclair’s new Fire Chief. Hermann, who has served the department for 33 years, will be sworn in to the position later this month.

“After an extensive review of several candidates for the position, Deputy Chief Hermann stood out as someone with outstanding leadership abilities and I am certain Montclair will be well-served with John at the helm,” said Township Manager Dashield.“

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