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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

Fire Chief John Herrmann
973-509-4760
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EMERGENCY ONLY: 911

Main Number: 973-744-5000



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.

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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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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

 
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