The Montgomery Fire Department's Mission Statement:
It is the mission of The Montgomery Fire Department to preserve life and  property, promote public safety and fire prevention through leadership,  management and actions, as an all risk life safety response provider. It  is the department's endeavor to deliver the highest level of service to our residents with the utmost professionalism.

We are all volunteer and have been active and dedicated to our community since 1810. We're the oldest volunteer fire department in Orange County, having been organized on March 6th, 1810 with the appointment of the first three village fire wardens. We protect the residents of the Village of Montgomery as well as portions of the Town of Montgomery, totaling almost 17,000 citizens. Our district covers three large schools, a river, numerous lakes and ponds, and the Orange County Airport. Within our district, we respond to all fire, medical, hazmat, and rescue emergencies. We also provide mutual aid to surrounding fire districts (as they do to us) to increase capabilities during large incidents.

We have about 80 active members who respond from home, work, or wherever they may be. Each of our new members is at a minimum required to attend 90+ hours of the basic Firefighter 1 training provided by The New York State Department of State’s Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC). Also, new members may choose to take the basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) course which requires 140+ hours.

That basic training is only the beginning. The department holds regular weekly drills that can run up to three hours long. Members also regularly attend OFPC outreach classes at the Orange County Fire Training Center. Additionally, we bring in specialized training during the year. Over the past year we've had special training in Ice Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, and Thermal Imaging Cameras.

The fire service has dramatically changed over the 200 years we've been in existence. A hundred years ago, motorized apparatus were the biggest innovation. Fifty years ago, the self contained breathing apparatus was the hot topic. In 1958, we had two SCBAs in the department, now we have 31. These days, thermal imaging cameras are the latest breakthrough in firefighting technology (we currently have four). Our Department has grown substantially from 2 pieces of apparatus and 2 companies to today, where we run an Engine Compnay, a Truck Company, and a Fire Police Squad from our station. Each of our companies combined leave us with 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Rescue, 1 Fire Police Unit, 1 Brush Unit, 1 Medical Unit, 1 Boat, and 1 Ice Rescue Unit. For more information about our history, see "The History of Montgomery's Volunteer Professionals" written for our 200th Anniversary Parade Book.

We hope this website will be a new tool for us to introduce ourselves and interact with our community and neighbors to show them what we do.

   
Latest News Upcoming Events
Tree Sales Have Begun!
MFD has begun its annual Christmas Tree fundraiser! Trees, Wreaths, Grave Blankets, and Sprays will be for sale 7 days a week at the MFD station at 136 Ward Street. Times are normally 4 PM to about 9 PM on weekdays and 10 AM to about 9 PM on weekends depending on availability of our volunteer members to staff the sales throughout the day. We will be open some mornings depending on availability of members. If no one is available, call the station at 457-3205 to see if anyone is inside. If the lights are on above the tree racks, just stop by and pick out your favorite holiday centerpiece! Also, due to a few incidents last year, the entire sale location will be under 24/7 video surveillance. Thank you for supporting your local volunteer fire department! (100% of the proceeds return to the fire department)
Tanker to Walden for 2 Alarm Structure Fire
On Saturday December 13th at 0332 hours, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid to the Walden Fire District for one tanker to the scene of a two alarm structure fire on Plains Road. Car 2 and engine 223 were quickly on the road. Walden FD was able to quickly stop the blaze and contain it to one room in the residence, so as MFD arrived they assisted in salvage operations for the unaffected portions of the residence before returning to service within the hour.
MFD Participates in Toys for Tots Drive
This past Sunday, December 7th, MFD participated in the Marine Corps Reserve annual Toys for Tots drive. For the third year, a Christmas train rolled into the Village of Montgomery with United States Marines and Santa on board to collect toys for the less fortunate. MFD T-221 and Coldenham T-205 raised an American flag over the tracks for the departure of the train and donated toys. Thanks to FF Hargrove and Yonkers Rails for the photos.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Thursday, December 25, 2014


 

 



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