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.

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Engine to Warwick for 7 Alarm Structure Fire
At 0611 hours on April 3rd, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid to the Warwick Fire District with one engine to the scene of a 7th alarm structure fire at the Mid-State Lumber Yard on Kings Highway. Car 3, E-219, and M-225 responded and on arrival were tasked with relief duties for crews who had worked for over several hours. E-219 was tasked with relieving Monroe E-536 at a draft site at the old Mid-Orange Correctional Facility. E-219 was able to quickly pull a draft and take over for Monroe. MFD then proceeded to pump through 1500 feet of supply hose to another "relay" engine, which pumped another distance to Coldenham FD's tower ladder that was operating on scene. MFD operated for several hours before being released.
Ladder to Mechanicstown for 1 Alarm Structure Fire
At 1348 on March 13th, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid to the Mechanicstown Fire District with one ladder to the scene of a reported structure fire off of Goshen Turnpike. Car 1 and T-221 arrived on scene along with Mechanicstown to find a dumpster fire that had extended to the exterior of the structure. Mechanicstown crews knocked the fire down while MFD crews checked for extension before returning to service.
Rescue Runs Serious Snowmobile MVA
At 0126 hours this morning (February 9thth), MFD was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a snowmobile on East Searsville Road. Cars 1 and 2 arrived on scene to find a single snowmobile with two injured riders in the roadway, one injured seriously. Crews operated on scene for two hours, at one point loading patients into the rescue to keep them warm while waiting on EMS to make it through the weather. R-222 was assisted by crews from M-224 and M-220, along with Town PD, State Police, and MLSS. As MFD cleared this scene, M-220 took in an additional EMS call off of Bookstaver Lane.


 
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