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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Ladder to Silver Lake for 2 Alarm Stucture Fire
Last night, at 2020 hours, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid with one ladder to the scene of a 2nd alarm fire in the Silver Lake Fire District. Car 1 and T-221 were on the road within minutes and arrived along with Silver Lake to find heavy fire in a center unit of a row home. Silver Lake crews were able to quickly knock the fire on the second floor down. MFD crews assisted with overhaul and mopping up before returning to service.
Ladder to Walden and Wallkill for Reported Structure Fires
At 1734 hours today, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid to the Walden Fire District with one engine and one ladder to the scene of a reported structure fire at the Hannaford's Food Store off of Oak Street. Car 1, T-221, and E-219 all responded to assist Walden. MFD crews laddered the roof to assist in investigation. The cause was determined to be a transformer issue in the rear of the building. As units were taking up, Walden received a mutual aid request for one ladder and one engine to Wallkill (Ulster County) Fire District for a reported structure fire at their Elementary School. MFD T-221 and E-219 handled this assignment as Walden finished their investigation. Nothing was found on arrival.
Ladder to Walden for 5 Alarm Structure Fire
At 2049 hours last night, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid with one ladder with manpower to the scene of a reported structure fire in the Walden Fire District with reported occupants trapped. Soon after Walden arrived, all occupants were reported out and the fire began to take off in the old building. Eventually, the fire would reach 5 alarms and include multiple mutual aid requests from over a dozen departments. Multiple firefighters were injured in the blaze, including one currently listed in stable but critical condition. Please keep those injured and their families in your prayers. Photos from OCNYFC Facebook page.

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