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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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 10 AM to about 10 PM Monday throug Saturday and 11 AM to about 9 PM on Sundays 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)
MFD Firefighter Returns from Marine Corps. Basic Training!
Congratulations to Firefighter and newly made Marine, Kevin Valentia! Kevin just graduated Marine boot camp in Parris Island, S.C. and will be coming back home this weekend to us to serve his local community as well as his country! Join us in welcoming back one of our brothers! OORAH!
Tanker to Circleville for 3 Alarm Barn Fire
At 2155 hours on October 24th, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid with one tanker to the scene of a 3 alarm barn fire off of King Road in the Circleville Fire District. C1 and E-223 operated on scene for several hours, assisting Circleville with water shuttle and fire suppression before returning to service.

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