Certificate of Purchase first fire truck
Unfortunately, Mr. Cottontail's smile turned to a frown when he learned he wouldn't pass Fire Academy with facial hair!


PAST CHIEFS
Jack O'Neil
1951—56
Joe Zitone
1956—58
Jack O'Neil
1958—59
James Carpenter
1959—60
Ernest Bentler
1960—61
Lloyd Coss
1961—62
Ed Zitone
1962—64
Harry G. Bender
1964—66
Harry VanDalrymple
1966—68
Richard Pratschler
1968—70
James Whitesell
1970—72
Harry VanDalrymple
1972—74
Arthur Hagg
1974—76
Marty Leet
1976—77
Bob Roby
1978—79
Butch Van Geisen
1980—81
Dave Dickson
1982—83
Dale Rehm
1984—85
Tom Broderick
1986—87
Dave Coss
1988—89
Bob Roby
1990—91
Dave Coss
1992—2008
Jesse Brace
2009—2014

Ryan Riegel
2015—2022

Dave Cross
2023—Present


About Montague Volunteer Fire Dept.

We thank those who served before us.

Memorial Roll

Eston M. Myers
April 24, 1956
Dayton Westbrook
July 15, 1958
John Hill
Nov. 16, 1960
Raymond J. Kerr
Dec. 24, 1960
Frank A. Boehler
March 8, 1963
Arthur R. Brace
Aug. 25, 1965
Ted Theodoseau
Feb. 22, 1966
Ken Ayers
April 17, 1966
John L. O'Neil
Jan. 30, 1968
Calvin T. Whitesell
June 13, 1971
Robert Bauerline
May 18, 1973
Marcus Grathwohl
June 14, 1973
Irving W. Cox
Sept. 16, 1973
H. Edward Post
March 2, 1975
Michael Jasuilewicz
March 12, 1977
Michael Cafone
July 4, 1978
Fred Rogers
May 15, 1982
Martin Leet, Jr.
Sept. 1, 1987
Thomas Zaucha
Aug. 24, 1989
Stefan Batko
Jan. 8, 1990
Lomar McMillan
May 5, 1991
Mark Collodel
Sept. 11, 1992
Lawrence Belcher
Oct. 12, 1994
Charles Pratschler
March 2, 1996
Theodore Brace
Oct. 10, 1997
Richard Cole
Sept. 3, 1998
Robert Roby
March 31, 2000
John Dacey
Nov. 6, 2000
Lloyd Coss
March 13, 2003
Harry Dalrymple
Nov. 21, 2004
Joseph Zitone
May, 6, 2005
Frank Steffen
July 6, 2006
Louis Hall, Sr.
Feb. 21, 2007
John Ardler
April 29, 2008
Michael Imperatore
Dec. 19, 2008
William Dickson
April 23, 2009
Edward VanGiesen
Dec. 31, 2009
Thomas Ayers
Oct. 4, 2010
Michael Car
Dec. 12, 2012
David Dickson
Jan. 9, 2013
Robert L. Benson, Sr.
Feb. 4, 2016
David Berhman
Dec. 17, 2016
Herbert C. Cronk
Aug. 1, 2017
John Reznik
April 30, 2019
Tom Broderick
June 28, 2019
Lou Smith
September 4, 2019
Jason Franco
December 8, 2020
Mark Krebs
March 30, 2021
James Carpenter
December 19, 2021
Ed Smith, Jr.
Oct 29, 2022

Our

JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER

program is offered to teens Junior Firefighters16 and up (14 and up if a parent is a member). They are able to help with non-emergency details, obtain training, and watch seasoned firefighters in action.

This is a great way for young people to see if they want to pursue volunteering in their community, or even firefighting as a career.

Contact us for details!

Old No 3
Our first truck was bought from Bloomfield, NJ Fire Dept. (above and below) Visit Our History page for more photos!

Year at a Glance—Our Call List
Call Type
2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
Total fire calls 222 189 211 188 199
Total EMS calls 338 340 395 354 380
MVA
48 45 42 42 39
Basement pump-out
4 3 2   4
Wires Arcing/Down
  4 13 18  
Fire Alarms
35 32 23 21 25
Tree Down
        1
EMS Assist
18 25 43 32 25
Public Service
1 3 4 1 3
Structure Damage 1 1      
Structure Fire 4 3 4 5 7
CO Alarms 2 6 11 10 5
Traffic Control 3 1 2 3 1
Fuel Spill 1   3    
Medivac helicopter landing zones 2 2 3 3 7
Illegal Burns 7 5 6 6 2
Odor/Smoke Investigation 11 4 3 4 1
Chimney Fire 1 4 1   4
Vehicle Fire 3 2 4 2 7
Furnace Malfunction          
Smoke Condition
         
Smoke Investigation 1       1
Brush Fire 4 1 4 2 4
Assist NJSP 1 3   3  
Tech Rescue 1   3 3 3
Ice Rescue          
Water Rescue 1     1  
Animal Rescue     1    
Trash Fire          
Propane Emergency/Leak 4 7 6 2 1
Utility Pole/Transformer Fire 4 2     14
Appliance Fire 1   3    
Stand by   1      
Electrical Fire 1        
Prescribed Burn          
Search          
Grill Fire         1
Oven         2
Tree into Structure       1  
Pedestrian Struck          
Mutual Aid Breakdown
Branchville 1       1
Delaware   1    
Dingman 7 3 5 5 4
Dover          
Frankford 4 1 1 2  
Fredon   1      
Forrestburg       1  
Greenville   1 1 1 2
Hamburg          
Hampton 2   1 1 1
Hardyston        
Hoboken          
Huguenot 4 3 2 1 1
Kutztown   1      
Lafayette          
Mill Rift          
Milford     1 2 4
Mount Hope          
Newark   1     1
Newton          
North Brunswick          
Port Jervis 2 2   1 2
Sandyston 8 12 4 5 12
Sparrowbush   3 1   2
Sussex 1   2    
Vernon   1      
Unionville     1    
Wantage 5 4 5 5 7
West Milford          
Westfall 1 1 6 5 3
TOTAL MUTUAL AID
35 35 30 29 42