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—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
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
2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Total fire calls 188 199 200 175 191
Total EMS calls 354 380 425 329 334
MVA
42 39 56 45 54
Basement pump-out
  4 1    
Wires Arcing/Down
18   12 8 13
Fire Alarms
21 25 35 22 29
Tree Down
  1 1   3
EMS Assist
32 25 20 21 13
Public Service
1 3 2 1 3
Structure Fire 5 7 5   4
CO Alarms 10 5 4 5 2
Traffic Control 3 1 4   1
Fuel Spill     1 1  
Medivac helicopter landing zones 3 7 6 3 3
Illegal Burns 6 2 3 3 2
Odor Investigation 4 1 2 2 2
Chimney Fire   4 2 2  
Vehicle Fire 2 7 1 3 9
Furnace Malfunction     1    
Smoke Condition
    1 4  
Smoke Investigation   1      
Brush Fire 2 4 2 2 5
Assist NJSP 3        
Tech Rescue 3 3   2  
Ice Rescue     1    
Water Rescue 1   1 1 2
Trash Fire          
Propane Leak 2 1 4 1 2
Utility Pole/Transformer Fire   14 1 1 6
Appliance Fire     2 2  
Electrical Fire          
Prescribed Burn       1  
Search       1  
Grill Fire   1      
Oven   2      
Tree into Structure 1   2    
Pedestrian Struck     1    
Mutual Aid Breakdown
Branchville   1 2    
Delaware     1    
Dingman 5 4 5 6 4
Dover     1    
Frankford 2   2 4 3
Forrestburg 1        
Greenville 1 2   3 2
Hamburg     1    
Hampton 1 1     1
Hardyston   2      
Hoboken          
Huguenot 1 1 1 1 2
Lafayette          
Mill Rift         1
Milford 2 4 5 7 5
Mount Hope         1
Newark   1      
Newton     2 1  
North Brunswick          
Port Jervis 1 2 1 2 1
Sandyston 5 12 8 5 11
Sparrowbush   2     1
Sussex         2
Wantage 5 7   15 3
West Milford          
Westfall 5 3     1
TOTAL MUTUAL AID
29 42 29 44 38