It is the dedication of the men and women of the Montvale Fire Department along with the support of the governing body, that they have rendered this service to protect the community from fire and disasters. One of the few municipal bargains still available. The volunteer fire department is more than the sum of its parts. You can add up the fire house, the vehicles, uniforms, and life saving equipment; all of this represents a sizable investment on the part of the citizens of Montvale. But it is the volunteers, fellow residents who give of their time, energies, skill and expertise that afford the borough protection at all hours of the day and night in all kinds of weather. Without this spirit of community service there would be no fire department, and Montvale would be all the poorer.

Therefore: this page is dedicated to the firefighters who have served the Borough of Montvale faithfully since 1924

Although petitions were circulated as early as 1922 for the formation of a fire department in the borough, no action was taken by the governing body. Fire protection was provided by our neighbors in Pearl River and Park Ridge. In August 1924 at a citizens meeting 27 men signed as active members and 11 men signed as associate members to form a fire department and purchased three fire extinguishers at their own expense. The group was not recognized by the governing body although they were trying to render a volunteer fire service to the community.