Celebrating 100 years of service to the community!
OPEN HOUSE – Saturday May 14th 12-4pm – Fire House
DINNER DANCE – October 22nd 6pm – Zeris Inn
About the Fire Department
This year, the Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Over the years, hundreds of residents of Mountain Lakes have proudly served the department and the community. The first Chief of the MLVFD, William Lewis, served from 1916-1926. Since then, thirty members have proudly served the department as Chief. Numerous members have served the department for decades, including one who has served for fifty-five years. For nearly fifty years, the Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department has also had an active junior fire department consisting of high school juniors and seniors.
The Fire Department responded to 121 calls during 2015. These calls included aid and rescue to structure fires, weather related emergencies, residents with flooded basements, and assisting the Police Department and our mutual aid fire departments. The Senior Department held twenty-four training sessions in 2015 on the second and third Tuesday of each month. The Junior Department likewise held twenty-two training sessions in 2015. Call response, training, meetings and other department activities accounted for over 5,000 manpower hours.
In addition to responding to a variety of calls and our monthly training, the Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department also keeps very busy while organizing many community events. Some events include the annual Memorial Day parade, Little League parade, Mountain Lakes Day, 4th of July, visiting the pre-schools and Wildwood School during fire prevention week, the Christmas tree lighting, and escorting Santa Claus around town on the fire engine during the Christmas season.
The Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department is always in need of eager volunteers to serve the community. The members of the department are your friends and neighbors. Please consider joining us today!