Dinner Dance – October 13, 2018
The Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Dinner-Dance
Saturday, October 13, 2018. We will host Mountain Lakes borough officials and
representatives of mutual aid departments. Friends of the department and Mountain Lakes
residents are invited to purchase tickets.
About the Fire Department
In 2016, the Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department celebrated 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-one members have proudly served the department as Chief. Numerous members have served the department for decades, including one who has served for fifty-seven 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 150 calls during 2017. These calls included structure fires, car fires, brush fires, weather related emergencies, and providing assistance to our mutual aid departments and the police department. The Senior Department held twenty-three drills in 2017. The Junior Department held twenty-two drills in 2017. Call response, training, 46 meetings and 30 community events accounted for over 6000 person-hours.
In addition to responding to a variety of calls and monthly training, the MLVFD also kept busy with sponsoring or participating in over 30 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!