The Montclair Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Local 20 is a subordinate of the NJ State FMBA. We represent the the career firefighters and officers of the Montclair Fire Department. Our members are on duty for 24 hour shifts, 365 days a year. We are ready to respond to any emergency in Montclair & Glen Ridge and are trained in firefighting, first aid, CPR, AED, and specialized rescue disciplines like high angle, trench, & confined space rescue.
To establish terms & conditions of employment, to protect our members rights & personal safety, and to enforce the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
To provide greater awareness & education to the public in connection with the area of emergency services, including, but not limited to, encouraging greater public understanding of fire safety & firefighting, instruct the youth of the community in fire safety & prevention, and to sponsor programs which encourage involvement in the prevention of fires.
On July 1, 1914, a fully career fire department was established and operated out of four firehouses. Headquarters, built in 1904, was located at 647 Bloomfield Avenue until we were relocated to 1 Pine Street in 2003 to the new Headquarters. Station 1, built in 1905, was located at 95 Walnut Street until that too was relocated to the new Headquarters. Station 2, built in 1901, is located at 588 Valley Road and is still occupied today. Also built in 1901 is Station 3, located at 151 Harrison Avenue and like Station 2, it is still occupied by career firefighters today.