The Montclair Fire Department employs firefighters and paramedics located in two different fire stations in the city, allowing for the best possible response time to incidents within that station's respective response district. The department is dispatched to a variety of incidents including structure fires, hazardous materials mitigation, medical calls, traffic accidents, confined space rescue, etc.
Fire stations are located at 8901 Monte Vista Avenue (Station 151) and 10825 Monte Vista Avenue (Station 152). Both stations are staffed with a three-person paramedic engine.
Each fire station is set up to serve as a home away from home for the firefighters who work what is called a 48/96 schedule. They work two 24-hour shifts and then are off for 96 hours, or four days. Since firefighters “live” at their assigned fire station during that time, Montclair Fire Stations are equipped with a kitchen, dormitory, TV room, and an office area firefighters use to enter reports from incidents and inspections that they perform.