Our History

 
2016 – MTFAS members with the 1st place trophy from the Boonton-Kiwanis Standby Ambulance Competition

1964 – The MTFAS Squad was formed and incorporated to assume responsibility to cover our town from Boonton Kiwanis Ambulance, whose service area had included Montville Township since 1937.  BKA donated a 1957 Cadillac ambulance. 

 

1967 – The MTFAS Building on Church Lane was completed.  This site is now the Animal Shelter.  This year was also the first Independence Day Parade and Carnival, which was organized and sponsored by the MTFAS as a fundraiser. 
 
1974 – The MTFAS assumed possession of larger quarters in the former milk truck barn of Sunset Dairy on the Sisco Farm since the town had obtained the property for municipal use.  This site is now the separate meeting room of the Youth Center.
 
1997 – Under the leadership of then President David Justnes, the new Squad building was built by Joseph Natoli Construction at its current location on 137 Changebridge Road.   
 
2001 – Fifteen squad members responded with many other First Aid Squads to set up a triage and treatment center at a park in NJ across the Hudson River from the WTC after 9/11.  Sadly, there were no survivors to be treated at this center.     
 
2010 – The MTFAS assumed ownership of the current building from the town in exchange for giving up ownership of the old Church Lane building. 
 
2012 – The MTFAS purchased its newest rig, Unit 29, remounting the box on a new Chevy chassis.
 
2014 – Under the leadership of then Corresponding Secretary Jennifer King, the MTFAS celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a large picnic and open house at the Squad building.  This event was attended by hundreds of people including Squad members, their families, police officers, firefighters, and friends and neighbors.  
 
 2016 – MTFAS entered its newest rig, Unit 29, in a contest, sponsored by Boonton-Kiwanis Ambulance, to see who had the best standby ambulance. After countless hours of hard work and dedication, Montville First Aid Squad took 1st place in the competition! Please see the above picture, which shows the MTFAS members with the 1st place trophy.
 
2016 – The MTFAS purchased two Stryker power stretchers, greatly improving crew safety and easing patient movement.  The Squad also implemented electronic patient charting. 
 
2017 – The MTFAS purchased two Panasonic Tough Books to streamline patient charting.