|Montvale Fire Department|
|First, I owe a special thanks to Chris Gibbons for the photos found on this page as well as several others found on this site. His conscientiousness and forsight has allowed photos of these rigs that to many of us were so far out of reach to be shared with us.
The Borough of Montvale, New Jersey was formally formed in August of 1924. Montvale purchased fire apparatus from several east coast manufacturers up until 1966 when they purchased thier first Crown Firecoach. They made 3 repeat purchases since then making Montvale the largest buyer of Crowns east of the Mississippi. Three have been retired while thier 1983 model is in service. It is noted on the Department's official webpage that this 1983 Crown was the last built which is incorrect.