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North Hudson Fire & Rescue Chief of Department Frank Montagne Retires After 39-Years of Service

By RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor | February 22, 2022 | NEW JERSEY

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After 39-years of service, North Hudson Fire & Rescue Chief of Department Frank Montagne, left, retired on February 18th. The chief started his career with the former North Bergen Fire Department, before the regional department was organized in 1999. His "walk-out," at Fire Headquarters, was filled with family members, friends and firefighters from numerous municipalities, as far as Perth Amboy, and members of the state Division of Fire Safety. Montagne's two sons, who are members of the Jersey City Fire Department, were in attendance, in uniform. Frank Jr., is a member of Ladder Co. 11 and Anthony is assigned to Engine Co. 5. Chief Montagne said, "Who can say, every day you go to work and enjoy what you do? I loved going to work, every day."

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