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Deep Fried Turkey Safety Tips

Posted on November 19, 2018

If you plan on deep frying a turkey latter this week remember to be safe. If you do have a greese fire remember these safety tips

  • Leave the area and call 911
  • Only if it can be done safely, turn off the heat source (i.e. the burner) if possible
  • Only if it can be done safely, cover the fire. Keep a pan lid handy when cooking with oil or grease and slide it over the pan to cut off the oxygen. If a pan lid isn’t available, soak a towel and ring out the excess water, placing the towel over the pan 
  • Only if it can be done safely, once covered, slide the pan off the heat source if possible. Don’t attempt if there is a chance the pan could tip
  • Do NOT put water on it, water will create a fire

Eventful Day For Mahwah Fire

Posted on November 15, 2018

Starting at around 6:30 this morning Rescue 1 along with Fire Companies 2, 4, and EMS responded to 287 South for a car crash with an entrapped driver. After arriving on scene members Rescue found a car has crashed into the back of a tractor trailer. Rescue 1 worked for close to an hour to remove the driver from the car who was then transported to an area hospital.

Later after the snow storm had started Fire Companies 1 and 3 responded to Masonicus Road for a car fire. After arriving on scene members Mahwah Fire found the car was fully involved in fire, the driver had already exited the vehicle.  Fire Companies 1 and 3 then worked to extinguish the fire and ensure that it was out. 


Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Posted on November 14, 2018

Elevator Rescue Training

Posted on November 11, 2018

Company 1 members are always training, many times giving up part of their weekends to complete advanced training. This weekend company 1 members took part in an elevator rescue class where firefighters learned how to safely remove passengers from a disabled elevator. In the picture below, Firefighter Myhr learned how to and practiced securing a disabled elevator.

Think you would like to join us? Stop by our firehouse (Miller Road and Franklin Turnpike) Wednesday nights at 730 or email us at info@mfdco1.org

October 2018 Call Break-down

Posted on November 7, 2018

This October Company 1 responded to 32 calls for service. This month there was 1boiler issue, 1 carbon monoxide alarm, 2 dispatched structure fires, 2 EMS assists, 1 elevator rescue, 16 fire alarms, 1 gas leak, 1 mutual aid request for the dive team, 1 oven fire, 3 smoke conditions, 2 smells of smoke, and 1 vehicle fire. As always, the volunteer members of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days week.