February 2015 Call Break-down

Posted on March 3, 2015

This month Company 1 responded to a total of 33 calls. There were 17 fire/water alarms, 1 carbon monoxide alarm, 2 smells of smoke/smoke condition, 1 extrication, 2 lift/EMS assists, 1 car fire, 1 car leaking fuel, 2 elevator rescues, 2 oven related, 1 strange odor, 1 equestrian assist, and we were dispatched to 2 structure fires.  

Faulkner Court Structure Fire

Posted on March 3, 2015

At roughly 1:30 am Mahwah Fire was dispatched for a working structure fire on Faulkner Court. Chief 130 arrived on scene and found heavy fire through the roof and throughout the cockloft area of several condos. Engine 115 (OIC Lt. Drejman) was second due engine right behind engine 217 and tower 2 and established a water supply to E217.
After establishing water supply 115's crew stretched a secondary hand-line off E217 and entered the building. An evacuation order was given roughly 10 minutes after that as the fire had moved quickly and caused the roof to collapse in. 
It is believed anywhere from 8-10 condos were destroyed in this fire, displacing over 25 people. A few minor, non-life threatening injuries were reported. Company 1 units were back in quarters at roughly 5:20am. Thank you to all our mutual aid departments who assisted at the scene, and covered our firehouses while we were at work.

Brookwood Drive Structure Fire

Posted on March 5, 2015

At around 1:30PM Mahwah Fire along with units from Ramsey and Tallman were dispatched to a working structure fire on Brookwood Drive. The fire, which was accidently, started by a construction crew, was extinguished in around 20 minutes.   

Change Your Clocks Change Your Batteries

Posted on March 6, 2015

This weekend when you change your clocks remember to change your batteries

Missing Child At Campgaw Ski Area

Posted on March 7, 2015

Last night at roughly 11:30pm members of Rescue 1 were requested to the Campgaw Ski Area to assist the police with a search for a missing boy. The boy had gone missing around 8:30pm. Members of Rescue 1 and Mahwah Fire Company 4 spend 6 hours on the scene searching along with numerous local, county, and state agencies, as well as an impressive amount of civilian volunteers who came to help search after receiving Amber Alerts at about 2:30am

The boy was found alive, cold, and barefoot but overall uninjured in Oakland. He was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center as a precaution. Mahwah Fire members were released and back in quarters at roughly 5:30am.

Tricky Tray Ticket Sales Start Today

Posted on March 9, 2015

Ticket sales for our second annual Tricky Tray start today, tickets are $10 each.  Last year tickets sold quickly and we are expecting them to go even faster this year. Remember tickets and seating are limited so buy yours now.

As of now we have over 100 prizes and there will also be a 50/50 raffle. Last year’s winner won over $400. Tickets include refreshments (coffee, cakes and cookies) and 15 prize tickets.

For tickets or information contact Tim Tedesco at (551) 265–1114 or by email at ttedesco@mfdco1.org

Mutual Aid To Suffern

Posted on March 10, 2015

Tonight at roughly 6:50pm Companies 1 and 2 were requested into the Village of Suffern, NY on a mutual aid assignment to the scene of a basement fire in a garden apartment. Engine 115 rolled with a crew of 7 (OIC Batt1 Cooper) and were put to work immediately after arriving on scene.
115's crew conducted searches on the second floor and were able to retrieve a resident's pet. 115's crew was then put to work pulling walls and ceilings on the first floor after the main body of fire had been knocked. Engine 115 was back in quarters after roughly 2 hours.

Later that night Engine 115 and Ladder 2 were requested Suffern NY for a rekindle of the previous structure fire. 115's crew assisted Suffern in pulling ceilings and walls and was off the scene in roughly 2 1/2 hours

Busy Night For Company 1

Posted on March 15, 2015

At around 8:40PM fire companies 1, 2, 3, and EMS North were dispatched for a smoke condition at a residence on Oweno Road. Engine 115 (OIC Firefighter Tedesco) arrived on scene as first due engine and were ordered to stretched a dry line to the front door. Chiefs 140 and 150 were already on scene and reported moderate amount of smoke on the first floor. After a short investigation of the home it was determined that a tissue box had been left resting on the light bulb of a floor lamp. The home was vented by Ladder 2's crew, and all MFD units were clear of the scene in just about a half hour. 

Immediately after clearing Oweno road, Marine 1 was requested to Sloatsburg NY to assist the Sloatsburg Police Department. SPD were in the process of retrieving a man suspected of robbery. Once on scene Rescue 1 (OIC 190 Moritz) was informed that a suspect was in the water and the boat may be needed to retrieve him. After some deliberating the NY State Police sent in their boat and few officers in to retrieve the suspect. After retrieving the suspect the Trooper’s boat became stuck and Marine 1 was sent in to assist. Not long after both returned to shore.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. 

Ramapo Reservation Rescue

Posted on March 16, 2015

Today at 1pm Res1cue was requested to the Ramapo Reservation to retrieve a patient who was having a medical emergency in the "waterfall area" of the park. while en route, RS-1 was advised by Chief 140 that this would be a rope rescue due to the location of the patient. 

Once on scene our Technical Rescue Team went to work and put the rope rescue plan into action. the patient was safely packaged and brought up the steep incline within a half hour of RS-1's arrival. The patient was transported down the mountain in the bed of RS-1 to awaiting EMS and paramedics. Company 1 units were clear of the scene in just over an hour.

VES Drill 03-25-2015

Posted on March 25, 2015

Tonight members of Company 1 took part in a Vent Enter Search (VES) drill. Members were instructed on how to enter, exit, and search a second floor room.
Think you would like to join us? Stop by Wednesdays at 7:30 or email us at info@mfdco1.org

Garage Fire

Posted on March 29, 2015

At around 6:15 tonight Companies 1, 2, 3, and EMS North responded to a garage fire at a residence on Armont Ave. Engine 115 (OIC Batt1 Cooper) arrived on scene as first due engine and found that the fire had been knocked with extinguishers. 115’s crew preformed some overhaul on the garage while tower 2 searched the interior of the home. After determining that the fire had not spread past the garage all units were clear roughly 1 hour later.