March 2016 Call Break-down

Posted on April 6, 2016

This month Company 1 responded to 29 calls for service. This month there was 1 boiler issue, 2 carbon monoxide alarms, 1 EMS assist, 2 extrications, 9 fire alarms, 5 gas leaks, 1 mutual aid request for the airboat, 1 oven fire, 3 smoke conditions, 1 vehicle fire, 1 working fire, and we were dispatched to 2 structure fires. 

                           

The New RS-1

Posted on April 18, 2016

This weekend Company 1 took delivery of their new Rescue Support Vehicle, RS-1. RS-1 will assist with on and off road operations, bring other department resources directly to scenes, and it will replace our current and aging RS-1.

People With Disabilities Safety Tips

Posted on April 20, 2016

Ramapo Reservation Dive Drill

Posted on April 24, 2016

Today the dive team held a drill at the Ramapo Reservation. Members practiced their skills with diving, searching, tending, and setting up the equipment.  

Mahwah Fire Department History: Abex Foundry Donation

Posted on April 27, 2016

So how long has the Mahwah Fire Department relied on donations? About 100 years! Here is an example of an important tool purchased through fundraising.

Presentation of an Oxweld acetylene torch and hose plus 200 feet of cable to Ralph Caviello, (right) fireman from Mahwah Fire Co. 1 is made by Morris E. Ruddick, works manager at the Abex Foundry. Abex made the gift to the fire company to help equip the emergency truck acquired by firemen in August. Firemen raised funds to purchase the vehicle by holding dances, pancake breakfasts and other functions. The truck will be used to carry all additional equipment needed during fires and accidents.

Just as they were back then your donations today are just as appreciated by the firefighters.


OCT 23 1968 photo by Ann Straut-Esden