October 2016 Call Break-down

Posted on November 2, 2016

This month Company 1 responded to 22 calls for service. This month there was 1 burning smell, 3 elevator rescues, 3 EMS Assists, 3 extrications, 1 fireplace issue, 3 fire alarms, 1 gas leak, 1 hazmat response, 1 helicopter landing, 2 oven fires, 2 smells/smoke condition, and we were dispatched to 1 structure fire. As always, the volunteer members of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days week.

                            

Change Your Clocks Change Your Batteries

Posted on November 5, 2016

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


Mahwah Fire Department History: Our First Fire Truck

Posted on November 9, 2016

The first equipment for the MFD was a Brockway fire truck that was acquired on September 18, 1915. Later in 1925 the department purchased its first modern truck, a Buffalo Larabie (pictured) with 500 gallon-per-minute triple combination pumps. As for the membership, Charles Winter became the first president and the Millard Cooper became the first Chief. Chief Cooper's garage was used as the first firehouse located on Hillside Ave, right around the corner from our present location.

Dive Drill With Wallington And And Oradell

Posted on November 13, 2016

This morning members of Rescue 1's dive team held a joint drill at the Ramapo Reservation with dive teams from Wallington and Oradell.


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2017 Department Chief Election

Posted on November 16, 2016

Tonight the members of the Mahwah Fire Department held our annual Fire Chiefs election, and we would like to congratulate Kenny Warnet, who was elected as our 2017 Department Chief, also Brian Potter and Michael Roe who were each elected Assistant Chief.

                            

MVA With Entrapment

Posted on November 19, 2016

This Wednesday at around 830AM Rescue 1 and Fire Company 2 responded to the intersection of Seminary Drive and Campgaw Road for a two-car motor vehicle accident with an entrapped driver. Rescue 1's crew successfully extricated the driver who was then transported to an area hospital. After about a half hour all units had returned to quarters.


Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Posted on November 20, 2016

Deep Fried Turkey Safety Tips

Posted on November 22, 2016

If you plan on deep frying a turkey later this week remember to be safe. If you do have a grease 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

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on November 24, 2016

From our family to yours have a happy and safe Thanksgiving


Wallington Parade Prep

Posted on November 25, 2016

Tonight Company 1 prepared Engine 115, RS-1 and Marine 1 for the annual Wallington Parade

Wallington Parade

Posted on November 27, 2016

Last night members from Fire Companies 1, 2 and 3 took part in the annual Wallington Fire Department Holiday Parade.