Dive Drill And Christmas Tree Lighting

Posted on December 3, 2017

This morning members from Rescue 1’s dive team spent time training with members from Ringwood Underwater Search and Recovery’s dive team. Both teams practiced their diving, tending, and evidence recovery skills. Following the dive drill, members of Mahwah Fire and EMS escorted Santa to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Thank you Andrea Egg and Margie Murphy for the pictures.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Posted on December 6, 2017

Company 1 firefighters will be escorting Santa around the Cragmere section of town this Sunday, December 11th, starting at around 9am. Come out and meet Santa when you hear us by your home.

                       

November 2017 Call Break-down

Posted on December 6, 2017

This November Company 1 responded to 18 calls for service. This month there was 1 elevator rescue, 12 fire alarms, 3 gas leaks, 1 oven fire, and 1 set of sparking wires. As always, the volunteer members of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days week.

                            

Escorting Santa

Posted on December 9, 2017

Company 1 members spent today escorting Santa around the Cragmere section of town. Thank you to everyone who came out to meet and take pictures with Santa.
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Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Posted on December 13, 2017

As Christmas comes closer Mahwah Fire is reminding everyone to keep your tree watered. Each year over 200 homes experience a fire that started with their Christmas tree. As this video from NIST and the NFPA shows a fire in a dry tree can spread to the entire room in as little as 1 minute. Mahwah Fire is reminding everyone to keep heat sources such as fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents, and lights at least 3 feet away from your tree.

Click Here for NFPA Fire Safety Information

Airmont Avenue House Fire

Posted on December 16, 2017

At around 4:15 this afternoon Fire Companies 1, 2, 3, 4, and EMS responded to a residence on Airmont Avenue for working structure fire. Company 1’s Engine 115 was first on scene along with Battalion 2, and found the first floor engulfed in fire. Engine 115’s crew, Lieutenant C. Brown, J. Warnet, and J. Chase, and chauffeur/pump operator R. Morgan, along with T. Loreto (Battalion 2) made the initial attack to bring the fire under control. Not long after fire crews from Companies 2, 3, and 4 began to arrive along with mutual aid from Ramsey, Hohokus, and Tallman. Fire crews worked for approximately 4 hours to extinguish the blaze.

photo credit Mahwah Fire Co. 1 

above photo credit Kenny Flynn

 

Merry Christmas

Posted on December 24, 2017

From our family to yours we wish you a happy and safe Christmas

Franklin Heights Desserts With Santa

Posted on December 25, 2017

This past Wednesday night members from company 1 escorted Santa to the Franklin Heights condos for the residents to meet have desserts with Santa. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
 

Our 103rd Aniversery

Posted on December 27, 2017

On this day 103 years ago Millard Cooper, Warren Ackerman, Mathias Carey, Raymond Dator, W. Dederick, Ray Edwards and many others, formed the first formal fire department in what was then Ho-Ho-Kus Township. Our first firehouse was located inside of Millard Cooper's barn on Hillside Avenue, just 1 block from where our house currently sits. Cooper was also elected our first Fire Chief.

Since then Fire Company 1, along with the other 4 fire companies have remained 100% volunteer and responded to thousands of call for service and hundreds of fires. These calls encompass everything from fire alarms, car crashes, rescues of all sorts, and also fires both in town and also our neighboring towns.  As of this posting company 1 has responded to 289 calls for service just this year. 

As we look back on our last 103 years we remember the calls that stand out to us and also our members who are unfortunately no longer with us. But we are also looking forward our next 103 years where our members will continue to volunteer their time to serve our community during its times of need. 

Always Training

Posted on December 29, 2017

Each year the members of Company 1 spend countless hours training, most of which takes place on at our weekly drills on Wednesday nights. Many members also spend more time, including giving up entire weekends to complete advanced training courses. We would like to recognize the following members for completing several advanced courses

Fire Ground Officer Development (Fire G.O.D.)

Eddie Drejman

Chris Stricker

Chris Rupert

 

Public Safety Diver

James Finneran

James Warnet

 

Level 3 Incident Command

Charlie Brown

Josh Chase

 

Incident Safety Officer

Mike Walsh



Dive Tender

Charlie Brown

Tim Tedesco

Happy New Year

Posted on December 31, 2017

From our family to yours have a happy and safe new year