Welcome to the Web Home of Mahwah Fire Rescue Co #1 – Mahwah, NJ

Residing at 100 Miller Rd., Mahwah, NJ, Co No. 1 has proudly served the residents of Mahwah NJ with professionalism, dedication and above all, a domineering volunteer spirit since 1914.

Today, Co No. 1, has 6 pieces of emergency apparatus and the members of Company No. 1 specialize in the area of technical rescue which includes calls such as building and trench collapse, elevator rescues,  motor vehicle accidents, and confined space emergencies. Co No. 1 allows provides water rescue capabilities in the form of our Swift Water and Dive Rescue teams. Co No. 1’s Dive Rescue team is a leading dive team in northern NJ and is a member of the NJ Regional SCUBA Task Force.

We currently house two class A pumpers, two heavy rescue trucks, a rescue support pickup, collapse and confined space trailers and three boats, to include the only fanboat in the tri-state area.

Mahwah Fire Department Chiefs – 2024

Cord Meyer


Chief of Department – 130

Thomas Loreto


First Assistant Chief – 140

Christopher Rupert


Second Assistant Chief – 150

Fire & Rescue Co #1 Officers

Steven Ruit

Battalion 1 Chief

James Warnet

Fire Captain – 171

Michael Walsh

Fire Lieutenant – 161

Kevin Connell

Fire Lieutenant – 151

George Polster

Rescue Captain – 190

James Finneran

Rescue Lieutenant – 191

Timothy Andro

Dive Coordinator – 192

Recent Posts

Drill Night: High Water Rescue Truck

Tonight for our weekly drill, the members of Rescue Co.1 drilled with the Mahwah Police Dept. to review our water rescue SOG’s and train on the PD’s high water vehicle. During floods in the Township, Co.1’s swift water team works with the Police Dept using both our Fan boat, swift water equipment, and their High Water Truck. Having a good working relationship ensures teamwork and a high level of service for our residents. We would like to thank the PD for coming across the parking lot for this training opportunity.

Throwback Thursday: HAZMAT Extrication

Not your average extrication. On the morning of July 17 2007 Company 1 responded to Rt.17 North near the 17/287 split for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Rescue 1 arrived to find a tractor trailer with the driver heavily pinned. Due to the cargo containing hazardous materials, the members performed the extrication on air preventing any inhalation hazards.

2023 Calls For Service

2023 is in the books and the Volunteer firefighters of Rescue Co.1 responded to 479 calls for service within the Township and also Mutual Aid to the surrounding area. Since our inception in 1914, this was a record setting year for responses out of Co.1 These calls not only represent each time we answered a call for service but also the countless hours our volunteers spent away from their families and nights of sleep lost. Additionally, not included in this tally is the hundreds of hours our members spent training to provide a high level of service each time we are dispatched.

Live Burn At The Academy

This morning, Co.1 firefighters along with our colleagues from Ramsey Rescue, Ramsey Fire, and Allendale Fire participated in live burn training at the Bergen Fire Academy. Taking time to train with our Mutual Aid partners allows us to work more efficiently on the fireground at large scale operations. We would like to thank our dedicated members, our partners from our Mutual Aid, and the academy instructors who gave up their Saturday morning to take part in the invaluable training. We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with these departments and days like today help strengthen those bonds.

September 2023 Calls For Service

This September the volunteer Firefighters of Company 1 responded to 61 calls for service. This was a record setting month for us, the previous record was September of 2021 with 55 calls for service. We want to thank our dedicated volunteers for coming out to all these calls. BRUSH FIRE – 1CO ALARM – 6DOWN UTILITY WIRE – 1ELECTRICAL FIRE – 1ELEVATOR RESCUE – 2EMS ASSIST – 6EXTRICATION – 4FIRE ALARM – 25 FLUID SPILL – 1GAS LEAK – 6HAZMAT – 1MUTUAL AID FIRE – 1SMELL OF SMOKE – 3SMOKE CONDITION – 1VEHICLE FIRE – 1WATER RESCUE – 1
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