Route 202 & Brakeshoe Pl Entrapment

On Monday (Sept. 18th), MFD Co’s 1 & 2 were dispatched to the intersection of Route 202 and Brakeshoe Pl for the reported MVA with entrapment.

Upon arrival, Rescue 1 confirmed 1 patient trapped in the vehicle and they made quick work stabilizing the vehicle and removing the passenger’s side door.

As quick as the door was removed, Mahwah EMS transferred the patient to a stretcher and loaded them in the ambulance.

Total time from the arrival of Rescue 1 to the patient being on the stretcher was 5 minutes.

For anyone keeping track, this is the third entrapment in 7 days.


Here are a few other entrapments recently…

Throwback Thursday: HAZMAT Extrication
Events and Happenings

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.

Route 17 South Entrapment
Events and Happenings

Route 17 South Entrapment

This morning, Co1 Firefighters responded to Route 17 South for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon arrival, our team of highly trained firefighters found that the one passenger was entrapped inside, our team carefully removed the passenger side door which enabled them to exit. Following the extrication, both individuals were expertly treated by the competent medical staff from Mahwah EMS and then transported to a nearby medical facility for further evaluation and care. picture was taken after both individuals were transported off of the scene

Franklin Turnpike Entrapment
Events and Happenings

Franklin Turnpike Entrapment

Earlier this evening, the Co1 Firefighters responded to a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment on Franklin Turnpike. Thankfully, all occupants were able to exit the vehicles unaided by the fire department. Upon arrival of Rescue 1 & Rescue Engine 117, Firefighters promptly secured the batteries to both vehicles and quickly addressed the fluid spill to prevent any further harm. Concurrently, our partners from Mahwah EMS were diligently administering treatment to those in need and while Mahwah Police provided vital traffic control to ensure the safety of all present.

Edison Road Entrapment
Events and Happenings

Edison Road Entrapment

At 7:45 this morning (02/23/23), Mahwah FD stations 1, 2, and 4 were dispatched to the intersection of Edison Road and Leighton Place for a motor vehicle accident between a garbage truck and a box truck, with the box truck driver being trapped in the vehicle. This is the third entrapment for Rescue 1 in the last 45 days, with the previous 2 entrapments happening just six days apart. Like clockwork, the firefighters of Station’s 2 & 4 deployed a protective hose line and assisted, while the firefighters of Co 1 went to work extricating the driver. Despite the driver’s legs being tightly trapped by the crushed-in cab of the truck, the driver was freed and turned over to Mahwah EMS in just under 13 minutes.


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