Mahwah NJ Fire Department

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Busy Night For Company 1

At around 8:40PM fire companies 1, 2, 3, and EMS North were dispatched for a smoke condition at a residence on Oweno Road. Engine 115 (OIC Firefighter Tedesco) arrived on scene as first due engine and were ordered to stretched a dry line to the front door. Chiefs 140 and 150 were already on scene and reported moderate amount of smoke on the first floor. After a short investigation of the home it was determined that a tissue box had been left resting on the light bulb of a floor lamp. The home was vented by Ladder 2’s crew, and all MFD units were clear of the scene in just about a half hour.

Immediately after clearing Oweno road, Marine 1 was requested to Sloatsburg NY to assist the Sloatsburg Police Department. SPD were in the process of retrieving a man suspected of robbery. Once on scene Rescue 1 (OIC 190 Moritz) was informed that a suspect was in the water and the boat may be needed to retrieve him. After some deliberating the NY State Police sent in their boat and few officers in to retrieve the suspect. After retrieving the suspect the Trooper’s boat became stuck and Marine 1 was sent in to assist. Not long after both returned to shore. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.