Josh Chase

Bicycle Impalement

On Friday evening, rescue was requested to assist EMS with a juvenile who had accidentally been impaled by the brake handle of her bicycle during a fall. After stabilizing the patient and bike to minimize movement, firefighters carefully disassembled sections of the bike before delicately cutting the section of handle still impaled. After the bulk of the bike was removed, the child was turned over to EMS for transport to the hospital, where the final impaled piece would be removed by surgeons.

January 2022 Calls For Service

This January, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Company 1 firefighters responded to 47 calls for service. ANIMAL RESCUE – 1CO ALARM – 5DISPATCHED STRUCTURE FIRE – 4EMS ASSIST – 5ELECTRICAL FIRE – 1ELEVATOR RESCUE – 1 EXTRICATION – 3FIRE ALARM – 19FIRE ASSIST – 3GAS – 3HAZMAT – 1M/A FIRE – 1 As always, the volunteer firefighters of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week

2021 Calls For Service

This year despite the COVID Pandemic, the volunteer Firefighters of Company 1 responded to 409 calls for service. BRUSH FIRE – 4BURNING SMELL – 4BURNING WIRES – 2CHIMNEY FIRE – 1CO ALARM – 13DISPATCHED STRUCTURE FIRE – 28DIVE TEAM – 8DOWN WIRES – 6EMS ASSIST – 40ELECTRICAL FIRE – 1ELEVATOR RESCUE – 7EXTRICATION – 13FIRE ALARM – 177FIRE ASSIST – 1 FLUID SPILL – 3GAS – 45HAZMAT – 2M/A FIRE – 8M/A FANBOAT – 2OVEN FIRE – 3PD ASSIST – 1RUN AWAY BOILER – 4SMOKE CONDITION – 11SMELL OF SMOKE – 8TECHNICAL RESCUE – 1WATER RESCUE – 3WORKING FIRE – 2VEHICLE FIRE – 11 As always, the volunteer firefighters of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Rescue at the Reservation

This afternoon Mahwah Rescue was called to the Ramapo Reservation to help with an injured hiker. The hiker had slipped on an icy and muddy trail and injured their ankle. Co1 firefighters used a rope system to lower the hiker down the trail and then carried them over a stream to waiting vehicles. Co1 firefighters were joined by firefighters from Co2, Mahwah EMS, Bergen Sheriff, and Mahwah Police.

Drill Night: Ladders

This week at our weekly drill Company 1 firefighters practiced setting up and using ladders, along with raising and lowering tools to the roof of a building, in this case the Township’s DPW. Both of which are important skills that each firefighters needs to be proficient at. Think you would like to join us? Stop by Wednesday nights at 730 or emails us info@mfdco1.org

Pearl River Standby

Fire Company 1 is currently standing by at Pearl River FD while they are operating at a large fire in a commercial building

October Calls For Service

This October, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Company 1 firefighters responded to 42 calls for service. Burning Smell – 1Chimney Fire – 1Carbon Monoxide Alarm – 2Dispatched Structure Fire – 4Dive Team – 1EMS Assist – 2 Elevator Rescue – 1Fire Alarm – 22Gas Leak – 5Runaway Boiler – 1Smoke Condition – 1Vehicle Fire – 2 As always, the volunteer firefighters of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week

September Calls For Service

This September, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Company 1 firefighters responded to 56 calls for service. 1 Carbon Monoxide Alarm7 Dispatched Structure Fires1 Dive Team2 Down Utility Wires3 EMS Assists2 Elevator Rescues1 Extrication 28 Fire Alarms3 Gas Leaks1 Mutual Aid Request for the Airboats1 PD Assist3 Water Rescues1 Working Fire2 Vehicle Fires As always, the volunteer firefighters of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Fuel Tanker Fire

Early this morning Fire Company 1 along with Mahwah Fire Companies 2, 3, 4, 5, EMS, mutual aid from the surrounding counties, and state responded to the 287 fly-over for an overturned fuel tanker. After arriving firefighters found the tanker was fully engulfed in fire and leaking fuel. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, while HAZMAT units mitigated to potential environmental impact, and forest fire units worked to extinguish fires in the woods behind the tanker.

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