Mahwah NJ Fire Department

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2020 Calls For Service

This year despite the COVID Pandemic, the volunteer Firefighters of Company 1 responded to 375 calls for service. 14 Brush Fires2 Burning Smells4 Burning Utility Wires3 Chimney Fires12 Carbon Monoxide Alarms10 Dispatched Structure Fires7 Dive Team Requests9 Down Utility Wires44 EMS Assists8 Electrical Issues7 Elevator Rescues4 Extrications 155 Fire Alarms2 Fluid Spills41 Gas Leaks1 Grill Fire4 Mutual Aid Requests For A Fire5 Mutual Aid Requests For The Airboat3 Run Away Boilers17 Smoke Conditions13 Smells Of Smoke2 Technical Rescues4 Working Fires4 Vehicle Fires As always, the volunteer firefighters of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

December 2020 Calls for Service

This November, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Company 1 firefighters responded to 27 calls for service. 1 Brush Fire1 Burning Smell1 Chimney Fire1 Carbon Monoxide Alarm2 Dispatched Structure Fires2 Down Utility Wires4 EMS Assists1 Electrical Issue 16 Fire Alarms3 Gas Leaks2 Mutual Aid Requests For A Fire1 Mutual Aid Request For The Airboat1 Runaway Boiler1 Smoke Condition2 Smells Of Smoke As always, the volunteer firefighters of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Vic Cooper

We are sad to announce the passing of former Battalion Chief Vic Cooper. We offer our condolences to his family and son firefighter Mike Cooper.

Congratulations To Our 2021 Officers

Congratulations to our 2021 Department Chiefs and Company Officers Department Chief 130 – Cord Meyer1st Asst. Chief 140 – Thomas Loreto2nd Asst. Chief 150 – Christopher Stricker Battalion Chief – Raymond VirgensFire Capt. 171 – Steven RuitFire Lt. 161 – Matthew MyhrFire Lt. 151 – Nicholas Raia Rescue Capt. 190 – Eric MoritzRescue Lt. 191 – Christopher RupertDive Coordinator 192 – Timothy Andro

November 2020 Calls for Service

This November, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Company 1 firefighters responded to 27 calls for service. Fire Alarms – 11 Gas Leak – 1 Mutual Aid for a Fire – 1 Smoke Condition – 2 Vehicle Fire – 1 As always, the volunteer firefighters of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week

First Winter Storm of the Season

With the potentially serious snowstorm arriving Wednesday and expected to continue into Thursday, Mahwah Fire is reminding everyone to be safe and if possible, please stay off the roads during the storm.

October 2020 Calls For Service

This October, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Company 1 firefighters responded to 32 calls for service. Brush Fire – 1 Burning Smell – 1 Burning Utility Wires – 1 Carbon Monoxide Alarm – 1 Dispatched Structure Fire – 1 EMS Assist – 4 Electrical Fire – 1 Elevator Rescue – 1 Vehicle Extrication – 1 Fire Alarm – 11 Gas Leak – 3 Smoke Condition – 2 Working Fire – 1 Vehicle Fire – 1 As always, the volunteer firefighters of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Santa Is Coming To Town

Mahwah Fire Co. 1 has scheduled our Annual Santa detail for Sunday, December 13th throughout the Co. 1 zone. Our zone includes Cragmere, Franklin Heights, Franklin Crossing, and the area of Franklin Tpke. Unfortunately this year there will not be any stopping to sit on Santa’s lap. It is also asked that when waiting on the streets for Santa that families do not congregate around people, not in their household and please wear your masks.

Deep-Fried Turkey Safety

If you plan on deep frying a turkey later this week remember to be safe. If you do have a grease fire remember these safety tips Leave the area and call 911 Only if it can be done safely, turn off the heat source (i.e. the burner) if possible Only if it can be done safely, cover the fire. Keep a pan lid handy when cooking with oil or grease and slide it over the pan to cut off the oxygen. If a pan lid isn’t available, soak a towel and ring out the excess water, placing the towel over the pan  Only if it can be done safely, once covered, slide the pan off the heat source if possible. Don’t attempt if there is a chance the pan could tip Do NOT put water on it, water will create a fire