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.
Events & Happenings
Today Company 1 firefighters responded with Marine 1 to the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford to assist with a fire that had occurred early this morning. After extinguishing a fire on the roof firefighters found that the ski slope was filled with smoke and had requested Marine 1 to assist with removing the smoke from the building.
Mahwah Fire is currently operating at at working Fire at the Route 17 Burger King.
Fire Co1 and Co2 are currently responding to Wayne with the airboat UPDATE: This afternoon Fire Companies 1 and 2 responded to Wayne with the airboat to assist Wayne Fire with venting carbon monoxide from a large warehouse.
On Sunday, June 6th, the Co # 1 Dive Team received a call from Mahwah PD asking if our divers were available to search for a cell phone a Mahwah resident had just lost in Winter’s Pond, right under the bridge. Happy to help, we offered to deploy a diver to quickly check under the bridge in the area the resident thought the phone went, hoping for a quick find. The ambient temperature was over 90-degrees that day, so we limited operational time for diver safety. After submerging, the diver discovered that the base of the spillway dam under the bridge was packed with over a foot of branches and silt, making searching difficult. Despite searching for over 30 minutes, the search was called off in favor of coming back later in the week with more resources. On Wednesday, June 9th, the full dive team assembled for our regular drill …
This evening Mahwah Fire responded to the 287 flyover for a rolled over tractor trailer. The driver had self-rescued and was uninjured, but the truck was leaking fuel. Fire Companies 1, 2, and 4 worked to contain the fuel and EMS examined the driver. The scene was then turned over to the State Police and DOT.
Yesterday afternoon Mahwah Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the Masonicus section of town. Engine 115 had the role of 2nd due engine, found a nearby hydrant and laid into the first due engine with a water supply. Res1cue responded as well for additional manpower to the scene. Company 1 prides ourselves for staying “Loyal To Our Duty” for over 100 years.
Early Saturday morning, firefighters from Company 1 were dispatched to an activated fire alarm at a business on Franklin Turnpike. This business was also the site of a large multi-alarm fire the previous year and has been undergoing construction ever since. After arriving on scene and making entry, firefighters discovered that a rear portion of the structure had collapsed, taking a section of sprinkler riser with it (which caused the alarm). Firefighters secured the sprinkler system and utilities to prevent further damage while the proper inspectors were requested to the scene. Though no obvious cause for collapse could be immediately identified, it was likely that the sustained high winds that night may have played a role. Thankfully, there were no injuries as the business had already been closed for several hours and no one was inside.
Fire Companies 1, 2, EMS, and ALS responded to Ramapo college for a construction accident. Firefighters worked to remove an injured worker who was transported to an area hospital.