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.
Events & Happenings
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.
Today, Mahwah fire companies 1, 2, and 3 were dispatched to Suffern, NY, to assist them at a large house fire. Companies 1 and 2 were immediately put to work on arrival, as the dwelling conditions made progress slow and difficult. The fire took over five hours to bring under control, during which firefighters dealt with freezing weather and blowing snow. Images may not be used by any media outlet without prior permission from Mahwah Fire Rescue Co #1.
This morning Fire Company’s 1 and 2 responded to Suffern NY to assist with a house fire.
Today firefighters from Company 1 escorted Santa around our section of town. Unfortunately due to the COVID pandemic we were not able to stop and take pictures with our friends but we were able to drive by and see our friends and supporters. Mahwah you rocked the holiday spirit the past two weeks and we are happy to be a part of it.
Mahwah Fire Co. 1 has scheduled our Annual Santa detail for this Sunday, December 13th starting at 9AM. Santa will be brought throughout our zone which includes Cragmere, Franklin Heights, Franklin Crossing, and the area of Franklin Turnpike between Suffern and Ramsey. 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.
Fire Companies 1 and 2 are currently responding to Suffern NY for a house fire.
Today the firefighters of Rescue Co.1 trained on our Griphoist and Tuflex Roundslings. These tools will greatly increase our capabilities to raise, lower, and stabilize heavy loads; specifically vehicles in awkward positions. Today’s focus was a basic understanding of the tools, and performing a controlled roll of a vehicle on its side. In addition to training on the new tools, firefighters also learned to perform a new extrication technique, “cracking the egg”. This technique gives us another way to safely remove a patience from an overturned car. Think you would like to join us? Stop by Wednesday nights or email us firstname.lastname@example.org