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 …
Events and Happenings
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.
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.