This morning, Co.1 firefighters along with our colleagues from Ramsey Rescue, Ramsey Fire, and Allendale Fire participated in live burn training at the Bergen Fire Academy. Taking time to train with our Mutual Aid partners allows us to work more efficiently on the fireground at large scale operations. We would like to thank our dedicated members, our partners from our Mutual Aid, and the academy instructors who gave up their Saturday morning to take part in the invaluable training. We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with these departments and days like today help strengthen those bonds.
Yesterday was a busy day for Co.1 Firefighters. At around 2pm Co.1 was requested into Ramsey for an Engine along with Co.2 FAST to assist Ramsey Fire dept. was operating at a working fire in a townhouse. Engine 117 responded and performed searches and overhaul before returning to the township. Later in the day just before 8pm, all 5 of Mahwah’s Fire companies were dispatched along with EMS to a structure fire on Sherwood Ave. Upon arrival crews were met with a fully involved detached garage that was in close proximity to the house. An aggressive attack prevented any extension into the home. Once the fire was knocked down, extensive overhaul was performed, and any remaining hot spots were wet down. We thank our mutual aid partners for their assistance.
On Saturday, May 27th, at just after 8pm, Mahwah Fire Co’s 1, 2, and Air 3 were dispatched on the second alarm to Upper Saddle River for a working structure fire on Carlough Rd. Upon their arrival, the crew of Engine 117 was tasked with stretching a second handline to the second floor of the residence and meeting up with the initial attack crew from Upper Saddle River. While on the second floor, Co 1 firefighters made good use of their handline and knocked down the bulk of the fire spreading through second floor bedrooms and attic. Despite the fire being well-developed before any fire department units arrived, the quick aggressive action of all firefighters on scene prevented fire damage from the majority of the 4200 square foot residence. Co 1 firefighters operated on scene for roughly 3 hours before being released.
This afternoon Mahwah Fire received a call about a potential oven fire. Fire Co’s 1 & 2 responded to the scene and found that lucky the fire had been contained to the oven and self extinguished As a precautionary measure, we removed the oven from the residence and inspected the surrounding areas to ensure that there was no lingering danger. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone to check their smoke detectors regularly and to have a fire extinguisher readily available in case of emergency. Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Yesterday evening Mahwah Fire Companies 1, 2, 3, and 4, alongside firefighters from the surrounding area responded to Upper Saddle River for a fully involved house fire. Once on scene Company 1 firefighters established an initial water supply and then performed various tasks along the fire scene in support of the overall operation. After several hours the fire was fully extinguished. Images may not be used by any media outlet without prior permission from Mahwah Fire Rescue Co #1.