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Drill Night: Ladders

This week at our weekly drill Company 1 firefighters practiced setting up and using ladders, along with raising and lowering tools to the roof of a building, in this case the Township’s DPW. Both of which are important skills that each firefighters needs to be proficient at. Think you would like to join us? Stop by Wednesday nights at 730 or emails us info@mfdco1.org

Pearl River Standby

Fire Company 1 is currently standing by at Pearl River FD while they are operating at a large fire in a commercial building

Fuel Tanker Fire

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.

Early Morning Fire Alarm

Early morning calls really aren’t fun for anyone, especially if you are at hotel. But at today’s 2am fire alarm we found some guest who were in good spirits. Luckily there were no serious issues, and it was just an inconvenience with good a story for our new friends.

Marine 1 responds to American Dream Mall

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.

Airboat responds to Wayne

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.

East Crescent Ave Structure Fire

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.

Fire Alarm and Structure Collapse

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.

Overturned Forklift

This morning Rescue 1 along with Fire Company 2, EMS, and Mahwah PD responded to Franklin Turnpike for an overturned forklift. After arriving on scene firefighters stabilized the forklift while EMS treated and removed the injured operator.

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