Welcome to the Web Home of Mahwah Fire Rescue Co #1 – Mahwah, NJ

Residing at 100 Miller Rd., Mahwah, NJ, Co No. 1 has proudly served the residents of Mahwah NJ with professionalism, dedication and above all, a domineering volunteer spirit since 1914.

Today, Co No. 1, has 6 pieces of emergency apparatus and the members of Company No. 1 specialize in the area of technical rescue which includes calls such as building and trench collapse, elevator rescues,  motor vehicle accidents, and confined space emergencies. Co No. 1 allows provides water rescue capabilities in the form of our Swift Water and Dive Rescue teams. Co No. 1’s Dive Rescue team is a leading dive team in northern NJ and is a member of the NJ Regional SCUBA Task Force.

We currently house two class A pumpers, two heavy rescue trucks, a rescue support pickup, collapse and confined space trailers and three boats, to include the only fanboat in the tri-state area.

Mahwah Fire Department Chiefs – 2023

Christopher Stricker


Chief of Department – 130

Thomas Loreto


First Assistant Chief – 140

Christopher Rupert


Second Assistant Chief – 150

Fire & Rescue Co #1 Officers

Steven Ruit

Battalion 1 Chief

James Warnet

Fire Captain – 171

Michael Walsh

Fire Lieutenant – 161

Matthew Myhr

Fire Lieutenant – 151

Eric Moritz

Rescue Captain – 190

Ray Virgens

Rescue Lieutenant – 191

Timothy Andro

Dive Coordinator – 192

Recent Posts

Congers Brush Fire

Rescue Engine 117 is standing by at Congers North Harrison Ave firehouse with Bedford Hillsfd NY (Westchester) Mini Attack 9 and New City Fire Department 9-79 while Congers FD and numerous other Rockland Firefighters operate at a large brush fire.

Easter Sunday Oven Fire

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.

Night Dive Drill

For our Wednesday night (3/22/23) drill, we took to the Ramapo river for some practice night diving in current. Not only did our divers get more time in the water (which they are always happy about) but they worked on perfecting a new search technique that will allow the divers to methodically search a body of water, even with a decent current.

February 2023 Calls For Service

This February Company 1 firefighters responded to 29 calls for service BRUSH FIRE – 1DOWN WIRES – 3ELECTRICAL FIRE – 1EXTRICATION – 2FIRE ALARM – 13FLUID SPILL – 1 GAS LEAK – 2LOCK OUT – 1OVEN FIRE – 1SMELL OF SMOKE – 1SMOKE CONDITION – 2VEHICLE FIRE – 1 As always, the volunteer firefighters of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week
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