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

Edison Road Entrapment

At 7:45 this morning (02/23/23), Mahwah FD stations 1, 2, and 4 were dispatched to the intersection of Edison Road and Leighton Place for a motor vehicle accident between a garbage truck and a box truck, with the box truck driver being trapped in the vehicle. This is the third entrapment for Rescue 1 in the last 45 days, with the previous 2 entrapments happening just six days apart. Like clockwork, the firefighters of Station’s 2 & 4 deployed a protective hose line and assisted, while the firefighters of Co 1 went to work extricating the driver. Despite the driver’s legs being tightly trapped by the crushed-in cab of the truck, the driver was freed and turned over to Mahwah EMS in just under 13 minutes.

Residential Lock-Out

Early last night firefighters from CO’s 1 and 2 were dispatched to the unusual call of a resident locked inside their apartment. After assessing the locking mechanism it was determined that the deadbolt had detached from the lock mechanism while in the locked position, firmly preventing the door from being opened. Utilizing Tower 2, Co 2 firefighters entered the third floor apartment through the balcony door, which was thankfully opened by the resident inside. Once at the locked door they began working on the lock from inside the apartment while Co 1 firefighters worked on the outside. After a bit of tool work by firefighters on both sides of the door working in tandem, the deadbolt was slowly worked out of the locked position and the door was opened with next to no damage. Not only did this free the resident but left them with a fully functioning door that …

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January 2023 Calls For Service

This January Company 1 firefighters responded to 29 calls for service BURNING SMELL – 1DOWN WIRES – 1EMS ASSIST – 1EXTRICATION – 2FIRE ALARM – 14FLUID SPILL – 1 GAS LEAK – 4M/A DIVE TEAM – 1OVEN FIRE – 2SMOKE CONDITION – 1VEHICLE FIRE – 1 As always, the volunteer firefighters of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week

2022 Call Totals

Now that 2022 has ended and 2023 has begun, Co1 Firefighters look back on the past year and prepare for the year to come. In 2022, our firefighters, who are 100% volunteer, responded to 478 calls for service, which was roughly a 20% increase from the year before. These calls were not only in our community but also in our neighboring towns, counties, and states. Just as it’s been for over 100 years, the volunteer firefighters of Fire Co1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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