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

Drill Night: Saws

For drill this past Wednesday night (May 10, 2023), the Firefighters of Co 1 practiced our saw skills. As you can see, we have many choices for saws but each one has a specific purpose. This night, we used a grinder, portable bandsaw, battery demo saw, a forcible entry saw, and a Hurst “O” Cutter to cut rebar at different heights and positions. Firefighters learned how each one cuts and how to safely operate them in difficult positions. Remember don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong. Being proficient in our wide variety of tools gives us options at fires and emergencies. Every week the Firefighters of Co.1 drill on Wednesday nights to practice skills like this to make us the best we can be.


Check out the drawing of the new Heavy Rescue 1. Thank you to our Truck Committee who worked for over 2 years to research and develop a truck that will fit our needs for years to come. Some features are: Pierce Arrow XT Cab, Cummins X12 motor, Walk around body, 25kw generator, front and rear winches, Whelen emergency lighting, and Hi-Viz scene lighting. Thank you to the Township of Mahwah Mayor and Council for your continued support! As the Rescue Company for the Township, this rig will carry a large amount of tools for Firefighting and Rescue Operations to serve the residents of Mahwah and surrounding communities. We cannot wait for delivery!

April 2023 Calls for Service

This April Company 1 firefighters responded to 36 calls for service BRUSH FIRE – 1BURNING SMELL – 1CHIMNEY FIRE – 1CO ALARM – 1DISPATCHED STRUCTURE FIRE – 1DOWN UTILITY WIRES – 1DUMPSTER FIRE – 1ELECTRICAL FIRE – 1ELEVATOR RESCUE – 1EMS ASSISTS – 2 EXTRICATION – 2FIRE ALARM – 14GAS LEAK – 2MUTUAL AID DIVE TEAM – 1MUTUAL AID FIRE – 2OVEN FIRE – 1SMELL OF SMOKE – 1SMOKE CONDITION – 1VEHICLE FIRE – 1 As always, the volunteer firefighters of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Route 17 South Entrapment

This morning, Co1 Firefighters responded to Route 17 South for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon arrival, our team of highly trained firefighters found that the one passenger was entrapped inside, our team carefully removed the passenger side door which enabled them to exit. Following the extrication, both individuals were expertly treated by the competent medical staff from Mahwah EMS and then transported to a nearby medical facility for further evaluation and care. picture was taken after both individuals were transported off of the scene
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