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 – 2024

Cord Meyer


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

Kevin Connell

Fire Lieutenant – 151

George Polster

Rescue Captain – 190

James Finneran

Rescue Lieutenant – 191

Timothy Andro

Dive Coordinator – 192

Recent Posts

Person Struck By Javelin

At around 11:45 Rescue 1 was dispatched to Ramapo College for a person who was struck by a javelin during a track meet. Rescue 1 cut the javelin so that the patient could be placed into an ambulance and transported to an area hospital.

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives, but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely. Extinguisher Safety Tips Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called, and the room is not filled with smoke. To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS: – Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism.– Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.– Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.– Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side. For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be […]

Garage Fire

At around 6:15 tonight Companies 1, 2, 3, and EMS North responded to a garage fire at a residence on Armont Ave. Engine 115 (OIC Batt1 Cooper) arrived on scene as first due engine and found that the fire had been knocked with extinguishers. 115’s crew preformed some overhaul on the garage while tower 2 searched the interior of the home. After determining that the fire had not spread past the garage all units were clear roughly 1 hour later. 

VES Drill 03-28-2015

Tonight members of Company 1 took part in a Vent Enter Search (VES) drill. Members were instructed on how to enter, exit, and search a second-floor room.Think you would like to join us? Stop by Wednesdays at 7:30 or email us at info@mfdco1.org

Ramapo Reservation Rescue

Today at 1pm Res1cue was requested to the Ramapo Reservation to retrieve a patient who was having a medical emergency in the “waterfall area” of the park. while en route, RS-1 was advised by Chief 140 that this would be a rope rescue due to the location of the patient. Once on scene our Technical Rescue Team went to work and put the rope rescue plan into action. the patient was safely packaged and brought up the steep incline within a half hour of RS-1’s arrival. The patient was transported down the mountain in the bed of RS-1 to awaiting EMS and paramedics. Company 1 units were clear of the scene in just over an hour.

Busy Night For Company 1

At around 8:40PM fire companies 1, 2, 3, and EMS North were dispatched for a smoke condition at a residence on Oweno Road. Engine 115 (OIC Firefighter Tedesco) arrived on scene as first due engine and were ordered to stretched a dry line to the front door. Chiefs 140 and 150 were already on scene and reported moderate amount of smoke on the first floor. After a short investigation of the home it was determined that a tissue box had been left resting on the light bulb of a floor lamp. The home was vented by Ladder 2’s crew, and all MFD units were clear of the scene in just about a half hour. Immediately after clearing Oweno road, Marine 1 was requested to Sloatsburg NY to assist the Sloatsburg Police Department. SPD were in the process of retrieving a man suspected of robbery. Once on scene Rescue 1 (OIC […]
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