Missing Child At Campgaw Ski Area

Last night at roughly 11:30pm members of Rescue 1 were requested to the Campgaw Ski Area to assist the police with a search for a missing boy. The boy had gone missing around 8:30pm. Members of Rescue 1 and Mahwah Fire Company 4 spend 6 hours on the scene searching along with numerous local, county, and state agencies, as well as an impressive amount of civilian volunteers who came to help search after receiving Amber Alerts at about 2:30am The boy was found alive, cold, and barefoot but overall uninjured in Oakland. He was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center as a precaution. Mahwah Fire members were released and back in quarters at roughly 5:30am.

Brookwood Drive Structure Fire

At around 1:30PM Mahwah Fire along with units from Ramsey and Tallman were dispatched to a working structure fire on Brookwood Drive. The fire, which was accidentally, started by a construction crew, was extinguished in around 20 minutes.

Faulkner Court Structure Fire

At roughly 1:30 am Mahwah Fire was dispatched for a working structure fire on Faulkner Court. Chief 130 arrived on scene and found heavy fire through the roof and throughout the cockloft area of several condos. Engine 115 (OIC Lt. Drejman) was second due engine right behind engine 217 and tower 2 and established a water supply to E217. After establishing water supply 115’s crew stretched a secondary hand-line off E217 and entered the building. An evacuation order was given roughly 10 minutes after that as the fire had moved quickly and caused the roof to collapse in. It is believed anywhere from 8-10 condos were destroyed in this fire, displacing over 25 people. A few minor, non-life threatening injuries were reported. Company 1 units were back in quarters at roughly 5:20am. Thank you to all our mutual aid departments who assisted at the scene, and covered our firehouses while we were at work.

February 2015 Call Break Down

This month Company 1 responded to a total of 33 calls. There were 17 fire/water alarms, 1 carbon monoxide alarm, 2 smells of smoke/smoke condition, 1 extrication, 2 lift/EMS assists, 1 car fire, 1 car leaking fuel, 2 elevator rescues, 2 oven related, 1 strange odor, 1 equestrian assist, and we were dispatched to 2 structure fires.

Second Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser

Our second Tricky Tray fundraiser is April 24th at 7PM. Tickets are $10 and will be going on sale starting March 9th. Tickets and seating will be limited. We are still taking prize donations, any and all donations are greatly appreciated. For more information Contact Tim Tedesco at (551) 265–1114 or by email ttedesco@mfdco1.org 

Clear Your Hydrants

With all the snow remember to dig out the hydrants near your home. We appreciate it and it really helps us during an emergency

January 2015 Call Break Down

This month Company 1 responded to a total of 25 calls. There were 6 fire/water alarms, 4 carbon monoxide alarms, 3 smells of smoke, 2 extrications, 2 lift/EMS assists, 1 odor of natural gas, 1 boiler emergency 1 dryer fire, and we were dispatched to 4 structure fires.   

Overturned Truck On 287

At around 4pm this afternoon Rescue 1 and Fire Company 2 responded to the 287 flyover for an overturned truck with an entrapped driver. Once on scene Rescue 1 successfully removed the driver, who was then transported to an area hospital.

2015 Call Break down

This year Company 1 responded to a total of 337 calls for service. There was 1 call for assistance with an injured animal, 1 boiler emergency, 7 brush fires, 3 car fires, 1 chimney fire, 18 carbon monoxide alarms, we were dispatched to 41 structure fire,  2 calls for down utility wires, 1 dryer fire, 1 dumpster fire, 14 elevator rescues, 13 EMS assists, 13 extrications, 138 fire alarms, 4 grill fires, 1 HAZMAT call, 1 helicopter landing zone, 3 calls for leaking fuel, 4 fire related mutual aid requests, 1 mutual aid request for the airboat, 1 mutual aid request for the dive team, 16 smells of natural gas, 3 oven fires, 3 search and rescues, 31 smells of smoke, 1 smell of gasoline, 2 stand-by’s, 2 odor investigations, 1 technical rescue, 3 utility pole fires, and there were 4 working fires. 2015 was a busy year and we …

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