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

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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. 

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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.

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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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Mutual Aid To Suffern

Tonight at roughly 6:50pm Companies 1 and 2 were requested into the Village of Suffern, NY on a mutual aid assignment to the scene of a basement fire in a garden apartment. Engine 115 rolled with a crew of 7 (OIC Batt1 Cooper) and were put to work immediately after arriving on scene.115’s crew conducted searches on the second floor and were able to retrieve a resident’s pet. 115’s crew was then put to work pulling walls and ceilings on the first floor after the main body of fire had been knocked. Engine 115 was back in quarters after roughly 2 hours. Later that night Engine 115 and Ladder 2 were requested Suffern NY for a rekindle of the previous structure fire. 115’s crew assisted Suffern in pulling ceilings and walls and was off the scene in roughly 2 1/2 hours

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Tricky Tray Ticket Sales Start Today

Ticket sales for our second annual Tricky Tray start today, tickets are $10 each.  Last year tickets sold quickly and we are expecting them to go even faster this year. Remember tickets and seating are limited so buy yours now. As of now we have over 100 prizes and there will also be a 50/50 raffle. Last year’s winner won over $400. Tickets include refreshments (coffee, cakes and cookies) and 15 prize tickets. For tickets or information contact Tim Tedesco at (551) 265–1114 or by email at ttedesco@mfdco1.org

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Contact Us

For information about Fire Company 1 or recruitment    info@mfdco1.orgFor public outreach please contact    tmurphy@mfdco1.org    or    info@mfdco1.org Our address 100 Miller Road Mahwah New Jersey 70430 For reports, call information, permits, and fire code questions (including smoke or carbon monoxide alarms/detectors) please contact the Mahwah Department of Fire Prevention. Fire Prevention Address (Town Hall) 475 Corporate Drive Mahwah, NJ 07430 Department of Fire Prevention Phone (201) 529-5757 Mahwah Department of Fire Prevention website Township of Mahwah website

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Recruitment

The Mahwah Fire Department is completely volunteer and is accepting junior (16 years old) and probationary members. Think you would like to join us? Stop by Wednesday nights at 730   No experience necessary, all training and equipment will be provided  Email  info@mfdco1.org Address  100 Miller Road, Mahwah NJ 07430 (Franklin Turnpike and Miller Road)

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