This October, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Company 1 firefighters responded to 32 calls for service. Brush Fire – 1 Burning Smell – 1 Burning Utility Wires – 1 Carbon Monoxide Alarm – 1 Dispatched Structure Fire – 1 EMS Assist – 4 Electrical Fire – 1 Elevator Rescue – 1 Vehicle Extrication – 1 Fire Alarm – 11 Gas Leak – 3 Smoke Condition – 2 Working Fire – 1 Vehicle Fire – 1 As always, the volunteer firefighters of Company 1 are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week
Mahwah Fire Co. 1 has scheduled our Annual Santa detail for Sunday, December 13th throughout the Co. 1 zone. Our zone includes Cragmere, Franklin Heights, Franklin Crossing, and the area of Franklin Tpke. Unfortunately this year there will not be any stopping to sit on Santa’s lap. It is also asked that when waiting on the streets for Santa that families do not congregate around people, not in their household and please wear your masks.
Fire Companies 1 and 2 are currently responding to Suffern NY for a house fire.
From our family to yours, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving
If you plan on deep frying a turkey later this week remember to be safe. If you do have a grease fire remember these safety tips Leave the area and call 911 Only if it can be done safely, turn off the heat source (i.e. the burner) if possible Only if it can be done safely, cover the fire. Keep a pan lid handy when cooking with oil or grease and slide it over the pan to cut off the oxygen. If a pan lid isn’t available, soak a towel and ring out the excess water, placing the towel over the pan Only if it can be done safely, once covered, slide the pan off the heat source if possible. Don’t attempt if there is a chance the pan could tip Do NOT put water on it, water will create a fire
Today the firefighters of Rescue Co.1 trained on our Griphoist and Tuflex Roundslings. These tools will greatly increase our capabilities to raise, lower, and stabilize heavy loads; specifically vehicles in awkward positions. Today’s focus was a basic understanding of the tools, and performing a controlled roll of a vehicle on its side. In addition to training on the new tools, firefighters also learned to perform a new extrication technique, “cracking the egg”. This technique gives us another way to safely remove a patience from an overturned car. Think you would like to join us? Stop by Wednesday nights or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
At around 3:30 this afternoon Mahwah Fire responded to Tam O Shanter Drive for a basement fire. After arriving on scene fire Company 1’s crew entered the home and found that the fire was deeply seated in the basement and first floor. The fire was isolated and extinguished with help from our mutual aid partners, preserving a majority of the home from damage.
This September despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the volunteers of Mahwah Fire Company 1 responded to 20 calls for service. 1 Electrical Issue 1 Vehicle Extrication 13 Fire Alarms 1 Gas Leak 1 Mutual Aid Request for a Fire 2 Mutual Aid Requests for the Airboat 1 Vehicle Fire As always the 100% volunteer members of Mahwah Fire are ready t respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week.