Mahwah NJ Fire Department

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Throwback Thursday: Our First Heavy Rescue Truck

Did you know that the former Rescue 1 GMC started with humble roots in 1964 when it was originally purchased by the Union City Fire Department. Later Mahwah Fire purchased the truck as the townships first ‘heavy rescue’ rig. It was then obtained from a fire equipment supplier by NBC’s production company for the 1989/90 ‘True Blue’ TV series. The production company transformed it to the tune of $75,000 to its unique look for the TV series. It also appeared in ‘Ransom’ and later in ‘The Siege’ and ‘Daylight’ (don’t blink) in 1998.

July 2020 Calls For Service

This July despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the volunteers of Mahwah Fire Company 1 responded to 40 calls for service. 5 Brush Fires 2 Carbon Monoxide Alarms 1 Dispatched Structure Fire 3 Dive Team Requests 3 EMS Assists 16 Fire Alarms 1 Fluid Spill 2 Gas Leaks 4 Smoke Conditions 2 Smells of Smoke 1 Technical Rescue As always the 100% volunteer members of Mahwah Fire are ready t respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Throwback Thursday: Ice House Fire

Photo from Randy Sterbinsky: The building is ‘the old ice house at Winters Pond, Halloween night. Don Vilmar drove 3 cars out of this barn under the protection of hose lines! Something out of Hollywood! It’ll always be engraved in my mind as I witnessed it as an officer’

Throwback Thursday: New York New Jersey Volunteer Firemen’s Association

On June 27th, 1919 the Mahwah Fire Department was admitted to the New York-New Jersey Volunteer Firemen s Association. That was a direct reflection of the hard work our founders put in. In less than five years from its creation, the Mahwah Fire Department was recognized as a peer to the older more established departments in New Jersey and New York.

June 2020 Calls For Service

This June despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the volunteers of Mahwah Fire Company 1 responded to 37 calls for service. 4 Brush Fires 1 Carbon monoxide Alarm 2 Dispatched Structure Fires 3 EMS Assists 1 Elevator Rescue 23 Fire Alarms 2 Gas Leaks 1 Mutual Aid Request For The Airboat As always the 100% volunteer members of Mahwah Fire are ready t respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Throwback Thursday: Mahwah Firemen Turnpike

On October 17th, 1973 Franklin Turnpike in Mahwah was renamed Mahwah Firemen Turnpike in honor of the township’s volunteer firefighters. Mayor Livingstone Goodman (upper right) took part in the dedication ceremonies along with Fire Chief Edward Wysocki (upper left), Joe Girvan (lower left), battalion chief, and Harold Pfitzner, first assistant.

May 2020 Calls for Service

This May despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the volunteers of Mahwah Fire Company 1 responded to 18 calls for service. 3 EMS Assists 1 Elevator Rescue 8 Fire Alarms 2 Gas Leaks 1 Smell of Smoke 1 Technical Rescue 2 Working Fires As always the 100% volunteer members of Mahwah Fire are ready t respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Throwback Thursday: Our Mascots

Cindy (left) and Embers, the official mascots of Mahwah Volunteer Fire Company One, are proudly displayed by their owner Kenneth Werring (foreground) and Steve Jackson. The volunteers will parade the two Dalmatians June 2 at the Ramsey Fire Dept.’s 75th anniversary parade. Fire departments from 75 other area communities will also participate. MAY 26 1974 Photo courtesy of Ann Straut-Esden

April 2020 Calls for Service

This April despite the COVID-19 pandemic the Volunteer Firefighters of Mahwah Company 1 responded to 28 calls for service. 1 Dispatched Structure Fire 5 EMS Assists 2 Electrical Issues 1 Elevator Rescue 12 Fire Alarms 5 Gas Leaks 2 Smoke Conditions As always, the 100% volunteer members of Mahwah Fire are ready to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week.