Mahwah NJ Fire Department

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Events & Happenings

Overturned Forklift

This morning Rescue 1 along with Fire Company 2, EMS, and Mahwah PD responded to Franklin Turnpike for an overturned forklift. After arriving on scene firefighters stabilized the forklift while EMS treated and removed the injured operator.

Drill Night: Ropes and Knots

For tonight’s drill, which happened to be the last one of the year, firefighters practiced their skills with ropes. Think you would like to join us? Stop by Wednesday nights at 7:30pm or email us at info@mfdco1.org

Escorting Santa

Today firefighters from Company 1 escorted Santa around our section of town. Unfortunately due to the COVID pandemic we were not able to stop and take pictures with our friends but we were able to drive by and see our friends and supporters. Mahwah you rocked the holiday spirit the past two weeks and we are happy to be a part of it.

Santa Is Coming To Town Sunday

Mahwah Fire Co. 1 has scheduled our Annual Santa detail for this Sunday, December 13th starting at 9AM. Santa will be brought throughout our zone which includes Cragmere, Franklin Heights, Franklin Crossing, and the area of Franklin Turnpike between Suffern and Ramsey. 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.

Sunday Extrication Drill

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 info@mfdco1.org

MFD Co#1 Divers Complete UCI Course

This past weekend, a few MFD Co#1 SCUBA divers completed Mike Berry’s renowned Underwater Criminal Investigator course through his certification agency UCI Divers. Widely considered the gold standard UCI course, the four day program represents Mike’s thoroughly impressive 40 year career in law enforcement and recovering evidence underwater. As members of the North Jersey Regional SCUBA Task Force, the MFD Co#1 dive team combines resources with other dive teams around Bergen County to offer the highest degree of service to our residents. This certification means MFD Co#1 divers use their extensive dive skills to assist law enforcement in prosecuting cases where evidence is tossed in the water.

Drill Night: Hose Advancing

At last night’s drill, Company 1 firefighters practiced their skills with advancing a hose and then extinguishing a fire. Think you would like to join us? Stop by Wednesday night at 7:30 or email us at info@mfdco1.org

Rescue at the Reservation

This evening Rescue 1, Fire Co 2, Mahwah EMS, Mahwah PD, and the Bergen County Sheriff responded to the Ramapo Reservation for an injured hiker. The hiker, who had injured her leg and was unable to walk, needed to be carried off the trail and brought down the mountain via UTV.