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 email@example.com
Events & Happenings
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.
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 evening Fire Companies 1 and 2 responded to the area behind the Sheridan for a car fire. After arriving on scene Company 1 fire fighters found a vehicle fully involved in fire and worked quickly to extinguish the blaze and ensure that it did not extend to the surrounding area.
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