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.
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.
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’
Mahwah’s Dive team is currently responding to Rockland County ********** This this evening Mahwah’s dive team responded to Rockland County to assist with the recovery of a victim from an area lake.
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.
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.
At around 11:30 this morning Company 1’s dive team was requested to Suffern New York to assist with a victim recovery in one of the village’s waterways. Divers from Mahwah, Stony Point, and Theils were able to recover the victim and turn them over to Rockland County investigators.
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.