Last night, at 10:18 PM, the USRFD was requested to a home on Hidden Glen for a tree that went through a window. Chief Vierheilig, Asst. Chief Rauch, Rescue 1242 and Engine 1232 responded and boarded up the window for the resident. Once the window was boarded up, the crews returned back to headquarters.
Last night’s drill had the members of the USRFD reviewing rescue techniques. First the members reviewed air bag and stabilization usage on a vehicle. Second stage was a unique drill where the members honed their precision skills with the extrication tools by playing a game of “Jenga” using the combi tool and spreaders.
Yesterday afternoon the USRFD was dispatched to Mahwah for a working fire in a condo complex on Juniper Court. Engine 1231 was initially assigned to cover Mahwah Co. 3 but was re-assigned directly to the scene. USRFD assisted the Mahwah FD and multiple mutual aid departments from Bergen County and Rockland County (NY) in extinguishing the blaze. Special mention to the Mahwah Police Department who saved a 9 year old girl that fled the blaze by jumping from a third floor balcony into the arms of three Mahwah Police officers. Great job by all first responders.