This Day in History: 1929-01-11
At the January Meeting of the Fire Department, held at the Town Hall, 58 members were present, 32 from the Mahwah Fire Department. During 1928 the Departments fought 47 fires, with an aggregate loss of $5,600. Once more the extreme need for a fireproof, heated firehouse was brought up. Chief Edwin Scherer pointed out the low morale of the Department because of the inability to maintain the fire truck properly. Because the hoses have to be put back on the truck wet they are beginning to rot. The lack of a heated storage shed for the truck had led to considerable sickness among volunteers who had to clean the truck in wet clothing. H. W. Mowrey, the Chairman of the Township Committee promised action on the request as soon as a study, then underway was completed.