This Day In History: 1938-03-17
Thirty-five West Mahwah Hose Co. Number 2 members packed the Township Committee meeting to hear John J. Warhol Jr. an attorney explain their plans for a new firehouse. As requested by Chairman James Devine Jr. they also summarized their plans in a letter to the Committee. Warhol showed plans which had been drawn up either to renovate the unsuitable Strysko Building which they were now using for build an entirely new building. The new building, he maintained, would be cheaper, costing about $14,000. He exhibited headlines of the recent disaster in Paterson when firemen perished when their building burned. West Mahwah deserves a new firehouse while they are still alive, he said.