FD Rescues Teen Trapped In Hotel Elevator

Mahwah's fire department answers about three elevator rescue calls a month, officials say

Two Mahwah Fire Companies rescued a 17-year-old boy trapped inside a hotel elevator Sunday morning, assistant fire chief Brad Stio said.

The teenager was trapped inside an elevator in the Hampton Inn on Route 17 South, Stio said. He was “extricated within 20 [minutes] of the phone call for help,” he said.

Fire companies and responded to the call at about 9:05 a.m. Sunday. 

According to Stio, the township’s fire department responds to an average of three elevator rescue calls a month. Most calls are at hotels in the township and at , Stio said. 


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Roger Pachiderm September 10, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Have you reported it?
Roger Pachiderm September 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM
While the fire department does many tasks they are not equipped to remove dead animals.
Mahwah Resident September 10, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Yes, Hank you are 100% correct. My daughter and I found a lost dog on Friday nite in Ramsey. We brought the dog to Ramsey police. I went back to the area where we found the dog to see if I can find the owner. I ran into Tyco Animal Control and they had the dog in the back of there truck also trying to find the owner. Well, I called Tyco the next day to see if the dog was reunited with the owner and they told me he was. The dog is fine and back at home. I guess Ramsey uses tyco also.
christina September 10, 2012 at 01:11 AM
I and a few others in the neighborhood reported this deer 2 weeks ago its right on the sidewalk . I can't believe the police dept hasn't taken some action its clearly visible and now the children have noticed it .It seems to me that just letting it rot for over 2 weeks somebody isn't doing there job
Leaking Ink September 10, 2012 at 02:03 PM
I was told that Tyco puts down animals. We had a young, gray, tiger-striped cat, less than a year old, coming around our home, and sleeping on our porch. It was a very friendly and personable cat, but had no identification on it. The Building Superintendent where I live told me that it was my problem. I didn't want the cat to starve to death or face a winter outdoors. I called PetCo. They gave me the name of the people who come to their store with cats. I called them. They told me Tyco put animals down (I had heard that before) and that they themselves couldn't take the cat for another two weeks. We were relieved when our neighbors ended up giving this friendly little cat a home.


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