A West Orange firefighter was released from the hospital this week after he was seriously injured when a dump truck crashed through an accident scene and slammed into several emergency vehicles. Capt. Will Holder was met by applause from fellow first responders as he left University Hospital in Newark Tuesday and headed to a rehabilitation facility, according to a township announcement.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2019 2:56:24 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
The Wood-Ridge Police Department arrested two individuals on multiple charges in connection with a dumpster fire early Thursday morning in the borough.
According to Wood-Ridge Detective Sergeant Joseph Biamonte, Jr., Officers Mark Torsiello and Devin Ochiuzzo were called to the area of 250 South Main Street in Wood-Ridge for a report of a dumpster fire at 12:55am on Thursday, August 22.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tapinto Hasbrouk Heights - Wood-Ridge - Teterboro
A head-on crash involving a New Jersey Transit link bus and an SUV early Friday in Camden County injured five people, including one person who had to be taken by helicopter to the hospital, authorities said.
The wreck occurred around 5:45 a.m. in Winslow Township on Cross Keys Road and Oakland Avenue, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Lisa Torbic.
- PUB DATE: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
A two-car crash at a residential intersection left one car lodged under the front deck of a home in the Venice Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.
Police and fire officials responded at 11 a.m. to the home in the 1500 block of North Ohio Avenue that sits at a four-way stop with Gramercy Avenue.
They extricated the driver of the car that struck the two-story home and transported that person to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, Officer Edward Brown said at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2019 2:10:43 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
A Gloucester County mother and one of her children were critically injured in a crash when an intoxicated driver struck their car Wednesday night, Franklin Township police said.
Kristen Susini, 36, of Franklinville, stopped her car on the shoulder of Coles Mill Road near north Blue Bell Road in Franklin Township with her hazard lights activated and was struck from behind by an eastbound SUV driven by Denise Canale, 60, of Mays Landing.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
A new firefighter has been hired by the Township Committee to serve the residents of Upper Freehold Township and Allentown.
During a recent meeting, committee members hired Andrew Hoehn as an additional on-call, per diem firefighter for the Hope Fire Company, acting on the recommendation of the acting supervisor of the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2019 1:04:28 PM - SOURCE: CentralJersey.com
A pesky blaze on Ocean Avenue in Jersey City that took two visits from firefighters 12 hours apart has left 14 people temporarily displaced, city officials said.
Firefighters responding to 738 Ocean Ave., near Virginia Ave., at 8:34 p.m. Monday found a fire in the kitchen and hallway of a multi-family building, city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2019 4:47:45 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
There are 403 reasons that a group of about 110 people from the area plan to walk or run on Sept. 29, some of them in firefighting turnout gear as New York City firefighter Stephen Siller did on Sept. 11, 2001.
Siller sprinted through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center as one of 403 first responders who lost their lives on that fateful day, while saving the lives of countless others.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2019 9:16:26 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
PHOTOS: Firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire in the early morning hours at a home on Walnut Street.
Smoke could be seen rising from the home on the dead-end street at 5:45 a.m. as firefighters doused a heavily damaged area of the home.
A female was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Loreto said.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2019 3:50:37 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
A fisherman who told authorities he wasn't a strong swimmer is being hailed as a hero after he rescued a teenage girl who was pulled out from the shore.
"I couldn't let her drown," the fisherman told authorities, who highlighted the rescue with a warning: Don't swim where there are no lifeguards.
The incident happened Friday morning at the southern tip of Island Beach State Park, according to officials in Seaside Heights, who wrote about the rescue on the borough's Facebook page.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 2:57:55 PM - SOURCE: Holmdel-Hazlet Patch
Firefighters freed a driver from their vehicle Monday morning after it struck a utility pole and rolled over, according to a Facebook post from the Marmora Volunteer Fire Company. Firefighters from Marmora, Seaville, and Tuckahoe, as well as the Upper Township Division of EMS, responded to Tuckahoe Road between Tyler Road and Route 610 around 8 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2019 5:39:28 AM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
Robert Meany, 65, of Edison, passed away on August 19, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Perth Amboy and had resided in Edison since 1958.
Robert was a Fireman for 30 years with Edison Township, retiring in 2007.
He was a communicant at St. Matthews the Apostle Church in Edison, a member of Local 1197 International Association of Firefighters and a past volunteer with Raritan Engine Company #1.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2019 5:27:33 AM - SOURCE: MyCentralJersey.com
All guests and workers at a Cottontail Lane hotel were temporarily evacuated Sunday night following a fire in the boiler room.
About 10:48 p.m., the Franklin Township Police Department responded to a report of a fire at the Clarion Suites Hotel, 60 Cottontail Lane, in the Somerset section, police said in a release.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 1:50:06 PM - SOURCE: MyCentralJersey.com
Thirteen people were displaced and a firefighter was injured in a blaze on 10th Avenue early Saturday morning.
Firefighters began battling the flames at 395 10th Avenue at around 12:30 a.m., said deputy fire chief Frank Calamita. Upon arrival, firefighters saw the flames extending from the first floor to the second, he said.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2019 11:06:17 AM - SOURCE: Paterson Times
Officials say a fire destroyed three tractor-trailers and a car behind a haunted house attraction in Passaic.
The fire happened Saturday around 3:30 a.m. on Brighton Avenue, near the Brighton Asylum.
According to the fire chief, crews from both the Passaic Fire Department and Clifton responded to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2019 7:41:16 AM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
A man who died in a motorcycle crash here was a retired police officer and a former fire chief.
David Paul Warner Jr. was a police officer in Southampton and Pemberton Borough before finishing his career in Medford Lake's police department, according to an obituary.
The Vincentown man was a former chief of the Vincent Fire Company, which has hung solemn bunting outside its Race Street staton.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:37:57 PM - SOURCE: Courier Post (Camden South Jersey)
A homeowner lost one of his dogs in an early-morning fire on West Demarest Avenue on Sunday.
Trevor Sealy said he likes to get up early in the morning, especially to go for walks. But this morning was different. He was alerted to smoke by his two barking dogs.
“It was little at first, but in no time, it spread to the whole house,” Sealy said.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 8:41:40 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
A Paterson firefighter killed while riding his mountain bike in an Essex County park two years ago did not know of dangerous conditions in the area, including a steep cliff with no barriers or warning signs, his widow states in a recently filed lawsuit.
Kerry James Rivera, a 13-year member of the fire department, died June 26, 2017 after the mountain bike he was riding plunged 20 feet off a cliff in a wooded reservation near the Cedar Grove Reservoir.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 7:38:15 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
New Kitchen on Bowden Road caught fire Thursday afternoon, causing at least three businesses to be evacuated.
Fire departments from Cedar Grove, Verona and North Caldwell converged on the Chinese eatery at about 2 p.m. Minimal damage could be seen outside the building but firefighters inside pulled down tiles from the ceiling.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 1:47:35 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
The Maplewood Township Committee approved at its Aug. 6 meeting a resolution that supports creating a joint meeting to merge the Maplewood and South Orange fire departments, allowing the towns to take another step forward in combining the two departments. The resolution passed unanimously; Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee was absent.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 7:44:29 AM - SOURCE: Irvington Herald
A home was damaged Wednesday evening in a fire in Mansfield Township, according to a report from the scene.
No one was reported injured. Prosecutor Richard Burke said the fire “looks to be accidental."
The blaze was reported at 6:56 p.m. at 574 Mount Bethel Road, and township police arrived to find flames coming from the home.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 11:29:22 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
With two years still left in her probationary term after admitting in 2016 she set the Ascot Park Apartment complex ablaze in 2014, a Newton woman has been jailed after being accused of assaulting the father of her child, claiming he cheated on her with their child's case worker.
Elizabeth Sommers, 38, was charged Saturday, Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 9:50:13 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
Eight people were displaced after a residential building in the Jersey City Heights caught fire early Wednesday morning, an official said.
Firefighters responded to the three-story building at 17 Hopkins Ave. shortly after midnight and contained the fire to the first and second floors of the structure, Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 5:18:43 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
A lightning strike hit a shed for beach umbrella rentals just off the Ocean City boardwalk Wednesday night and set the small stand on fire.
Video captured on the boardwalk showed the bolt hit the small shed on the 13th Street beach and the ensuing fire. No injuries were reported.
Tara Scavetti was walking on the boardwalk talking to a friend when the lightning struck.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Authorities have charged a Camden County woman with attempted murder for allegedly setting an occupied Woodbury home on fire.
A house on the 200 block of South Barber Avenue in Woodbury went up in flames on Aug. 4 and a resident was hospitalized with burns and smoke inhalation, according to Woodbury police.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 3:01:27 PM - SOURCE: Jersey City Journal
A dump truck driver was seriously injured after slamming into and badly damaging a home in South Brunswick early Wednesday, officials said.
It took Kendall Park firefighters and employees of a tow truck company 40 minutes to free the man following the 4:20 a.m. crash on Shelley Road, South Brunswick police said in a statement.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
A toddler was revived after being found unconscious in a pool in New Jersey.
Now, in an Eyewitness News exclusive, her parents and the first responders who rushed to the house are sharing the harrowing details of her rescue.
The parents found their 2-year-old daughter Liz unconscious earlier this month in her backyard pool in Paterson, which sent her mother into a panic.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV ABC 7
Township police internal affairs is reviewing the department's handling of a Sunday evening crash involving a fire department vehicle in which a South River couple was killed.
Police Chief Frank LoSacco issued a statement saying he has directed the Office of Professional Standards, or internal affairs, to review the handling of the crash to identify any policy or procedure changes that may need to be addressed concerning issues that were raised.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 11:54:21 AM - SOURCE: MyCentralJersey.com - Metered Site
A fire tore through a home on Cannonball Drive in the Park Place complex Monday evening, destroying the entire structure.
There were no reported injuries resulting from the blaze, Tinton Falls Fire Company No. 1 said in a Facebook post.
Fire crews from Tinton Falls, Ocean Township, Little Silver, Asbury Park and Neptune all responded to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 5:41:05 PM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press
Firefighters and emergency personnel from the city and surrounding areas responded to a three-alarm fire Monday at an industrial site.
The call came in at 12:53 p.m. reporting a fire at 1 Home News Row, city spokesperson Jennifer Bradshaw said in an email.
The site is home to GDB International, Inc.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 11:19:24 AM - SOURCE: New Brunswick Patch
Kenneth Kiefer's firefighting career started when he was about two hours old.
At least that's the way his mother sees it. Sarah Kiefer said her husband, a firefighter in Palisades Park was getting ready to march in the borough's Memorial Day parade in 1980 when an emergency came up.
“He got a call that I was going into labor and had to leave the parade and rush to the hospital,” said the proud mother.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2019 2:13:14 PM - SOURCE: NorthJersey.com
A South River couple was killed in a crash Sunday night involving East Brunswick's fire chief, who was responding to a call with the emergency vehicle's lights and siren activated, authorities said Monday.
Authorities did not identify the couple pending notification of their family. Officials are investigating the crash after East Brunswick police did not notify the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office in a timely fashion, a spokesperson for the prosecutor's office said.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 10:40:31 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
PHOTO: You probably don't think too much about it: when you have extra batteries, you stash them in a drawer, closet, or some other tucked away place, waiting for the day you need some extra juice for a new toy.
But one Mount Olive family learned the hard way that when it comes to battery storage, a little bit of thought is necessary.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 5:43:51 AM - SOURCE: Tri-Boro Patch
A Mercer County community answered the call to help father and son first responders who lost everything to a house fire.
Firefighter Dave Krueger says that he was one of the first responders on the scene for an Aug. 4 fire on Woolsey Street. He says that at the time he did not know he was coming to the aid of one of his fellow firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 4:42:56 PM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
A newly adopted and spayed dog, named Cher, was rescued by firefighters in Bayonne on Saturday from the currents of the Kill van Kull before being reunited with her owner, officials said.
"Today's response by several units of the Fire Department, including the Marine Unit, as well as the quick actions of police officers from both Bayonne and Port Authority proved to be the difference in rescuing this dog from danger,'' said Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver in a statement posted on the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2019 4:16:18 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
After having its license suspended for the last six months of 2018, and seeing its former chief sentenced to 30 days in jail, the Delran Emergency Squad is back serving the Delran and Riverside communities — under a few conditions.
The combined paid and volunteer emergency squad began operations again this January under a corrective action plan established by agreements with both the township and the New Jersey Department of Health.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Burlington County News
"Only YOU can prevent wildfires." This familiar catchphrase – uttered by none other than Smokey Bear – will draw generations of environmentalists to a 75th birthday celebration for the beloved mascot in Hudson County.
On Saturday, Aug. 10 – a day after the icon's "official" birthday – the New Jersey Forest Fire Service will pay tribute to Smokey with a daylong celebration at the national park at Liberty State Park in Jersey City.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 7:13:41 AM - SOURCE: Hoboken Patch
A home on Old Stage Coach Road was struck by lightning as a severe thunderstorm rolled across Sussex County early Thursday evening.
Hampton Deputy Fire Chief Dave Korver said lightning struck the top of the chimney "and blew apart the top three courses of brick. There was a debris field on the deck, but no fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 9:39:03 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
Robbinsville Fire Department Squad Company 40 teamed up with Hightstown Engine Company Station 41 and East Windsor VFC Tanker 42 to urgently respond to a tractor trailer fire on the New Jersey Turnpike Fire officials reported.
The call that a tractor trailer was ablaze in the southbound outer lanes between exits 7A and 8 just south of the Perrineville Road overpass was made just before 1:00 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tapinto Hamilton/Robbinsville
New Jersey will receive $57.6 million grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for emergency preparedness, terrorism prevention, and bolstering port security and transit security efforts.
“Because of our state's proximity to New York and Philadelphia, as well as our major ports, airports, and infrastructure, New Jersey will always remain a prime target for threats,” U.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Homeland Preparedness News
A single-alarm fire at a house on Madison Street displaced five people on Wednesday night.
Fire broke out at 114 Madison Street at about 7:33 p.m., said deputy fire chief Andrew Ricciardi. Upon arrival at the three-story building, firefighters saw smoke coming out of the structure. Fire was visible on the third floor.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Paterson Times
On Tuesday, Postmaster Maria Martinez announced a special pictorial postmark will be offered at the 10th Annual Metuchen Rescue Squad Benefit Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show on August 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Metuchen High School, located at 400 Grove Avenue.
The Postal Service offers pictorial postmarks as a community service to commemorate local events celebrated in communities throughout the nation.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tap Into Edison
National Night Out was flat out fun spread out over all three Mainland towns of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point.
The police officers were manning the grills and serving food in Northfield. In Linwood the officers were talking with kids, playing games and giving away all kinds of great prizes. In Somers Point the K-9s were put through their paces to the delight of the crowd.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 9:13:35 AM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
A child and an adult were injured in a house fire in Camden County on Wednesday morning, officials said.
The two-alarm fire broke out just after 5 a.m. at a two-story home on Walnut Street with the house becoming engulfed in smoke and flames before firefighters brought it under control, Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen said.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 4:49:15 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
The owner of a construction company in New Jersey said he's out more than $100,000 after someone set fire to four of his company vehicles.
Security camera video captured two men in hooded sweatshirts entering a property in Paterson around 3:00 a.m. Sunday, breaking the windows of vehicles owned by Jaslin Construction.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV 7 New York
Several Lacey Township fire departments warned residents about scam phone calls. They reiterated that they do not seek donations by phone.
The Forked River Fire Department received several reports that someone is soliciting money as a volunteer fire service. The FRFD emphasized that these calls aren't affiliated with them.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lacey Patch
A fire damaged an abandoned building that once housed a popular Wildwood restaurant.
The fire broke out around 2 a.m Wednesday on the 200 block of East Schellenger Avenue.
Flames poured out of the second floor of the building before the blaze was brought under control, according to eyewitness accounts.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
As the Jersey City skyline continues to expand, so is the fire department's arsenal for fighting flames in high-rise buildings.
On Monday, the city unveiled a new $680,000 pumper truck equipped with twice the water pressure of a standard engine, making it capable of reaching a building's top floors quicker in the event of a fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2019 11:29:25 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
A 43-year-old New Jersey man was killed and two passengers in his car seriously injured Monday night when he collided head-on with a tow truck in Sussex County, officials said.
James Ziniewicz, of Newton, was pronounced dead following the crash around 10:30 p.m. on Route 94 in Lafayette, according to New Jersey State Police.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
The Union County Bomb Squad along with police and firefighters responded to a home on State Street Monday evening after suspicious items, apparently used to make bombs, were found there.
The house was being cleared after police discovered the suspicious items in the home during a check on the welfare of the residents, according to a post on the Clark Police Department's Facebook page.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2019 4:36:38 PM - SOURCE: MyCentralJersey.com - Metered Site
"Only you can prevent wildfires!"
Smokey Bear's iconic motto has resonated strongly in New Jersey for years. Now, with the nation's most famous bear turning 75 years old on Aug, 9, The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is having a big birthday bash for him, on Aug. 10 in Jersey City.
The rain-or-shine event is from 11 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2019 3:42:28 PM - SOURCE: NJ 101.5
A blaze broke out at a firefighter's house early Sunday morning, and now the community is rallying to support him and his family.
All eight fire companies in Hamilton arrived on the scene at Woolsey Street around 2:30 a.m. But it wasn't until they saw their friend and coworker on the side of the road that they realized they were saving his home.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2019 4:36:30 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
A Red Bank man who admitted stabbing a volunteer firefighter to death during a street fight over a woman in 2018 was sentenced Friday to 13 years in state prison.
Demar S. Reevey, 24, must serve at least 11 years before being eligible for parole. He pleaded guilty in May to aggravated manslaughter in the killing of Andrew Hill, 26, of Red Bank.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2019 11:33:07 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Two boats caught fire Saturday afternoon at the Barnegat Beach Marina in Waretown. The fires were extinguished without incident, and no injuries were reported.
The Waretown Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to Lagoon View and Marine Road for a boat fire in the lagoon. Authorities found two boats engulfed.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2019 6:40:13 AM - SOURCE: Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch
A volunteer fire captain embezzled about $100,000 from his department and a firefighter relief association fund, Bergen County authorities said Friday.
Robert Daubenberger misappropriated more than $48,000 from the Elmwood Park Volunteer Fire Department Defender Company No. 2's accounts and $50,000 from the borough's Fireman's Relief Association's accounts, according to officials.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2019 3:51:05 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
On Memorial Day weekend in 2018, the Atlantic City Fire Department “browned out” or closed at least two of its 10 companies.
“We were unbelievably busy that night with gunshot victims, medical accidents and a company broke down in the middle of the night,” said John Varallo Jr., president of Local 198 of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2019 2:46:19 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
PHOTO: How a driver ended up with her SUV mounted on the stairs of a Ridgefield Park home Friday morning remains a mystery, a police official said.
No one was seriously hurt but the crash made for an odd scene on Gordon Street at about 10 a.m., when the vehicle could be seen wedged into the stairway, approaching a 90-degree angle.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2019 1:36:43 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
An early Friday morning fire displaced two families from their homes and caused over $100,000 of damage in the city's Westside neighborhood.
About 3:20 a.m., firefighters from Engine 3, about a half a block away, responded to the 800 block of Indiana Avenue for a structure fire that had spread to a second home, Fire Chief Scott Evans said.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2019 5:45:22 AM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
VIDEO: A dump truck involved in a serious crash on Interstate 280 was previously cited for 12 safety violations, according to federal records.
Those violations came from two separate inspections. But it was unclear if the violations should have been enough to keep the truck off the road.
Five firefighters and three state troopers were hurt in the crash.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2019 6:47:30 PM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
Some tramps are born to run—others are born to fight fires. According to an Instagram post, Bruce Springsteen's youngest son Sam has officially joined the ranks of Jersey City firefighters. Springsteen's wife, Patti Scialfa, posted the announcement on her account Thursday afternoon with the caption “CONGRATULATIONS.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Esquire
An accused serial arsonist has been charged with setting four fires in a Union County town over a three-hour span last week after he was caught with a lighter, can of WD-40 and cardboard while smashing the glass door of a business while firefighters battled the blazes, authorities said Thursday. Marcus D.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
A crash that left several first responders seriously hurt began when a dump truck slammed into two vehicles, setting off a chain-reaction wreck that involved police SUVs, an ambulance and a fire truck on I-280 in West Orange, according to an update on the crash released Wednesday. The crash occurred around 10:20 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2019 2:48:44 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
VIDEO: A person is accused of setting a car on fire in Bellmawr, police say.
Security cameras caught a pickup truck driving away before the vehicle burst into flames.
The alleged arsonist's vehicle is reportedly a newer Ford F-250 or F-350 with marker lights on the roof and LED headlights.
Someone is later shown in the video using a fire extinguisher to put out the flames.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2019 4:05:01 AM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
The county's fire marshal office did not find the cause of the June 11 fire at the Monmouth County dump, according to a copy of the fire inspection report obtained by the Press.
The investigation did confirm the origin of the two-alarm fire was a milling pad at the southwest corner of the Reclamation Center containing recently delivered construction materials and equipment such as "plastic pipes and multiple vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2019 2:34:10 AM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press - Metered Site
A crash on Interstate 280 involving a dump truck left several people injured, including three state troopers and five firefighters.
New Jersey State Police say that the troopers were on the eastbound side of the highway in West Orange around 10 a.m. Tuesday investigating a previous, unrelated car crash when the dump truck collided with the troopers and their vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2019 4:35:30 AM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
Bucket brigades, drafting skills demonstrations and a vendor fair were among the fun at the third annual Firefighter Skills Competition and Family Fun Day hosted by Blairstown Hose Company No. 1.
Close to 200 attendees were drawn to Sycamore Park Saturday to watch firefighting teams from Blairstown, Allamuchy and Milford (N.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2019 9:35:39 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
A garage at the rear of a house on the Hopewell-Rocky Hill Road was damaged by fire shortly before noon on July 30, according to the Hopewell Township Police Department.
The homeowner reported a fire to a detached garage on the property at 11:43 a.m., and when police officers arrived, they observed a fire in the garage.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2019 1:50:22 AM - SOURCE: CentralJersey.com
A man died after jumping into the water after his 11-year-old son started to struggle in the ocean in Atlantic City Monday morning before lifeguards were on duty, authorities said.
The boy, who was able to make it to shore at the New Jersey Avenue beach, was hospitalized, Atlantic City police said in a statement.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2019 11:47:44 AM - SOURCE: Jersey City Journal
Crews fought a three-alarm blaze in one an apartment house Monday that brought fire companies from surrounding towns.
No resident of the apartment house was reported injured. However, three police officers were treated for smoke inhalation at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly and released, said Mount Holly Police Department spokeswoman, Deborah Murillo.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2019 6:39:58 PM - SOURCE: Vineland Daily Journal & Hammonton News - Metered Site
The West Orange Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire at 7 Galloway Court at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, according to township spokesman Joseph Fagan.
On arrival units discovered the vehicle fire had communicated to the 2.5-story unoccupied wood-frame single-family home with heavy smoke and fire showing from the attic space of the structure.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2019 7:41:46 AM - SOURCE: Irvington Herald
A major fire broke out in a Perth Amboy on Saturday afternoon, damaging two homes and affecting dozens of people.
Perth Amboy Fire Chief Ed Mullen said the fire displaced 28 people.
The four-alarm fire was reported at 1:46 p.m. at 217 Washington St. before eventually spreading to a neighboring home at 211-213 Washington St.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2019 6:39:55 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
A fire in a Manalapan home has left one person dead, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
The blaze happened hours after another fast-moving fire at a home in Ocean County, where a young family in Toms River managed to escape.
Firefighters, including those from neighboring Englishtown, responded to the flames at a residence on Wilson Court in Manalapan on Friday before 11:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2019 5:05:07 PM - SOURCE: WKXW NJ 101.5 FM
Ten people were displaced early Saturday morning after a single-alarm fire, officials said.
Just after 2 a.m., firefighters responded to the blaze in the front room of the first-floor apartment at 153 Pine St., Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.
The American Red Cross was notified of six adults and four children needing relocation.
- PUB DATE: 7/27/2019 5:00:43 PM - SOURCE: Jersey City Journal
A two-alarm fire broke out in an apartment building in Middlesex County early morning, forcing the evacuation of residents as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.
The fire began shortly after 4 a.m. in the building on Forest Glen Drive in Highland Park, firefighters said.
News video showed firefighters from several departments at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2019 7:24:20 AM - SOURCE: Jersey City Journal
Union County authorities say that they are investigating a series of overnight fires that are considered to be suspicious.
There were eight fires in all – two house fires, a dumpster fire at a middle school and several brush fires. Officials say that all of the fire were started within an hour of each other Thursday night.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2019 1:39:39 PM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
The state is not budging.
A day after city officials accused the state Division of Fire Safety of losing relevant paperwork and “erroneously” concluding then-fire Chief Frank Edwardi Sr. did not have proper training, the state said the city still has not produced acceptable documentation to recertify Edwardi as a firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2019 12:04:33 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
Monmouth County named a new fire marshal amid complaints from some firefighters who say county officials skipped over the man who was supposed to be next in line for the job.
Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders selected Fred Migliaccio as the next fire marshal. Migliaccio's term goes until Jan.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2019 2:21:22 AM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press - Metered Site
Police are investigating after three suspicious fires broke out in Linden late Thursday, followed by another fire in neighboring Roselle early Friday in a three-hour span.
No injuries were reported in the series of blazes that started at 10 p.m. with a house fire on the 800 block of North Wood Avenue that quickly escalated to two alarms, Linden police said Friday morning.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2019 5:20:36 AM - SOURCE: Jersey City Journal
Ocean City firefighters are helping one of their own with home repairs and even the installation of a new roof.
Jimmy Leone, 69, who retired from the Ocean City Fire Department in 2005, lives at 1400 Atkinson Ave. in Somers Point.
When fellow firefighters found out he was not doing well physically and couldn't do repairs on his home, they entered a contest that would give Leone, and his wife, Constance, a new roof to their 1950 home.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2019 5:56:41 PM - SOURCE: OCNJ Daily
Three police officers advanced a step in their law enforcement careers and the fire department welcomed three new volunteers.
Those who took on new public safety responsibilities after taking oaths during Tuesday's City Council meeting are:
Nicholas Santiago - full-time police officer.
Lorena Hernandez and Geovanni Cuadrado - special law enforcement officers II.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2019 9:43:52 AM - SOURCE: Vineland Daily Journal & Hammonton News - Metered Site
A box truck hit a fire hydrant in Fort Lee on Wednesday and the driver fled the scene, part of a chaotic day of road flooding, with three separate water main breaks in the borough.
The truck hit the hydrant at Myrtle and Lemoine avenues at about 2:20 p.m., Capt. Daniel Zusi said. Water flooded Myrtle Avenue and closed the road between Lemoine Avenue and Third Street.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2019 9:29:07 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com - Metered Site
The Lighthouse International Film Festival and Surf City Volunteer Fire Company will present the documentary "Midnight Family" at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the firehouse (713 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City).
A gourmet hot dog bar with sides, beer and wine will be available for purchase from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Rolling Stone called the movie one of the "Top 10 Films to See at Sundance.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch
The city has completed its internal review of the certification of Sea Isle City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Frank P. Edwardi and concluded that Edwardi holds the certificates necessary to be fire chief for the city.
According to a release, in June 2019, the State of New Jersey erroneously concluded that Edwardi did not have the required certificates and issued a letter of removal.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2019 1:04:06 PM - SOURCE: Cape May County Herald - Metered Site
The Jersey City Fire Department swore in 13 new captains Tuesday morning, moves that city officials say will bolster the leadership of the department.
The new captains were promoted during a ceremony at City Hall. The promotions bring the total of captains in the department to 141, the largest amount in a decade.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2019 12:03:15 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
It happened at the worst possible time, and scores of first responders and volunteers all stepped up. There should be heaps of praise for everyone who helped evacuate 183 residents of a Voorhees Township nursing home Sunday after its air conditioning failed.
The temperature outside was 98 degrees, and the “feels-like” component was well over 100.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Trains on New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor line faced lengthy delays Wednesday morning after a car somehow got wedged under the passenger platform at the Edison station and blocked one of the tracks.
Photos showed the front of a sedan across one of the four tracks that pass through the station.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
A teenage boy was killed in a house fire early Tuesday morning.
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said the 16-year-old boy died in the home on McBride Avenue in a fire that started around midnight. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Golden said an investigation by the fire marshal would determine the source of the fire, which happened amid a night of severe storms throughout New Jersey.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2019 6:54:11 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey 101.5 FM
They didn't dial 911 after the air conditioning failed and temperatures began climbing dangerously high inside a building filled with people in poor health.
Nobody notified the state Department of Health.
It wasn't until a visitor finally reported the problem to police, said authorities, that dozens of first responders began arriving to help evacuate more than 100 residents from the Voorhees Care and Rehabilitation Center in Camden County on a steamy Sunday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Apparently cell phones can catch on fire! The Hackettstown Police, Hackettstown Fire Department, and Hackettstown EMS responded to reports of a fire at Hackettstown Medical Center; the fire, which had been extinguished by the time the emergency responders arrived, had been started by a cell phone which then melted a charging tower, police said.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey 101.5 FM
The East Rutherford plant where a fire broke out Thursday was cited at least five times in the past six years for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, according to government records obtained Friday by NJ Advance Media.
Diamond Chemical Company, which is located on Union Avenue and Dubois Street off Route 17, was most recently cited for safety violations on May 28.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2019 10:39:22 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
In 95-degree temperatures and 55 percent humidity, firefighters battled three simultaneous blazes on Apple Valley Drive in the Belford section on Saturday morning, according to a fire department spokesman.
Two homes and a recreational vehicle between both houses were reported to be ablaze at 11:47 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2019 6:45:39 PM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press - Metered Site
Jason Dilley and Kelly Banko are used to being at the scene of car crashes, as part of their volunteer work with the Chester First Aid Squad. But in mid-July, the young couple found themselves on the other side, when they were involved in a motorcycle crash.
"Both Jason and Kelly spend countless hours giving back to others and now it is our time to return the favor," a friend of the couple's, Paul Sharpe, wrote in a fundraising effort for the pair.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2019 7:40:02 PM - SOURCE: Tri-Boro Patch
The city of Trenton sent Engine Co. 8 back to its firehouse on Stuyvesant Avenue Thursday morning, four days after suddenly shuttering the century-old building in the West Ward due to structural issues.
Engine Co. 8 was temporarily relocated about two miles west on Sunday to the firehouse on West State Street, which houses Engine Co.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2019 5:08:30 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Every summer, Kevin Dougherty rents out his five-bedroom beach house, only two blocks from the water.
The prep is simple, he says.
His wife fills out a rental permit and inspection checklist printed from the city's website, and submits it to the construction office annually, confirming the property has smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2019 4:40:57 AM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
The spectacular blaze at a closed Kearny landfill that could be seen for miles Wednesday night started when roughly 20 tarps that were to be used in the capping of the site caught fire.
The cause of the fire, which may have been a lightning strike, is still under investigation, said Kearny Fire Chief Steve Dyl.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2019 11:10:31 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Two women and one man will have to find another place to stay after a fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the roof of their two-story row home in the 3700 block of Winchester Avenue.
Firefighters were dispatched to the home at 2:45 p.m. and closed Winchester Avenue on the southeast side of the Albany Avenue bridge.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2019 3:47:43 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
A duckling that got trapped in a storm sewer was reunited with its family this week, thanks to some Bloomfield firefighters.
Ariel Gonzalez and his wife had spotted the duck family and brought his children outside to see, when one of the ducklings tried and failed to get up on the curb. Instead, the duckling slipped through the grate of a sewer on Berkeley Avenue, Gonzalez said.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2019 2:41:30 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News) - Metered Site
Two occupants escaped without injury and a cat perished in a fire that destroyed a home early this morning on North Way in the borough, police said.
Shortly after 7 a.m., a neighbor called 911 to report the fire after the homeowners, Ieva and Joseph Madden, ran out of the house, according to Hopatcong Lt.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2019 12:50:02 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
Sept. 11 victim advocate Michael Barasch warned Jersey City firefighters Wednesday of the disproportionate risk of cancer and other diseases they may face as a result of responding to ground zero, and urged them to look into the federal World Trade Center Victim Compensation Fund.
“I want to scare you,” Barasch told about a dozen firefighters gathered for a union meeting on West Side Avenue, including several who responded to “the pile.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2019 2:20:14 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Lightning is to blame for sparking a fire at an inactive landfill in Hudson County.
The fire was reported at the 1D Landfill off Bergen Avenue in Kearny just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. This is an inactive landfill that has not taken new garbage in years.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has been in the process of cleaning up this landfill so that it can be capped off.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey News 12