Daily Dispatch: New Jersey News
Fire grips Jersey Shore marina, 2 hospitalized
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:24:00 -0700
A structure fire that began in a Sea Isle City shed Sunday afternoon engulfed a fuel tank and fishing boat, spreading smoke for miles. The fire began just after noon at 371 43rd Place, close to Two Chums Bait, Tackle and Boat Rentals, according to a police statement. Firefighters from seven departments responded, evacuating neighboring homes and bringing the blaze under control.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 1:24:00 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
This Wyckoff firefighter owns his own firetruck
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Firefighters may fantasize about owning their own firetruck, but Wyckoff's Timothy Murray actually went out and bought himself a 1972 Mack 500-gallon pumper in 2004. Murray spent 18 months and $7,000 on restoring the "bucket of rust." Murray, the sales manager for Tilcon aggregate material supply company in Parsippany, enjoys driving the truck in parades when he's not busy answering calls for Wyckoff Fire Company 1.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
4-alarm fire tears through Newark homes
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:27:17 -0700
A four-alarm fire caused seven families to lose their homes Saturday afternoon. The fire happened on South 10th Street, near South Orange Avenue. The Red Cross is helping the 15 people affected by the flames with food, clothes and shelter. No injuries resulted from the fire. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 12:27:17 PM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
Sea Isle City: Rash of fires puts spotlight on decline in volunteer firefighters
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:13:33 -0700
After a rash of devastating fires over the past year, including one that claimed the life of an 89-year-old woman, some city residents are calling for a career company to take over the local volunteer fire department. But the city is standing behind its crew, arguing a career department isn’t necessary with mutual aid agreements already in place.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 2:13:33 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City - Metered Site
EMTs honored by Princeton officials
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:00:23 -0700
When there is a medical emergency, every second counts – and Princeton residents have learned that they can rely on the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad’s emergency medical technicians to come to their aid. That’s why Princeton Council honored the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad’s top three responding emergency medical technicians – all volunteers – at its June 10 meeting.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:00:23 PM - SOURCE: CentralJersey.com
Paterson Fire Department to be featured on A&E's 'Live Rescue'
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:30:27 -0700
Paterson's fire department will be featured on "Live Rescue," a new A&E show that follows police and fire departments and EMT squads as they respond to calls. The city council adopted a resolution June 11 that allows them to enter into an agreement with Big Fish Entertainment LLC, which will begin filming episodes June 14 in Paterson.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:30:27 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Early morning fire destroys business in Monmouth County
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 05:28:18 -0700
At least one business has been destroyed following an early morning fire in Howell Township. The fire happened around 2 a.m. on Squankum-Yellowbrook Road in the Adelphia section of town. Firefighters responded to flames pouring from the roof of the building. According to the fire chief, the building used to be a chicken coop at one point that turned into several businesses, including an auto-body shop.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 5:28:18 AM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
Man Dead, Woman & Children Hospitalized In Bernardsville Carbon Monoxide Incident
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
One person is dead and three others have been rushed to the hospital following a carbon monoxide incident in New Jersey. First responders were called around 5:40 a.m. Thursday to a home on Chestnut Avenue in Bernardsville. They found a 59-year-old man dead inside. Neighbors identified him as Olumide Emuleomo.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS New York
Passaic County woman, 82, dies after losing control of her car, crashing into concrete median, cops say
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
An 82-year-old Passaic County woman died Wednesday after the car she was driving crashed into a concrete median, authorities said. Mei-Lien Young of Wayne lost control of her car and crashed about 8:30 a.m. in the area of Hamburg Turnpike and Valley Road in Wayne, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Good Samaritan Jumps Out Of Car On Busy Highway in Mount Laurel, Beats Down Suspect Attacking Woman
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A New Jersey driver saw a terrifying sight on the side of a road. That’s when he pulled over to make a heroic rescue. Police say John Bishop saw a man dragging a woman into a wooded area last week, off I-295 in Mount Laurel. Bishop threw his truck into park, ignoring angry honks as he blocked traffic, and went after the suspect.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS Local
EMTs added to bill improving pensions for ill 9/11 volunteers
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 02:49:15 -0700
Emergency medical technicians have been added to a bill working its way through the Legislature providing bigger pensions to first responders whose careers were cut short by illnesses that resulted from their time volunteering at the World Trade Center site after the 2001 terrorist attack. Rob Nixon, director for government affairs for the New Jersey State PBA, said 9/11 is not history for police officers, firefighters and EMTs who continue to develop illnesses related to their efforts at the World Trade Center nearly 18 years ago.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 2:49:15 AM - SOURCE: WOBM-FM 92.7
Police say Pemberton Township man set fire to his home, stabbed his brother
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 02:25:44 -0700
A man set fire to his home and stabbed his brother after an argument, authorities say. Thomas E. Pearson, 55, allegedly took a can of gasoline from the garage of his home, poured the fuel in different locations in the house and started a fire Saturday afternoon, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 2:25:44 AM - SOURCE: Courier Post (Camden South Jersey)
Paterson looks to prevent fires by demolishing vacant buildings
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 07:48:48 -0700
Most city firefighters have experienced some degree of déjà vu on the job. The alarm sounds and they rush to a fire in a vacant building where they battled a previous blaze weeks, months or years earlier. “It’s the norm,” said Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott. “Multiple fires in the same building.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 7:48:48 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com - Metered Site
Helicopter in NYC hi-rise crash called Linden Airport home, was used to fly executives
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A helicopter that crashed on the roof of a high-rise building in midtown Manhattan, killing the pilot, may have been flying to a Union County airport when it went down Monday. “We think [the helicopter] was going back to its home airport in Linden, New Jersey, but we are not sure,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said at a news conference.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Police Say Cause Of Marcal Paper Fire In Elmwood Park Still Unknown
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
An extensive investigation into the massive fire that destroyed the Marcal Paper Co. plant in January has yielded no answers to what caused the blaze. The nine-alarm fire Jan. 30 destroyed 31 of the 36 buildings at the Marcal Paper complex in Elmwood Park. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office interviewed more than 100 Marcel Paper employees, outside workers, neighbors and witnesses of the fire, along with people who saw the fire at various points before it was extinguished, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch
Two-alarm fire in vacant Paterson house temporarily displaces neighbors
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A vacant house on East 28th Street caught fire and temporarily forced out residents in a neighboring home. Paterson firefighters could see a large amount of smoke coming from the house just after 5 a.m., said Deputy Chief Frank Calamita. The house suffered serious damage and was fully exposed. The two-alarm fire affected the neighboring homes.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com - Metered Site
Wharton State forest fire that spread to 1,800 acres is ‘100 percent contained’
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A forest fire that broke out Sunday in a remote area of Wharton State Forest has been fully contained thanks in part to some overnight rain. A forest service official told Fox29.com Monday morning that the blaze, which spread to 1,800 acres is “100 percent contained." Named the “Jack Swamp Fire" by New Jersey Forest Fire Service officials, the blaze ignited on Sunday southwest of Atsion Lake near the Burlington County and Camden County line in a remote part of Wharton State Forest.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Authorities: Teen dies after he was pulled from lagoon in Brick Township
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Authorities say a teenager has died after he was pulled from a lagoon in Brick Township. According to police, officers were sent to the scene Saturday around 6 p.m. after the 15-year-old youth was reported unconscious and unresponsive. Police said he had been swimming in the lagoon in the back of a residence with several friends when he went under and did not resurface.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
Hardwick: Route 80 accident leaves commuters stranded 11 hours
Sat, 08 Jun 2019 21:42:42 -0700
An accident that shut down Route 80 westbound in the Delaware Water Gap on Friday made the commute home for some more than 11 hours long. According to New Jersey State Police spokeperson Sgt. Jeff Flynn, an oversized generator estimated at 75,000 pounds fell off a Kenworth truck about 1 p.m. at milepost 1.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2019 9:42:42 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald - Metered Site
South Jersey Teen Critically Hurt After Drivers Drank Alcohol, Crashed
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A South Jersey teen was critically hurt after two drivers allegedly drank alcohol and crashed their ATVs this weekend, police said. The crash happened at approximately 10:20 p.m. Friday when officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Columbia Road in Mullica Township for a motor vehicle crash, police said.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Patch.com Galloway
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