Daily Dispatch: New Jersey News
‘I thought it was gunfire’: Massive fire tears through homes in Jersey City
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 02:38:02 -0700
It took firefighters in Jersey City more than three hours to control a massive multi-alarm fast-moving gas fire, where flames were seen shooting out of multiple homes. The fire began around 4:15 a.m. on Wade Street. According to officials, they believe it was a natural gas-fed fire that quickly burned through four homes.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 2:38:02 AM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
Gloucester Township: Woman found on fire in hotel parking lot
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A woman was severely burned after being found on fire at a local hotel on Thursday. Officers responded about 8:30 a.m. to the Howard Johnson along North Black Horse Pike in the Blackwood section of the township, where they found the injured woman in the parking lot. The victim was flown to Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey 101.5
Update: 'Electrical Problem' Sparked Fire That Destroyed Maplewood Home
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
An electrical problem in the Kendal Avenue neighborhood is being blamed for a fire that ignited a house fire Monday leaving the residence uninhabitable, according to Maplewood Fire Captain Keith Addie. The Maplewood Fire Department responded to Kendal Avenue just before 5 p.m. to investigate an electrical condition with an odor of something burning, Addie said.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Maplewood Patch
Six major 20th-century North Jersey disasters you may not know about
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Major fires, explosions, mine accidents and other North Jersey disasters of the 20th century will be brought back to life through a Morris County Historical Society exhibit at its Morristown museum. The photo-driven exhibit takes a look at 12 fires, mine accidents, explosions, aircraft crashes and disasters from 1910 to 1989.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey - Metered Site
First Responders Appreciation Night At Liberty Corner Firehouse Gives Thanks To Those Who Show Up to Help Others
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The First Responders Appreciation Night held at the Liberty Corner Firehouse brought together those who show up when residents or others find themselves in the middle of an emergency in the township, and some thankful recipients of that care also attended. The event, held on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Liberty Corner firehouse, is the second First Responder Appreciation night, which was first brought about in 2016 by resident Janice Fields.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tap Into Basking Ridge
Follow Up: Tanker driver killed on Milltown Turnpike mourned as public servant who loved trucks, fighting fires
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:59:44 -0700
Trucks were a huge part of Anthony Jackson’s life. He drove them across the country as a a career, and operated them for more than 40 years as a volunteer firefighter in his New Jersey community, That’s why it was particularly shocking to his family and loved ones when he died in a tanker truck crash early Tuesday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike in Milltown, Middlesex County.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 2:59:44 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Firefighters carried Trump 2020 flag at parade and mayor says that’s OK
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The mayor of a small Sussex County municipality is defending the display of a Trump reelection flag by parading firefighters in full uniform, even though the department’s tax-exempt status prohibits such campaigning. Franklin Borough Mayor Nicholas Giordano said he saw nothing wrong with the Franklin Fire Department carrying a “Trump 2020 Keep America Great” flag at the Sussex County Firemen’s Association Inspection Day and Parade on Saturday, a 99-year-old march honoring firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Fire prevention open house Saturday in Stirling
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
All are invited to visit the Stirling Firehouse at 321 Somerset Street, Stirling, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, for a day of family fun and fire safety activities. The Stirling Volunteer Fire Company will host a fire prevention open house featuring free rides on a Stirling fire engine, live demonstrations of the Jaws of Life on wrecked cars and more.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Echoes-Sentinel - Metered Site
Tanker truck driver killed in NJ Turnpike crash was a longtime South Jersey fire chief
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:51:52 -0700
The tanker truck driver killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Tuesday was identified as an assistant chief at a South Jersey fire company. Fire departments around the state offered condolences after the loss of Anthony Jackson, 60, who served with the Logan Volunteer Fire Company of Pedricktown in Oldmans Township, Salem County, where he lived.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 5:51:52 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Washington Township approves $6 million firehouse
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:45:33 -0700
The council has approved a $6 million firehouse that will feature upgraded bays to replace a 60-year-old building. "We are obviously pleased to be moving forward," said Fire Chief Peter Insetta. "We are looking forward to working with the mayor, council and architect. It’s a team effort." Councilman Michael Ullman was the sole dissenting vote on the ordinance, adopted Monday, that authorized the issuance of $5.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 4:45:33 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com - Metered Site
Mayoral Proclamation Awarded To Bath Assistant Fire Chief
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 08:37:11 -0700
During the Bath Council meeting on Monday, October 7, Mayor Fiorella Mirabito awarded her first-ever mayoral proclamation to Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Keenhold for his bravery and dedication during a January 1 fire call in the borough. “Finally I get to do a proclamation for someone special in our community,” she said.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 8:37:11 AM - SOURCE: The Home News
Atlantic City Electric Recognizes Fire Week with Smoke Alarm Donation
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:06:41 -0700
Atlantic City Electric is recognizing Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13, by donating 2,800 smoke alarms to local communities through its partners at the Southern New Jersey Fire Marshal's Offices. This is the 20th year Atlantic City Electric has donated these important life-saving devices, as part of its efforts to join local emergency service personnel to help keep its customers and communities safe.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 1:06:41 PM - SOURCE: Cape May County Herald
Lopatcong EMS avoided a shutdown, but it still needs help to survive
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A month ago, the end seemed near for the Lopatcong Emergency Squad. After serving the township for 80 years, its debt had become too much and the squad planned to shut down. Now, a committee of current and former squad members is devising plans to nurse the organization back to health. But the biggest keys to success, it says, are donations and volunteers.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Two families displaced by Jersey City fire
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 05:28:35 -0700
A 9-year-old suffered minor injuries and two families were displaced by a fire at a Vreeland Place two-family home in Jersey City Sunday evening, authorities said. Jersey City firefighters responded to 6 Vreeland Place just before 6 p.m. and found the fire moving from the first floor to the second through the rear wall of the 2½-story residential building, city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 5:28:35 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety Recognizes National Fire Prevention Week
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 02:58:58 -0700
The New Jersey Division of Fire Safety (Division) Oct. 7 announced it will join the New Jersey Fire Prevention and Protection Association (NJFPPA) and local career and volunteer fire departments in community education efforts to raise awareness about fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 2:58:58 AM - SOURCE: Cape May County Herald - Metered Site
Maplewood Fire Department Strikes Down Residential Fire
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Shortly before 5 pm on Monday, October 7 the Maplewood Fire department responded to a report of a smoke odor from the homeowner at 27 Kendall Avenue. Upon arrival they determined the odor was associated with an electrical condition and requested Public Service to the scene. this same condition was reported in several other homes nearby.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tap Into Soma
Follow Up: Fatal Fire in Newark 'Doesn't Appear To Be Suspicious'
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 17:14:20 -0700
Authorities say a fatal fire that took place on Summer Avenue in Newark last week "doesn't appear to be suspicious." A two-alarm fire broke out at the 2.5-story home at 5:54 a.m. on Oct. 2. It claimed the life of a victim found on the first floor of the building, and injured four other people. Four families needed to be relocated and two dogs were also found deceased at the scene, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office stated.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 5:14:20 PM - SOURCE: Newark Patch
No Injuries In Weekend House Fire In Long Valley
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
No one was injured when a fire tore through a Lenore Court home early Saturday morning, police said. The fire broke out sometime before 3:30 a.m., the Fairmount Fire Company said. Its not clear if anyone was home at the time, but no one was injured, police said. The family lost everything in the fire, police said.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Long Valley Patch
Sussex County fire departments share in camaraderie and competition in 99th annual parade
Sat, 05 Oct 2019 21:42:49 -0700
The night before the biggest day of the year for local volunteer firefighters, fire trucks are cleaned until they nearly sparkle and dress uniforms are pressed. When the big day comes, firefighters take to the streets of Sussex County in procession as hundreds of onlookers cheer in appreciation. That big day - some firefighters jokingly call it “Christmas” - occurred Saturday under a rain-free sky with just a slight chill in the air as the 99th annual Sussex County Firemen’s Association Inspection Day and Parade stepped off.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2019 9:42:49 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
Police: North Arlington woman suffers severe burns to body after cooking accident
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A North Arlington woman is hospitalized with severe burns to her body after a kitchen fire in her home Saturday afternoon, police said. The 45-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was airlifted by Hackensack Air 1 from Bergen County Park South near the Lyndhurst/North Arlington border to St.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey - Metered Site
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