Daily Dispatch: New Jersey News
Jackson man dies after pinned to ground by equipment at masonry work site
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:51:34 -0700
A Jackson man died Thursday at a masonry work site after a piece of equipment he was taking apart collapsed and crushed him. Kenneth Mann, 58, called 911 at 7:04 a.m. and told police that he was pinned to the ground by the equipment at Ralph Clayton and Sons, a masonry manufacturing company located along East Veterans Highway in town, according to a release from the Jackson Police.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 6:51:34 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Hasbrouck Heights man charged with marching into St. Patricks Cathedral with cans of gas
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:12:43 -0700
The Hasbrouck Heights man that was charged with attempted arson after the NYPD said he brought two canisters of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and lighters into St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Wednesday night was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University. Marc Lamparello, 37, was hired in the spring of 2018 and teaching at the college as late as this winter as a part-time adjunct philosophy teacher, but no longer is employed there, Seton Hall University Spokeswoman Laurie Pine told NJ Advance Media Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 3:12:43 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Retired Ventnor firefighter honored for saving man's life
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:37:48 -0700
Retired Ventnor firefighter Ernie Tarsitano, doesn't consider himself a hero. Tarsitano, 61, of Galloway Township, only made one decision July 26. To go back. After crawling on his hands and knees for at least 4 feet in a T-shirt, shorts and sneakers to save a man yelling for help in a burning home in Galloway, he had to to leave because the smoke knocked him out of the building.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 12:37:48 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
Firefighters bid farewell to former Vineland Fire Director Lloyd Ronchetti Sr.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:54:21 -0700
The funeral procession for the city’s former fire director Lloyd C. Ronchetti Sr. made a stop Wednesday at the fire company where he began his public service career. Firefighters lined the driveway of Fire Company No. 4, known as the Main Avenue Fire Company when Ronchetti was its chief, to salute their beloved former leader.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 10:54:21 AM - SOURCE: Courier Post - Metered Site
Large fire damages Passaic mattress warehouse
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:51:47 -0700
A large fire damaged a refurbished mattress warehouse in Passaic Wednesday afternoon. The fire was first reported around 3 p.m. at Citi Mattress located at 35 Eighth St. Officials say that the fire started somewhere inside the factory among a stack of mattresses, which were stacked 10 to 12 deep. Once the mattresses became waterlogged, they weighed hundreds of pounds, making them very difficult to move.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 6:51:47 PM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
Driver injured when her vehicle crashes into state office building in downtown Trenton
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:42:49 -0700
A woman suffered minor injuries when her SUV blasted through the side of a state building on South Stockton Street in Trenton on Wednesday morning, leaving a sizable hole in the glass and metal facade. Employees who work in the building were evacuated just before noon and many watched as city firefighters assisted a tow truck crew in removing the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 11:42:49 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Police and firefighters free a trapped horse in Rockaway Twp.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:00:53 -0700
This was no cat in a tree emergency call, rather, something much larger awaited firefighters and police officers at the end of a trail off Green Pond Road this week. Police and firefighters hiked into the woods to find a frightened horse that had fallen and become stuck, said Robert Sheard, director of the Rockaway Township Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 3:00:53 PM - SOURCE: Morris County Daily Record
Atlantic City firefighter union, state get more time to negotiate promotions
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:04:57 -0700
The city's firefighter union and state officials agreed Tuesday to continue to negotiate upcoming captain promotions in the face of potential court intervention. Judge John C. Porto said in court that he has stayed the department's promotions and tasked the two parties to meet regularly before returning May 15 and come up with an agreed promotion process.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 6:04:57 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
Former Bridgeton paramedic alleges wrongful termination in AtlantiCare suit
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:07:53 -0700
A former paramedic is taking AtlantiCare to court next month alleging wrongful termination after a patient under his care refused traditional treatment and he practiced holistic medicine on her instead. Michael Senisch, of Bridgeton, who is also a licensed physician assistant and Reiki practitioner, alleges AtlantiCare retaliated against him by firing him after he did not place an intraosseous infusion into Wendy Johnson, who refused it based on her beliefs in new age, holistic medicine.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 2:07:53 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
Veteran firefighters in Monroe receive awards for lifesaving actions during December fire
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:05:07 -0700
Firefighters Stan Sikora and Rob Meyer of Monroe Township Fire District No. 3 said they were just “doing their jobs” when they saved the lives of an elderly couple and their pet dog while responding to an apartment at the Roosmoor senior community on a report of a kitchen fire in December. For their heroism and bravery, Sikora, who has been with the fire department for 19 years, and Meyer, who has been with the department for 14 years, were honored by the Professional Firefighters Association NJ last week at the Gramercy at Lakeside Manor in Hazlet, and in May will be honored by the Middlesex 200 Club at the Pines Manor in Edison.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 1:05:07 PM - SOURCE: CentralJersey.com
Holmdel Bell Works Firehouse Plan Off The Table
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:55:19 -0700
A proposed plan to open a new Holmdel fire station at Bell Works appears to be "dead on arrival" and officially off the table. That's because the Holmdel Township Committee announced Tuesday morning they plan to issue a $5 million bond. Although nothing is set in stone, part of that money will go towards the renovation of the existing fire house on Crawfords Corner Road or the construction of a brand-new one.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 11:55:19 AM - SOURCE: Middletown Patch.com
VIDEO: Manchester Township utility worker escapes injury as power line catches fire
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Live wire erupts into fireball near man.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WILX-TV NBC 10
Follow-up: Firefighters taking heat for snapping selfies while historic Jersey Shore building burns to the ground behind them
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:23:50 -0700
Many onlookers pulled out their phones and snapped pictures as flames roared through the roof of the North End Pavilion on the Ocean Grove boardwalk Saturday. But some were firefighters, and they posed for selfies or group photos - some as flames continued to shot from the historic building that was recently refurbished after surviving Superstorm Sandy.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 2:23:50 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Woman alerted sleeping Ramsey family that their garage was on fire
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 05:41:19 -0700
A neighbor walking her dog early Tuesday morning alerted a Ramsey family that the shed attached to their garage was on fire. The woman saw the flames coming out of the attached garage and shed and rang the doorbell of the home, waking up the family, said Assistant Fire Chief Brendan Sterbinsky. The fire traveled up into the attic space of the garage of the Elbert Street home and firefighters were able to contain the two-alarm blaze to the garage.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 5:41:19 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News) - Metered Site
Off-duty firefighter helps elderly woman cross street as house burns in Hackensack
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A cat was rescued and a dog was found dead in the fire that broke out around 11:50 a.m. at 11 Shafer Pl., the Hackensack Fire Department said. City firefighters helped the elderly resident out of her home as the Ridgewood firefighter aided her across the street, Capt. Justin Derevyanik said. The Hackensack Fire Department had the fire out by 12:05 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hackensack Daily Voice
Video: Fire breaks out at Dunes Cafe on Ocean Grove boardwalk
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Investigators are trying to determine what caused a massive fire Saturday that destroyed a building containing a popular restaurant on a Jersey Shore boardwalk. Two firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. They are expected to be okay. Monmouth County officials say there were six tenants inside of the building.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV Eyewitness News 7
5 trash trucks catch fire in Gloucester County
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Five trash trucks went up in flames in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Firefighters were called to the scene at the Mantua Township public works building on the 400 block of Main Street. They arrived to find at least five trash trucks on fire. The blaze is under control, but firefighters remain on the scene dousing any hot spots.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6
Fire breaks out at Rutherford home as thunder, lightning move through area
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: As heavy storms hit the tri-state area early Monday, a fire broke out at a New Jersey home. Crews responded to the Ridge Road house in Rutherford around 4:30 a.m. Firefighters were seen on the roof of a house putting out flames, which damaged a portion of the roof. The three occupants inside the house all got out safe, according to the police chief on scene.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPIX-TV Channel 11
Pinelands Commissions approves clearing around Bass River fire tower
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The New Jersey Pinelands Commission will allow the Department of Environmental Protection to clear cut more than a dozen acres of nonnative trees to improve the views from a fire tower in Bass River State Forest. The commission voted 10-1 Friday to permit the trees’ removal after initially rejecting the application last year amid debate over whether the clearing is necessary and whether video cameras and other technology could be used to detect fires.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Burlington County Times
Firefighters extinguish blaze at Fair Lawn ShopRite, grocery store evacuated
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The ShopRite supermarket in Fair Lawn was evacuated Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out in the store’s freezer section. The fire was called in at 5:26 p.m. and was quickly extinguished by Fair Lawn firefighters, according to Police Lt. Eric Leitman. He said the fire took place in a freezer area accessible only to staff, and was not on the sales floor of the store at 1717 River Road.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
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