Daily Dispatch: New Jersey News
‘My whole life is in there’ – Massive fire destroys Fort Lee apartment building
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:46:12 -0800
VIDEO: Hundreds of people are now without a home after a massive blaze destroyed a Fort Lee apartment building. The fire was first reported just after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Linwood apartment complex on Edwin Avenue. Officials say that the fire first started in the basement of the building, which housed the building’s boiler and garbage area.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 4:46:12 PM - SOURCE: News 12 New Jersey
Fire shoots from windows, roof of Newark apartment building
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
A two-alarm fire burned through a building in Newark. The fire broke out on Sussex Avenue just before 5:30 a.m. and quickly spread to all floors. No injuries were reported, but firefighters pulled out of the building to battle the blaze from the outside. "The fire got in the walls of the interior of the structure and quickly extended to the common area and the roof level and quickly spread through the entire building," said Fire Chief Rufus Jackson, Newark Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV
Franklin Lakes firefighter, 98, still fired up about his department
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:49:00 -0800
Fireman Jack Willer managed to celebrate his 98th birthday Monday without melting the frosting off his cake. Fellow firefighters spared Willer — their oldest member — a 98-candle blowout, substituting the numbers "98" for the same number of candles on his birthday cake during a dinner and "This is Your Life" Power Point presentation at the Bender Court facility.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 10:49:00 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Millstone fire commissioners seek voter approval of 2019 budget
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:52:52 -0800
On Feb. 16, the Board of Fire Commissioners in the Millstone Township Fire District will seek voter approval for a 2019 budget that totals $2.24 million. If the proposed budget is approved, the fire district tax paid by the owner of a home that is assessed at the township average will remain the same as it was in 2018, according to fire district representatives.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 1:52:52 PM - SOURCE: CentralJersey.com
Woman Pulled From Burning Home In Edison
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:40:47 -0800
Edison firefighters rescued an unconscious woman from her burning home on Wednesday, Deputy Fire Chief Andy Toth said. The fire broke out in a mobile home in the Edison Mobile Home Estates, just off Route 1, around 11:30 a.m. The woman likely collapsed from smoke inhalation, Toth said. Toth and Fire Chief Brian Latham were the first to arrive at the home.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 1:40:47 PM - SOURCE: Patch.com
Plainsboro Fire District to hold annual election on Feb. 16
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:38:14 -0800
The Plainsboro Fire District will hold its annual election on Saturday, Feb. 16. During the election voters will have an opportunity to vote on the fire district budget and elect two candidates to the Plainsboro Board of Fire Commissioners. This year’s budget is $2.14 million, a decrease over the 2018 budget, which was $3.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 5:38:14 AM - SOURCE: Community News
Fire leaves heavy damage at River Vale home
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:39:19 -0800
VIDEO: A fire shot through the roof of a two-story home on Pascack Avenue on Wednesday night, leaving the family displaced. No one was injured in the fire, Chief Stephen Velthaus said. The family was out of the house when first responders arrived, but two dogs were still inside before they were safely rescued, Velthaus said.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 8:39:19 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Candidates Running Unopposed in Ocean Township Fire Elections
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:23:38 -0800
Taxes will remain relatively stable in Ocean Township’s two fire districts for 2019. Ocean Township’s Oakhurst Fire District 1 has Fire Commissioners Russ Williams and Tom Reu, both incumbents, running for seats of the five-member board. Both are longtime firefighters. They are running unopposed. This year’s total $2,229,186 budget, has a $1,858,735 tax levy, or the amount to be raised by taxation.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 9:23:38 AM - SOURCE: The Coaster
Delran Fire Company celebrates 50 years of fire chief's service
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
A half-century of dedicated service: Chuck Kendra knows the meaning of sacrifice, and Tuesday night the town he served as a firefighter for 50 years surprised him with a special honor. There was a bit of confusion at first, Kendra was utterly stunned. "Unbelievable, I didn't have a clue," he said. Tonight, his Delran firefighters' meeting was totally derailed by family, friends and coworkers.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI- TV ABC 6
Budget proposes increase in Freehold Township Fire District No. 1 tax
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:07:23 -0800
On Feb. 16, officials in Freehold Township Fire District No. 1 will seek voter approval for two items: a $1.7 million budget for 2019 and the purchase of a new fire vehicle. There are two fire districts in Freehold Township. Fire District No. 1 is west of Route 9. Firefighting services are provided by the Freehold Township Independent Fire Company No.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 1:07:23 PM - SOURCE: CentralJersey.com
Follow Up: Mystery man saves people trapped in burning Cape May County salon
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
VIDEO: A stranger is being hailed a hero for saving people from a raging inferno in Cape May County over the weekend. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chop Shop hair salon at US 9 and Roberts Avenue in Marmora. Fire officials say the blaze left multiple people trapped inside the building.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI- TV ABC 6
Bus with 18 people aboard overturns on New Jersey Turnpike
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
A bus with 18 people aboard overturned Tuesday afternoon on the New Jersey Turnpike as icy weather continued to fall throughout the state. No serious injuries were reported to any of the passengers, but it was unknown as of 4:45 p.m. exactly how many were hurt, according to New Jersey State Police Trooper Alejandro Goez.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Pequannock honors longtime fire chief with one last call
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:29:50 -0800
Pequannock said goodbye to long-serving Fire Chief Edwin Ver Hage with one last call as he was laid to rest under an arch of extended firetruck ladders on Saturday. The retired volunteer firefighter died on Feb. 1 at age 88. Ver Hage's funeral procession rode past his home and made a stop at the Engine Company 2 firehouse, where two trucks were waiting with ladders extended into the sky as a call went out across the public address systems and pagers calling for Ver Hage.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 4:29:50 PM - SOURCE: Morris County Daily Record
Two people rescued from fire at Marmora hair salon
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:09:16 -0800
An unidentified construction worker helped rescue two victims trapped inside the apartment above a hair salon after the building caught fire Sunday, according to fire officials. Marmora Volunteer Fire Chief Jay Newman said firefighters were dispatched after receiving multiple calls of a fire across the street from the Marmora Wawa on South Shore Road with possible occupants trapped on the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 8:09:16 AM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
83-year-old woman killed in Essex County house fire
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 17:45:04 -0800
An 83-year-old woman died from her injuries after she was pulled from a house fire in Bloomfield Friday, officials said. Firefighters rushed to the residence on Watsessing Avenue, near Berkeley Avenue, around 5:40 p.m. and called in a two-alarm blaze at the residence, bringing fire crews from Montclair and Belleville to the scene, said township Fire Chief Louis Venezia.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2019 5:45:04 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Paterson faces possible $10M bill for retiree payments
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 03:25:25 -0800
The city may have to shell out $10 million this year to cover leave-time retirement payments for police officers and firefighters — twice as much as what municipal officials originally expected to pay. Paterson already was in the process of borrowing $5 million for the accrued leave time payments for 2019.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 3:25:25 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Update: 79-year-old woman dies from injuries in Burlington County house fire, days after husband died
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 15:54:26 -0800
A 79-year-old woman died from injuries she suffered in a house fire that also killed her 81-year-old husband earlier this week in Burlington County, police said Saturday. Police were informed Friday night that Daveine Hewlett died after she was injured in the blaze Tuesday at her home in Maple Shade, according to township police.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2019 3:54:26 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Truck driver killed in collision between box truck and tractor-trailer in Teaneck
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 05:39:01 -0800
A man was killed Monday morning in a collision between a tractor-trailer and a box truck in Teaneck that shut down lanes on Route 95 for nearly four hours, an employee and authorities said. The box truck was pinned underneath the back of a ShopRite tractor-trailer on Route 95 northbound in Teaneck at about 6:49 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 5:39:01 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Morning fire spreads to 4 homes in Trenton, displaces several families
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:43:32 -0800
An early morning fire has damaged four homes and displaced several families in Trenton, said city Fire Director Derrick Sawyer. The two-alarm blaze broke out around 5 a.m. on Oak Street and spread from one two-story row house to three other homes on the block, according to Sawyer. One person needed assistance to get out of one of the homes, and was later taken to an area hospital for minor injuries, the fire director said.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2019 7:43:32 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Clifton authorizes overtime to fund third permanent ambulance
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 05:57:45 -0800
The city of 86,607 residents will now have a third permanent ambulance in rotation, and, if necessary, crews to be paid with overtime funds. The council authorized the use of overtime to fund the Fire Department personnel who will operate the ambulance. Councilman Bill Gibson, who said he has been waiting for years to see a third ambulance in continuous operation, proposed the measure.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2019 5:57:45 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
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