Daily Dispatch: New Jersey News
Clifton firefighters rescue woman from burning house; 21 residents displaced by the blaze
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:50:01 -0800
A fire engulfed a three-story house in Clifton on Thursday afternoon and left 21 people without a home, authorities said. A call of a fire at a home on the 400 block of Lexington Avenue came in at 2:26 p.m. and the blaze had reached three alarms about 15 minutes later, Fire Chief Frank Prezioso said.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 5:50:01 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
14 displaced by fire in Newark that injured firefighter
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:45:49 -0800
One firefighter was injured and 14 people were displaced Thursday afternoon by a two-alarm fire in Newark, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the blaze at the three-story, wood-frame home at 35-37 West End Ave. around 1:30 p.m., Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said. The flames also extended to an adjacent home at 33 West End Ave.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 3:45:49 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Perth Amboy house fire displaces 5 residents
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:18:58 -0800
Five residents of a two-family home on Lawrie Street have been temporarily displaced by an early Thursday morning fire. Fire Chief Edward Mullen said the city and Red Cross were working to relocate the residents, two who suffered smoke inhalation, were treated at a hospital and released. No injuries to firefighters were reported.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 10:18:58 AM - SOURCE: MyCentralJersey.com
Andover Township: Heart and Soul celebration to recognize EMS efforts
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
With 60 lives saved to date since the inception of its AED program and five of those in 2019, the Newton Medical Center Foundation will be recognizing and celebrating EMS first responders during the seventh annual “Heart and Soul — A Community Celebration,” on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Perona Farms. Beginning with a cocktail hour at 6 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
Union Firefighters Get Practice and Training Inside Old Money Store Before Renovations Begin
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Over the past several weeks, Union firefighters received a rare and welcomed opportunity for firefighting training and practice inside a vacant building on Morris Avenue. The building, located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Spruce Street, and known as the old Money Store, has been vacant for many years.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TAP Into Millburn/Short Hills
Holmdel chooses new firehouse site near Parkway: Will response times improve?
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:54:19 -0800
Township officials who’ve been searching for a new central firehouse location for more than a year have chosen a site along Garden State Art Center Road near Crawfords Corner Road, not far from the Garden State Parkway. A year after a fire study recommended relocating the main fire station to a more central location, the Township Committee unanimously approved the site after considering at least five potential locations.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 3:54:19 AM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press - Metered Site
No one hurt when bus catches fire on I-78 in Union County during morning rush
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
VIDEO: No one was hurt when a tire blew out on commuter bus and caused it to catch fire on Interstate 78 in Union County on Wednesday morning. The approximately 10 to 15 passengers safely exited the Trans-Bridge Lines bus and were picked up by a replacement bus after it burst into flames near milepost 50.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
New Frankford fire truck unveiled
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:41:21 -0800
Members of the Frankford Township Fire Department got their first look at the department’s newest fire truck when it arrived at the firehouse on Route 206 Wednesday afternoon. Roughly a dozen firefighters and their families gathered at the firehouse, which officially opened last fall, to see the truck come up the hill shortly after 4 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 6:41:21 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
Bloomfield Purchases New Rescue Pumper Engine, Donates Old Engine to a City in the Dominican Republic
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
The Bloomfield Fire Department has received a new rescue pumper engine for use in Bloomfield emergencies, and in aiding neighboring municipalities. The department will be donating one of its older trucks to La Vega, a 20 square mile municipality in the Dominican Republic with 250,000 residents and over 77,000 buildings.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TAP Into Bloomfield
Longtime Garfield firefighter, councilman Ernest Rosolen dies
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 14:41:30 -0800
Ernest Rosolen, who spent his life being a living example of volunteerism, has died at the age of 85. Rosolen was recently honored for his 60 years of service with the city's Fire Company 4, City Council from 1982 and participation on numerous boards, including zoning. He was also a past president of the South Bergen Fire Chiefs Association, Garfield Rotary and the Boys & Girls Club of Garfield.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 2:41:30 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com - Metered Site
Firefighters battle blaze at apartment complex in Vineland
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 23:33:28 -0800
Fire investigators are trying to determine what sparked the two-alarm blaze that damaged multiple units and displaced residents at the Walnut Manor apartment complex on Tuesday. About 10:30 p.m., a police officer on routine patrol through the Walnut Villas complex noticed the fire at the neighboring East Walnut Road complex and alerted dispatchers to summon fire and emergency medical services.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 11:33:28 PM - SOURCE: Courier Post (Camden South Jersey)
Smoke visible for miles from large junkyard blaze in Camden
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 14:19:46 -0800
PHOTOS/VIDEO: Firefighters were battling a large blaze at a junkyard in Camden Tuesday afternoon. Thick, black smoke from the fire was visible from around the area. Officials said flames were reported shortly after 3 p.m. at a facility on Atlantic Avenue, near South Front Street. Photos on Twitter showed smoke from the scene across the Delaware River in Philadelphia and from a commuter train crossing the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 2:19:46 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Paterson house fire kills 30-year-old man, leaves others hurt
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:09:44 -0800
A house fire left a 30-year-old man dead and several people hurt, including two firefighters, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes. Police and fire officials responded to a three-alarm fire at a two-family residence at 187 North 1st Street Saturday afternoon around 1:40 p.m. A number of people had to be evacuated from the home, and 9 residents were taken to Saint Joseph’s University Hospital for various injuries, Valdes said.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2020 11:09:44 AM - SOURCE: WKXW 101.5 FM
A four-alarm fire destroyed Shiloh Baptist Church in Elizabeth
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 01:43:42 -0800
A four-alarm fire consumed the Shiloh Baptist Church and the historic house of worship in Elizabeth, founded in November 1879, was reduced to rubble Sunday. The early morning fire ripped through the church, forcing cancellation of services, but no injuries were reported. Pastor William Ingram was visibly shaken at the scene, as he told reporters: “We were anticipating waking up this morning coming to church to worship… and you wake up to this.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 1:43:42 AM - SOURCE: NJToday.net
Paterson firefighters battle nighttime blaze in vacant home for sale
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:46:35 -0800
As the final cinders of a Monday night fire still smoked in the cold night air, the hydrant's water continued to rush down 20th Avenue in a working-class Eastside neighborhood marked by standalone clapboard homes and modest lawns. Homes like the one that city firefighters battled to extinguish on 35th Street after a three-alarm fire tore through its basement and upper two floors, with no identifiable cause in the immediate aftermath.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 6:46:35 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News) - Metered Site
Fires Ravage Apartment Complex, Warehouse In Hackensack Within A Week
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:38:31 -0800
Two fires that occurred within nine days and three miles of each other caused extensive damage to a warehouse and an apartment complex in the city, and required assistance from multiple area fire companies to extinguish. On Sunday, Feb. 16 at around 9 p.m., a two-alarm fire engulfed several apartment units at 970 Main Street and displaced “multiple” residents.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 5:38:31 AM - SOURCE: TAP into Hackensack
Massive Fire Tears Through Fairfield Township Auto Body Shop
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
VIDEO: Firefighters have extinguished a massive fire at an auto body shop in Fairfield Township, Cumberland County. The two-alarm fire started at a building at Hyman Automotive at 263 Bridgeton Fairton Road Thursday around 10 p.m. Shop owner Ennis Hyman described what happened. "It smells like something burning, I saw smoke.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCAU-TV NBC 10 Philadelphia
Woodbridge Hires Four New Firefighters, Promotes Seven
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Woodbridge swore in four new firefighters this week, and promoted seven more at Woodbridge Fire Department Fire District #1. The four new firefighters will join the combination department (some paid, some volunteer). All four are professional firefighters, and will make a starting salary of $22,000 per year.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Woodbridge Patch
Mansfield firefighters extinguish garage fire
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:16:57 -0800
A fire caused heavy damage to the attached garage at a home on Bennington Drive Thursday morning. Mansfield Fire Department Assistant Chief Jim Bishop said the owners of the property, Gary and Cindy Jakubick, were not injured. Bishop said the fire extended into the residence slightly. Gary Jakubick had just finished using the snow blower to clear the walkway, and had put it away and was coming back outside to walk his grand dog.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 11:16:57 AM - SOURCE: MyCentralJersey.com - Metered Site
Follow-up: Camden looks to cut firefighting costs after federal funding ends
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A $2.4 million federal grant, which pays for more than two dozen firefighting positions in Camden, is set to expire in June. City officials are working on a contingency plan, but that would cut about half of those jobs. A consolidation plan was submitted to the state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) that would reduce overtime, cut the management structure, and leave a half-dozen firefighting positions unfilled.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYW Newsradio 1060 Philadelphia
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