Daily Dispatch: New Jersey News
Program to explore Williamson fire company's 100-year history
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:02:35 -0700
The Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society will travel to the East Williamson Fire Department, 6329 E. Townline Road, to learn about the nearly 100-year-old company at 7 p.m. on April 3. Housed in what was once a Williamson school house, firefighter and historian Gary Dick will trace the history of the organization and the school.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 1:02:35 PM - SOURCE: Wayne Post
Crest Fire Company receives grant from The Wawa Foundation
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:01:05 -0700
The Borough of Wildwood Crest’s Volunteer Fire Company has received a $2,500 grant from The Wawa Foundation to support the company’s emergency services efforts. According to Wildwood Crest Fire Chief Ron Harwood, the grant money will be used to help purchase new fire gear, maintain existing fire apparatus, upgrading equipment and replace 15-year-old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 1:01:05 PM - SOURCE: Cape May County Herald
Harrison: 3 charged in drug mill linked to dozens of overdoses, deaths
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Three men stand accused of running a drug mill that allegedly sold heroin and fentanyl stamped with "brands" linked to dozens of overdoses, including 84 deaths. State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the arrests Thursday. He estimated that the drug mill, set up in a luxury apartment in Harrison, supplied 15,000 doses of fentanyl and heroin per day.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC7 New York
Fighting fire, donating goats: two Monmouth County teens' innovative service projects
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 02:49:27 -0700
They are ambitious Monmouth County teenagers, trying to make the world a better place. They’re doing it in unconventional fashion. Meet Ciara DiMaiolo and Presley Ferullo, who defy any stereotypes you may have about their generation. DiMaiolo, a junior at Howell High School, has earned the Congressional Award gold medal for completing 400 hours of community service and other initiatives.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 2:49:27 AM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press
Follow-up: Stillwater acquires former Swartswood firehouse
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The Township Committee unanimously voted to enact an ordinance to acquire the now-defunct Swartswood Volunteer Fire Department's firehouse and cell tower lease -- concluding a three-year ordeal that involved the closure of the fire department, the arrest of two members and the recent disposition of their cases.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
No injuries in Glen Ridge house fire
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:48:15 -0700
No one was injured but a family was left displaced after a Wednesday night fire on Hawthorne Avenue. The fire started shortly before 8:30 p.m. and left extensive damage on the third floor, Montclair Fire Chief John Herrmann said. "When our guys arrived there were flames coming out the left side of the house," Herrmann said.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 7:48:15 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Newark fire captain injured while battling 3-alarm blaze that displaced 10 families
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:06:23 -0700
A Newark fire captain was injured Monday night while battling a three-alarm blaze that spread to three buildings and forced 10 families from their homes, officials said. Firefighters were called at 6:55 p.m. for a blaze at a three-story building on the first block of Mt. Prospect Avenue, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 8:06:23 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Camden liquor store escapes fire, but not flood
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:23:17 -0700
A Broadway business survived potential disaster Monday as firefighters prevented the spread of flames from a burning building next door. But Triangle Liquors still paid a price. Much of the water poured onto the blaze at the long-vacant Talk of the Town Lounge flooded into the liquor store’s basement, rising five feet or more from the floor, said owner Nashat “Tony” Girgis.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 3:23:17 PM - SOURCE: Courier Post (Camden South Jersey)
Body of man is pulled from the Hudson River
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:25:15 -0700
The body of a man was pulled from the Hudson River off the Jersey City shoreline Tuesday afternoon. The body was placed on a pier on the Jersey City side of the river, near the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail’s Harborside Station after it was removed from the water by New York Police Department's Harbor Patrol Unit.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 2:25:15 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Multiple animals killed in South Jersey barn fire
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:52:37 -0700
Multiple animals were killed and several vehicles damaged when a barn in Salem County caught fire Monday night. The fire broke out around 10 p.m. on the 100 block of Newkirk Station Road in Upper Pittsgrove, New Jersey State Police Trooper Charles Marchan said Tuesday. The fire, which spread to a flat-bed truck and at least one other vehicle parked nearby, is not believed to be suspicious, but remains under investigation, police said.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 8:52:37 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
3-alarm blaze guts 3-story Jersey City building; it's deemed suspicious
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:15:55 -0700
A suspicious, three-alarm fire ripped through a vacant Jersey City apartment building on Jordan Avenue, where squatters are believed to have been living, authorities said. The blaze, which broke out at 8:20 p.m. Monday, forced the evacuation of an attached building. Firefighters responding to 45 Jordan Ave.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 11:15:55 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Former Swartswood fire chief sentenced to pre-trial intervention
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:32:37 -0700
The former fire chief of the nonfunctioning Swartswood Volunteer Fire Department accused of attempting to sign over the title of a fire department vehicle in order to register it in his own name was accepted into the pre-trial intervention program. Anthony Ashley, 53, of Stillwater appeared in front of Judge Thomas J.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 9:32:37 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
Newark Firefighters Save Girl, 6, From Apartment Fire
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:11:05 -0700
Newark firefighters rescued a 6-year-old girl from an apartment building blaze last weekend. Although emergency responders managed to save the child, three families had to relocate due to fire damage, authorities said. Newark firefighters first arrived at the origin of the fire, 48 South 12th Street, around 5:05 p.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 5:11:05 PM - SOURCE: Newark Patch.com
State: Franklin Fire Department club license cannot be issued by borough
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:32:37 -0700
The state Alcohol Beverage Control has told borough officials they can no longer issue a club license to the Franklin Fire Department and that any future permits for the social club must be made through its office in Trenton. Kevin Marc Schatz, a senior deputy attorney general and the chief of the ABC's Enforcement Bureau, said state law prohibits any municipally-issued alcoholic beverage license from being used on public property.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 9:32:37 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
2 firefighters injured during an apartment fire in Barnegat
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 17:21:30 -0700
Two firefighters were injured Sunday afternoon while responding to a multiple-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Barnegat. Several local fire teams were called to the Atlantic Heights apartment complex a little before 1 p.m. Residents in the complex were evacuated while water was poured onto the burning building.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2019 5:21:30 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
N.J. cop, firefighters, business owners charged with $50M prescription drug scam involving public workers
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Federal authorities charged seven New Jersey residents including a cop and multiple firefighters Friday and accused them of key roles in a vast $50 million prescription fraud scheme that enlisted government and school employees to seek unnecessary speciality medications for ailments including pain, scarring, fungal and libido problems.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Fire In Middletown Home Saturday Morning
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 15:57:01 -0700
A fire broke out in the bedroom of a home in Middletown Saturday morning, the Middletown all-volunteer fire department reported. There was a disabled child who lived in the home, but all occupants safely got out of the burning home before firefighters got there. The fire broke out at 7:44 a.m. in the New Monmouth section of Middletown.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2019 3:57:01 PM - SOURCE: Middletown Patch.com
Passaic County: Willowbrook Mall partially evacuated after fire erupts at Hollister store
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 12:03:28 -0700
Passaic County officials are investigating the cause of a fire that led to a partial evacuation of a Wayne mall on Saturday. Firefighters responded a little before 11 a.m. at the Hollister clothing store on the second floor of the Willowbrook Mall, according to a press release from the Passaic County prosecutor’s office.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2019 12:03:28 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Volunteers dare to shear at Sussex Fire Department's St. Baldrick's fundraiser
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 22:08:30 -0700
More than 100 participants left the Sussex Fire Department on Saturday minus some or all of their hair to raise funds for the department's annual drive for St. Baldrick's Day. According to Sussex firefighter Kayla Stahl, who organizes the event annually, the department has been hosting the St. Baldrick's Day fundraising celebration every year since 2013 to raise funds for the St.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2019 10:08:30 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
Clifton Fire Department: Home saved because of monitored fire alarm system
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 05:50:14 -0700
The Clifton Fire Department saved a home on Livingston Street early Friday morning thanks to the house's fire alarm. Firefighters got the call around 2:17 a.m. for an activated fire alarm and when they arrived on scene, saw fire shooting out of a basement window, said Deputy Chief Ryan Fitzsimmons. The home was empty at the time because the new owners were finishing work on the house, the deputy chief said.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2019 5:50:14 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)

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