Daily Dispatch: New Jersey News
5 adults, 6 children displaced by all-hands fire in Cherry Hill
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:01:18 -0700
Two families are at least temporarily displaced after a fire ripped through one half of a duplex in Cherry Hill Sunday afternoon. Cherry Hill Fire Department called all hands to the fire around 12:30 p.m., at the dead end of Orchard Avenue near the Merchantville line. Assistant Fire Chief Chris Callan said it took firefighter 28 minutes to knock down the fire, which mostly affected the second and third floors on one side of the building.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 11:01:18 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
City of Bridgeton Fire Department 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb: Step by step, aiding families of fallen firefighters
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:35:50 -0700
First-responders and civilians alike challenged themselves Sunday in an event designed to pay honor those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on America and aid the families of fallen firefighters. The City of Bridgeton Fire Department 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb was held at the Bridgeton Housing Authority's senior citizen high-rise on East Commerce Street.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 1:35:50 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Firefighters rescue kids stuck on broken Ferris wheel at Camden County fair
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:56:06 -0700
Firefighters rescued seven riders stranded on a Ferris wheel that broke down at the Camden County Fair Saturday in Gloucester Township. Responders found the fairgoers stuck at various heights on the ride, including at the top about 40 feet from the ground, according to police. Local fire crews deployed a tower ladder truck to bring riders to safety within about 30 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2018 3:56:06 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Editorial: Firefighters, EMS once had a mental-health hotline; It may come back
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:39:55 -0700
They put themselves in harm's way willingly, and without reservation. They face challenges other human beings run from. They keep us safe. Now it's our turn to give back. A new bill making its way through the state Legislature would provide a free dedicated hotline for Garden State firefighters and emergency-healthcare providers who find themselves in crisis.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2018 4:39:55 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Middletown Firefighters Rescue Children Stuck In Tree Sunday
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:11:03 -0700
Middletown firefighters rescued two children who became stuck after they climbed 30 feet up a tree Sunday morning by the Village school. These are dramatic photos from the scene. At 9:51 a.m. on Sunday, September 23 the Middletown Township volunteer fire department was dispatched to remove children stuck in a tree in the Old Village section of the Township.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 5:11:03 PM - SOURCE: Middletown Patch.com
Follow Up: Hoboken Firefighters Want New Contracts; Council Prods Mayor
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:33:09 -0700
They're some of Hoboken's bravest emergency responders, and they've remained on-duty for 246 weeks without a work contract. But the clock is ticking, and they deserve a new deal by the end of the year, according to the City Council. During a public meeting on Monday, the Hoboken City Council unanimously approved a resolution that urges Mayor Ravinder Bhalla to jump start a new deal with the Hoboken Fire Officers Association Local 1076 and International Association of Fire Fighters AFL-CIO, which represent dozens of Hoboken Fire Department officers.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 10:33:09 AM - SOURCE: hoboken.patch
Ocean City-Upper Township CERT Members Always Ready to Help
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:57:48 -0700
They wear green vests with reflective strips of tape. They wear green shirts, some bright green, some dark green. They have green baseball caps and green hard hats. They carry a green duffle bag filled with emergency supplies. And they all wear the insignia Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) proudly.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 10:57:48 PM - SOURCE: OCNJ Daily
Mayor Yaede: Hamilton fire district consolidation could be delayed by ‘poison pill’
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:40:41 -0700
Hamilton’s big government fire service could be consolidated into a municipal fire department effective Jan. 1, 2019, but Mayor Kelly Yaede says the process could take much longer. Hamilton Council introduced a pro-consolidation ordinance Tuesday that includes “a poison pill provision” that could delay the fire district dissolution process, Yaede said Tuesday in a statement, citing the concerns of Hamilton’s special attorney Richard M.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 6:40:41 PM - SOURCE: Trentonian
State takeover of Atlantic City may be ending soon
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:49:11 -0700
New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City's assets and major decision-making power may be coming to an end soon. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is due in the seaside gambling city Thursday afternoon to make an announcement regarding the takeover. It was launched in 2016 under his Republican predecessor Chris Christie, who, along with the state Legislature, determined that Atlantic City was unable or unwilling to make tough decisions to get its finances and its half-billion dollars in debt in order State overseers terminated union contracts and reduced pay for police and firefighters, among other austerity measures.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 9:49:11 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Building fire in Pine Barrens area of Southampton prompts road closure
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:00:28 -0700
The log cabin on a heavily traveled road through the Pine Barrens was once a perfect setting for a rustic restaurant. But early Thursday morning, the Magnolia Road building was a challenge for firefighters who battled flames and smoke through the two-story wooden structure, according to scanner reports.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 6:00:28 AM - SOURCE: Courier Post (Camden South Jersey)
Sparta EMTs thanked for saving young man's mom 9 years ago
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:49:43 -0700
A young man, whose mother was saved from cardiac arrest nine years ago by members of the Sparta Ambulance Squad, returned with her Wednesday night to express his thanks and to tell them how his own life ended up being transformed as well. "On March 30, 2009, my mother went into sudden cardiac arrest at the Presbyterian Cemetery," said Nick Addesso, 23.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 9:49:43 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald
Hoboken firefighters want action on new contract
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:40:46 -0700
Firefighters descended on the City Council meeting on Monday to demand action on a new contract, telling council members the city's administration has lied to the governing body about negotiations and saying they feel "disrespected" by city officials. The fire officers union, which includes about 40 captains and battalion chiefs, has been working under an expired contract since December 2013.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 12:40:46 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Ramsey gas station erupts in flames after car smashes into gas pumps
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:28:04 -0700
A driver crashed through several fuel pumps at the Delta Gas Station in Ramsey, striking the building and igniting a large fire, authorities said. Smoke from the blaze on North Franklin Turnpike on Sunday could be seen for more than a mile from the scene. Firefighters from Ramsey, Allendale and Mahwah quickly brought the fire under control, Ramsey Rescue Squad said in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 5:28:04 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Hamilton fire consolidation on council docket, effort appears closer than ever
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:42:15 -0700
During the now three-year effort to consolidate Hamilton's eight autonomous fire districts into one unified fire service, the matter has been before the township council many times - usually for discussion or debate. Now, they have an ordinance, and a resolution. An ordinance to dissolve the districts and create a single municipal fire department - and a resolution for the state's Local Finance Board to bless the move - is on the Hamilton council's agenda.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 6:42:15 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
NJ search-and-rescue teams continue to send help after Florence
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:20:47 -0700
More members of rescue teams from across New Jersey were deployed to assist communities that have been affected by Hurricane Florence. New Jersey Task Force One sent 16 additional members toward North and South Carolina late Saturday night at the request of Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to a news release from the State Police.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2018 12:20:47 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City police, fire to face off in blood donation challenge
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:41:46 -0700
Fire and police departments will once again go head to head Wednesday to try and bring in the most blood donations to benefit the American Red Cross. The annual Battle of the Badges will take place at the Moose Lodge 216 on West End Avenue from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., when any eligible donors can give blood in the name of their favorite local firefighters or police officers.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2018 3:41:46 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
New Jersey search-and-rescue team saves more than 100 people from Florence
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:35:24 -0700
Members of an urban search-and-rescue team from New Jersey, dispatched to help evacuate the people of North Carolina amid Tropical Storm Florence, aided in the rescue of more than 100 people and 20 animals Friday, according to the state Office of Emergency Management. New Jersey Task Force One also aided in one medical rescue and conducted structural damage assessments.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2018 7:35:24 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
Camden exhibition highlights firefighter photos
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 09:31:18 -0700
"He's on the street." Click. That's how Jimmy Ryan, a now-retired Camden firefighter, would respond when someone would call the station looking for a firefighter. Gabriel Angemi took the inspiration for a photography exhibition — with some works by firefighters, including himself, and other works depicting them doing their jobs — from that slice of firehouse life.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2018 9:31:18 AM - SOURCE: Vineland Daily Journal & Hammonton News
Mizpah firefighter who helped extinguish blaze charged with setting it
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700
A man who responded as a volunteer to a shed fire in Hamilton Township's Mizpah neighborhood last month has been charged with setting the blaze, police said Thursday. Matthew Hesser, 35, of Vineland, was arrested Thursday after an interview with Hamilton police detectives. He's charged with arson and felony criminal mischief for intentionally starting the Aug.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: nj.com
Westampton Fire Department earns federal grant
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:59:10 -0700
The Fire Department has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enhance safety operations and purchase new equipment. The $111,429 grant through DHS’s Assistance for Firefighters Grant program supports fire departments, emergency medical services organizations and fire training academies in growing and advancing their ability to keep local residents and first responders safe.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2018 2:59:10 PM - SOURCE: Burlington County Times

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