Daily Dispatch: New Jersey News
Family and friends remember Estell Manor firefighter John Wagner
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:41:16 -0800
Looking over the restored white helmet his father once wore, John Wagner Jr. laughed thinking about how difficult it was to find one that didn’t have charred edges or a melted plastic face shield. “Chiefs don’t have burnt helmets. My dad has a burnt helmet,” he said. John Wagner Sr., a member of the Estell Manor Volunteer Fire Company for 37 years who also served as its chief and president, died of a heart attack Saturday.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 3:41:16 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
Four-alarm Paterson fire displaces 20 people
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:12:13 -0800
A four-alarm fire heavily damaged two buildings on Madison Avenue and displaced 20 people on Wednesday evening. A firefighter injured battling the blaze was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment, officials said. Fire at 1007 and 1005 Madison Avenue came in at 5:15 p.m. Firefighters had much of the flames under control and continued to operate on hotspots at 9:15 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 7:12:13 PM - SOURCE: Paterson Times
Vineland family displaced by fire at mobile home park
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:22:19 -0800
A smoke-spewing fire raced through a Vineland Hills Community mobile home about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday displacing a family of three. The residence, located off the 1300 block of North East Boulevard, sustained fire, smoke and water damage, Fire Chief Lou Tramontana told The Daily Journal at the scene. Noticing smoke inside their home, resident Michael Parker said he initially attributed it to activating the heater.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 6:22:19 PM - SOURCE: Vineland Daily Journal & Hammonton News
Woman critical, man hospitalized after being pulled from Newark blaze that killed family dog
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:05:02 -0800
A woman was in critical condition on Tuesday night after being rescued from a fire that erupted in a 3-story Newark home. The woman, whose name was not released, and a man were both pulled from the flames and taken to area hospitals, but a family dog died in the blaze, according to a release from the Newark Police Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 8:05:02 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Flames ravage 4 homes in Trenton, displace 17 residents
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:52:29 -0800
A three-alarm fire - the city’s second in about five hours - ripped through four connected homes in Trenton’s West Ward Tuesday evening. The fire, reported at about 5:40 p.m. on Colonial Avenue, displaced 17 people, but none were injured, Fire Director Derrick Sawyer said. No firefighters were injured either, he said.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 6:52:29 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Paterson accused of discrimination by terminated fire captain
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:41:06 -0800
A former city fire captain has sued Paterson, saying he was wrongfully terminated in 2017 after municipal officials accused him of sick time fraud. The captain, James Reyes, was supposed to be put back on the city payroll under rulings issued last year by an administrative law judge and the state civil service commission.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 10:41:06 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Hamilton woman injured in collision with fire engine headed to emergency call
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 23:39:41 -0800
A Hamilton woman was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after her vehicle collided with a fire engine in Hamilton, police said. Adade Blanc-Alexandre, 36, was traveling southbound on Whitehorse-Mercerville Road near Justice Samuel Alito Jr Way when her car and an engine from Hamilton’s Fire District 8 collided, police said.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 11:39:41 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Woman, 25, killed in fiery head-on crash in Morris County
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
A 25-year-old New Jersey woman was killed and another driver was seriously injured in a fiery three-vehicle crash Monday night in Morris County. Katelynn Campbell, of the Highland Lakes section of Vernon, was pronounced dead after being flown to Hackettstown Medical Center. Jefferson police said in a statement Campbell was driving south on Green Pond Road around 9:15 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Marathon Pipeline steps up, delivers vital equipment to Trenton Fire Department
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
It’s not every day a company comes by and delivers new, expensive and potentially life-saving equipment to the Trenton Fire Department, but when it does happen, it’s a good day. The Trenton Fire Department has new smoke detectors, gas monitors and carbon monoxide detectors thanks to a contribution from Marathon Pipeline LLC.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: thenewsherald.com
Trenton Mayor Gusciora considers police layoffs, firefighter brownouts for budget fight leverage
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:24:27 -0800
Mayor Reed Gusciora is threatening mass police layoffs amid a political fight over finances and revenue collection, The Trentonian has learned. Anywhere from 15 to 20 cops could be ousted from the Trenton Police Department under the mayor’s contingency plan for a balanced budget. The layoff plan may come to fruition if City Council does not placate the mayor’s demands.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 8:24:27 PM - SOURCE: Trentonian
Several townhomes damaged in Evesham Township fire
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
Residents were sent into the cold on Sunday morning after their south Jersey townhome went up in flames. Smoke poured from the roof of a home on the 300 block of Kingspark Court in Evesham Township, Burlington County. Firefighters were called at 6:35 a.m. When they arrived they found flames shooting from the first floor.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: 6abc.com
Stone Harbor fire tears through residential home
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 06:37:17 -0800
With snow on the ground outside, a fire tore through a Stone Harbor residence Sunday afternoon, leaving the home uninhabitable. Firefighters from the Stone Harbor Volunteer Fire Company arrived to find heavy fire at the back of the home on the 100 block of 102nd Street at around 1 p.m., according to Chief Roger Stanford.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 6:37:17 AM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
Mays Landing fire spreads from dumpster to home
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:23:06 -0800
An early morning fire Saturday started in a Dumpster before spreading to a home, police said. At 1:13 a.m., police responded to a Dumpster fire in the 200 block of Greenbriar Court near Mays Landing Country Club. When they arrived, the fire had spread to a home, which was engulfed in flames, police said.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2019 3:23:06 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
East Franklin Fire Department receives FAST Board to assist with rescues
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:06:00 -0800
East Franklin Fire Department received a FAST (Firefighter Assistance Search Team) Board through a program where FAST Rescue Solutions reaches out to departments that have lost members to basement fires. On April 11, 2006 East Franklin Volunteer Fire Department lost 21-year-old Kevin Apuzzio in the line of duty, while trying to save a victim.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 4:06:00 PM - SOURCE: MyCentralJersey.com
62-year-old man killed in Burlington County house fire
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 07:46:44 -0800
A 62-year-old man was killed in a house fire in Burlington County on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Emergency responders found Ernest Opdyke in the bathroom when they entered the home on Lamont Road in Burlington Township after the fire broke out around 3 p.m, police said. Opdyke was brought to Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro, where he was later pronounced dead, Lt.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 7:46:44 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
3-Alarm Fire In Aberdeen Injures One, Several Houses Involved
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:39:20 -0800
As many as three homes caught fire and roads are closed in Aberdeen Twp. Thursday afternoon, as firefighters fight a three-alarm blaze on Highfield Avenue. The fire started in one home and spread to several others on that street, various news outlets are reporting. See video from the scene below. News 12 New Jersey is reporting the home where the fire started (on the 70 block of Highfield Avenue) has been completely destroyed, and one person was injured.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 1:39:20 PM - SOURCE: Middletown Patch.com
State delays Hamilton fire district consolidation over 'poison pill' provision
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:16:16 -0800
The consolidation of Hamilton’s big government fire service has been stalled and set back because of concerns voiced by the state Department of Community Affairs. The Democratic-led Hamilton Council last September voted 4-1 to introduce an ordinance calling for Hamilton Fire Districts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 to be “hereby dissolved and abolished effective Jan.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 3:16:16 PM - SOURCE: The Trentonian
Passaic honors heroic actions of Rutherford firefighter that saved family from fire
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 17:46:06 -0800
Tyler Hanson received a hero's welcome at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. That's because the Rutherford firefighter is a hero in the eyes of the city, his firefighting peers and, above all, the Passaic family he made sure got out of a house they didn't even know was on fire. The city honored Hanson, 25, with a number of proclamations, one from the city and another from the state of New Jersey for his actions that day.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 5:46:06 PM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Firefighters Battle Raging Fire At Wayne Home
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:07:09 -0800
Firefighters battling a raging fire at township home. Fire Cos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 were at the Skyview Road home after police received an alert at 1:20 p.m. about a fire alarm activated at the home. Police received a call from a neighbor moments later reporting that the "house was fully engulfed in flames," said Detective Capt.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 2:07:09 PM - SOURCE: Tri-Boro Patch.com
Picatinny Arsenal chlorine leak under control
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:57:27 -0800
A chlorine leak Tuesday afternoon at Picatinny Arsenal was brought under control with minimal spread into the air. A caller reported smelling an odor of chlorine in the area shortly after 1:30 p.m., according to Public Affairs Specialist Eric Kowal. Picatinny Arsenal Fire & Emergency Services quickly responded.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 2:57:27 PM - SOURCE: New Jersey Herald

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