Daily Dispatch: New Jersey News
Clifton firefighters upset over ‘unhealthy’ living conditions
Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700
It is just temporary housing for firefighters while their permanent firehouse is undergoing asbestos removal. But some in Clifton are crying foul. “These are unhealthy conditions,” Mary Sadrakula, former Clifton City Councilmember, told PIX11. “They shouldn’t have to live like that,” she added. Sadrakula is so upset by the conditions the firefighters from firehouse number 4 have to endure.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: pix11.com
Middletown firefighters make daring rescue after capsized boat strands 5
Sat, 19 May 2018 20:20:50 -0700
Firefighters, cutting through rough seas, rescued five capsized boaters off the coast of Keansburg Friday night just as darkness set in. The boaters were in a small, metal boat not too far from the Keansburg fishing pier when it capsized around 8:30 p.m., according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier.
- PUB DATE: 5/19/2018 8:20:50 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Transformer fires cause power outages in Bayonne, Jersey City
Sun, 20 May 2018 12:36:55 -0700
A transformer "issue" and fire caused residents in a Midtown neighborhood to lose power in separate incidents this weekend, officials said. The first issue was reported at about 2:40 p.m. at 32nd Street and Prospect Avenue on Saturday, Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver said. Power was restored in under three hours.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2018 12:36:55 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Firefighters hurt, pet dies in Middletown fire
Fri, 18 May 2018 06:08:56 -0700
One pet died and two firefighters were hospitalized in a house fire in the Belford section of town Thursday, according to the township fire department. Belford Engine Co. Capt. Matthew McCrady spotted smoke issuing from a Main Street building "from a distance" and "ran over to investigate and simultaneously requested dispatch of the appropriate stations," according to a prepared statement from Dennis Fowler, a spokesman for the Middletown Township Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2018 6:08:56 AM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press
Paramus student, teacher killed in field trip crash between school bus, dump truck
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:42:02 -0700
A fifth grader and a teacher from a middle school in Paramus were killed Thursday morning in a horrific crash between a school bus and dump truck on Route 80. The school bus was carrying 38 students and seven adults, including the driver, from East Brook Middle School for a field trip to Waterloo Village.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 3:42:02 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
3 injured in North Wildwood gas leak fire
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:45:34 -0700
Three gas company employees suffered burns and multiple fire crews were called to the scene of a natural gas leak that caught fire Thursday afternoon in North Wildwood. At about 4:30 p.m., firefighters responded to the 400 block of E. 24th Street after a contractor reported striking a 2-inch high-pressure natural gas line.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 6:45:34 PM - SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City
Mays Landing Girl Scout troop provide dinner for local volunteer firefighters
Thu, 17 May 2018 13:02:07 -0700
Volunteer firefighters save lives and homes every day. Girl Scout troop 11021 decided to thank them. The troop had a dinner at the Mays Landing Volunteer Fire Company Reliance Hall on April 15 for the firefighters and their families. Completing this project took the troop one step closer to earning their Junior Bronze Award.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 1:02:07 PM - SOURCE: Shore News Today
6 people displaced, 1 firefighter injured in Paterson fire
Thu, 17 May 2018 08:44:58 -0700
A fire at a one family home on Albion Avenue displaced six people on Thursday morning and left one firefighter injured, said deputy fire chief William Henderson. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 54 Albion Avenue at about 7:43 a.m. Fire started in the basement of the home causing heavy smoke throughout the building.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 8:44:58 AM - SOURCE: Paterson Times
How old is too old for an EMT? Emergency services facing shortage of volunteers in NJ
Thu, 17 May 2018 07:37:32 -0700
When a member of the Bogota Rescue Squad was approaching his 75th birthday earlier this year, the squad lobbied the Borough Council to raise the retirement age from 75 to 80. The borough’s volunteer Fire Department made a similar change last year, reflecting the growing need of volunteer emergency service organizations across North Jersey to hold on to their older members as they struggle to find new recruits.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 7:37:32 AM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press
Follow Up: Candle blamed for fire that killed woman, 83, during storm outage in Waldwick
Wed, 16 May 2018 14:25:55 -0700
A house fire that killed an 83-year-old woman during Tuesday's storm was likely sparked by an unattended candle lit during a power outage in her Waldwick neighborhood, authorities said. Valentina Turley died in the blaze that was reported around 6:40 p.m. on Van Court, according to a statement from borough police.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 2:25:55 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Woman killed in house blaze during storm in Waldwick
Wed, 16 May 2018 05:44:29 -0700
A woman died after she was pulled from a house fire Tuesday night in Waldwick, authorities said. The fire began about 6:40 p.m. in a home on Van Court, according to members of the Waldwick Fire Department. Fire Department Chief Michael Ferrara said he did not know if the fire was related to Tuesday's storm.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 5:44:29 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Neptune fire damages home; elderly man taken to hospital
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:17:26 -0700
Firefighters put out a blaze on Prospect Place Tuesday morning. Authorities said a single occupant, an elderly male resident, evacuated safely from the building. The resident was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center as a precaution, the Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management said on Twitter.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 10:17:26 AM - SOURCE: Asbury Park Press
2-alarm fire leads to roof collapse of home in Belleville
Mon, 14 May 2018 09:51:57 -0700
A home on Cortland Street has been destroyed by a fire that began Monday around 7 a.m. Throughout the morning, dark smoke poured out of what is left of the roof after it collapsed. The collapse sent flames shooting into the air. The owner of the home did not want to speak on camera, but said he was at work when the fire began.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2018 9:51:57 AM - SOURCE: FiOS1 New Jersey
Motorcyclist, 38, killed after fiery crash with parked car in Atlantic City
Tue, 15 May 2018 07:32:50 -0700
A 38-year-old man was killed after crashing his motorcycle into a parked car in Atlantic City on Sunday night, authorities said. Juan Cruz-Ortiz, of Atlantic City, was thrown from the motorcycle when he struck the unoccupied vehicle around 8:15 p.m. on the 100 block of Massachusetts Avenue, police said in a statement.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 7:32:50 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Over 2 years later, Bridgewater Township man charged with torching cars over unreturned gift
Mon, 14 May 2018 12:22:21 -0700
A Bridgewater Township man was charged with arson last week, over two years after he lit three cars on fire at the home of a former friend, prosecutors said. Mason A. Pagnotta, 21, was arrested last Thursday on two counts of second-degree aggravated arson from an incident in January 2016. Investigators learned that Pagnotta had given a resident of a Garrettson Road home "an expensive gift" that he wanted returned to him after their friendship ended.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2018 12:22:21 PM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Vacant Paterson factory contains more than 400 drums of chemicals
Tue, 15 May 2018 04:36:52 -0700
The long vacant Galaxie Chemical factory on Piercy Street, which was the site of a minor fire over the weekend, has 425 barrels containing chemicals, according to municipal and county officials. Fire officials called the Passaic County Hazmat and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to investigate following their discovery on Saturday night.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 4:36:52 AM - SOURCE: Paterson Times
Jersey City 9/11 firefighter honored with annual 5K race
Mon, 14 May 2018 00:43:21 -0700
The rain held out until most of the scores of participants had crossed the finish line Saturday morning at the fifth annual Jersey City Fire Capt. Mark Lee 5K Walk/Run in Liberty State Park. Lee was a 9/11 first responder who died on May 9, 2014, from respiratory problems. He was active in his community throughout his life, volunteering for the Special Olympics Torch Run and Fireman's Picnic and leading the Jersey City Fire Department's holiday toy drive.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2018 12:43:21 AM - SOURCE: Jersey City Journal
Dozens of firefighters respond to 2-alarm blaze in Hunterdon
Sat, 12 May 2018 14:58:26 -0700
A house on Tumble Falls Road in Kingwood Township was damaged in a two-alarm fire Friday night. The fire was reported just before 10 p.m. and firefighters reported flames throughout the house as they arrived, according to those at the scene. Because there were no fire hydrants in the area, a tanker task force ferried water from a dump site at Route 28 and Tumble Falls Road.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2018 2:58:26 PM - SOURCE: Hunterdon County Democrat
Two semi tractors engulfed in flames in Kearny
Sat, 12 May 2018 11:24:19 -0700
Fire engulfed two trucks in Kearny on Saturday morning but the flames did not spread to a nearby building in the industrial area, Kearny Fire Department Chief Steven Dyl said. Firefighters responding to the area of 43 Obrien Road on the 12:40 a.m. alarm found two semi tractors and a utility pole ablaze, Dyl said this afternoon of the incident captured on video.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2018 11:24:19 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
Trenton firefighters honored for saving people from house fires, dog attacks
Sat, 12 May 2018 03:20:16 -0700
They went into burning houses to rescue residents and prevented an emotionally distressed person from falling into the Delaware River as she dangled from a bridge. And they ran across from their firehouse and entered the fray as a pit bull viciously attacked two people. Those were among the rescues the past few years that Trenton firefighters were honored for Thursday night at a ceremony at fire headquarters.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2018 3:20:16 AM - SOURCE: Trenton Times