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6 Top Environmental Issues You Need to Worry About in 2020 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 15, 2020)--Most people are aware that the environment is changing; after all, it’s almost impossible to avoid all the new stories about climate change and how the ice caps are melting, and huge hurricanes are on the way. But how many people really understand what is happening to the natural world around them and the impact it will have on their future, not to mention their children’s future? Probably not that many. That being said, the environmental issues that our world faces today are... Read more →


Retiring Paterson Firefighters, Police Officers Receiving $1.2 million Leave Time Payouts Under Tax Deferred Plan

PATERSON, NJ (December 28, 2019)--Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh (photo) and council members have agreed to set up what’s called a 401(a) plan, tax-differed retirement saving accounts, for retiring public safety employees. According to The Paterson Times members of the City Council approved a measure this past Monday allowing Sayegh’s administration to set up the plan at the request of the police and fire unions. Under the proposal, the city will deposit the accumulated leave time payouts for police and fire employees into the tax-differed retirement... Read more →


Michael J. Gillen, Volunteer Member of Brooklawn Fire Dept/EMS; Past Member of Brooklawn Board of Ed

Michael J. Gillen BROOKLAWN NJ--On December 23, 2019. Age 54. Of Brooklawn. Loving and devoted husband of 27 years to Margaret “Peg” Gillen (nee Spates). Loving father of Andrew and Mikaila Gillen. Cherished son of Elsie Gillen and the late George J. Gillen. Beloved brother of Cheryl Graham (Dave), Robin Sobieski (John), Kathy Bairstow (Rich) and George “Skip” Gillen (Ann). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Mike was born in Philadelphia and formerly resided in West Collingswood Heights. He was a graduate of... Read more →


Resolve to Volunteer with Firefighters of Gloucester Township in 2020

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Tis the season for eating good food, spending time with family and friends and setting resolutions for the new year. With 2020 right around the corner, why not consider a new year’s resolution that will impact your life and the lives of others? Volunteering with your local fire department is a great way to start the new year. The need for volunteers has never been greater, and there are a number of ways to make a difference as a team member of the... Read more →


Multi-Alarm Fire in Sicklerville, One Fatality

SICKLERVILLE NJ—Thursday December 19, 2019 at approximately 2:17 PM, officers responded to a residence on the 600 block of Jarvis Road in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township for a fire. Upon arrival of officers, they observed heavy smoke and fire coming from the residence. One of the residents was located outside the residence suffering from burns. Fire and EMS units from Gloucester Township, Pine Hill, Winslow, Lindenwold, Camden County OEM and Cherry Hill Rehab were on location and assisted with extinguishing the fire. One... Read more →


Congratulations to Voorhees Police & Fire Chief Louis Bordi

Voorhees, New Jersey: Congratulations to Voorhees Police & Fire Chief Louis Bordi for receiving a community impact award from the Voorhees Business Association. Chief Bordi was recognized for his hard work and implementation of outreach programs within the community. During Chief Bordi’s tenure, progressive community policing programs have been incorporated into the department’s annual agenda. Some of the most popular programs consist of national night out, coffee with a cop, LEAD drug awareness courses, the junior police academy, the citizens police academy, and the Car... Read more →


FBI Praises Police Officers for Risking Their Lives to Save Fire Victim

Hudson, New Hampshire--Law enforcement officers are challenged daily while answering the call of duty; they face each encounter freely and unselfishly. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective departments. The Bulletin also wants to recognize those situations that transcend the normal rigors of the profession. One night in April 2019 just after 2 a.m., Officer Colby Morton was on her way to work at the Hudson, New Hampshire, Police Department, when an unusual light caught her eye in the top left... Read more →


Pa Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Memory of DelCo/Gloucester City Fireman

MORTON, PA (December 10, 2019)—Former Gloucester City firefighter Michael Malinowski died suddenly on December 3. Malinowski was a volunteer firefighter with the Gloucester City Fire Department from 1996 to 2015. A few years back he and his family moved to Morton, Pa where he continued to serve as the captain of the Morton Rutledge Volunteer Fire Department. On Monday evening, Dec. 2 Malinowski responded to the report of trees and wires down just after 8 p.m. in Nether Providence, Pa. Following the call, Malinowski reported... Read more →


(Video) Fire at Roadway Inn, Gloucester City

image courtesy of WPVi Philadelphia GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Dec. 12, 2019)--A fire Tuesday night, Dec. 10 at the Roadway Inn, Rt. 130 and Market Street, was quickly extinguished, according to https://6abc.com/ Fire crews arrived at the motel around 11:45 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming from one room. The motel is part of the Royal Farms complex. Firefighters contained the fire to that one room. The cause of the fire is not known. There were no injuries reported. Related: Gloucester City News Fire CNBNews Tips... Read more →


SJ Gas 2019 First Responders Grant Program Winners

FOLSOM, NJ, December 11, 2019 – Today South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), announced the winners of its annual First Responders Grant Program. This year, seven grants totaling over $30,000 were awarded to local first responder departments. “At South Jersey Gas we’re proud to support the hardworking, dedicated first responders who serve our communities every day,” said Dave Robbins, president of South Jersey Gas. “We are proud to partner with this year’s winners and support their continued efforts to make... Read more →


Former Gloucester City Firefighter Michael Malinowski Dies Suddenly; Age 40; Services Saturday in Morton, Pa

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews MORTON, PA (December 10, 2019)—Former Gloucester City firefighter Michael Malinowski died suddenly on December 3. Malinowski was a volunteer firefighter with the Gloucester City Fire Department from 1996 to 2015. A few years back he and his family moved to Morton, Pa where he continued to serve as the captain of the Morton Rutledge Volunteer Fire Department. Michael Malinowski Sr. On Monday evening, Dec. 2 Malinowski responded to the report of trees and wires down just after 8 p.m.... Read more →


10 New Philadelphia Paramedics Looking Forward to Starting their Career

PHILADELPHIA PA (Dec. 2019)--For paramedics, there are many easier places to work than Philadelphia, which sees an average of 750 EMS incidents every day. But the 10 paramedics in Class 38 chose to come here anyway — some from as far away as California, Chicago and Boston. And at their graduation on Dec. 6, they pledged to provide the dedicated service that is the hallmark of the Philadelphia Fire Department. “They know how tough it is here,” said Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel. “But they... Read more →


Dennis M. Brandt Jr., Gloucester City Fireman, GCHS Alumni

Dennis M. Brandt, Jr.'s dedication shaped him into a loving father, son, decorated firefighter, a loyal friend and ball-busting brother. Unknowingly and unexpectedly, during the early morning of Tuesday November 12th, Dennis had been called home at the age of 42. Dennis had spent his formative years, as a youngster, around the firehouse and started firefighting as a volunteer just after graduating Gloucester Catholic High School in 1995. Dennis was quickly promoted as a career fireman with the department at age 20. He spent 15... Read more →


Syl McNamee, 90, Reflects on over 50 Years of Volunteer Service at Glendora Fire Company

Syl McNamee, over 50s Years as a Volunteer Fireman GLENDORA, NJ (Nov. 14,2019)--When Syl McNamee blows out the candles on his 90th birthday cake this month, he’ll be doing the same thing he’s done for over five decades: helping to serve the Gloucester Township community as a volunteer at Glendora Fire Company. First joining the station 51 years ago as a firefighter, today McNamee helps out in other ways as an administrative volunteer. He says staying active in the community through the fire company keeps... Read more →


Philadelphia Fire Dept. to Reopen Fire/EMS Companies with Graduation of Class 196

PHILADELPHIA, PA--A 60-year-old retired postal worker. A three-time graduate of the Fire Academy. A woman whose PFD legacy dates back more than a century. These are just a few of the standout members of Fire Cadet Class 196, one of the largest groups in recent memory to join the Philadelphia Fire Department. The city has been eagerly awaiting the Nov. 13 graduation of these 121 EMT-certified firefighters, who will enable the PFD to begin reopening fire/EMS companies that were closed in 2009 during the Recession.... Read more →


Gloucester Township Firefighters Recruiting Junior Volunteers in Area High Schools this Month

Gloucester Township, N.J. (CNBNewsnet)--Four volunteer fire stations are teaming up to find the next generation of firefighters November 18, 19 and 20this month, as they begin recruiting high school students to join their ranks. The Firefighters of Gloucester Township will visit three area high schools to recruit new junior volunteer firefighters as part of its ongoing volunteer recruitment campaign. The campaign will first stop at Timber Creek Regional High School on Monday, Nov. 18. Then on Tuesday, Nov. 19, it will visit Triton Regional High... Read more →


Two Gloucester County Emergency Medical Service staff members nominated for EMT of the Year

(Sewell, NJ) – Two of Gloucester County Emergency Medical Service (GCEMS) EMT's, Amanda McCorriston and Rich Repas, have been nominated for the New Jersey EMT of the year award announced Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Dan Christy. Richard Repas joined GCEMS in 2010 and became full-time in 2015. In addition to being a full-time EMT, he often assists training EMT students in the Initial EMT Training Academy. Repas provides CPR instruction to members of the public as well as other public... Read more →


Hanover Woman Arrested on Arson Charges

HANOVER, NJ (October 30, 2019)--Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Hanover Township Police Chief Mark Roddy announce the arrest of Nina Sheller, 51, of Hanover, NJ, on charges related to a fire that occurred on October 11, 2019 in Hanover, NJ. It is alleged that on October 11, 2019, fire officials and law enforcement responded to a report of a residential structure fire on Harvest Court in Hanover. Upon arrival, they encountered a fire in the garage area... Read more →


Prescribed Burn Planned for Dan’s Mountain Wildlife Management Area

October 31, 2019 Action to Improve Wildlife Habitat, Protect Trees The Maryland Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct a prescribed burn on Dan’s Mountain Wildlife Management Area between Nov. 4 and Nov. 21, weather permitting. Access to the east side of the wildlife management area — at the primitive camping area and at Middle Ridge Road — will be limited during the burn, but will reopen as soon as the project is complete. The burn will involve a low, controlled flame targeting underbrush and... Read more →


Obituary: Glen J. Elison, Bellmawr Volunteer Fireman

September 04, 1968 - October 30, 2019 Glen J. Elison, on October 30, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 51. Beloved husband of 29 years of Theresa (nee Castro). Devoted son of the late Thomas and Betty (nee Batten) Elison. Loving brother of Steve Elison (Annette), Richard Elison and the late Diane Liguori. Loving son-in-law of Evelyn Castro (nee Corgliano) and the late Adrian Castro. Brother-in-law of John Castro and Dennis Liguori. Dear uncle of Chris (April), Amanda, Rich, Jr., Kevin (Jeanine) and Katie. Also survived by... Read more →


VIDEO: Twin Engine Cessna Crashes into Home in Colonia; Pilot Dies

Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac said the flames were under control by 1 p.m., but firefighters continued to fight hot spots. (WABC) COLONIA, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(Oct. 29, 2019) --The FAA said a twin-engine Cessna 414 came down in Colonia on Berkley Avenue at 11am today, Tuesday, just several hundred yards from the Claremont Avenue Elementary School. According to WABC the crash resulted in two homes catching on fire leaving the pilot dead. Authorities say no one was inside the house that was struck, but flames quickly spread... Read more →


$60 Million for Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Departments

up $5 million from last year By Dave Lemery | The Center Square October, 2019 As a series of dire warnings from fire chiefs and lawmakers have sought to raise the alarm over the future of Pennsylvania’s volunteer fire departments, the state announced Tuesday it would be providing about $60 million this year to support the departments. Funded by the proceeds of a tax on insurance policies sold by out-of-state companies in Pennsylvania, the annual disbursement of money to the state’s volunteer fire relief associations... Read more →


Lack of Volunteer Firefighters in Pennsylvania Reaching a Crisis

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square A volunteer firefighter takes part in a training exercise OCt. 8, 2016 in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania. RAFinkPhotography / Shutterstock.com HARRISBURG, PA--Legislators and panelists at a meeting this week said fire and emergency services in Pennsylvania communities need to change, and they need to change now to avoid service issues Senate Resolution 6 called for a study of fire and EMS services, but many of the 23 recommendations made in the 2018 report have not been implemented, according to speakers... Read more →


18th Annual Heroes to Hero Run Oct. 12

18th Annual Heroes to Hero 5-K Run/Walk Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 9:00am A time to honor and remember Tom, Jim and John who gave their lives in the tragic house fire on July 4, 2002, Gloucester City, NJ. Join their firefighter brothers, family, and friends in a day of remembrance and celebration of their lives. $3,000 in cash and prizes! Teams Welcomed! REGISTRATION FEES: Pre-registration for all entries postmarked prior to September 30, 2019: $25 Thereafter, and the day of the event: $30 Children... Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Celebrates Fire Prevention Week

This year’s donation marks 20 years of promoting fire safety through smoke alarm programs with local first responders MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Oct. 2, 2019) – Atlantic City Electric is recognizing Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13) by donating 2,800 smoke alarms to local communities through its partners at the southern New Jersey Fire Marshal’s Offices. This is the 20thyear Atlantic City Electric has donated these important life-saving devices as part of its efforts to join local emergency services personnel to help keep its customers and communities... Read more →


Don’t Have Plans for the weekend of Oct. 12?  Now you do……

We would love for you to join us for any, or all. of these things happening that weekend! Dawn M. Ragan, Executive Director Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund 162 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009 (856)768-9656 www.camdencountyhero.com You don’t have to be a hero to keep a dream alive… Read more →


Accidental Dwelling Fire in Sicklerville; No Injuries

Gloucestercitynews.net--SICKLERVILLE, NJ (9-21-19)--Today, at approximately 10:46 AM, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded for a report of a dwelling fire on the unit block of Vance Ave. Sicklerville. Gloucester Township Police units arrived to find heavy smoke condition coming from the residence. Gloucester Township Fire units responded quickly placing the fire under control containing it to the kitchen. Fire units from Pine Hill Station #62 also assisted. Single occupant resident was safely evacuated from the home and treated by Gloucester Township EMS. She was transported... Read more →


10 SJ Fire Depts. Receive $2.5M in Funding

Gloucestercitynews.net--CHERRY HILL, NJ (9-20-19)– U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced that ten local fire departments will receive a total of $2,561,133 in funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). “This federal funding will help protect those who are protecting us,” said Norcross. “We must do all we can to ensure our firefighters are as safe as possible when they are fighting fires, battling natural disasters and saving lives. This funding provides our first responders with the equipment... Read more →


There is a High Demand for Volunteer Firefighters in Gloucester Township

National Fire Prevention Week 2019 Oct. 6-12 Gloucestercitynews.net--Gloucester Township ...Becoming a hero to the community is just a few clicks away. Help kick off Fire Prevention Week the right way by signing up online to become a volunteer firefighter in Gloucester Township today. The Blenheim, Chews Landing, Erial and Glendora fire companies need volunteer firefighters and there’s no better time than during Fire Prevention Week to learn how you can get involved. Community members who are ready to help can go to FirefightersofGloucesterTwp.org to sign... Read more →


Three SAFER Grant Awards Exceeding $6,000,000 to Fire Stations in South Jersey

Gloucestercitynews.net-- (Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Van Drew announces the award of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) competitive Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program totaling $6,104,877.00 to fire stations in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District. The award will be split between three fire departments throughout the district in South Jersey. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help... Read more →


CERT Training at Mt. Ephraim Fire Dept.

Gloucestercitynews.net--MOUNT EPHRAIM, N.J. — As the hurricane and winter storm season approaches, the need for emergency preparedness becomes more and more critical. To that end, the Camden County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is once again making training more available to individuals of all ages. CERT training will take place on Friday, September 20 from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M., Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., and Sunday, September 22 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Mount Ephraim Fire Department,... Read more →


Menendez Bill Would Require CO Detectors in Federally -Subsidized Housing

Gloucestercitynews.net--NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, ranking member of the Senate’s housing subcommittee, visited the N.J. Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJPIES) in Newark today to outline bipartisan legislation to protect families living in public and rural housing from the “silent killer” by requiring carbon monoxide (CO) detectors be installed in federally subsidized residences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CO poisoning is a leading cause of unintentional poisoning deaths in the United States. On average,... Read more →


Arcane Law Keeps Millions of Dollars from Volunteer Firemen in Pennsylvania

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square Sep 2019 Gloucestercitynews.net--Firefighting is an expensive proposition, and in Pennsylvania, the number of volunteer firefighters is down dramatically from just a few decades ago. At the same time, dozens of entities known as Volunteer Firefighter Relief Associations are swimming in millions of dollars in state aid while the very departments they’re supposed to support are struggling to get by, according to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. For the most part, DePasquale said at a recent news conference, the problem... Read more →


REMINDER – 9/11 HEROES RUN IS NEXT WEEK – REGISTER TODAY!

2019 9/11 Heroes Run Sunday, September 8th Cooper River Park, Pennsauken Register today for this family oriented 5K Run/1 mi Fun Walk The Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund is honored to be the beneficiary of the Pennsauken Race!! GORUCK RUCKING DIVISION We’re excited to partner with GORUCK for another year to offer a rucking division at every 9/11 Heroes Run. 2019 TMF + GORUCK 9/11 Heroes Run patches available to every finisher. Register Today REGISTER AS A VIRTUAL RUNNER Can’t find a race near you?... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Officer Injured Pulling Occupant From House Fire

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--On Thursday August 1, 2019 at approximately 1:52 PM, the Gloucester Township Police received a 9-1-1 call of smoke coming from a home at 25 Lamp Post Lane. Upon arrival officers observed heavy smoke and fire from the second floor of the residence. One 70 year old resident was removed from the fire by a Gloucester Township Police officer and transported by helicopter to Jefferson University in Philadelphia for medical treatment. At this time she is reported to be in critical condition.... Read more →