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Kenneth L. Robertson, age 79, of Mt. Ephraim, Army Veteran, Volunteer Fireman, Member of Square Circle Sportsmen

On October 9, 2021, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Age 79 years. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Elaine Robertson and parents, Henry Angus and Joyce (nee Shaw) Robertson, Jr. Ken is lovingly survived by his daughter, Christine Dutill; grandchildren, Nicole and Jacob; brother, Henry Angus III (Lorraine) and nieces, Patricia Robertson and Debbie Wheaton. Ken served his country and community proudly. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of OEM, MEFD, CERT, Audubon Fire Police, VFW, American Legion, Camden Light Artillery and Square Circle. He will be dearly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Friday, October... Read more →


A “Family” When He Most Needed It Most:

Blenheim Volunteer Firefighter Anthony Siciliano Reflects on the Value of Volunteering  

Blenheim, NJ–(CNBNEWS)-- At the age of twelve, Anthony Siciliano (photos) lost his father. It was devastating. Despite the support of his mother and sisters, Siciliano yearned for a father-figure – not to replace his dad – but to help guide him in those transformative years. The Blenheim Fire Company firefighters provided that needed support, as Siciliano often found himself in their company at numerous firehouse events with his grandmother and uncle, both volunteers. Soon, Siciliano became a Junior Volunteer at the Bellmawr Park Fire Company from age 14-18. The experience, he said, was “transformative.” Despite a hiatus from firefighting, Siciliano... Read more →


Late Night Fire Displaces Resident At Autumn Ridge Apartments

Gloucester Township(October 8, 2021)(CNBNewsnet) -Thursday, October 7 at 11:11 PM, Gloucester Township Police and Gloucester Township Fire Departments were dispatched to Autumn Ridge Apartments' A Building for a structure fire. Officers arrived and began evacuating the building while fire department personnel attempted to locate the source of the fire. The blaze was found in the kitchen of Apartment 12, and successfully extinguished before spreading to adjoining apartments. As a result of the fire, one resident was displaced while another resident was treated for minor smoke inhalation on scene by AMR Medical Transport. Personnel from Blackwood Fire Department, Chews Landing Fire... Read more →


The Avalon Volunteer Fire Company building will be expanded

New Traffic Plan Behind Public Safety Complex The Avalon Volunteer Fire Company building will be expanded over the course of the next few years and areas including and around the firehouse will be a construction zone for the duration of this work. The initial phase of this work is expected to begin during the week of October 4th. Drivers should be aware that for a period of three to four weeks, the two handicapped parking spots adjacent to the Avalon Senior Center will be temporarily relocated in order for underground work to be performed safely. The ramp to the Avalon... Read more →


October, Fire Prevention Month

(Clarksboro, NJ)—The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and the Gloucester County Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind residents of the importance of fire safety during the month of October. “The goal of Fire Prevention is to raise fire safety awareness, and help ensure your home and family has a plan and is ready for the unexpected,” said Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger. “Fire Prevention week is the perfect time talk with your whole family about fire safety – include testing alarms, changing the batteries or upgrading to 10-year sealed battery alarms, how to use a fire extinguisher and escape route... Read more →


Drowning Victim Found in Little Timber Creek Was 66-Year-Old Man; Alcohol Might Have Caused Accident

UPDATED: The 66-year-drowning victim has been identified as MICHAEL DUNN CNBNews photo credit (Above) In the distant Rescue units from Westville and Bellmawr Fire Departments on the South Broadway Bridge responded to a call of a body floating face down in the Little Timber Creek. Gloucester City, N.J. (September 28, 2021)(CNBNews)– A deceased male was pulled from Little Timber Creek in Gloucester City Monday afternoon, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell. Officers responded to the 600 block of South Broadway at approximately 2:14 p.m. after train operators spotted a body... Read more →


DEVELOPING: Body of a Man Recovered from Little Timber Creek at Gloucester City/ Brooklawn Border

UPDATED: The 66-year-drowning victim has been identified as MICHAEL DUNN (CNBNews photo credit) BODY RECOVERED FROM LITTLE TIMBER CREEK--Officers and rescue personnel, from Gloucester City and Brooklawn at the railroad trestle. We do not know if the body of the man is being wrapped in the white tarp that officers are looking at on the left side of the photo. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews BROOKLAWN--Today, between 3 and 3:30 PM a bevy of law enforcement and fire departments descended into the area of the Brooklawn-Gloucester railroad trestle after a call was received that there was a body in... Read more →


Avalon Volunteer FD Awarded $571,428 from FEMA to purchase 120 dual-band radios

Avalon — Avalon Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $571,428 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the purchase of 120 dual-band radios, Chief Ed Dean announced today. “This is a major win not only for Avalon, but for the eleven other departments and communities that partnered with us in this application,” Dean said. “By making the switch from our current VHF radios to dual-bands, all of our departments will be able to better coordinate efforts before arrival on scene and maintain safety while performing our firefighting duties.” The money comes from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program... Read more →


Camden County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Offering Free Three Day Training Course

MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (August 9, 2021)--In the wake of extreme weather events in the United States and elsewhere, many Americans have become increasingly interested in disaster preparedness and response skills. This September, the Camden County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will offer a free, 20-hour (3-day) training curriculum to prepare interested Camden County residents to help protect themselves, their family, and their community during a disaster. The training is comprised of both practical exercises and classroom instruction and will be conducted on Friday, September 10: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday, September 11: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday,... Read more →


Hero to Hero T-Shirt Sponsors Still Needed

T-Shirt Sponsors are still needed for the Hero to Hero annual event on Saturday, October 9, 2021. The deadline for submitting the information is September 10. And, don't forget to register to run or walk on that day. FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK www.camdencountyhero.com Read more →


Your Money: New Jersey fire departments receive millions in grants

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded more than $1.5 million to eight fire departments across New Jersey. Love Your Money The money announced on Sept. 3 is part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The money goes to fire departments, state fire training academies and emergency medical service organizations. “These grants are vital to assist fire companies in [guaranteeing] that they have the equipment and resources necessary to ensure public safety,” U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J., said in a statement. The federal grants... Read more →


Brooklawn and Mt. Ephraim Fire Departments Respond to Bus Fire at New Broadway and Marne Road

photo credit Linda Dewechter (BROOKLAWN, NJ)(August 31, 2021)(CNBNews)--A bus caught on fire in Brooklawn this morning around 10 AM at the intersection of New Broadway and Marne Road. Firefighters from Brooklawn and Mount Ephraim Fire Departments responded to the call. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is not known. Thanks to Linda Dewechter, of Linda Cuts, 115 New Broadway, Brooklawn for the photos. If you see something happening send a text to 856-981-8564 or via email at CNBNews1@gmail.com photos credit Linda Dewechter Read more →


FEMA's National Preparedness Month Spotlights the Importance of Understanding and Managing Risk

SERVPRO disaster mitigation specialists in the Gloucester City-area urge residents to create a disaster management and recovery plan before the unexpected happens Gloucester City, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) August 20, 2021 - September is National Preparedness Month, part of the ongoing "Ready"1 initiative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). According to FEMA's "Are You Ready"2 guide, the first step in effective disaster preparedness is to understand your specific risks - first by identifying the hazards that could possibly affect you and then by evaluating your actual vulnerability to those sources of danger. "Once you understand your risks, you can effectively... Read more →


Gloucester Township's Newest Fire Engine to be Placed in Service

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ --On Friday, August 13, Gloucester Township’s newest fire engine will be placed in service with a traditional housing and “Push-In Ceremony”. The new engine was designed by a committee of fire officers, firefighters and elected Fire Commissioners from the Chews Landing and Blackwood Fire Districts. Designated as Squad 88, the new fire truck has been assigned to Gloucester Township’s first ever 24/7/365 on duty engine company. Squad 88 will respond to approximately 1,000 fire and emergency calls annually, primarily in Gloucester Township Fire Districts 2 and 4 while also responding to automatic and mutual aid calls in... Read more →


Westville Police Waiting for Driver's Toxicology Test Results: $48,545 Raised by GOFund Page

WESTVILLE, NJ (CNBNews)(August 6, 2021)--CNBNews today contacted Westville Police Chief Bill Whinnan for an update on the dreadful traffic accident that happened a week ago tomorrow on Gateway Blvd. The accident claimed the lives of the 34-year-old driver and the three young female passengers, ages 9,8, and 5. In summary, the chief said none of the victims were wearing seatbelts, and, "Speed was being looked at as a contributing factor of this crash". Chief Whinnan released the following prepared statement; Saturday, July 31 at 9:22 pm, police were dispatched to a single-car motor vehicle crash on Gateway Blvd in front... Read more →


Gloucester City Business Owner Hosts Party for 200 People; Crowd Caused A Fracas, Blocked Traffic on Market St.

Looking east on Market Street from Broadway towards the railroad tracks. The Chosen Profection Soul Food store is on the right inside the yellow circle. Members of the Gloucester City Police Department responded to two calls to that location on July 3. According to GCPD Activity docket the first time the police responded was 8:47 PM, the caller said there was a large crowd of people standing outside the store; some of the people were underage and they were drinking alcohol. Two hours later, the crowd had grown to 200 people. (Photo credit Google Maps and Brianna) William E. Cleary... Read more →


Gloucester City Police and Firefighter Rescue Woman from Delaware River

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 12, 2021)--A 911 call was received by Gloucester City Police and the Fire Department around 10:30 AM stating a woman was seen floating in distress near the North Wind Schooner at Freedom Pier. The schooner docking at Freedom Pier (photo courtesy of https://northwindsail.org Police spokesperson Lt. Jason Flood, said Police Officer Michael Becker was the first to arrive at the scene. He saw the victim hanging precariously to a rope that was attached to the schooner. Her face was barely above the water. Since the gate of the security fence... Read more →


Hit and Run Driver Kills Fireman, Authorities Ask for Public's Help

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and the Bristol Township Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 53-year-old bicyclist in the 5500 blocks of Bristol Pike in Bristol Township in the early hours of Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Daniel Santiago, a Bristol Borough resident, was riding his bicycle on the right lane of the southbound side of Bristol Pike. Santiago is a firefighter and life member of Goodwill Hose Company #3 in Bristol. At about 12:55 a.m., Bucks County Radio dispatchers received a 911 call reporting that... Read more →


Multi-Alarm Fire Damages Kristian Drive Home in Sicklerville

photo provided SICKLERVILLE, NJ-- Thursday, June 24, 2021 at approximately 8:15 pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the area of Kristian Drive in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township for the report of a house fire. Arriving officers encountered heavy smoke and observed fire coming from the residence. As Gloucester Township Fire Departments were arriving, Officers ensured the residents and neighbors were evacuated. Gloucester Township Fire Department Stations 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, Lindenwold, Pine Hill and Winslow Fire Departments arrived on location and extinguished the fire. Neighboring houses also suffered minor damage from the heat. Fortunately,... Read more →


Investigation of Howard Johnson Motel Fire (Blackwood )Leads to Suspect Being Charged With Arson

BLACKWOOD, NJ--(June 16, 2021)--On Wednesday March 3rd 2021, at approximately 3:33 AM, the Gloucester Township Police and several fire departments from Gloucester and Camden County responded to the Howard Johnson Hotel 832 N. Black Horse Pike in Blackwood for an active four alarm building fire. Responding officers observed heavy smoke and fire coming through the roof of the hotel. Gloucester Township Emergency Medical Services, the Gloucester Township Police Office of Emergency Management, and Camden County Office of Emergency Management were on location to assist guests. Approximately forty seven (47) guests were displaced from several hotel rooms. There were no reported... Read more →


Multiple Fire Alarm in Gloucester Township, Injured Person Hospitalized

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On June 5, 2021 at approximately 10:09 pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the Cherrywood Apartment Complex, 1200 Little Gloucester Rd., for a reported apartment fire, with a trapped resident. Arriving officers encountered heavy smoke in the upstairs apartment. Multiple Gloucester Township Fire Departments arrived and a female victim was located in a back bedroom. The victim was removed by firefighters and appeared to have severe burns to her feet and hands. The victim also appeared to be suffering from smoke inhalation. The Fire was contained to the bedroom and quickly extinguished. The victim was transported... Read more →


Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Medical Services Grant Recipients

CAMDEN, N.J. – May 19, 2021 – In honor of National First Responder Week, New Jersey American Water is proud to announce the recipients of its 11th Annual Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program. This year, 27 volunteer fire and EMS departments located within the company’s service areas have been chosen to receive grants, totaling over $45,000, which will be used to support initiatives, training and/or upgraded equipment to help the responders better protect themselves and the communities they serve. “We are proud to support these everyday heroes who provide essential emergency services to our communities,” said Denise... Read more →


6ABC Video: Wildfire Engulfs Bass River Forest in Little Egg Harbor Township

(WPVI Chopper 6 photo) Late Sunday evening the forest fire was blazing. LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MAY 18, 2021)--A fire that broke out Sunday afternoon around 4 PM in the Bass River Forest burned throughout the night and into Monday evening. Officials told WPVI the fire consumed 617 acres of land that splits between Ocean and Burlington counties. Fire officials at first estimated the fire burned about 900 acres on Sunday night, but were able to reassess Monday morning and reduced the number of acres destroyed. Monday at 11PM the wildfire was 75 percent contained, authorities said. Officials report... Read more →


NJ Politics: Polistina Blasts Mazzeo for not Supporting Local Police/Fire Depts.

ATLANTIC CITY NJ(April 25, 2021)--Local small businessman, former Assemblyman, and 2nd Legislative District State Senate Candidate Vince Polistina blasted Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, who chairs the Assembly State and Local Government Committee, for failing to secure critically needed funding for our local police and fire departments. In recent Facebook posts, the Pleasantville Fire Officers of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 4928 revealed their Fire Department had no choice but to take one of their fire engines off the street due to budget shortfalls – and it’s now been out of service for 72 hours. “Urban communities like Atlantic... Read more →


New Jersey news in Brief for Friday, April 23;

Quick Hits: Bill would allow burned-out police and firefighters to retire early Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law A-2562/S-1017, a bill that would allow police and firefighters with 20 years of experience and facing burnout from service amid the pandemic to retire. The benefit was previously only extended to police and firefighters at least 55 years old and with 20 years of experience. “This past year, we have asked our first responders to step up like never before as the coronavirus took more than 25,000 lives in our state,” Assemblyman Ron Dancer, R-Ocean, said in a news release. Bill aims... Read more →


Multi-Alarm Fire at the John Mansville Plant, Winslow

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Albert Einstein WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ (April 7, 2021)--Today, Wednesday, at 5:38 AM, the Winslow Township Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the warehouse section of the John Mansville Plant. Numerous mutual aid companies were dispatched to the scene to fight the fire. All employees have been accounted for without any apparent injuries. Fire crews are on scene continuing to overhaul the area along with fire investigators to determine a cause. Camden County Hazmat is on... Read more →


Spring Wildfire Season Has Begun in Maryland

Wildfire Danger Increases in Spring/Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions Maryland DNR photo Spring wildfire season has begun in Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents across the state to prepare and help prevent wildfires. Wildfire occurrence is highest in the spring and fall when forest fuels are the driest and weather conditions — warm, dry, and windy — are most conducive for the spread of fire. On days when this threat is most likely, the department will issue a “red flag” status. “The conditions that can make a pleasant spring day can unfortunately also help spread fires,”... Read more →


Nearly all of New Jersey’s wildfires are caused by people

DURING PEAK SEASON, FOLLOW EIGHT TIPS TO PREVENT WILDFIRES TRENTON – Mid-March through May is peak wildfire season in New Jersey. Nearly all of New Jersey’s wildfires are caused by people, through accidents, carelessness, negligence and even arson. In 2020 the Forest Fire Service responded to more than 1,000 wildfires, 12 of which were sparked by natural causes, such as lightning. In total, wildfires in New Jersey burned 4,796 acres of land last year. More information about wildfires is available on the new New Jersey Fire Danger Dashboard. Most wildfires are preventable. Here’s how you can help: Don’t discard cigarettes,... Read more →


Winslow Township Police Officer Rescues Fire Victim

SICKLERVILLE NJ(March 21, 2021)--Saturday, March 30 at approximately 9 AM while on routine patrol, Patrolman J. Ferren observed flames coming from the rear sliding door of a ground floor apartment at the Edgewood Acres Apartment complex in the Sicklerville section of Winslow Township. image courtesy of Depositphotos Patrolman Ferren immediately notified Central Communications to dispatch the Winslow Township Fire Department. Patrolman Ferren was able to gain entry through the front door of the apartment where he heard someone calling for help. He was able to make his way through the heavy smoke condition and locate an elderly victim laying on... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Forest Fire in Lakewood and Brick - Warning that Things Will Get Worse

Megan Steele | NJ Sierra Club A brush fire that broke out Sunday afternoon in Lakewood, NJ grew into a major forest fire by Sunday evening. The fire had damaged 30 homes and buildings and forced the Garden State Parkway to temporarily close from Exit 82 to Exit 91. As of Monday morning, Route 70 to the Garden State Parkway was still closed. The fire had spread to 170 acres. One firefighter has been reported as critically injured. “Our thoughts go out to those who have been injured or whose homes have been damaged from the fire. Although the fire... Read more →


Ocean State Job Lot’s First Responder Discount Week               

First Responders and Public Safety Professionals Save 25% During All First Responders - Current or Retired - with a Valid ID are Eligible North Kingstown, RI - (March 11, 2021) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), the region’s premier privately-held discount retail chain with 142 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, will offer a 25% discount for First Responders and Public Safety Professionals from March 18th through March 24th during First Responder Discount Week. OSJL provides an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (such as holiday, gardening, patio, pool and beach supplies),... Read more →


Meth Lab Found in Firefighter's House

Arizona multi-agency task force discover meth lab in firefighter residence SELLS, Ariz. – A Tohono O’odham Nation member and active firefighter was one of two people arrested Monday for operating a methamphetamine lab at a mobile-home located in the remote area of the Village of Santa Rosa following a probe by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and federal officers with the Native American Targeted Investigations of Violent Enterprises (NATIVE) Taskforce. Stephen Folson, 36, and Desiree Saraficio, 29, admitted to conspiring to possess and manufacture methamphetamine after federal agents searched their home. “Meth labs are basically ticking time bombs, waiting for a... Read more →


Howard Johnsons Hotel Heavily Damaged by Fire; No Injuries, Residents Displaced

BLENHEIM, NJ --March 3, 2021, at approximately 0333 Hrs. Gloucester Township Police Dispatch received several calls for a reported fire at the Howard Johnson Hotel, 832 North Black Horse Pike in the Blenheim Section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey. Arriving officers observed heavy fire from the roof. Officers began to evacuate occupants as numerous fire companies arrived on location. Multiple fire companies operated on the fire which incorporated 2 of the 3 buildings. The fire was placed under control at approximately 0530 hrs. There were no injuries and a numerous amount of residents were displaced. State Highway Rt. 168, The... Read more →


*Gloucester County Fire Academy Training Notice

Please make all checks and vouchers payable to Rowan College of South Jersey. Payment in full or department voucher must accompany registration to confirm and guarantee seating. No refunds, however, substitutions are permitted. Registration closes when class limit of 30 is reached. Registration form can be found at: https://www.rcsj.edu/fireacademy Read more →


*Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund Shirt Sale

The Camden County Hero Scholarship organization is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to start hosting its fundraising events again. With the uncertainty of the current pandemic, they are taking things one day at a time. In an effort to raise some money for their scholarship program they are selling T-shirts and sweatshirts. Dawn M. Ragan, Executive Director of the organization said, "We made a promise to help with the education of the children of our heroes that have given their lives in the line of duty. As well as to support our annual scholarship program for graduating high school seniors. The... Read more →


Why everyone should invest in bitcoin?

Throughout the most recent couple of months, I've seen a sharp ascent in the estimation of the bitcoin. I didn't have the foggiest idea what Wikipedia was and had never known about cryptocurrency a couple of months prior. Yet, with the new government and media consideration regarding digital currencies, they have grabbed everybody's eye. Cryptocurrency or all the more basically computerized cash is acquiring acknowledgment everywhere on the world as it makes exchanges quicker and less expensive. These exchanges are encoded and every exchange has its own signature or private key. As its worth and prominence develops, so does the... Read more →


Good News: Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation Distributes PPE to Deptford Police

Members of the Deptford Police Department recently picked up their PPE donation from the Ocean State Job Lot store located at 409 Almonesson Road in Deptford, NJ Recipients include first responders in all 142 communities in which OSJL operates North Kingstown, RI – January 12, 2021 - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has leveraged its global supply chain to provide hundreds of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare organizations and municipalities. In continuation of that effort, the Foundation is currently distributing more than $1.7 million worth of additional PPE to... Read more →


Resident Cited by Housing Office for Stockpiling Wood, Debris, and Unknown Substance on Roof

By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Part of the rain gutter is hanging down from the top roof soffit and is being held in place by a thin rope. There are numerous bags, of an unknown substance stored on the shed roof. The property has been in this condition for months according to neighbors. (CNBNews photo) (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 25, 2021)--A Monmouth Street resident living in the 800 unit block contacted us about a home in their neighborhood. They were concerned that the substance in the bags being stored on the roof along with the firewood and debris... Read more →


John "Doc" E. Cunningham, Sr., of Gloucester City, Retired Thermoseal Employee, Volunteer Fireman

On January 19, 2021, Age 73, of Gloucester City. Born in Camden, NJ he was the son of the late Walter and Alice (Britton) Cunningham. John is survived by his loving daughter, Melissa Anderson (Rob); cherished grandchildren, Angel, Christopher, John, Stephanie; brothers, Walter Cunningham, William Cunningham; sisters, Nancy Roscoe, Dolly Rotchford and Beatrice Cunningham; he is also predeceased by his wife, Patricia (McKernan) Cunningham and grandchildren, Christina and Joyce. John worked for 35 years as a fabricator with Thermoseal Industries in Gloucester City. He was an associate member of the Pine Grove Fire Association from1975 to 2007. Honoring his wishes,... Read more →


ATTENTION Volunteer Firemen/1st Responders, Apply Today for NJ American Water Grant

CAMDEN CITY N.J. (January 4, 2021) – Recognizing the bravery and commitment of volunteer firefighters and first responders, New Jersey American Water announces its 2021 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders (e.g., ambulance and first aid squads) located within the company’s service areas. “We are proud to continue to support the brave men and women who volunteer their time and risk their lives to protect our communities. This program is just one way we say thank you to these everyday heroes,” said Denise Venuti Free, director of Communications and External Affairs, New Jersey American Water. Grants may... Read more →


Donald Berman Abele, Sr. of Gloucester City; Retired Volunteer Fireman

Donald Berman Abele, Sr. Gloucester City – On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020. Age 73. Beloved husband of 51 years to Sharon D. (nee Billingham). Cherished father of Donald Jr. (Kelly), Shanie (Danny), Kyle Sr. (Agnieszka). Devoted grandfather of Kayla, Kaitlyn, Kyle Jr., Serena, Sydney, Donovan. Beloved brother of John (Linda), Identical Twin Ron (Rosetta) and Ed (Anne). Survived by former daughter-in-law Kelly (West) Abele. Predeceased by his parents, William and Florence Abele, his siblings, Vesta Reineck, William Jr., Mary Hunter and his father and mother-in-law, William and Mary Wilke. Survived by his many brothers and sisters in law and... Read more →


Doris E. Pulaski, of Brooklawn; Devoted Catholic, Member of Brooklawn Fire Dept. Ladies Aux.

Brooklawn – On December 21, 2020. Age 78. (Nee Zane) Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late William H. and Ruth E. (Wood) Zane. Loving and devoted mother of Joanne E. Pulaski. Beloved sister of Linda Shockley (John) and William B. Zane, she is also survived by nieces and nephews. Doris was also predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Pulaski on March 19, 2004 and her brother Stephen J. Zane in 2016. Doris resided in Brooklawn since 1976. She was a former Parishioner of St. Anne’s and St. Maurice R.C. Church. She is a member of... Read more →


A Labrador Retriever Stuck In An Icy Lake Cries Out For Help

A Fireman/EMT slides across an icy lake to save a dog in freezing water. Everyone thought the dog, named Chalie was OK, but suddenly he stopped breathing — and they had to figure out how to get him back FAST. Special thanks to Charlies Dog Rescue & @TheresaFireDepartment (https://www.facebook.com/TheresaFireD...) for this incredible rescue footage! For more, visit: http://thedo.do/charliesdogrescue. RELATED PETS ARE THE BEST DAWN WATSON PET TIPS Read more →


Bill "Bud" Harvey, Retired Gloucester City Fireman, Korean War Navy Veteran

William F. “Bud” Harvey William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucester City, NJ)(November 20, 2020)--Longtime Gloucester City resident William F. "Bud" Harvey passed away suddenly on November 18, 2020, at the age of 91. Bud was one of the first full-time Gloucester City firemen. An animal lover he always had a dog by his side throughout his life. Collies were one of his favorite. Most recently it was Angel, a mixed Chihuahua that he adopted. A man with a warm smile Mr. Harvey would go out of his way to help someone in need be they a friend or a... Read more →


November Coach Bingo Helps Families of Police, Fire, EMS Killed in the Line of Duty

Since we are unable to host our November Coach Bingo due to the current Pandemic, we are raffling off bags that we had previously purchased. A picture of the bags being raffled off is attached! 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 →


Gloucester Township PD Alert: Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

(GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ)(Nov. 1, 2020)--Gloucester Township Police and Fire Departments remind people of the simple, life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting the clocks back for daylight saving time. The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. This reinforces how important it is to take this time each year to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →


Gloucester City Fire Dept. Saves Home in the 400 Unit Block of Hudson Street

image courtesy of WPVI 6abc.com GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Nov. 1, 2020)--Gloucester City firefighters were called to a home in the 400 unit block of Hudson Street Saturday night at 11:45 PM, according to WPVI aka 6abc.com Smoke and flames were coming from the second floor of a two-story row home at the end of the block when the firefighters arrived on the scene. A person living in the home was able to escape unharmed. It took approximately 45 minutes to bring the fire under control. Firefighters were able to keep it contained to just the one house. RELATED: CATEGORY FIRE Read more →


First Responders Grant Program Offered by South Gas

FOLSOM, NJ, October 26, 2020 – South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), today announced the kick-off of its annual First Responders Grant Program. Through the program, SJI awards grants to provide critical support for operations conducted by first responder departments. All paid or volunteer fire, emergency medical services and police departments serving at least one of the municipalities in the South Jersey Gas service area are eligible to apply. To review the official rules and guidelines, including a complete list of municipalities in the service area, and to submit an application, please visit www.southjerseygas.com/community. All... Read more →


Brandon Adams Charged with Setting Camden City Fire; Two Men Died in the Cramer Street Fire

images courtesy of Fox29.com Camden City N.J. – A homeless man has been charged in connection with a fatal fire at a Camden apartment building on Sunday, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. Brandon Adams, 34, was charged with two counts of first-degree Felony Murder for committing an arson that caused the deaths of two men. The Camden County Police Department and Camden City Fire Department were called at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2020 for a fire at a three-story apartment building located on the 3400 block... Read more →