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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... 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),... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Randell Paul, of Gloucester City, Medal of Valor Recipient, Past Volunteer Fireman

Randell Paul, of Gloucester, NJ, passed away on October 9, 2020 He was aged 52 years Legacy Known by his closest family and friends as "Bennie"; he was a graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 1986. Bennie was a volunteer member of Gloucester Heights Fire Department and rose to... Read more →


A New Ambulance for Bucks County Rescue Squad

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 19, 2020)--The Bucks County Rescue Squad is a non-profit organization serving Bristol Borough and approximately half of Bristol Township in Pennsylvania. This squad has long needed a new ambulance and was recently gifted a state-of-the-art vehicle that can accommodate basic and advanced life-support medical emergencies. photo courtesy of Levittownnow.com/ This... Read more →


Bob Sliwa, Brooklawn Councilman, Volunteer Fireman, U.S. Army Veteran, LL Coach and Umpire

Brooklawn – On October 15, 2020. Age 86. Loving and devoted husband of 65 years to Yvonne “Bonny” Sliwa. Loving father of Robert S. Sliwa, Jr. and his wife, Lisa. Cherished grandfather of Hayden Sliwa. Beloved brother of Edward Sliwa, Rita Dzomba and the late Marie DelaCour. Also survived by his... Read more →


Two Mizpah Volunteer Firemen Charged with official misconduct, conspiracy and theft

MAYS LANDING- Two members of the Mizpah Volunteer Fire Company are charged with official misconduct, conspiracy and theft, following the execution of a search warrant on Tuesday at the Mizpah Volunteer Fire Company in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Pursuant to an ongoing criminal investigation, led by... Read more →


New Information: Poor forest management, not climate change, to blame for wildfires

By Ted O'Neil | The Center Square (The Center Square) – As wildfires continue to ravage California and other western states, a new study from the Goldwater Institute in Arizona and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan sheds light on how poor forest management, not climate change that many... Read more →


Philadelphia Firefighters’ and Paramedics’ Union Endorse Trump; Praise His Strong Support for First Repsonders

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 1, 2020)--As President Trump defends our nation’s first responders from crippling budget cuts, the Philadelphia Firefighters' and Paramedics' Union, Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters endorsed his re-election. After the Obama-Biden Administration allowed for several Philadelphia fire companies to shut down, President Trump mobilized FEMA... Read more →


SAFETY TIPS: Safety Message For Homes That Have Golf Carts/Low Speed Vehicles

Important The following is an important safety message for anyone who may have golf carts/low speed vehicles plugged in at their residential properties. This message comes from Avalon Volunteer Fire Department Chief Edward Dean: To our golf cart style Low Speed Vehicle Owners: Under the right conditions and while charging the... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Is A Fire Alarm Going Off in NJ

West Coast Forest Fires NJ Sierra Club The West Coast is facing unprecedented forest fires that are still growing uncontrollably. Firefighters in California, Oregon, and Washington have been battling multiple fires throughout the state for nearly a month as hot, dry weather has fueled flames and created tinderbox conditions. More than... Read more →


$359K from the DHS for SJ Fire Departments.

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced $358,842 in federal grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for local fire departments. “Our first responders are more vital to us now than ever before, and this federal funding will help protect those who are keeping us... Read more →


Earl T. Fowler Sr., Gloucester City Fireman, Deputy Chief

Gloucester City – In the loving care of his family, Earl passed peacefully on August 19, 2020 at the age of 74. Loving and devoted husband of 24 years to Louise A. Fowler (nee Hickson). Loving father of Michelle and Thomas Quinn, Stephanie and John Bryszewski, Kimberly and Michael Morrell and... Read more →


Michael R. Miller, of Gloucester City, Volunteer Fireman

On August 13, 2020. Age 41. Of Gloucester City. Loving fiancé of Any Canning. Loving father of Ina Jean Miller, Hayley Mae Miller, Paisley Anne Miller and Michael Ray Miller, Jr. Beloved son of Russell Miller and Emma Mantooth. Beloved brother of Jennifer McDonald (Robby) and Nicholas Miller. Cherished uncle of... Read more →


Were You Injured in an Industrial Accident?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020An oil refinery is an industrial processing plant where crude oil is refined into a number of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, paraffin wax, asphalt, tar, and liquefied petroleum gas. Oil refineries are an important part of the American economy, and refineries offer a large number of... Read more →


Sicklerville House Catches Fire After Being Struck by Lighting; Family Displaced

Date: July 22, 2020 Incident Location: 100 block of Breckenridge Dr. Sicklerville GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (July 23, 2020)--On Wednesday July 22, 2020 at approximately 8:35 PM, the Gloucester Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a house in the 100 block of Breckenridge Dr. had been struck with lightning and... Read more →


FOREST FIRE ALERT:Pinelands Fire in Ocean County

(Jackson Township, NJ)(July 10, 2020)--Yesterday a forest fire started in Jackson Township in Ocean County. The fire has already burned at least 204 acres through the Colliers Mill Wildlife Management Area outside of Cassville. No roads have been closed, and the Department of Environmental Protection has reported that containment is at... Read more →


Kitchen Fire Displaces Sicklerville Family

Location: 5 Thisleton Road, Gloucester Township, NJ On July 3, 2020 at approximately 8:20 pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department's Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a house fire at 5 Thisleton Road in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township. Arriving Officers observed smoke coming from the interior of the... Read more →


Toxic Fumes from The Asphalt Tank Explosion Spread Throughout Gloucester City

DEP Needs to Hold Those Responsible Accountable GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -- An asphalt tank exploded and burst into flames early this morning in the 200 block of Water Street in Gloucester City. The asphalt tank, owned and operated by Blueknight Energy Partners, caught fire and exploded around 12:49am. The tank is... Read more →


Asphalt Tank Explodes at BlueKnight Plant

UPDATED The asphalt tank that was on fire The Gloucester City Fire Dept. is remaining on the site photo courtesy of CBSN Philly UPDATED: GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 30, 2020)--A huge fire broke out early this morning at the BlueKnight Asphalt plant, after an asphalt tanker exploded in flames. People in... Read more →


Are Mail-In Ballots A Good Idea? Morris Twp. Ballots Burned After Mail Truck Catches Fire

photo courtesy of Postal Times MORRIS TOWNSHIP NJ--A mail truck in Morris Township caught fire on Saturday and some vote-by-mail ballots being delivered to voters were destroyed, the New Jersey Globe has learned. The U.S. Postal Service notified Morris County election officials on Monday morning that an undetermined number of ballots... Read more →


Your Money: $169,000 in Federal Funding for NJ Firemen and First Responders

Monday, June 22, 2020 NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $169,200 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development grants and loans to support firefighters and first responders in Cape May and Ocean counties. Gloucestercitynews.net files “New Jersey’s firefighters and first responders put their lives... Read more →


OPEI Reminds Home & Business Owners to Keep Safety in Mind

Generator Safety: Follow manufacturer’s instructions and ensure proper ventilation ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Generators are critical during severe weather events, when the power can go out, as well as bringing power to remote job sites and in disaster recovery and emergencies. During hurricane season, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international... Read more →


Stanford Medicine offers new app to first responders

Stanford Medicine is offering high-priority COVID-19 testing and a new screening and informational app, built with the support of Apple, to local police, firefighters and paramedics. A new app, called the First Responder COVID-19 Guide, is designed to help first responders screen their symptoms and, if needed, schedule a testing appointment... Read more →


PEAK WILDFIRE SEASON UNDERWAY IN NJ

TRENTON - (APRIL 17, 2020)--Now that peak wildfire season is underway in New Jersey, the State Forest Fire Service is reminding residents how they can help to avoid forest fires, which are almost always caused by people. The Forest Fire Service also announced the outcome of its investigation into the cause... Read more →


Meet the First of Philadelphia's First Responders

PHILADELPHIA PA (April 16, 2020)--The Fire Communications Center (FCC) is the nerve center of the Philadelphia Fire Department — where 911 calls are answered, and where ambulances and fire companies are dispatched to emergencies across the city. FCC personnel serve as lifelines to everyone they speak with. Last year, the FCC... Read more →


Multi-Alarm Fire Damages Two Properties on Orange St.

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The fire started at 214 Orange Street, the unit next to it has water damage. (CNBNews photo) (GLOUCESTER CITY NJ)(April 1, 2020)--Gloucester City Fire Department (GCFD) was dispatched to the 200 unit block of Orange on Monday afternoon, March 31 for a dwelling fire. The... Read more →


Michael P. Murphy, of Runnemede, 66; Volunteer Fireman

Michael P. Murphy on March 15, of Runnemede, age 66. Beloved son of the late Robert C. and May Elinda (nee Lloyd) Murphy Sr. Devoted brother of Agnes Knee (Gerald), Robert C. Murphy Jr. (the late Patricia), Thomas J. Murphy, Richard P. Murphy, Teresa A. Murphy, and David P. Murphy. Dear... Read more →


Mrs. Yvonne A. Spadora, of Brooklawn

Yvonne A. Spadora Yvonne A. Spadora (nee Tomarchio), on March 5, 2020, of Brooklawn. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late Frank A. Devoted mother of Rosemarie Boulden (Herbert). Devoted grandmother of Scott Boulden (Deanne) and Natalie Alessio (Randy). Loving great grandmother of Francesco Alessio, Scott Boulden, Gianni Alessio and Samantha... Read more →


Two-Alarm Fire in Audubon; Parents at Cold Springs Upset; Giving Spirit Alive in GCity

BY William E. Cleary Sr. FIRE DESTROYS HOME IN AUDUBON--A home in the unit block of East Vassar Road, Audubon was destroyed by fire on Monday afternoon around 3 PM. Fire companies from Audubon, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Mount Ephraim, and Oaklyn responded to the two-alarm fire, reported the Courier Post.... Read more →


NJ State Forest Fire Service Prescribed Burn Program Underway

TRENTON -The State Forest Fire Service is setting prescribed burns around the state to help reduce forest undergrowth, vegetation and other materials that have the potential to fuel wildfires, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. Forest Fire Service personnel use best management practices and follow a plan... Read more →


*Comedy Night Beef & Beer April 3

The purpose of the Camden County Hero Scholarship and Camden County Detective's Association is to render financial and educational assistance to the surviving spouse and children who are left with little or no support, when a law enforcement officer, firefighter or emergency medical person loses his/her life or is totally and... Read more →


Authorities Search for Suspect Allegedly Behind Collingswood Home Invasion and Fire

Camden City, N.J.(February 23, 2020)-- – Investigators are searching for a man who reportedly broke into a Collingswood home, attacked one occupant and tied another victim up before setting the house on fire, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey. Firefighters responded to... Read more →


Firefighters Want to Know More About Proposed Pennsylvania Fire Commission

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square A Pennsylvania House committee is weighing a measure that seeks to make changes in how fire and emergency services are administered in the state. The Pennsylvania Legislature courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee took up House Bill... Read more →


Tabernacle Fire Co. Receives Grant from SJ Gas

TABERNACLE, NJ (February 18, 2020)----South Jersey Gas recently presented a $4,681 grant to Tabernacle Fire Company No. 1 as part of its First Responders Grant Program. Pictured, from left, is Lauren Hurtt, Supervisor of Government Affairs with South Jersey Gas presenting the check to Kate Holden, Al Freeman and Chief Andy... Read more →


Fire Destroys 70 Units at Somers Point Self-Storage Facility

mvitale January 30, 2020/https://www.somerspoint.com Firefighters put out hot spots Thursday afternoon at Sure Storage in Somers Point. (Photos courtesy Somers Point Fire Chief Jim Somers) By MADDY VITALE An early morning fire Thursday tore through a self-storage facility, Sure Storage, at 5 Chestnut Street, causing an explosion and the loss of... Read more →


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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →