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*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... 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... Read more →

Retired Somers Point Firefighter Gets Help From Community

MediaWizeJuly 25, 2019 Ocean City firefighters and the Somers Point community joined forces to help a retired firefighter get a new roof installed at no cost. By MADDY VITALE Ocean City firefighters are helping one of their own with home repairs and even the installation of a new roof. Jimmy Leone, 69, who retired from the Ocean City Fire Department... Read more →

Video: Paul Harvey's Tribute to Policemen and Firemen

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Paul Harvey (1918-2009) was a radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He gave the "Policeman" speech on talk radio nearly 40 years ago and it is known as one of his best speeches....Mr. Harvey's father inspired this speech....He was a police officer who was shot and killed while doing what police officers do every day. The text to the... Read more →

Donna J. Barcklow, Age 62, of Gloucester City; Brooklawn Fire Dept. Ladies Aux. Member

(Gloucester City, NJ)(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 12, 2019)--On July 9, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Seymour and Evelyn (Ziegenfuss) Darrow. She is survived by her loving husband, David P. Barcklow, Sr.; beloved children, Derrick (Vicky), Desiree (Amanda); grandchildren, David P. III, Riley, Michael, Devyn, Olivia and Ethan; brothers, Bud Massengale, Rich Massengale, Bruce Darrow, and her sister,... Read more →

GTPD Community Bulletin: Fireworks Safety 2019

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 4, 2019)--The Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) released the following information regarding fireworks safety. Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks. The National Safety Council advises everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals, and not to use any fireworks at home. They may be legal but they are not safe. In 2017,... Read more →

Early Morning Residential Structure Fire IN Erma; Causes Multi-Agency Response

ERMA (Gloucestercitynews.net)– The Lower Township Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Tabernacle Road for a reported structure fire today, Thursday, July 4, 2019, at approximately 3:33 a.m. Upon their arrival, the residence at 780 Tabernacle Road was fully engulfed. Patrol Officers met with the resident, William B. Beheler, who was outside the residence, standing in the driveway. Beheler... Read more →

GTPD Alert: Camden & Gloucester County OEMs Co-Sponsoring MARC

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--(Gloucestercitynews.net)--With the this recent rain we know that some residents in South Jersey have been devastated by the effects of the storm damage. #GTPD and the Office of Emergency Management want to share an upcoming event. This Sunday June 30th, 2019 Camden and Gloucester County OEMs will be co-sponsoring the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) at Gloucester City High... Read more →

21-Year-Old Man and a Juvenile Arrested for the Charles Bowen Complex & John Glenn Elementary School Fires

PINE HILL, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 28, 2019)The Pine Hill Police Department announced today that two individuals were taken into custody yesterday, Thursday and subsequently charged with intentionally setting fire to the playground equipment at the Charles Bowen Recreational Complex, in addition to defiant trespassing and creating dangerous conditions at the John H. Glenn Elementary School. The police released the following statement.... Read more →

Michael A. Ciriaco of Bellmawr, age 45, Volunteer Fireman

Michael A. “Moose” Ciriaco, on June 16, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 45. Beloved husband of Kelly (nee Walsh). Loving father of Brandon. Dear brother of Jessica Marino (Kurt) and Samuel Ciriaco (Linda). Son of the late Michael and Jean (nee Keys) Ciriaco. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Moose was a volunteer with Bellmawr Volunteer Fire Co. #1 for... Read more →

Former Delran Emergency Squad Chief Sentenced for Insurance Fraud, Tampering with Public Records

CINNAMINSON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 17, 2019)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the former chief of the CNBNews image files Delran Emergency Squad was sentenced today to 30 days in the Burlington County Jail for falsifying patient care reports and then submitting the fabricated records to insurance providers as part of a scheme to collect money for services that were not... Read more →

Howard A. Shomo Jr. Bellmawr, age 65; Police Officer & Volunteer Fireman

(gloucestercitynews.net)(May 28, 2019)--Howard A. Shomo, Jr., 65, of Bellmawr passed away Monday, May 20, 2019. He started his career in law enforcement with the Brooklawn Police Department as a Police Officer where he went on to Westville Police Department, retiring as Sergeant after 26 years of service. As teenager and early adulthood he was a volunteer firefighter with Niagara Fire... Read more →

Philadelphia Veteran paramedic honored as EMS Provider of the Year

Christian Apelt PHILADELPHIA, PA The Philadelphia Fire Department recognized Paramedic Christian Apelt as the EMS Provider of the Year in a ceremony on Monday, May 20 at Fireman’s Hall Museum. Apelt, a 15-year veteran of the PFD, has been teaching life-saving skills at the Fire Academy for the past seven years to firefighter recruits as well as fellow paramedics and... Read more →

Former Delran Emergency Squad Chief Pleads Guilty

to Insurance Fraud, Tampering with Public Records Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the former chief of the Delran Emergency Squad admitted in Superior Court yesterday to falsifying patient care reports and then submitting the fabricated records to insurance providers as part of a scheme to collect money for services that were not billable. Under an agreement with the... Read more →

Four Homes Destroyed by Fire in Gloucester Twp.; Two Families Displaced

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP—Sunday, April 28, 2019 at approximately 6:07 PM, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to Yorkshire Court located in the Brittany Woods Townhome Development of Gloucester Township for a report of a dwelling fire. Gloucester Township Police units arrived and observed heavy smoke coming from the front of the residence and active fire coming from the rear second floor... Read more →

Blue Monkey Tavern & Niagara Fire Company to Host 2019 SpringFest

Supporting Merchantville’s Niagara Fire Company & Local First Responders Merchantville, NJ – On Saturday, April 27, Blue Monkey Tavern and the Niagara Fire Company are hosting their 2019 SpringFest from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Blue Monkey Tavern 2 South Centre Street, Merchantville, NJ. In its 11th year, the annual beer and wine festival will feature tastings of 70+... Read more →


WILDFIRE PREVENTION TECHNIQUES GARNER NATIONAL ATTENTION TRENTON - The State Forest Fire Service is receiving national attention for its proactive approaches to reducing wildfire risk, protecting habitats and teaching those innovative techniques to experts that visit New Jersey to study fire behavior, the Department of Environmental Protection announced. The growing recognition furthers New Jersey's reputation as a national environmental leader... Read more →

James J. Jombe, of Bellmawr, 74, Long Career as a Fireman

James J. Jombe, on April 16, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 74. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Buscio). Devoted father of the late Sharon M. Loving grandfather of Stacey, Richelle, and Ryan and great grandfather of Jayson and Bryanna. Dear brother of Janet and the late Joseph. Jim loved to share his love of trains with his nieces and nephews. Jim... Read more →

DNREC Environmental Crimes Unit arrests two men for illegal burning in Felton area

FELTON (April 9, 2019) – Natural Resources Police Officers with DNREC's Environmental Crimes Unit arrested two Kent County men April 4 on multiple illegal burning charges related to a fire in the Felton area. DNREC ECU officers responded at the request of the Felton Fire Company to investigate a large fire at a property on Sandtown Road, with fire companies... Read more →

Brooklawn Fire Company Ladies Aux. Designer Bag Bingo, Saturday, April 13

image Pinterest Brooklawn Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary is sponsoring a designer bag bingo Saturday April 13, 2019 at the Brooklawn Fire House. Doors open 6:15 pm, bingo starts 7 pm. No one under age 18 admitted. Admission $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Includes 10 bingo games. Tables of 8 may be reserved in advance. Contact brooklawnladiesauxiliary@yahoo.com or call/text... Read more →


TRENTON - A wildfire that consumed 11,638 acres of lands in the Pinelands region of New Jersey is fully contained and all roads around the fire are open, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. The fire, one of the largest in recent New Jersey history, occurred Saturday in a remote section of Penn State Forest, in... Read more →

Statement from New Jersey Governor Murphy on Forest Fire in the Pinelands

A fire tore through 8,000 acres of the Pinelands on Saturday and Sunday. Ocean County Sheriff / provided TRENTON, NJ (April 1, 2019)--“The forest fire in Ocean and Burlington Counties covers 10,000 acres and is currently 75 percent contained. First responders are working quickly to limit further expansion. The cause is under investigation and we remind all of those in... Read more →

Funeral arrangements announced for Philadelphia Firefighter Michael Bernstein

Michael Bernstein PHILADELPHIA, PA--The Fire Department has announced funeral arrangements for Firefighter Michael Bernstein, who died on March 20 after experiencing a medical emergency while on duty. Viewing Monday, March 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. John F. Givnish Funeral Home 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia Procession Tuesday, March 26 Departs at approximately 8:45 a.m. from Engine 22 at Academy... Read more →

60 Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department are Promoted

gloucestercitynews.net | March 10, 2019 The Philadelphia Fire Department recognized more than 60 newly promoted members and honored several partner agencies on Friday at its semi-annual Promotion & Awards Ceremony at the Temple University Performing Arts Center. “I’m very honored to have this opportunity today to promote so many members – more than 375 combined years of experience,” said Fire... Read more →

Late Evening Blaze Damages Blackwood Residence

Advisory gloucestercitynews.net | March 9, 2019 BLACKWOOD, NJ --On 3/8/2019, at approximately 23:07 PM, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded for a report of an active dwelling fire on the unit block of Evergreen Ave. Blackwood. Gloucester Township Police units arrived to find heavy fire coming from the roof. Gloucester Township Fire and EMS units responded quickly placing the fire... Read more →