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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 →


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