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Atlantic City Electric Donates Smoke Alarms

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Oct. 9, 2018) – 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 19th year Atlantic City Electric has donated these important life-saving devices. “Nothing is more important to us than the safety our customers, communities and employees,” said Gary Stockbridge, Atlantic City Electric region president. “With these donations, we are making an immediate difference in household and building safety for residents in South Jersey. It’s great to be a part of a program that strengthens our partnership with local emergency service providers and delivers on our commitment to our communities.” Since 2000, Atlantic City Electric has worked with... Read more →

Multi-Alarm Fire in Laurel Springs; No Injuries

CNBNews graphics file LAUREL SPRINGS, NJ (October 4, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Earlier today, at 12:29AM, Gloucester Township Police received a 911 call of smoke coming from 120 Florence Avenue, Laurel Springs. Upon arrival, officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department observed heavy smoke from the first floor of the residence. The residents were evacuated prior to police arrival. Fire Departments from Chews Landing, Lindenwold, and Runnemede arrived on location and extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Chews Landing Fire Marshal, Camden County Fire Marshal, New Jersey State Fire Marshal, and the Gloucester Township Police Department. Read more →

Five South Jersey Fire Departments Receive Over $800 Thousand in Federal Grants

CNBNews graphics file CHERRY HILL, NJ (October 2, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-– Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that five South Jersey Fire Departments have been awarded $827,558 total in Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This federal funding will allow the departments to hire more firefighters, buy new equipment and enhance safety measures. “This federal funding will help protect those who are protecting us,” said Congressman Donald Norcross. “These grants will allow our local departments to hire more firefighters and ensure our first responders have the equipment they need to best serve our communities day in and day out. We must do all we can to keep our firehouses well-staffed and keep our firefighters as safe as possible when they... Read more →

*17th Annual Heroes To Hero Memorial 5K Run/ Walk October 13, 2018!

5K Run/Walk — USATF Certified Race to honor three fallen firefighters — Tom Stewart, III, Chief James Sylvester and Deputy Chief John West, who gave their lives in the line of duty trying to save three little girls in a fire in Gloucester City on July 4, 2002. Race Start Time — 9:00 am SHARP Results board posted immediately. Awards Ceremony to follow at 10:15am — Gloucester City Fire Headquarters. Must be present to receive awards. ONLINE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Gloucester/HEROESTOHEROMEMORIALSCHOLARSHIP5KRUNWALK Early Registration/ Packet Pick-Up; Friday, 10/12/18 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Gloucester City Fire Headquarters 1 N. King Street, Gloucester City,NJ. Race Day Registration; Saturday, 10/13/18 7:00 am to 8:00 am at Gloucester City Fire Headquarters 1 N.King Street, Gloucester City,NJ. NO MAIL-IN... Read more →

*Blue Saturday at Pine Valley Trap Club

Get your teams together and come out for a fun day, to support the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund! Show your support of our first responders and their families!! Blue Saturday at Pine Valley Trap Club Saturday, October 6th – 10am 166 Watsontown New Freedom Road, Berlin Come out and join the members of Pine Valley Trap Club for a fun filled day in support of our first responders. A portion of target proceeds and all grill proceeds will benefit the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund. No pre-registration necessary. Bring your own shotgun and ammo – 50 targets for $12 *Green Bird wins a free round *Old fashioned Turkey Shoot, we provide the shells, most pellets on target wins. *50/50 Raffle *Equipment Displays – Police,... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Officers Assist Fire Department With Broken Ferris Wheel Rescue

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (September 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--While working today's Camden County Fair, officers were approached by an employee, stating that a Ferris Wheel had malfunctioned and there were several riders stuck. Upon arrival officers observed employees attempting to reactive the ride, and there appeared to be four occupied seats. The occupied seats were at various heights, with one at the top of the ride, approximately 40 feet off the ground. Local fire departments arrived and utilizing a tower ladder, were able to rescue 7 riders who were reunited with their families. Throughout the incident, all riders remained calm, and were in good spirits. It took approximately 30 minutes to rescue all the riders, there were no injuries reported. The ride had been inspected earlier in the... Read more →

Philadelphia Fire Dept. Receives $20M Grant

CNBNews graphics file PHILADELPHIA PA (September 22, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD) has been awarded nearly $20 million in federal funds that will enable the department to hire 120 new firefighters; provide incident command training; and improve its shipboard firefighting and water rescue capabilities. “This critical funding will allow the PFD to better protect the City of Philadelphia 24x7x365,” said Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel. “These new positions, training, and equipment will allow us to respond more effectively, and safely, to all types of emergencies across our city.” The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded three competitive grants to the PFD: $16.6 million to hire 120 firefighters. This grant, which comes through a national program known as SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response), will... Read more →

School Bus Fire in Westville

WESTVILLE NJ (September 15, 2018)(Courier Post)- A blown-out tire led to a quick-moving bus fire that quickly consumed the vehicle Thursday morning, officials said. The driver was the only person on board, and no one was injured, said Debra Sellitto, spokesperson for Gloucester County. The owner of the Piston Diner might have been the first to notice the bus stopped in front of his restaurant was in trouble. "Move to the other side!" he shouted to the bus driver, the only person aboard the vehicle. "There's a fire!" Dervis Akturk called 911 from outside his diner on Crown Point Road as smoke poured from the bottom of the bus, eventually enveloping the whole vehicle and extending into the sky. The blowout started a fire in... Read more →

Menendez, Booker, Norcross Announce Federal Homeland Security Grant to Hire More Firemen

CNBNews graphics file WASHINGTON, DC (September 15, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)– Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), co-chair of the House Fire Services Caucus, today announced that the Passaic Fire Department has been awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for $1,212,209. It will be used to add eight firefighters to the department, bolstering Passaic’s firefighting capabilities. “New Jersey firefighters risk their lives to protect ours – the very least we can do is ensure that they are fully prepared and equipped to protect themselves, and that their departments are adequately staffed to keep our communities safe.” said Sen. Menendez. “I am proud of Passaic’s firefighters for all... Read more →

Customs and Border Protection is Hosting a Resource and Career Fair in Philadelphia

CNBNews graphics file PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the nation’s border security agency, is hosting an employment resource and career fair September 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the U.S. Custom House, 200 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. CBP is hiring CBP officers and Border Patrol agents for positions across the country. Officers and agents detect and prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States, enforce customs and immigration laws and regulations, and prevent the illegal trafficking of humans, narcotics and other contraband into the U.S. CBP officers work at our nation’s 328 air, land and sea ports of entry, and at preclearance stations and embassies overseas. Border Patrol agents secure our international land border and coastal waters between the... Read more →


FOLLOWING SIGNING OF LEGISLATION BY GOVERNOR MURPHY TRENTON - The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is developing new guidelines for prescribed burning following the signing of legislation by Governor Phil Murphy providing the service with more tools to conduct these operations that are critical to protection of public safety and forest-health management. "The legislation the Governor signed last week provides the Forest Fire Service with more flexibility in determining the objectives of prescribed burns and provides clearer goals for owners of private property and nonprofits to utilize controlled burns to manage the health of ecosystems," said Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe. Every year, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service has a goal of setting prescribed burns on about 20,000 acres of state-owned... Read more →

Careless Smoking Sparks Fire in Garage And Mulch Bed, Deemed Suspicious

CNBNews graphics file GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (August 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On 8/25/2018, at approximately 11:45 P.M., the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the 100 block of Gray Pebble Circle for a reported house fire. All occupants were safely removed from the residence and the fire was quickly extinguished by the Erial Fire Department (Station 86). The fire was deemed non suspicious and caused by careless smoking. On 8/26/2018, at approximately 11:33 A.M., The Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the 100 block of Scenic Point Circle, Sicklerville, which is also located within the Cobblestone Development for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, no active fire was found. However, officers found evidence of a fire located in a mulch bed outside the residence. No occupants were home... Read more →

Obituary | Rudolph M. Elicic of W. Collingswood Hts., Retired Fireman

Rudolph M. Elicic, on August 23, 2018, of W. Collingswood Hts. Age 69. Beloved husband of 46 years to Michele (nee Nardone). Devoted father of Jennifer Walls. Loving grandfather of Sebastian Walls. Also survived by many other loving family members. Mr. Elicic was a retired W. Collingswood Hts. firefighter. He retired as a mechanic for Holman Toyota in Mt. Laurel. Mr. Elicic enjoyed computer gaming. There will be a viewing from 6 to 8pm Sunday eve and 10 to 11am Monday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 11am Monday at the funeral home. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mr. Elicic’s memory to Penn Medicine Oncology Dept., 1865 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill,... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: US Senator Bob Menendez Winning for Firefighters

When firefighters run toward a burning building, they don’t ask if Democrats or Republicans are inside. They strive to protect all of us. And when first responders need our help in Washington, I believe we must do the same. I fought for firefighters, and I won. My Firefighter Cancer Registry Act is now law. These days, there’s a lot of talk about how tough it is to get things done in Washington. About how Democrats and Republicans just can’t seem to come together and make progress on the things the American people care about. It’s frustrating. Especially when there is so much work to be done. That’s why I am exceptionally proud to let you know that Senators from both sides of the aisle –... Read more →


CNBNews graphics file LAKEWOOD, NJ (CNBNewsnet)The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Unit and the Lakewood Police Department are continuing the investigation into the Lexington Avenue Apartments fire. The scene examination conducted by the above partnering agencies, with assistance from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CIU and Fire Marshals Office, determined that the fire was intentionally set. As reported prior, on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 11:27 pm, the Lakewood Police and Fire Departments were dispatched for a structure fire at 601 Lexington Avenue. The rooming house fire was contained to the front wall of the 3 story rooming house and would ultimately displace 29 adults and 8 children who were evacuated from the building. Today the partnering agencies are asking anyone with information regarding the... Read more →

Maryland Wildfire Crew Heads to Northern Rockies

Team Battling Tenmile Fire in Montana Members of MDS #2 Maryland has assembled and mobilized its second crew of wildland firefighters to battle raging wildfires in the Western United States, as part of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Maryland State (MDS) #2 has been dispatched to battle the Tenmile Fire, which is burning about 372 acres (zero percent contained) in the Kootenai National Forest in Northwest Montana. The 20-person crew arrived today in Missoula, Montana. MDS #2 consists of 14 representatives from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, including seven full-time and seven seasonal employees from the Maryland Forest Service, Maryland Park Service and Wildlife and Heritage Service. They join an additional 160 people assigned to the Tenmile Fire... Read more →

How South Jersey firefighters seek to prevent suicides among their own

MOLLY BILINSKI Staff Writer Press of Atlantic City image courtesy of YouTube Peggy Mallen-Walczak sat on the couch in her Egg Harbor Township home Wednesday afternoon, flipping through a binder full of certificates her son, Albert “Albie” Mallen Jr., had earned over his 20 years as an Atlantic City firefighter. There were certificates for first aid and first-responder training, “but there’s no mental health,” she said. Albie died June 26, 2017, after he was struck on the tracks of an Atlantic City Rail Line train through Galloway Township. He was 45, and one of 103 firefighters to die by suicide nationally in 2017. Last year, the number of firefighter suicides outnumbered the 93 firefighters who died in the line of duty, according to the Ruderman... Read more →

Menendez, Booker Announce $86K In Federal Funding to Enhance Firefighter Operations

and Safety Efforts in Tabernacle Fire Dept. CNBNews graphics file WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 2, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)— U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $86,667 in federal funding by the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for the Tabernacle Rescue Squad in Tabernacle, NJ. “The brave and selfless first responders throughout New Jersey put their lives at risk every day to protect the safety and well-being of our families, and they deserve to have the best resources and training to keep themselves and our communities safe”, said Sen. Menendez. “Our access to federal funding helps guarantee the constant development and growth of our state programs, specifically our emergency response programs. I will continue fighting to bring these federal grants to the great... Read more →

Cabin City Motel Fire; No Injuries

photo courtesy of Trip Advisor ERMA NJ (July 17, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Upon arrival of Lower Township officers to the scene of the Cabin City Motel, located at 756 Route 9, Erma, NJ; rooms 8 and 9 of the motel were fully engulfed in flames, with heavy smoke showing. Ptlm. Scheid, SRO Barcas and Sgt. Smith began to evacuate the motel and the rear cottages. For safety reasons, Route 9 was shut down Northbound at Route 109. Multiple local fire companies arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. Several rescue squads also arrived to assist as well. The owner of the Cabin City Motel, Timothy Lee, was on scene and provided the officers the name of the tenant of room 8, where the fire started. Lower Township Police... Read more →


image courtesy of WPVI Channel 6 (NEWFIELD NJ)(July 13, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, the county Fire Marshal, and the county Medical Examiner’s Office have made findings about the cause and origin of a July 7 explosion in a house in Newfield, NJ and the deaths of a husband and wife in the house at the time. The cause of the explosion was found by the Fire Marshal to be natural gas and the origin has been listed as undetermined due to numerous possible sources of ignition. The cause of death of Carole Paladino (DOB 5/16/46) was found by the Medical Examiner to be multiple blunt trauma and the manner of death was determined to be accidental. The cause of death of John Paladino (DOB... Read more →

Lower Township Police Respond to Jeep Fire

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (July 10, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On July 8th, 2018 at approximately 09:08 a.m. Lower Township Police responded to the intersection of Bayshore and Fishing Creek Road for a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival the vehicle, a 1990 red in color Jeep Wrangler, was fully engulfed in flames. Investigation revealed the driver had pulled over because the vehicle was smoking heavily from underneath. The driver stated that after he pulled over his Jeep started to catch fire from what he believed was a loose fuel line. The vehicle became fully engulfed before the arrival of Villas Fire Company, who extinguished the fire without further incident. No one was injured from the incident and the vehicle was then towed from the scene. Address/Location Lower Township Police Department... Read more →

Maryland Fire Crew Mobilized to Combat Wildfires Out West

July 6, 2018 Department Deploys First Crew of 2018 Season Maryland has dispatched a 20-person fire crew to battle wildfires in the western United States. Maryland State (MDS) #1 mobilized July 6 at the Madonna Ranger Station in Harford County. The unit will join five other crews from the mid-Atlantic at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, where they will receive their assignments. MDS #1 consists of 17 representatives from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and three volunteers from local fire departments. The wildland fire crew includes eight firefighters from the Maryland Forest Service, six from the Maryland Park Service, two from the Wildlife and Heritage Service and one employee from Human Resource Service. The National Interagency Fire Center is the nation’s... Read more →

GTPD Requesting Community’s Assistance With Helping To Identify Possible Suspect In Reference to Suspicious Fires

image provided GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (June 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester Township Police Department, in partnership with local and county Fire Marshals and the Camden County Prosecutors Office are investigating four suspicious fires to several townhouses under construction on Iron Gate Road in the Erial Section of Gloucester Township. The fires occurred on September 29th 2017, November 27th 2017, January 3rd 2018 and June 26, 2018. It appears the fires are set in the early morning, prior to day break. The fires appear to be intentionally set. The Gloucester Township Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying a possible suspect. If anyone has any information on the suspicious fires please call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip... Read more →

Authorities Investigating Suspicious Fire in Gloucester Township

CNBNews graphics file GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (June 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at approximately 2:52 AM, a security guard working in the Iron Gate development contacted the Gloucester Township Police Department to report flames coming from the rear of several townhomes on Iron Gate Road in Gloucester Township, located at Jarvis and Williamstown Roads. Three adjoining unoccupied townhomes were damaged. No injuries reported at this time. Fire departments from Gloucester Township districts 83, 84, 85 and 86 along with Pine Hill and Winslow Township responded to the scene. The fire was deemed suspicious at this time and is being investigated by the Camden County and local Fire Marshals, the Gloucester Township Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutors Office. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department... Read more →

Camden County Freeholder Young Calls on State to Restore 9-1-1 Funding

(Trenton, NJ) – Today, Camden County Freeholder Jonathan Young joined the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) and the New Jersey Wireless Association (NJWA) in Trenton urging state leaders to comply with federal guidelines and restore critical 9-1-1 dollars to county and municipal dispatch centers better known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs.) “More than a decade ago, a pragmatic plan was put into place that created a fund to support 9-1-1 services in the state through a 90-cent surcharge on individual wireless bills and VOIP users creating a proactive revenue stream to provide upgrades in an ever-evolving technology,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Safety. “Conceivably, the majority of the surcharge collected by the wireless carriers should be... Read more →

Kayak Fisherman Describes Spending 17 Hours Treading Water off Long Island Sound (VIDEO)

Mike Diaz, a kayak fisherman, describes spending 17 hours treading water and fighting the tides of Long Island Sound after his kayak capsized. Diaz credits his life jacket with his survival. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) (June 21, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--For 12 years, Mike Diaz fished the waters of Long Island Sound from his kayak. He ventured out, escaping the bustle of Long Island to explore and maybe catch a fluke, porgy, striped bass, or sea robin. Throwing on his life jacket was part of his routine. Just as he wouldn’t forget his fishing pole or bait, he never forgot his life jacket. On Oct. 7, 2017, Diaz set out on a late season trip, launching from his usual spot at... Read more →

Gloucester Twp. Mayor Announces Donation of Used Firefighting Equipment to Countries in Need

photo provided Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer, officials from the Gloucester Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Chews Landing Fire Company, and the Blackwood Fire Company held a press conference earlier announcing the donation of used firefighting equipment to the 911 Fund, to be used by firefighters in disadvantaged nations who are in need of this life saving equipment. All of the donated equipment has been used by Gloucester Township firefighters, and has been replaced with safer and more modern equipment. Gloucester Township OEM will be donating eight (8) used Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), nine (9) SCBA air cylinders, and four (4) EMS backboards. The Chews Landing Fire Company and Gloucester Township Fire District #2 will be donating six (6) sets of firefighter... Read more →

Gloucester Township Announces Donation of Used Firefighting Equipment to Countries in Need

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (June 18,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer, officials from the Gloucester Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Chews Landing Fire Company, and the Blackwood Fire Company will be holding a press conference announcing the donation of used firefighting equipment to the 911 Fund, to be used by firefighters in disadvantaged nations who are in need of this life saving equipment. All of the donated equipment has been used by Gloucester Township firefighters, and has been replaced with safer and more modern equipment. Gloucester Township OEM will be donating eight (8) used Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), nine (9) SCBA air cylinders, and four (4) EMS backboards. The Chews Landing Fire Company and Gloucester Township Fire District #2 will be donating six (6)... Read more →

Michael P. “Hopper” Waters, Sr. of Audubon; Retired Camden City Firefighter

CNBNews graphics file Audubon NJ- On June 1, 2018. Age 59. Formerly of Fairview. Loving husband of Jean Waters (nee Smith). Loving father of Kelly Waters, Michael P. Waters, Jr., Ashley Paradiso, Nicholas Paradiso and Courtney DiPaolo. Cherished grandfather of Keira and Tyler “Buddy” Epley. Son of the late Howard and Dorothy Waters. Beloved brother of the late Howard Waters (surv. Vonnie), Carol Ann Marshall (Dave), Dorothy Rouh, Thomas Waters (Lydia) and Patricia Smith (George). Also survived by 22 nieces and nephews. Hopper was a graduate of Camden County VoTech in Pennsauken and was a retired Camden City Firefighter from Ladder 2 after 24 years of service. Relatives, friends and current and retired Camden City Firefighters are invited to his viewing on Thursday, June 7th... Read more →

4th Annual Poker Run; In Honor and Memory of Gene Dannenfelser

Please join us in visiting various firehouses in Camden County to honor our friend and Past President – Gene Dannenfelser! Event shirts honoring Gene are also available – Shirts are available in adult sizes only – Med, Large, X-Large and XX-Large ORDER TODAY! Gene Dannenfelser was born November 17, 1957. He dedicated his life to Public Service. He retired as Deputy Chief - Camden County Fire Marshal. He was also a life member and past Chief of Haddon Heights Fire Department. Gene served as President of the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund for many years. His dedication to public safety continued when he was sent to Ground Zero for rescue and recovery efforts. Gene lost a courageous battle with 9/11 related lung cancer on November... Read more →

Multi-Alarm Car Fire on Walt Whitman Bridge

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 6, 2018)-- The Gloucester City Fire Department on Saturday, May 6 responded to the Walt Whitman Bridge at 3:18am. Battalion 504 & Squad 51 along with Rescue 1 (Camden City), and Engine 49/Ladder 27 (Philadelphia) responded to the Walt Whitman Bridge for a Rescue Assignment involving a motor vehicle accident and was reportedly on fire. The occupant was rescued from the vehicle and transported with serious injuries. The vehicle was extinguished with no injuries to first responders. source Gloucester City Fire Department Read more →

Early Morning Fire Displaces Gloucester Township Family

photo provided GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (May 5, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On Saturday May 5th at approximately 4:48AM the Gloucester Township Police responded to the 700 block of Upton Way for a report of flames coming from a garage. Upon officers arrival, the garage and basement were fully engulfed with flames. Fire departments responded from Chews Landing, Magnolia, Bellmawr, Deptford, Somerdale and Hi Nella and a short time later placed the fire under control. The GTEMS also responded and treated two firefighters for minor injuries and they declined any further medical care. Gloucester Township OEM and the Red Cross assisted the displaced family. This is a reminder to check your batteries in your smoke detectors and make sure they are operational. Smoke alarms are a key part of a... Read more →

Coast Guard honors N.J. Regional Fireboat Task Force

Various New Jersey fire-boats travel along the Hudson river during a ceremonial “Blessing of the Fleet” event near Weehawken, N.J., May 1, 2018. The event honored the firefighters and their leadership, who along with the Coast Guard, collaborated to establish the task force. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) NEW YORK (May 2, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)- – The Coast Guard honored one of the nation’s first regionalized cooperative fireboat task force at a ceremonial “Blessing of the Fleet” event on Tuesday morning. The event honored the firefighters and their leadership, who along with the Coast Guard, collaborated to establish the task force. Established by U.S Coast Guard Sector New York and a partnership of 12 New Jersey Fire Departments located in five... Read more →

Coast Guard responds to fuel spill near Bayonne, New Jersey

NEW YORK NY (April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)- - The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a spill of marine diesel fuel at the APM Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey, Wednesday afternoon. APM Terminal notified the National Response Center that the fuel spilled into Newark Bay while a ship was refueling pier-side at the terminal. The source of the spill has been secured and Coast Guard pollution responders are now on scene. Commercial clean-up crews have deployed boom to contain as much of the fuel as possible, while simultaneously recovering product from the waterway. Coast Guard marine inspectors are also on scene to assess the condition of the vessels involved and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is providing trajectory models to assist in the... Read more →

Multiple Alarm Fire in Gloucester City

photos courtesy of the Westville Volunteer Fire Department GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—A multiple alarm fire broke out at 18 South Sussex Street, Gloucester City at 12:54 AM. The Westville Fire Department described what happened when they arrived to assist the Gloucester City Fire Department on their Facebook page: This morning at 0054 Hrs, Ladder Company 736 and Chief 701, staffed with eight volunteers, responded into Gloucester City for an All-Hands Dwelling Fire at 18 South Sussex Street. Battalion 504 and Quint 51 arrived to find heavy fire in the rear of an occupied 2 1/2 Story dwelling spreading to 16 South Sussex Street. Squad 16 secured a second water source, Rescue 32 acted as the RIT, Engine 52 (Career Recall) and Camden City... Read more →

Oil Tanker Catches Fire in Cape May County Airport Complex-Entrance now open

LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ (CNBNewsnet) On Thursday, April 19 at approximately 13:04hrs the Lower Township Police Department responded to the Cape May County Airport for a report of an Oil Tanker on fire. Officer Kaitlin Black arrived on scene and immediately began evacuating the immediate area. The entrance to the Airport was blocked off and the Erma Volunteer Fire Company arrived on scene to extinguish the fire. Due to the Fire Departments swift response, the fire was quickly extinguished. The Oil Tanker and an additional vehicle that was parked next to the Tanker sustained major damage. Additionally, an electric pole and transformer owned by Atlantic City Electric also sustained damage. There are no reported injuries at the time of this release. Address/Location Lower Township Police Department... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Good News, Bellmawr Fire Department ISO Rating Upgraded to Class 3

Related: Fire To the Residents and Business owners, The Insurance Service Office (ISO) recently completed a re-evaluation on the quality of fire protection for the Borough of Bellmawr provided by the Bellmawr Fire Department; the evaluation period covered the last 3 years. The analysis reviews in depth the following: Emergency Communications (emergency reporting and dispatch systems and their capabilities) Fire Department Operations (equipment, staffing, training, response times, facilities, equipment maintenance and testing, record keeping) Water Supply Systems (amount of water available for firefighting, inspection and flow testing and maintenance of fire hydrants) Fire Risk Reduction Efforts (fire prevention codes and enforcement, public fire safety education, fire investigations) ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) grading scale ranges from a Class 1, which denotes “superior property protection” to... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department Responds to Car Fire on Kings Highway

UPDATED photos credit Mount Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department MOUNT EPHRAIM NJ (April 19, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Mount Ephraim Volunteer Firefighters were called out to the 100 unit block of Kings Highway on April 18 at 11:24 PM for wires burning in a tree. While responding the primary wire burnt through and fell to the ground, remaining energized. Due to the wire still being live the firefighters had to wait for PSE&G to secure the power so they could safely extinguish the fire At this time the cause of the fire is not known. There were no injuries reported. Mount Ephraim Fire Department would like to thank the Haddon Heights Fire and Police departments, Barrington EMS and Mt Ephraim Police Department for the assistance in bringing this incident under... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Volunteer Fire Dept. Kept Busy this Month with Fires, Traffic Accidents and Parade

Mt. Ephraim Volunteers (Squad 45) at a Ferry Avenue second alarm Fire in Camden City April 14 on Ferry Ave. Photo provided by Bob Chester. MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (April 18, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Mount Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department has been kept busy in April with traffic accidents, fires and the Little League parade. The following statement and photos are from the Department's Facebook page. Nice work this past Saturday April 14th by your Volunteer firefighters. They started out the day bright and early with making the hoagies for our monthly hoagie sale and then providing the 2 engines for the annual opening day parade for Mt Ephraim Baseball and Softball Leagues. As the volunteers were home enjoying the beautiful weather we were dispatched at approximately 3 pm... Read more →


Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View Brooklawn Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary is sponsoring Paint Night at Brooklawn Firehouse, 100 S Wilson Ave, Brooklawn, Friday, April 20, 2018. Ages 16 and up. Starts at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $35 and include painting materials, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks. Participants may bring snacks and BYOB. For additional information and tickets contact Ladies’ Auxiliary member or email brooklawnladiesauxiliary@yahoo.com. Read more →

South Jersey Gas Supports Blackwood Fire Company With $3,000 First Responders Grant

(CNBNewsnet)-Blackwood -- South Jersey Gas presented the Blackwood Fire Company with a $3,000 grant as part of the utility’s First Responders Grant Program. Blackwood Fire Company is one of eight grant recipients selected to receive funds, which will be used to purchase brackets needed to safely mount self-contained breathing apparatuses (S.C.B.A.) into their firetrucks. Pictured, from left to right: Firefighter Bill Prendergast; Firefighter Ray Woods; Chairman David Vannoni; Chief Joe Cipriano; Lauren Hurtt, Supervisor, Public Affairs for South Jersey Gas; Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer; Commissioner Rich Jones; Commissioner John McCann; Firefighter Jason Stott; and Firefighter Jim Cape. -FOLSOM, N.J. – South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of SJI (NYSE: SJI), is proud to present the Blackwood Fire Company with a $3,000 grant as part of... Read more →

TSA marks milestone with stronger carry-on screening at all U.S. federal airports

In addition to removing electronics larger than a cellphone, TSA recommends separating foods, powders and items that can clutter bags to ease screening process WASHINGTON – With the summer travel season on the horizon, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has completed rollout of enhanced screening procedures for carry-on baggage as part of a greater effort to raise the baseline for aviation security. The stronger security measures, which began last summer, require travelers to place all personal electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. In addition to screening personal electronic devices separately, including laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles, TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate other items from carry-on bags such as foods,... Read more →

Task Force 45 Responds to Overturned Car Crash in Mount Ephraim

photo courtesy of the Mount Ephraim Fire Department MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (April 6, 2018)--Shortly before midnight March 28, 2018, Task Force 45 ( Mt Ephraim, Audubon and Oaklyn Fire Departments) along with MEPRI,Bellmawr Fire Dept. EMS and Virtua paramedics were dispatched to the 1100 block of West Kings Highway for a Motor Vehicle Accident Rescue Assignment. Units arrived and found one vehicle on its roof with the occupant still in the vehicle and an accident scene that spread over a block long with debris and car parts thrown through out. The single occupant of the vehicle was able to get out on his own and was turned over to EMS. Mt Ephraim Police are investigating the accident. Read more →

Early Morning Fire Displaces Gloucester Township Residents; No Injuries Reported

Vectorstock.com GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (April 1, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-Early morning Sunday, April 1, around 2 AM a Gloucester Township resident reported their house was on fire in the area of the 1700 block of Hollywood Avenue. The residents evaluated the home and there were no injuries reported. Neighbors were also evacuated for safety purposes and allowed to return to their residences after the fire was extinguished. The following Fire Departments responded to the call: Gloucester Township Fire Districts 81,82, 86, Runnemede, Bellmawr, Somerdale, Cherry Hill Fire Department Rehab, and Gloucester Township EMS. Magnolia and stratford Fire Departments responded to cover the calls for service for the fire departments actively engaged with the fire. The two residents that are displaced are being assisted by Gloucester Township Police Department... Read more →

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More on Firemen Fight; School District Going Solar

UPDATED APRIL 1, 2018 WITH BID INFO Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View UPDATED: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--We are getting bits and pieces about the alleged fight at the Gloucester City Fire Department that involved two firemen. According to our sources, a fire department captain allegedly attacked a subordinate over comments about the firehouse in the media. The fireman was in a discussion about whether it was someone within the firehouse. This supposedly enraged the captain who attacked the underling. For his outburst, we were told by an anonymous source the captain received a paid week suspension.One has to wonder if the animosity between the two firemen will someday carry over to their... Read more →

Crashed Car Burst Into Flames in Gloucester City

photo credit/Gloucester City Fire Department GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On March 29, 2018 at 6:47AM Gloucester City Police Officers responded to the 400 unit block of Walnut Avenue for a reported vehicle crash. Upon arrival, a vehicle was found on the front yard of a residence, on fire. The driver resisted officer’s attempts to remove him from the vehicle and once he was moved away from the vehicle, he lost consciousness. It was determined that he was experiencing an overdose and was administered one dose of Naloxone by Ptl. Ben McKinney. The driver regained consciousness and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Fuel leaking from the vehicle to the street was ignited by the fire and two additional vehicles were damaged as... Read more →

"Yo Bill! Have Your Heard This One?"

Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Every once in a while we hear a rumor CNBNews image files or two floating around the City of Gloucester City that seems to grow more and more each day. Sometimes the tales are true and on other occasions they are unfounded. Fortunately for the public and CNBNews whenever those rumors involve police matters we have Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt to reach out to for an explanation. Over the years he has always been upfront with us and very cooperative. Most recently we heard the following: 1.)The daughter or son of Gloucester City Mayor William James recently was hired for the city police force?... Read more →

Gloucester County Police Departments Receive $66,000 for Distracted Driving Patrols

Seventeen Gloucester County municipal police departments and the Rowan University Police Department will share in a $66,000 state grant to fund distracted driving patrols beginning April 1 and running through April 21. The program is part of New Jersey’s “UDrive UText UPay” enforcement campaign. The high-visibility enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. “Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today,” said Gary Poedubicky, acting director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 391,000 people were injured in... Read more →

Nearby Services Rally to Help Woodstown (NJ) Ambulance Recover from Devastating Fire

WOODSTOWN, N.J. (PRWEB) MARCH 19, 2018--Neighboring EMS agencies loaned ambulances and donated supplies to help the 47-member Woodstown Ambulance Service quickly return to service after a Feb. 19th fire destroyed its main station, and consumed five of its six ambulances. Some of the help came from agencies who are subscribers to Aladtec's scheduling and workforce management program. Woodstown also recently contracted to use Aladtec for its scheduling needs. The fire was discovered around 4 a.m. on the opposite end of the building from where on-duty medics were sleeping, according to a Feb. 20 story published by NJ.com. EMTs Lauren Conrad and Rebecca Roberts told ABC affiliate WPVI-TV that they were roused by a firefighter partner who smelled smoke, discovered the fire and told everyone to... Read more →