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Ho Ho Kus Police, EMS, and Fire Department personnel responded to a rollover MVA at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Warren Place

Ho Ho Kus Police, EMS, and Fire Department personnel responded to a rollover MVA at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Warren Place

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

April 6 2018

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Ho Ho Kus Police, EMS, and Fire Department personnel responded to a rollover MVA at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Warren Place on Thursday morning, 04/05. Ambulance transportation to a local hospital was provided to one (1) adult female crash victim. Her injuries appeared to have been non life threatening in nature. The rolled over vehicle was righted by several Police & Fire Department members and subsequently removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Traffic on Route 17 northbound in Paramus was slowed to a crawl on Tuesday night,after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole just north of Ridgewood Avenue

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

March 21,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, Traffic on Route 17 northbound in Paramus was slowed to a crawl on Tuesday night, 03/20, after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole and rolled on its side just north of Ridgewood Avenue. The right and center travel lanes of the highway were temporarily shut while emergency crews worked. Two (2) of the vehicle’s occupants were injured; one (1) was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus; the other occupant refused medical attention. A dog traveling in the vehicle was also slightly injured; arrangements were being made at the scene to transport it to a nearby veterinary clinic. Paramus Police, EMS, FD, and OEM personnel responded to the incident. Tow truck personnel were standing by at the scene to remove the wrecked vehicle but were unable to do so until PSE&G Electric Division workers stabilized the downed utility pole and dangling wires.

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Paramus Route 4 Vitamin Shoppe Slammed by Car

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

February 28,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood Blog

Paramus NJ, The adult male driver of a 4-door passenger sedan sustained a minor arm injury during a crash in which his vehicle collided with another and veered off of Route 4 westbound near Spring Valley Road in Paramus before slamming into a retail establishment (The Vitamin Shoppe). No injuries were reported by the store’s occupants nor by the adult male driver of the other vehicle. The injured driver refused ambulance transportation to a local hospital. A building inspector was called to determine whether the store, located at 134 Route 4 West, Paramus, could be reoccupied prior to repairs being made. The passenger sedan was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Paramus Police, EMS, and Paramus Rescue Squad’s Chief responded to the incident.

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“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,”

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January 14,2017

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Waimea, Hawaii yesterday an emergency alert was sent at 8:07 a.m.,”BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” the emergency alert read.

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Hawaii says ballistic missile threat alert was false alarm. Residents of Hawaii were thrown into a panic Saturday morning after the state sent an emergency alert warning of a ballistic missile threat. But officials minutes later said that it was a mistake.

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“NO missile threat to Hawaii,” the state’s Emergency Management Agency tweeted at 8:20 local time (1:20 ET) , but the follow-up alert to state that it was a false alarm wasn’t sent until 8:46 a.m, ouch…

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Municipal Workers Who Volunteer as Firefighters or EMS face Delay of Pension Benefits

Paramus firefighters battle a smokey blaze at the Denny Wiggers Garden Center

file photo by Boyd Loving

January 5,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ,  Many firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other volunteer first responders in New Jersey are being told to leave their posts for six months.

Many volunteer first responders come from the ranks of the local town employees .

The State of New Jersey is saying that  technically these volunteers hold two positions and must terminate from both positions in order to qualify for retirement benefits, when they retire .

State law says there must be a six-month separation of service from the town  retires from before he can receive any compensation from the town again or else he puts his pension in jeopardy.

State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-Westwood) said many towns rely heavily on volunteer services. Thus, she introduced a bill two years ago that would get rid of the six-month separation for firefighters.

“Went through committee unanimously; went through the entire senate unanimously,” Schepisi said.

The problem is that the bill has not been put up for a final vote in the assembly. If it is not voted on by this week, it expires.

Only Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) can bring the bill up for a vote. Schepisi said he assured her it would move forward, but so far, it has not

Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi , “For my NJ friends please call your state assembly representatives and ask them to get Assembly Bill A-536 posted for a vote by Speaker Vincent Prieto on Monday. Our volunteer firefighters and EMS face losing their pensions if they continue to volunteer after retirement from a State, school or municipal job. My bill fixes this absurd requirement but time is running out.”

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Bee Swarm Takes on Ramsey Resident and Emergency Rescue Personnel

Bee Swarm Takes on Ramsey Resident and Emergency Rescue Personnel

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

July 15,2017

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Ramsey NJ, Ramsey Police, Fire , EMS, Rescue Squad and OEM personnel rushed to 62 Mardis Avenue, Ramsey on Saturday afternoon, 07/15, in response to a 911 telephone call reporting an adult male unconscious in the home’s driveway after being stung multiple times by a swarm of bees. It was several minutes before Ramsey PD and FD members could advance to the driveway area and remove him to a waiting ambulance. Multiple ambulances were subsequently called to the scene after at least two (2) other neighborhood residents were stung. A beekeeper was called to address the issue, but the area remained off limits to pedestrians for approximately three (3) hours until the bees calmed down. Allendale PD and EMS assisted at the scene, as did an ambulance from The Valley Hospital. A uniformed Ramsey PD officer was also among those stung; he was observed entering a ambulance for examination and treatment.

 

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Tuesday morning collision on Banta Place in Fair Lawn triggered the dispatch of Fair Lawn PD, EMS, and Rescue Squad

Fair Lawn PD, EMS, and Rescue Squad

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

April 26,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, A three (3) vehicle, personnel. The crash involved two (2) moving passenger vehicles and a parked commercial truck. All victims evaluated by Fair Lawn EMS members declined ambulance transport to a hospital Rescue Squad personnel attended to a crash related fluid spill. Two (2) vehicles were removed from the scene by separate flatbed tow trucks. Banta Place was closed to vehicular traffic between Watkins Avenue and Raphael Street until the scene was cleared of wreckage.

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Pedestrian struck by a school bus while crossing Fair Lawn Avenue late Wednesday afternoon

Pedestrian struck by a school bus

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

December 1,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn PD, EMS and a paramedic unit from The Valley Hospital all rushed to aid an adult male pedestrian who was struck by a school bus while crossing Fair Lawn Avenue near Saddle River Road late Wednesday afternoon, 11/30. The school bus driver remained on the scene and was cooperating with police officers. The condition of the victim and the hospital to which he was transported were not made available at the accident scene.

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Rollover Motor Vehicle Accident at Century Road in Paramus Closes Route 17 North

Rollover Motor Vehicle Accident at Century Road

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

October 28,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, Paramus PD, FD, EMS, and Rescue Squad personnel responded to a rollover motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Century Road East and Route 17 North on Thursday morning, 10/27. Two (2) vehicles were involved in a collision that resulted in one (1) rolling over on its roof. The crash resulted in a fluid spill that required DOT/Hazmat response. A flatbed tow truck removed both vehicles from the location. The number of victims and condition of same was not made available at the scene. A paramedic unit from Hackensack University Medical Center was also dispatched to the incident. One (1) access ramp at the Century Road East/Route 17 North interchange were closed while emergency crews worked.

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Accident Shuts Down Intersection of North Maple and LInwood Ave in Ridgewood

(2) vehicle crash at the intersection of North Maple Avenue and Linwood Avenue in Ridgewood

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving

August 16,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, A two (2) vehicle crash at the intersection of North Maple Avenue and Linwood Avenue in Ridgewood resulted in one (1) driver being transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital on Monday evening, 08/15. The victim was reportedly suffering from chest pains due to the deployment of her vehicle’s steering wheel mounted air bag. Ridgewood PD, FD and EMS responded to the incident. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by a tow truck(s). A crash related fluid spill was attended to by Ridgewood FD personnel.