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July 4th Ridgewood Emergency Service

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Emergency Services had its full complement of volunteer members, equipment and assisting agencies to ensure the safety of those attending the morning July 4th Parade and the evening Fireworks. According to Acting Chief Ryan Savaria, the officers start planning for the day’s events immediately at the conclusion of this year’s events. “Starting with an after-action report of the event, we evaluate the activity, look at best practices and where we can improve.” “There are lessons learned at every incident”. We take these lessons and implement corrective actions for subsequent events. 

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Mishap Shortens Ridgewood Firework Show

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Ridgewood NJ, the Firework show ended early due to a malfunction that caused shells to explode on the ground in the launch area. No injuries were reported . 

The unplanned detonation did not happen near the crowd.  Ridgewood firefighters were in position when the misfire occurred and quickly responded to and extinguished fire.

This is why safety areas are established and emergency plans in place. There have been accidents before and Ridgewood public safety personnel have been there to keep residents safe.

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Ridgewood Emergency Services : Memorial Day Emergency Services

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Ridgewood NJ, In appreciation for all the planning and preparation for the annual Ridgewood Memorial Day Run, Norm Chester, Treasurer of the North Jersey Masters Running Club, presents a  generous donation to the Friends of Ridgewood Emergency Services Teams.(FOREST) Accepting the donation is (left to right), Bob Krane, Ryan Savaria and Dr. Robert Lahita.

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Out of Control Car Slams into Ridgewood Train Station

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Ridgewood NJ, An 80-year old male experienced a medical episode which caused him to loose control of his vehicle and crash into an unused building at the Ridgewood train station on Wednesday afternoon, 06/05. The victim refused ambulance transportation to a local hospital and was driven home by a private party. However, the historic building that was struck and the victim’s 4-door sedan both sustained extensive damage. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, Ridgewood EMS, Ridgewood Emergency Services and representatives from the Village of Ridgewood’s Building and Engineering Departments all responded to the incident. A flatbed tow truck removed the wrecked sedan from the scene. North Broad Street in Ridgewood remained closed in both directions while emergency responders worked.

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the Fly Hears More High Density Housing Targeting Ridgewood ……..

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the fly has heard from numerous resident that a person or entity is attempting to buy or did buy property on South Broad St with the alleged purpose of constructing senior housing. This resident wonders when this over density going will stop. Poster may comment that its for senior so whats the problem ?   That maybe true but construction like this still costs the taxpayers. (More police , fire , ems, sanitation personal) not to mention our failing water supply and the conditions of the roads and traffic.So one would ask the question. Why now?  You could  try to blame the 3 Amigos but they been gone for years and ordinances can be changed. What will this council do? When will the destruction of that neighborhood  stop? Rev Johnson must be rolling in his grave.  Remember that just because they build senior housing in Ridgewood doesn’t mean it is exclusively for Ridgewood Resident rather it would be open to county residents or maybe state residents. So don’t hold your breath hoping to sell your house and move in. 

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Swarm of Honey Bees Forced the Temporary Suspension of Outdoor Dining at Raymond’s Restaurant

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Ridgewood NJ, A swarm of approximately 15,000 honey bees forced the temporary suspension of outdoor dining at Raymond’s Restaurant and disrupted pedestrian traffic in a portion of downtown Ridgewood on Saturday afternoon, 06/01. Local beekeeper Frank Mortimer successfully dispersed the swarm. No injuries were reported. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Emergency Services, and two (2) representatives of the Ridgewood Parks Department responded to the incident.

The Ridgewood Police wisely kept their distance while the Bee keeper Frank Mortimer did his work .

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Ridgewood EMS Prepared for the 44th Annual Ridgewood Memorial Day Run Activities

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Emergency Services Volunteers were well prepared for the 44th Annual Ridgewood Memorial Day Run Activities.  “The culmination of all the hours planning that is involved for activities rests with the weather”,stated Acting Chief Ryan Savaria. “If the weather cooperates with near perfect running conditions, our job is much easier on Run Day” added Savaria. As you ran the route, Emergency Services Volunteers and their equipment were stationed strategically to quick response. At the finish line, there was a huge cadre of responders in their safety vests awaiting the runners. A fully staffed Treatment Tent was established and staffed with the volunteer EMTs and Paramedics.  Thanks to all the Ridgewood Volunteers for being well prepared. A large team of mutual aid agencies were on standby at the Run as well to assist. Thanks to Valley Hospital, Englewood Hospital, Hackensack Hospital, Bergen County EMS, NJ Mobile Healthcare and Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps for being at the Run.

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Atlantic Stewardship Bank Presents Generous Donation to the Friends of Ridgewood Emergency Services

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Ridgewood NJ, Atlantic Stewardship Bank presented a very generous donation to the Friends of Ridgewood Emergency Services during the nationally proclaimed Emergency Services Week. EMS Strong – Beyond the Call.

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Presidential Proclamation on EMS Week 2019

President Donald Trump recognizes EMS providers

During Emergency Medical Services Week, we pay tribute to our Nation’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, whose selfless dedication and extraordinary efforts help save countless lives each day.  As the first link to emergency medical care, EMS personnel are a critical component of our healthcare system.  Day or night, faithful EMS first responders — many of whom are volunteers — intensively prepare for and stand at the ready to help their fellow Americans through chaotic and distressing situations.

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