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Ridgewood Police ,Fire and EMS Respond to Chain Reaction Crash on Linwood Avenue

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Ridgewood NJ, An early Monday afternoon, 09/15, three (3) vehicle chain reaction crash at the intersection of Linwood Avenue and North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood sent two (2) individuals to the hospital by ambulance, with a third victim refusing medical attention beyond an on-scene evaluation. Ridgewood Police Department, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Ridgewood EMS responded to aid the victims, as did a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. Two (2) tow trucks were required to remove wreckage from the scene. The crash may have been related to a medical episode experienced by one (1) of the drivers involved.

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Reader Says , “personally I’d like to thank all these and other professionals for all they do for myself my elderly parents and all the people in between it takes a very special kinda person to do what you do”

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“I was in the ER as well the police EMS where amazing treated driver with respect and patience even when driver got angry when spoken to saying “it’s my house I hit what is the big deal ? What are you trying to get from me ?” The officer was far more patient then I think I would’ve been bc as he responded “I’m trying to help you jog your memory bc your asking me again where these black & black marks came from ” he was very professional the entire I was there , regardless of why “accident ” occurred I can’t understand how anyone would question anything EMS / police responses especially volunteer professionals , I have to assume that the person who stated “waste of tax payer funds ” must have a crystal ball or knows he or she will never need the services of these professionals … crazy to judge anything like this … personally I’d like to thank all these and other professionals for all they do for myself my elderly parents and all the people in between it takes a very special kinda person to do what you do I know I couldn’t !”

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Ridgewood Police ,Fire and EMS all Respond Driveway Crash

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, and Ridgewood EMS rushed to aid the adult female driver of a Mercedes sedan who crashed her vehicle while pulling into her own driveway on Thursday afternoon, 08/08. A flatbed tow truck was called to remove the passenger car from its resting place. Fire Department personnel reported no structural damage occurred to the house. A medical episode may have immediately preceded the crash.

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Several Homes in the Willard School area were Left Without power after Tree Fall

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Ridgewood NJ, Several homes in the Willard School area were without utility provided electric power for an extended period of time on Tuesday, 07/23 due to downed trees in the 100 block of Fairmount Road. Ridgewood Fire Department, Ridgewood Police, and Ridgewood Emergency Services responded to the incident.

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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.