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Ridgewood EMT Alexander Melarti becomes an Eagle Scout

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Emergency Services congratulates Volunteer EMT Alexander Melarti on becoming an Eagle Scout. This is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Alex will graduate with Honors this week from Ridgewood High School and attend Cornell University this fall.

A spokesmen for Ridgewood Emergency Services said , “We are proud to have Alex as a volunteer member of our department as an EMT and know that he will continue to grow, help mentor our younger generation EMTs, and give back to his community. We wish him the very best as he starts this next chapter in his life.”

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One driver taken to the Hospital after North Maple Collision in Ridgewood

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July 19,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, A apparent medical episode experienced by an adult female driver from Pennsylvania caused a two (2) vehicle collision in front of 522 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood on Wednesday afternoon, 07/18. Following impact, both vehicles were catapulted off of the roadway onto nearby front lawns. One (1) driver was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus. No other injuries were reported. A flatbed tow truck removed both wrecks from the scene. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, Ridgewood EMS, and Ho-Ho-Kus Police responded to the incident. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Ridgewood EMTs.

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Driver Rushed to Hackensack University Center after Colliding with a Pole in Ridgewood

Driver Rushed to Hackensack University Center after Colliding with a Pole in Ridgewood

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April 3, 2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The driver of a 4-door Hyundai sedan was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Center’s main campus after crashing her vehicle into a utility pole located in front of 414 Linwood Avenue, Ridgewood on Monday afternoon, 04/02. Ridgewood Police, Fire department, and EMS personnel responded to aid the victim. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Ridgewood EMTs with patient evaluation and care. The wrecked Hyundai was removed from the scene by a hydraulic lift tow truck. A representative from PSE&G’s Electric Division responded to assess damage to the pole and attached infrastructure. The victim’s injuries appeared to have been non life threatening.

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Ridgewood EMTs training to fight rise in overdose deaths

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Ridgewood EMTs training to fight rise in overdose deaths

JULY 18, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014, 12:31 AM
BY LAURA HERZOG
STAFF WRITER

Officials in New Jersey have reported a significant recent rise in deaths caused by overdoses on prescription painkillers and heroin.

Thanks to new state legislation, members of Ridgewood Emergency Services (EMS) are now better prepared to deal with any opiod overdoses they may encounter.

On Tuesday night, Dr. Marc Dreier, The Valley Hospital’s medical director of Emergency Services, trained Ridgewood EMS members in the new state-sanctioned administration of the drug naloxone, a temporary antidote for opioid overdoses.

“This is definitely a positive development,” Dreier said, “but prevention is the solution.”

According to EMS Chief Brian Pullman, Ridgewood deals with few overdoses on opioids, more commonly dealing with overdoses on other drugs. In his other position as a Ridgewood police sergeant, Pullman has encountered at least one heroin overdose that was “beyond the point of help.”

“We haven’t seen it as an ‘epidemic’ in Ridgewood, but we have seen cases,” he said.

Pullman and about 40 other emergency responders attended the one-hour training, which Dreier gave at 8 p.m. at the Douglas Place headquarters of Ridgewood EMS. Responders from other municipalities, including Mahwah and Waldwick, joined Ridgewood EMS members.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/training-to-fight-rise-in-overdose-deaths-1.1053679#sthash.SmrheQl9.dpuf

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Three injured in Ridgewood crash

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Three injured in Ridgewood crash
May 10,2014
Boyd A. Loving
11:55 AM

Ridgewood NJ, Three (3) non life threatening injuries were reported in connection with the collision of a Jaguar sedan and Buick Enclave SUV at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and North Walnut Street in Ridgewood on Saturday, 05/10 at approximately 10:45 AM.  The Jaguar’s driver was the most seriously injured of the victims, suffering from chest pains as a result of air bag deployment.  Both vehicles were towed from the scene.  Ridgewood PD, EMS, and FD all responded.

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