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Fire Prevention Week in Ridgewood

photo courtesy of the Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday 10/10/2018,  as part of Fire Prevention Week “A” Shift went around to all the Ridgewood schools with the HSA Presidents on board the Fire Trucks to conduct a Fire Drill. These are timed each year to see how fast everyone evacuates the building and a helmet trophy is awarded to the school with the most improved time which this year went to GW Middle School! This year as always was a lot of fun for all involved!

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Ridgewood Fire Department Open House October 21st

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47 ask you to please come to the Annual Ridgewood Fire Department Open House on Sunday October 21st from 1:30-3:30PM at Fire Headquarters at 201 East Glen Ave.

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Driver Taken to Valley Hospital after Collision with Tree in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, The adult female driver of a 4-door Buick Century was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital following a single vehicle crash in the 200 block of North Monroe Street, Ridgewood on Wednesday afternoon, 10/03. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Fire Department responded to aid the victim. Fire department personnel also attended to a crash related fluid spill. A hydraulic lift tow truck hauled the wrecked Buick away from the scene.

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Skateboarder Struck by Vehicle at the Intersection of East Ridgewood Avenue and Hope Street, Ridgewood shortly after 8:30 PM

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Ridgewood NJ, A male skateboarder was struck by vehicle at the intersection of East Ridgewood Avenue and Hope Street, Ridgewood shortly after 8:30 PM on Saturday, 09/29. Ridgewood Police units were assisted at the scene by two (2) Glen Rock Police officers. The victim was conscious and alert following impact. He appeared to have sustained a head injury and was transported by a Ridgewood ambulance to The Valley Hospital. The driver involved in the incident remained at the scene and was cooperating with police officers. No word yet on whether any summonses were issued in connection with the crash. Several witnesses to the incident were being interviewed at the scene by police. Ridgewood Fire Department assisted in the provision of care to the victim.

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Ridgewood Fire Department and Bergen County HazMat Called for A leaking underground heating oil tank

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Ridgewood NJ, A leaking underground heating oil tank required the response of Ridgewood Fire Department and Bergen County HazMat to a commercial structure located in the 100 block of Prospect Street, Ridgewood on Friday morning, 09/28. Fuel oil from the overfilled tank leaked onto the structure’s driveway, down Prospect Street, and into a nearby storm drain. Firefighters deployed absorbent materials to several contaminated areas and blocked additional run off from entering the storm drain. A private contractor was called by the property owned to further clean up the mess.

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Alleged Hit and Run Victim Sustained Serious Injuries in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, The exact origin of critical injuries sustained by an individual who was found lying on the street in front of 15 West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, remained under investigation by Ridgewood PD and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office hours after the victim was found at 7:20 PM on Monday, 09/24. The individual, said to be a male, was rushed by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson.

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Tree Limb Takes Electric Service at Nearby Homes in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, A large tree limb fell, damaging a primary electric service line, which in turn started a small brush fire in the 600 block of Westbrook Road, Ridgewood early Wednesday evening, 09/19. No injuries were reported in the incident, but electric service was temporarily disrupted to many nearby homes. Ridgewood Fire Department and Ridgewood Police personnel responded to the scene.

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One Seriously Injured After SUV Collides with Parked Trailer in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ,  One (1) person was seriously injured during a Wednesday afternoon collision between an SUV and a parked utility trailer in front of 387 Prospect Street, Ridgewood. The victim, who was in the trailer at the time of impact, was transported by a Glen Rock EMS ambulance to Hackensack University Center’s main campus. Ridgewood Police , Ridgewood Fire Department , and Glen Rock Police also responded to the crash. Tow trucks removed both wrecked vehicles. Ridgewood Police Patrol Officer Michael Karcher, who investigated the crash, issued one (1) summons in connection with the incident.

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Runaway Dump Truck Ends Up in Ridgewood Back Yard

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Patrol Officer Jack Knudsen was assigned to investigate a Wednesday morning, 09/05, crash in which the driver of landscaping company’s dump truck lost control of the vehicle, which then veered off the roadway, down an embankment, over a retaining wall, and into a children’s backyard swing set before it came to a stop. Remarkably, there were no reported injuries in the incident. A heavy duty tow truck equipped with a hydraulic crane removed the dump truck and its attached trailer from their predicament. Officer Knudsen noted that the accident caused damage at two (2) properties at the accident site (Beechwood Road and Palmer Court). He would not comment as to the nature of summonses issued, if any. Ridgewood Fire Department and Ridgewood EMS also responded to the incident.

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Two Ridgewood Police patrol vehicles collided at the intersection of East Glen Avenue and North Van Dien Avenue

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Ridgewood NJ, Two (2) Ridgewood Police patrol vehicles collided at the intersection of East Glen Avenue and North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood on Sunday afternoon, 09/02. The two (2) drivers, uniformed Ridgewood Police officers, were transported to The Valley Hospital for evaluation and possible treatment. Both officers were conscious and alert following the crash and exited their respective vehicles without assistance. Ridgewood Fire Department, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services personnel also responded to the incident.