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Twp of Washington Fire Department Warns Residents that They Do Not Solicit Money By Phone

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Twp.of Washington NJ, Twp of Washington Fire Deptartment issues a “Scam Alert”.

The Twp of Washington Fire Department has been notified that residents of the Twp of Washington have received phone calls from someone saying that they are a member of the Fire Department and trying to solicit money.

The Fire Department does NOT use this type of fundraising tactic. If you feel that the phone call is a scam please contact the Twp of Washington Police Dept. @ 201-664-1140

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Twp of Washington Fire Department Responds to 4th of July Garden State Parkway Fire

photos courtesy of the Twp. of Washington Fire Department

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Twp of Washington NJ, onn July 4th the Twp of Washington Fire Department responded to a hybrid car fire. Paramus Fire helped out with an assist with water.

The Garden State Parkway does not have a water source on it ( no fire hydrants ), so fire fighters rely strictly on tank water that comes on the engines.

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Twp. of Washington Fire Responds to Car Fire at Exit 168 on the GSP

photos courtesy of Twp.of Washingtonn Fire Department

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Twp of Washington NJ, the Twp of Washington Fire Dept.reported that last week  week, Engine 43 responded to a reported car fire on the Garden State Parkway just prior to exit 168. Upon arrival, units found a Dodge Durango fully involved. Two hose lines were stretched allowing for a quick knock down of the fire. No injuries reported and cause of the fire unknown.

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Parkway Crash Sends 2 Adults and 2 Dogs to the Hospital

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Washingtonn Twp NJ, ,  Washington Township firefighters extricated two (2) adults and two (2) dogs from a heavily damaged 4-door sedan that had crashed head on into a guard rail before tumbling into a ditch on the Garden State Parkway’s Exit 168 northbound ramp. The human adult male and adult female victims were transported by ambulances to local hospitals.

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Don’t plug space heaters into an extension cord!

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Twp. of Washington NJ,Twp of Washington Fire Department reminds us why we don’t plug space heaters into an extension cord?

This is because a space heater, no matter what size, draws a high amount of electricity and can overload a circuit or overheat an extension cord thus causing an electrical fire. If possible, get a space heater that plugs directly into the wall outlet.

These pictures are from a call tonight. We were called to an odor of something burning, upon investigation our crews found this cord.