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Reader says, “Ridgewood Firefighters Honored for Life Saving Action”completely missed the mark

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by Jim Morgan

I don’t usually react to The Ridgewood Blog posts, but your the recent “reporting” on the incident at Habernickel, “Ridgewood Firefighters Honored for Life Saving Action”, completely missed the mark in describing the incident and should be corrected. 

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Driver Rushed to HUMC after Head On With Tree in Paramus

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Paramus NJ,the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado crew cab pickup truck was pulled unconscious from his vehicle by Paramus Police ESU officers after he crashed head on into a tree in the 100 block of East Midland Avenue, Paramus late Thursday morning, 04/11. CPR was immediately begun by police officers, who were supplemented by arriving EMTs and paramedics. The victim was rushed by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus. A flatbed tow truck removed the heavily damaged pickup truck from the scene. The single vehicle accident’s cause remains under investigation.

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Ridgewood Firefighters Honored for Life Saving Action

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Ridgewood NJ, at Wednesday nights Village Council meeting , the Village council honored four Ridgewood Firefighter EMT’s . On January 23rd , Richard Brooks the Ridgewood Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board Chairman  suffered a massive heart attack ,in which according to Mayor Paul Vagianos his heart stopped beating for 35 minutes .

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NJ Transit Police Officers Administer CPR to save life of Unresponsive Commuter⁣

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Linden NJ, on February 6, 2024, Officer Nikolas DePasquale and Officer Kevin O’Brien were on uniformed train patrol. They were patrolling an NJ TRANSIT train and disembarked at Linden Station around 4:50 pm. Immediately after their arrival at Linden, a passing commuter reported seeing a woman down at the station. The officers rushed to the area of concern and noticed an unresponsive woman. She was lying face down on the stairs. The officers checked for breathing and a pulse. Neither were detected.⁣

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Spot Light On First Responders: Closter Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Corps and Alpine Police Officers Recognized for Life Saving CPR efforts 

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On December 3rd, Closter Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Corps (CVARC) was requested for a sick person. When the Alpine Police officers Matthew Gough and Justin Fierro arrived on scene, they found the patient unresponsive and started CPR. Closter Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Corps members arrived shortly thereafter and assumed patient care. The patient was transported to Englewood hospital and they were released from the hospital a few days later. The hard work of the Alpine Police officers and the members of CVARC allowed the patient to be home for the holidays.

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Quick Thinking and Instant action by Wyckoff Police Officers and EMS Saves an Adult Male in Cardiac Arrest

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Ridgewood NJ, in a Facebook post Valley Health System recognized the heroic actions taken by Sergeant Ferreira, Officer Bucci, and Officer Fullam of the Wyckoff Police Department and Randy Banks and Mae Yazdi-Bogdansky of the Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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1 year old Nearly Drowns in Paramus Home Pool

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Paramus NJ, according to Paramus Police Chief Kenny Ehrenberg a 1-year-old boy is in critical condition after he nearly drowned at a pool at home Monday night around 7pm on Beechwood Drive in Paramus.

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Ridgewood Emergency Services holds its TIES (Teenagers in Emergency Services) training in CPR

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Emergency Services held its TIES (Teenagers in Emergency Services) training in CPR at it’s recent drill night. Over 40 High School students learning CPR for the first time and several refreshing their skills. They are the First Responders on scene when seconds count, be it at home, at school, on the street or at the mall. Learning CPR and volunteering with Ridgewood Emergency Services are valuable skills. The teens are our future EMTs, Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses, Police Officers and Firefighters.

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Quick Action by Ridgewood Police Officers and Bystanders Save a Life

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Ridgewood NJ, when a person suffers cardiac arrest, every minute that passes can make a huge difference. Fortunately for a Village resident in his 40s, Ridgewood Police Officers Miguel Torres and Jeff Casson were nearby the YMCA on Monday night.

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Dumont Boy Collapses and Dies While Playing Basketball

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Dumont NJ,  14-year-old Aaron Vasquez unexpectedly collapsed and died while playing basketball this past Saturday, November 20, 2021. Vasquez had finished practicing with his basketball traveling team, when he decided to stay longer at the Grant Elementary School to play with his younger brother, according to witnesses. CPR was attempted on site then members of the Dumont Volunteer Ambulance Corps rushed him to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

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NJ Transit Police Officers Revive Unconscious Woman Suffering Overdose at Newark Penn Station

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Newark NJ, a near fatal incident resulted with a lifesaving rescue by New Jersey Transit Police. The officers were on a night shift patrol at Newark Penn Station. Following an anonymous tip, the officers located an unresponsive woman on a nearby sidewalk. A citizen was unsuccessfully attempting to perform CPR.

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Wyckoff Police Officers Perform CPR, Revive 3-year Old Boy

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Wyckoff NJ, on July 24, 2020 at approximately 12:30 PM, Wyckoff officers were dispatched to the Wyckoff YMCA on a report of a 3-year-old boy who was not breathing. Arriving officers observed that the boy was being treated by YMCA staff and was unresponsive and cyanotic. Wyckoff officers Robert Schlossberg and Michael Scalise performed CPR on the child while attempting to clear his airway of any obstructions. The boy began to breathe on his own and was transported to the hospital by the Wyckoff Ambulance Corps and Paramedics from Valley Hospital.

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Visiting Upstate Doctor Revives Young Boy who had been Drowning in Montvale Hotel Pool

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Montvale NJ, an upstate New York doctor who was in the “right place at the right time” when he revived a 3-year-old boy who was drowning at a hotel pool in Montvale, police said.

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Off Duty Valley Hospital Nurse Saves Women’s Life at Concert

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Ridgewood NJ, Melissa, a nurse on Valley Hospital’s same day surgery team, was recently honored for saving a woman’s life! Melissa was attending a summer concert in Fair Lawn with her son (pictured) and husband when the woman had a cardiac arrest. She performed CPR until emergency personnel arrived.

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Child falls into Hawthorne Swimming pool

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Child falls into Hawthorne Swimming pool
August 31,2015
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Hawthorne NJ, At approximately 2:45 PM on Monday, 08/31, Hawthorne PD received a 911 telephone call reporting that a 1-year old had fallen into a swimming pool located in the rear of 225 Washington Avenue.
The caller further reported that the infant was not breathing. The infant’s mother began CPR and first arriving Hawthorne PD officers deployed a defibrillator. The child was transported by a Hawthorne EMS ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson with assistance from a paramedic unit based at the Medical Center. The ambulance was escorted to the hospital by a marked Hawthorne PD unit.
An investigation into the nature of the incident is now underway. The victim’s current condition is unknow