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Fire Fighters Fight Exposure Knocking Down Westwood Truck Fire

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Westwood NJ, on Saturday, February 17th, just after 10:30 am the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to Booker street for a reported truck fire with extension.

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Family Dog Still Missing after Liberty Street Fire in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood firefighters quickly knocked down an early Monday afternoon, 12/11, structure fire that reportedly originated in the kitchen of a single family home on Liberty Street, Ridgewood. No injuries were reported but Chiweenie Linguini the families dog is still missing a day after the kitchen fire considerably damaged a Liberty Street home. A Chiweenie is a cross between a Chihuahua and a dachshund.

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Senate Clears Corrado “Safe Haven” Bill Protecting Newborn Babies

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Trenton NJ, legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin M. Corrado that protects the lives of newborn babies was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

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Ridgewood Fire Department and EMS Will Respond to Saddle River County Bike Path for fire and Medical Emergencies

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Ridgewood Professional Firefighters remind residents: “Did you know that the Ridgewood Fire Department and EMS also respond to a stretch of the Saddle River County bike path for fire and medical emergencies? With the weather getting warmer, more people are out and about in our parks and paths and we are ready to respond to calls involving residents and all people that visit our village.”

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Fire in PSE&G Substation Knocks Out Power in Teaneck

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Teaneck NJ, two unrelated fires at a Teaneck PSE&G substation and a local underground electrical vault knocked out power for a portion of the Township , Wednesday and Thursday.

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Monday Morning Fire Temporally Closes Stop & Shop in Tenafly

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Tenafly NJ, an early morning fire at the Stop & Shop in Tenafly closed the grocery store Monday.  The electrical fire began around 630 am before any customers were in the store. Sources say it started in the back of the West Railroad Avenue store creating a heavy smoke condition and  a sprinkler activation. Firefighters said smoke got into the shopping area but no one was hurt. Sources are unsure whether the store would reopen today (Tuesday).

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A Flame Can Engulf your Entire Home in Less than 5 minutes: Here’s how to Prevent it from Happening

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Ridgewood NJ, in less than 5 minutes, a small flame can turn into a life-threatening situation at home. In fact, about 80% of deaths from fire occur in the home. Homeowners may not be able to prevent every single opportunity that presents a fire hazard but there are measures you can take to minimize these risks.

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Hackensack Meridian Health is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to New Jersey’s Fire, Police and EMS personnel

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Hackensack NJ, Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest and most integrated health network in New Jersey, today announced that it is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to New Jersey’s dedicated first responders including fire, police and EMS personnel.

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Early Morning Truck Fire in Ho-Ho-Kus Temperately Closes Route 17 North

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ,  according to the Ho-Ho-Kus Fire department , “This morning at 04:36 hours, the HHKFD was dispatched to Route 17 North in the area of Hollywood Ave for a reported truck fire. Responding units located an auto transport trailer on fire which appeared to have originated in the rear axle and extended to the lift equipment and at least two vehicles on board.”

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Fair Lawn Firefighters Quickly Extinguished Saturday Morning blaze

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Fair Lawn NJ, A 1-1/2 story single family home in the thirty-eight hundred block of Vanore Drive, Fair Lawn caught fire on Saturday morning, 11/07. Fair Lawn firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which appeared to have been limited primarily to the structure’s exterior. All occupants of the home safely exited the structure prior to the arrival of fire department personnel. Fair Lawn Police also responded.

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Reader asks ,“What did they get out of it for lying so freely?”

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“All these problems that the Village has been denying would occur are almost here. The fact that the official people in Ridgewood would constantly parrot the builders quotes when it was obvious to even a child that all these additions would include a massive influx in needs for all our services. As someone stated “What did they get out of it for lying so freely?” Paul got his first state political appointment which he hopes will lead to bigger and better things. Our present Mayor changed to becoming a real estate agent and all these new developments will benefit him. What was gained by the others happily rushing into this? Will they all be gone when reality sets in? They all HAD to know what would be the reality of all this development. What did they gain by their massive pretend ignorance?”

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Science Experiment Leads to Ridgewood High School Evacuation

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Ridgewood NJ,  a science class experiment mistook for a fire led to Ridgewood High School being evacuated . Ridgewood High School was evacuated on Thursday after a passer-by mistook smoke from a science experiment as an actual fire at the School.

A science class at Ridgewood High School was burning ice pop sticks around 10 a.m. when someone walking near the classroom smelled smoke and pulled the fire alarm.
Ridgewood Fire officials  said the building was evacuated for about 40 minutes and no one was injured.

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NJ lawmaker thinks towering wood-frame buildings are too dangerous

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By Joe Cutter April 17, 2017 3:00 AM

Smoke rises from an Edgewater, NJ apartment complex Jan. 22 as firefighters battle a fast-spreading blaze. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Legislation to improve fire protection and safety in multi-family dwellings has been rolled out by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.

It was prompted by a massive blaze at a multi-family luxury apartment complex in Edgewater in 2015 that displaced over 500 residents. The fast-moving blaze spread through sealed spaces in the building that didn’t have sprinklers.

Prieto wants to require fire suppression in those spaces.

“I think it will add minimal cost and that way it will still be able to be built.”

There are three main provisions in his two-bill package of legislation, which is co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, Assemblyman Tim Eustace and Assemblyman Joe Lagana.

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Fallen Tree Closes Goffle Road for Several Hours on Tuesday

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Fallen Tree Closes Goffle Road for Several Hours on Tuesday
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Hawthorne NJ, A large tree fell in front of 400 Goffle Road, Hawthorne near, Diamond Bridge Avenue, at approximately 1:00 PM on Tuesday, 08/04. The falling tree hit an electric transformer and downed several primary electric lines, which in turn ignited a major brush fire.
Goffle Road was closed for several hours in both directions between Diamond Bridge Avenue and Macfarlan Avenue in Hawthorne. PSE&G reported numerous power outages in the area; it was unknown whether Verizon & Cablevision outages existed. Response by Hawthorne PD, EMS, and FD. One (1) person was removed from the scene by ambulance; it is unknown whether his/her condition was related to the incident.
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Under Ground Electric Fire Results is Closure of East Ridgewood Ave and Evacuation of Starbucks

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Under Ground Electric Fire Results is Closure of East Ridgewood Ave and Evacuation of Starbucks

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Ridgewood NJ, A smoky fire in an underground electric vault on East Ridgewood Avenue near Starbucks resulted in the closure of East Ridgewood Avenue between Walnut Street and Cottage Place on Thursday night.  PSE&G personnel arrived shortly after 10:30 PM to facilitate repairs.

Ridgewood PD and FD responded.  No power outages were reported in the area, but Starbucks was evacuated and closed early due to smoke entering their basement through an underground conduit.
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