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Medical Supplies & Tools on the Go: A Complete Overview

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If there’s anything that most of us learned over the past couple of years is that our own well-being must always come first. Although it’s more than obvious that everybody must prioritize it, it sometimes feels as if some of us fail to do so.

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Israel Hamas Conflict Leads to Intensified Security Measures Across Bergen County

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Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey sees an increased level of police presence at several synagogues in the state as a response to the rapidly intensifying war between Israel and Hamas.

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Spot Light On First Responders: Academy of the Holy Angels Senior Achieves Goal of Becoming an EMT

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Demarest NJ, Olivia Roque was a Girl Scout of about nine years old when she caught a glimpse into her future. At the time, the Little Ferry resident met an older Scout who was a junior member of a Hasbrouck Heights emergency medical services team. Captivated, Roque was determined to serve as an EMT, and ultimately become a doctor.

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Spot Light On First Responders: Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Six Runs in One Hour

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Hasbrouck Heights NJ, within an hour on September 8th the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department responded to over six runs in the borough and Teterboro. In addition to several fire alarm runs, members responded to Teterboro for a fully involved vehicle fire with live wires down on top of it. Thankfully, there were no injuries and Mutual aid was provided by the Little Ferry Fire Department who assisted on the scene.

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The 12th annual 9/11 Remembrance Run from Ridgewood Duck Pond to the WTC

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Ridgewood NJ , September 9th was the kickoff of the 12th annual 9/11 Remembrance Run from Ridgewood Duck Pond to the WTC. The run began promptly at 7am.
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Spot Light On First Responders : Brian Markey , Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps

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Glen Rock NJ, this week the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps would like to highlight Brian Markey.

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Leonia Fire Department Puts in a Hectic Memorial Day Weekend

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Leonia NJ, the Leonia Fire Department has been busy the last few days. Units handled a basement fire in a home in town during the early morning hours on Friday and then responded to a mutual aid to the City of Englewood for a 3rd alarm fire on Saturday. The company then held our annual memorial service and apparatus inspection on Monday morning, which was even interrupted by a call for service. Today, units were out all morning handling various emergencies in town including a 4 car accident on Broad Ave. and a power line on fire on Lakeview Avenue.

The Leonia Fire Department is 100% volunteer, 24/7, 365 days a year for the last 125 years. If interested in joining the team please reach out with any questions or pick up an application from the firehouse if you see us there or Borough Hall.

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The Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps Highlight: Eric Bober

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Glen Rock NJ, this Week The Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps would like to highlight Eric Bober. As a 24-year resident of Glen Rock, I started volunteering as a driver to give back to our town when my son Andrew became an EMT. I knew I wanted to become an EMT in the future and I finally did.

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Bergen County Installs New Encrypted Emergency Radio System

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Hackensack NJ, according to Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the county has a new way for our first responders and municipal dispatchers to communicate with the County and other emergency organizations called “Bergen County Active Local Emergency Radio Talkgroup” (BC-ALERT).

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UPDATE: New Jersey Forest Fire Service: wildfire in West Milford Township off Route 23 and Echo Lake Road is now 65% Contained

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At 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service achieved 100 percent containment of a 972-acre wildfire in West Milford Township on Newark Watershed property.

 

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West Milford NJ, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service continues to make significant progress in efforts to contain a wildfire in West Milford Township off Route 23 and Echo Lake Road. The fire remains at 972-acres in size and is now 65% contained.

Crews have continued to reinforce containment lines on the ground and by air. Containment is expected to continue to increase over the next several hours as lines are improved.

Senator Anthony M. Bucco said he’s working with State and local officials to monitor a wildfire that has spread to 250 acres along a section of Route 23 in West Milford.

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Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps: A Cure for the Empty Nest Syndrome

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Glen Rock NJ, a Cure for the Empty Nest Syndrome: the kids are gone and you no longer have to coach, watch, mentor, or drive your children to and from activities. A once noisy house is so quiet that you can hear the ticking of the clock. Maybe it’s time to replace that tick-tock, tick-tock, with the sound of a pager – beep, beep, beep!

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Ridgewood Emergency Services : Today is National First Responder Day Across the United States

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Ridgewood NJ, Today is National First Responder Day across the United States. First Responders put their lives on the line everyday to keep Americans safe. First Responders act quickly when an emergency is at hand. First Responders, be them Volunteers and Career First Responders are the core of our communities. EMS, Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Managers and Dispatchers as well as the bystanders trained in CPR and Stop The Bleed. All the people who selflessly serve as First Responders to keep our communities safe we applaud you.

Ridgewood Emergency Services is looking for Volunteers to serve as First Responders with us. Free training. Contact us at 201-670-5589 or by email membership@ridgewood911.org.

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Statewide School Security Initiative to Collect and Digitize School Building Blueprints and Make Them Available to First Responders

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Paramus NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy visited East Brook Middle School today to announce a $6.5 million investment in American Rescue Plan funds toward a statewide school security initiative to collect and digitize school building blueprints and make them available to first responders. Accurate and uniform maps are critical to enable law enforcement personnel to swiftly respond to emergencies in unfamiliar environments.

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Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute Modernization Project in Mahwah

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Mahwah NJ, construction continues on the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute modernization project in Mahwah!

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New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management ,First responders , and Law enforcement Conduct a Training Exercise at Wayne Route 23 Transit Center

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Wayne NJ, the New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), together with additional law enforcement and emergency response partners, conducted a training exercise on Saturday, November 20th at the Wayne Route 23 Transit Center. The exercise began around 9 am and continued for approximately 3 hours.

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