Bloomfield Fire, Engineering departments to begin routine hydrant flushing

Bloomfield Fire, Engineering departments to begin routine hydrant flushing

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department, in partnership with the Bloomfield Engineering Department, began routine, mandatory hydrant flushing on Monday, May 9. To minimize disruption to residents that may be impacted, notifications about which hydrants will be flushed will be made ahead of time via the township cable channel, Channel 35; the township website; […]

Law enforcement officers and firefighters to be presented with medals for bravery

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, which was founded in 1966 to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, will hold its 56th annual Valor Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, at Nanina’s in the Park, 540 Mill St. in Belleville. The cocktail reception […]

Bloomfield Fire Department receives new truck

Bloomfield Fire Department receives new truck

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department recently announced the arrival of a new piece of apparatus, a 2021 E-ONE Metro 100-foot ladder truck. The new apparatus has been placed into service. Truck 1 serves the entire township and rides out of fire headquarters.  “This new apparatus will greatly help our department serve its citizens, […]

Bloomfield Fire Department trains 24 members as fire instructors

Bloomfield Fire Department trains 24 members as fire instructors

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department recently had 24 members trained as fire instructors, according to a March 1 press release. This 35-hour course meets the standards in National Fire Protection Association 1041 fire service instructor professional qualifications. “The Bloomfield Fire Department is consistently training its firefighters to ensure that the department is prepared […]

Bloomfield Fire Department members participate in firefighter success workshop

Bloomfield Fire Department members participate in firefighter success workshop

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In the Bloomfield Fire Department’s efforts to provide continual training, the department’s members participated in a firefighter success workshop earlier in November. In the workshop “10 Biggest Mistakes Firefighters Make With Their Fitness,” Chief Dan Kerrigan and Capt. Jim Moss shared how firefighters of all fitness levels can successfully overcome the most […]

Bloomfield Fire Dept. trains and certifies 35 members in National Fire Academy class

Bloomfield Fire Dept. trains and certifies 35 members in National Fire Academy class

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department recently had 35 members trained and certified as incident safety officers. This 16-hour course, developed by the National Fire Academy in Emmetsburg, Md., examines the safety officers’ role in emergency responses. Additionally, it focuses on operations within an incident command system as a safety officer and emphasizes response […]

Bloomfield emergency responders welcome students back to school

Bloomfield emergency responders welcome students back to school

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield police and fire personnel greeted town children as they headed back to school on Sept. 8. The emergency personnel also reminded residents to drive slowly and stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Photos Courtesy of Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Essex County towns try to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida

Essex County towns try to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped Essex County on Wednesday, Sept. 1, with rain traveling north from Louisiana and soaking the area. Towns in Essex County are now in the midst of large-scale cleanups, after water damaged parks, schools, basements and cars, both parked and on the road. In Bloomfield, Mayor […]

Active-shooter drill in Bloomfield prepares first responders for possible emergency

Active-shooter drill in Bloomfield prepares first responders for possible emergency

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although it’s difficult to consider the potential for an active-shooter incident in Bloomfield, accounting for these events in safety plans has the potential to save lives. On Aug. 20, the Bloomfield Police Department, Fire Department and EMS squad, in conjunction with Bloomfield College, performed an active-shooter drill at Schweitzer Hall. Photos Courtesy […]

Bloomfield National Night Out draws large crowds

Bloomfield National Night Out draws large crowds

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — National Night Out in Bloomfield was a huge success thanks to the many Bloomfield residents who came out to show support and enjoy the fun, free activities and food. The fire department took the trophy in the police vs. fire softball game, an annual display of camaraderie. Additionally, the hot air balloon […]