Maplewood firefighters respond to house fire on Lindsley Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department battled a house fire on Saturday, July 7, that left a multi-family home uninhabitable, forcing the occupants to seek temporary shelter, according to a July 11 press release from the department. Firefighters responded to 24 Lindsley Ave. at 8:19 p.m. for the reported structure fire with possible occupant […]

SO house fire results in fatality

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino, South Orange Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan and South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll announced that authorities are investigating a fatal fire that occurred in South Orange on Sunday, March 18, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. At approximately 2:15 p.m., […]

MFD responds to house fire on Irvington Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 10:11 p.m., the Maplewood Fire Department was dispatched to a reported smoke condition with power outage at 504 Irvington Ave., according to a Jan. 30 press release from the department. Upon arrival, Engine 32 reported smoke showing from the front corner of the home. A hand line […]

Kidde recalls fire extinguishers with plastic handles

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall for Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to discharge failure and nozzle detachment. This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and plastic push-button fire extinguishers. This recall does not include Kidde Professional or Badger branded […]

Irvington to host cancer walks

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Fire Division FMBA Local 14 Vice President Mike Scott and local firefighters have partnered with Mayor Tony Vauss, the Irvington Municipal Council, and the Police Division to host the seventh annual Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. Then, on Friday, Oct. 20, at 9 a.m., Irvington’s public […]

Promised medical coverage still sought by firefighter’s wife

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Vicki Martignetti, the wife of an Irvington firefighter, she reached out to Irvington Municipal Council President David Lyons for help in getting the township to honor its contractual obligations to employees by paying some outstanding medical bills, to no avail. In a recent Irvington Herald article, Lyons suggested Martignetti get […]

2-alarm fire on Springfield Ave. extinguished by MFD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Monday, Aug. 28, the Maplewood Fire Department extinguished a two-alarm fire at 1865 Springfield Ave. Firefighters responded to the scene at approximately 8:30 a.m. and by 9 a.m. the fire was under control. The fire damaged a vacant, one-story building that was undergoing renovation. All workers had exited the building prior […]

Firefighters fear persecution for not supporting furlough plan

IRVINGTON, NJ — In the midst of an ongoing Public Safety Department Internal Affairs investigation into the work histories and criminal backgrounds of all current Fire Division personnel, Vicki Martignetti sent an email on Thursday, Aug. 10, to the Irvington Herald, complaining about the township’s failure to fulfill its contractual obligation to pay the health […]