Maplewood firefighters train in advancing hand lines, search and rescue

Maplewood firefighters train in advancing hand lines, search and rescue

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department’s Platoon 4 conducted some training evolutions at an acquired structure on Valley Street. The evolutions consisted of advancing hand lines, conducting search and rescue operations, and even rescuing a downed firefighter. All exercises were conducted in a zero-visibility atmosphere by utilizing a smoke machine. These training evolutions allow […]

Three people injured and one pet dead in West Orange fire

Three people injured and one pet dead in West Orange fire

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 13 Pillot Place at 10:48 a.m. on Feb. 17.  Upon arrival, crews reported heavy smoke and fire showing from the two-and-a-half-story wood-frame single-family private dwelling. Initial reports indicated someone was still in the home. WOFD crews conducted […]

Two towns approve automatic mutual-aid agreement for fire depts.

Two towns approve automatic mutual-aid agreement for fire depts.

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees and the Maplewood Township Committee both approved moving forward with an automatic mutual-aid agreement, which will mean that the South Orange Fire Department and Maplewood Fire Department will begin training and responding to emergency calls together. Elected officials from both towns said the […]

Christmas fire damages Maplewood home

Christmas fire damages Maplewood home

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A fire tore through a home in Maplewood’s Hilton neighborhood early on Christmas morning, damaging the newly renovated interior and preventing the owner from moving in when she was planning to. Sandi Gedin inherited the house from her father and had just moved her belongings in. No one was in the house […]

Two towns move ahead with fire dept. merger

Two towns move ahead with fire dept. merger

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The merging of the South Orange and Maplewood fire departments took another step forward as both towns’ governing bodies passed resolutions approving a joint meeting structure, setting the table for the target completion date of Jan. 1, 2020. The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously approved the resolution at […]

Firehouse 2 gets a little color thanks to new mural

Firehouse 2 gets a little color thanks to new mural

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The fifth mural in the Springfield Avenue Partnership’s public art initiative was unveiled at Maplewood Firehouse 2 on Oct. 19, bringing some color to the township’s business district and the first responders who work there. The initiative has been asking artists to paint the buildings on Springfield Avenue for the last year […]

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