LGBT activist dies in S.O. fire

Housefire on Ward Place results in resident's death, ECPO investigates

LGBT activist dies in S.O. fire

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Cecilia Cranko, a well-known local LGBT activist, died in a fire at her home, 231 Ward Place in South Orange, on Friday, July 5. In the wake of this tragedy, the community has come together to remember Cranko and support her family. At approximately 2:39 a.m., units from the South Orange […]

Maplewood firefighters receive awards recognizing their excellence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department held its 2019 awards ceremony at the Feb. 19 Township Committee meeting, recognizing members of the department for their heroic and effective actions throughout 2018. The first award, the Administrative Award, was presented to several members of the department for their efforts in improving the training capabilities of […]

Maplewood firefighters continue good work in town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Feb. 8 at 3:50 p.m., Maplewood Fire Department’s Platoon 1 responded to the department’s 10th emergency of the day. Arriving to a motor vehicle accident, MFD personnel found one patient trapped in the vehicle. Extrication operations began and, shortly thereafter, the patient was safely removed from the vehicle. The patient was […]

PROGRESS: Maplewood shows progress in 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In 2018, Maplewood saw a lot of growth, both in its culture and physically. In addition to new businesses and residents coming to town, Maplewood upgraded infrastructure, invested in safety and showed pride in its diversity. Maplewood made national news on June 7, when it installed New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks […]

‘Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Firefighters know the importance of home fire safety. That’s why the Maplewood Fire Department encourages participation in the semi-annual home fire safety program “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery.” Sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Energizer brand batteries, the program urges you to adopt a simple life-saving habit: Change […]

MFD holds first-ever open house event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Fire Department celebrated Fire Prevention Month at its Dunnell Road headquarters on Saturday Oct. 13 with an open house, where residents could watch demonstrations and try on firefighting gear, culminating with the dedication of a long-awaited new fire engine. According to fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt, the new engine is replacing one […]

Maplewood Fire Dept. to host open house

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Fire Department will hold an open house and new fire engine dedication on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fire Headquarters, 105 Dunnell Road. All are welcome to attend and experience how the Maplewood Fire Department operates on a daily basis. Demonstrations on vehicle extrication utilizing the “Jaws […]

Maplewood building deemed uninhabitable after early morning fire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the house at 10 Nelson Place at approximately 3:20 a.m.on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, according to a press statement from Maplewood Fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt. In addition to the report of smoke in the house, the department received several secondary calls […]

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 […]

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