Maplewood firefighter injured on duty at restaurant fire

Maplewood firefighter injured on duty at restaurant fire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department responded on Sept. 8 at 11:47 a.m. to Arturo’s at 180 Maplewood Ave. for a reported structure fire, according to a press release from the Maplewood Fire Department.  Upon arrival, Deputy 3 reported fire showing from a wooden enclosure around the oven chimney vent with heavy smoke showing […]

South Orange and Maplewood reignite conversation about merging fire departments

South Orange and Maplewood reignite conversation about merging fire departments

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Talk of a merged fire department that serves both Maplewood and South Orange resurfaced at the South Orange Board of Trustees’ first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. At the July 26 meeting, the trustees were joined by the members of the Maplewood Township Committee, and, while […]

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 […]

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