NJ Transit police to conduct emergency response drill on Newark Light Rail

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management, together with federal, state, county and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, May 12, near the Newark Light Rail Atlantic Street station beginning at 8 a.m. The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take […]

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 […]

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2017 Public Safety Professionals Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hall of Records in Newark to commemorate fire officials, police officers and first responders in Essex County for their selfless service. Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake began the program with welcoming remarks, celebrating […]

Newark firefighters extinguish early morning fire

NEWARK, NJ — Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire in the North Ward on the morning of Friday, March 17. At approximately 2:50 a.m., firefighters responded to 315-321 Mount Prospect Ave. and observed smoke emanating from a business located on the ground floor of the building, which has addresses on both Mount Prospect Avenue and 2nd […]

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

Feb. 4 fire destroys incomplete sections of construction project on Boyden

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters rushed to Boyden Avenue in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 4, to battle a six-alarm fire raging at the Avalon Bay construction site. The fire took more than four hours to extinguish. According to the Maplewood Fire Department, at approximately 1:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the area along […]

Victim in fatal Newark fire identified

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Jan. 26 that the person who died in a fire on Friday, Jan. 20, in the 200 block of Eastern Parkway in Newark has been identified as Lateisha E. Blair, 26, of Newark. She was identified by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office using dental […]

Kidde recalls combination smoke/CO alarms due to alarm failure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall on Kidde hard-wired combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life — even if the batteries are replaced — leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of […]

Citywide fire hydrant inspections have begun

NEWARK, NJ — The Fire Division has begun inspecting fire hydrants throughout the city of Newark. Fire Division personnel are conducting hydrant inspections as required by law to ensure that each operates properly in the event of a fire emergency. The hydrants are being individually opened to ensure proper working order. They are also being […]

Newark Fire Division responds to four fires

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Fire Division responded to four fires on Thursday, Aug. 25, with six non-life threatening injuries sustained by fire personnel. At approximately 5:17 p.m., firefighters responded to a call at Welco Acetylene Corp., a one-story commercial building located at 321 Roanoke Ave, Newark. The fire was declared under control approximately 30 minutes later. […]

200 Club presents awards to county’s finest police and firefighters

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, founded to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty and the oldest such organization of its kind, will hold its 50th anniversary Valor Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Nanina’s In The Park, 540 […]