SO firefighters share donated PPE with neighboring towns

SO firefighters share donated PPE with neighboring towns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Fire Department recently received a donation of 4,500 medical masks but needs only 900 of them. The other 3,600 were split evenly and donated to the South Orange Police Department, South Orange Rescue Squad, Livingston Fire Department and West Orange Office of Emergency Management. SOFD Chief Daniel Sullivan […]

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 […]

SO Health Fair covers its bases

Health Department event provides screenings, information, a good time

SO Health Fair covers its bases

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village held its annual health fair at the South Orange Firehouse on Sept. 7, providing free health screenings for residents where the firetrucks are usually parked. The health fair was the 13th put on by South Orange Health Officer John Festa, who said the event is a chance for residents […]

Mark your calendar for good health

Mark your calendar for good health

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Take advantage of a free opportunity to reduce your risk of some health problems. The South Orange Health Department will hold its 13th annual Free Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Orange Fire House, 56 Sloan St. No-cost health screenings, informational tables […]

Towns pass merger resolutions

Fire dept. personnel get fired up over current staffing plans for joint FD

Towns pass merger resolutions

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee approved at its Aug. 6 meeting a resolution that supports creating a joint meeting to merge the Maplewood and South Orange fire departments, allowing the towns to take another step forward in combining the two departments. The resolution passed unanimously; Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee was […]

Fire dept. merger moves ahead

Two towns plan to have combined fire department ready to serve by Jan. 1

Fire dept. merger moves ahead

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Village President Sheena Collum shared an update about the planned merger for the South Orange and Maplewood fire departments at the July 22 Board of Trustees meeting, saying she hopes to have the merger completed by Jan. 1, 2020. According to Collum, the Maplewood Township Committee has […]

Lightning strike causes fire at three-story SO apartment building

Lightning strike causes fire at three-story SO apartment building

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, July 31, at approximately 5 p.m., the South Orange Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting of a structure fire at a three-story apartment house located at 174 E. South Orange Ave.  According to a press release from the department, arriving fire department units found a working structure […]

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