Emergency personnel say thanks for hand sanitizer

Emergency personnel say thanks for hand sanitizer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team volunteers met to say thank you to IFF for its generous donation of hand sanitizers to first responders and township volunteers during this pandemic. Pictured, from left, are Dan Shelley, deputy fire chief; Anthony Loreto, firefighter; Massimo McCormick, CERT […]

Hazel community shows love at community parade

Hazel community shows love at community parade

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement that public school buildings would remain closed through the rest of the school year, the staff of Hazel Elementary reached out to its students to spread the love at a special community parade in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week. “It was a spectacular event,” Hazel Principal […]

West Orange welcomes two new firefighters

West Orange welcomes two new firefighters

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Probationary Firefighters James Bette III and Joseph DeFinis Jr. were sworn in by West Orange Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio on March 25, practicing social distancing protocols. Vecchio was assisted by Capt. Abdur Yasin at an abbreviated ceremony outside West Orange Fire Headquarters. The traditional oath of office ceremony given by Mayor […]

Help WOFD conserve resources

Help WOFD conserve resources

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department team of professionals stands ready to serve the community during this public emergency. Vital resources around the country, however, are at all-time low and West Orange is not immune to low supplies caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The Office of Emergency Management asks in order to […]

Parisi gives State of the Town

Community members, first responders, students honored at WOCC event

Parisi gives State of the Town

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast was held at the Wilshire Grand on Feb. 5, featuring Mayor Robert Parisi’s State of the Township address and the presentation of the Citizen of the Year and Employee of the Year awards. West Orange Fire Capt. William Holder and firefighter Matthew Keenan […]

Four new West Orange firefighters sworn in

Four new West Orange firefighters sworn in

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pictured, from left, are new firefighters Anthony Williams, Matthew DeSacia, Fethnat Nishuileabhain and Anthony Torrisi, along with Capt. Abdur Yasin, Deputy Chief Steven Caponi, Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio and Mayor Robert Parisi. The new firefighters were officially sworn in by Parisi on Dec. 20 in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Each […]

West Orange community rallies to provide Thanksgiving meals

West Orange community rallies to provide Thanksgiving meals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Once again, the West Orange community rallied to provide Thanksgiving meals to struggling families.  The Mayor’s Sunshine Fund distributed more than 120 baskets that included turkeys and trimmings, and West Orange Public Schools collected nonperishable food items for the fund. The Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry was able to purchase turkeys […]

TC passes DPW, WOFD contracts

Police unions urge council not to approve contracts at Nov. 12 meeting

TC passes DPW, WOFD contracts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved two union contracts at its Nov. 12 meeting: an agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees New Jersey Council 63, Local 3476, the union representing members of the Department of Public Works, and an agreement with the West Orange Fire Department […]

Residents meet WO firefighters at open house

Residents meet WO firefighters at open house

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department invited residents to Fire Headquarters on Sunday, Oct. 13, to allow the public to try firefighter gear and test equipment. The event celebrated Fire Prevention Week, and also showed off the department’s home base on Valley Road. Firefighters demonstrated how to extinguish a fire, how to […]

WO Fire Department to hold open house on Oct. 13

WO Fire Department to hold open house on Oct. 13

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Fire Department will host an open house in celebration of Fire Prevention Week on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at fire headquarters, 415 Valley Road. At this event, watch the raising of a 100-foot aerial ladder, observe a “jaws of life” rescue demonstration, operate a […]

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