DCA awards $10M in grants to 293 NJ fire departments

DCA awards $10M in grants to 293 NJ fire departments

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced Nov. 11 the award of $10 million in American Rescue Plan firefighter grants to local and regional fire departments across New Jersey to ensure firefighters have proper protective, cleaning and sanitizing equipment during this time of heightened community need. The grants were awarded to […]

West Orange firefighter receives promotion to rank of captain

West Orange firefighter receives promotion to rank of captain

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Firefighter John Casiero was promoted to the rank of captain at the West Orange Township Council meeting on Sept. 20. He was sworn in by Mayor Robert D. Parisi while his wife, Jaclyn, held the Bible during the brief ceremony with family and friends in attendance. Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio presented […]

Senior picnic delights West Orange residents

Senior picnic delights West Orange residents

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Senior Picnic was held at the Ginny Duenkel Pool on Sept. 8. DJ Jeff Dunston provided the music and members of the West Orange police and fire departments were on hand to bring hot dogs and hamburgers to residents at their tables. The event had been postponed from […]

‘Infinite Possibilities’ celebration welcomes district staff back to West Orange schools

‘Infinite Possibilities’ celebration welcomes district staff back to West Orange schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Nearly 1,300 staff members from the West Orange School District gathered together for a first-of-its-kind “Infinite Possibilities” celebration on Sept. 1 to provide an uplifting start to the school year. The award-winning Marching Mountaineers made an appearance to perform “We Are the Champions” and members of the boys step team danced […]

3-alarm fire damages apartment complex in Millburn

3-alarm fire damages apartment complex in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ — A three-alarm fire was reported late in the evening on Monday, Aug. 22, at 206 Millburn Ave. in Millburn in a 40-unit apartment complex.  The Millburn Fire Department received reports of black smoke pouring out of a window at 8:56 p.m. at the apartment complex. Upon arrival, fire officials located the fire […]

West Orange promotes fire and police personnel in joint ceremony

West Orange promotes fire and police personnel in joint ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange fire Chief Anthony Vecchio and police Chief James Abbott officiated over promotions in a joint ceremony at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on Aug. 18.  Mayor Robert Parisi administered the oath of office to Matthew Kehoe and Gary Braus, both of whom went from firefighter to fire captain, and Rory […]

Washington Elementary hosts ‘Downtown Thursday’ event

Washington Elementary hosts ‘Downtown Thursday’ event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School hosted the latest “Downtown Thursday” event on July 29, featuring a variety of family-friendly events and the dedication of a new historical marker recognizing the old trolley system that once connected the township. Downtown West Orange Alliance Director Megan Brill and her team organized the event, which included […]

COVID-19 survivor credits West Orange firefighters for saving his life

COVID-19 survivor credits West Orange firefighters for saving his life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Bill Squires was transported to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston by the West Orange Fire Department on March 26, 2020, with a high fever and COVID-19 symptoms. Squires required hospitalization and ultimately spent 32 days on a ventilator, followed by subsequent rehabilitation at the Kessler Institute for […]

West Orange FD’s Williams selected as EMT of the Year

West Orange FD’s Williams selected as EMT of the Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Anthony Williams, a member of the West Orange Fire Department, was the top vote getter for EMT of the Year, selected by local EMS partners from among 30 nominees in a contest sponsored by Mountainside Medical Center. Williams received the award on May 19, during National Emergency Medical Services Week, presented […]

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