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 […]

WO Fire Department receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant award

WO Fire Department receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department has been awarded a FY2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $293,274.54 for the replacement of 44 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, 88 carbon-wrapped air cylinders and 88 face pieces which have reached obsolescence, according to a recent press […]

WO seniors attend safety summit

WO seniors attend safety summit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Police Sgt. Brad Squires, Senior Services coordinator Laura Van Dyke, senior public health nurse Susan Iovino and West Orange Police Officer Bret Wagner were all on hand to talk about safety issues for senior citizens at a Senior Safety Summit held at the Renna House on Sept. 25.  The […]

Route 280 crash sends first responders to the hospital

West Orange firefighter remains in serious condition

Route 280 crash sends first responders to the hospital

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A major accident on the eastbound side of Route 280 sent two state troopers and five West Orange firefighters to the hospital on Tuesday, July 30, when a dump truck struck the state troopers as they stood outside their patrol cars while responding to another accident. Two West Orange police officers […]

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 […]

WO firefighter injured in Galloway Court blaze

WO firefighter injured in Galloway Court blaze

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire at 7 Galloway Court at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, according to township spokesman Joseph Fagan. On arrival units discovered the vehicle fire had communicated to the 2.5-story unoccupied wood-frame single-family home with heavy smoke and […]

Unidentified person dies in car fire on I-280

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An unidentified person died in a car fire early in the morning on Sunday, Feb. 17, after their vehicle became engulfed in flames on I-280, according to the township’s public information officer in a news release. West Orange police responded to a vehicle accident on I-280 East in the area of […]

Man injured in West Orange house fire

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 51-year-old township man was injured after attempting to extinguish a fire that broke out in his home early in the morning on Sunday, Feb. 10. At approximately midnight firefighters responded to the one-alarm fire on Marie Terrace. The resident reportedly suffered burns to his arms after he tried to put […]

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