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 […]

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 […]

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