Police & Fire

Springfield is One of Four Northeast Firehouse Subs to Receive a Public Safety Foundation Award at Celebration in Florham Park

14aefc416e2fa212965d_FireandMayor.jpg
(l-r): Administrative Captain Michael Mastroeni, Mayor Diane Stampoulos, Carlo Palumbo, Fire Chief Springfield Fire Department Credits: Springfield Township
0618294b701c1e14e9f1_best_20f53b40e6d9c48b0b75_TAP_Firehouse_Subs_a.jpg
Life-saving equipment Credits: TAPinto Florham Park
794d9255f1814b2648db_best_0395dd7a42766cd974a2_TAP_Firehouse_Subs_2.jpg
The Entire Group Credits: TAPinto Florham Park
14aefc416e2fa212965d_FireandMayor.jpg

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- Edgewater Volunteer Fire Department, Belleville Fire Department, Springfield Fire Department and Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department were awarded more than $67,000.00 of life-saving equipment, made possible by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. 

Springfield Fire Department Chief Carlo Palumbo said. "It is with profound gratitude that we accept the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Grant.  The extrication equipment we purchased will be a huge asset to our Department as well as the community we serve."  

At a celebration at  Firehouse Subs in The Plaza, Columbia Turnpike, fire fighters, local officials and residents gathered along with, Executive Director of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, Robin Peters, area representative, Ever Santana and Firehouse Subs Franchisees James Fabris and Ashesh Patel were on hand to present to the fire departments. Live demonstrations were held to educate the community on the importance of having such equipment. 

Sign Up for E-News

"The event was a great success.  The grant recipients were very grateful to be awarded the equipment.  and felt that the equipment will greatly help them to service their community better as a result.  We feel very proud to be a part of the Firehouse family and help raise funds for the foundation," said Chingal Patel. She and husband Ashesh are owners of the Firehouse Subs in Florham Park and hosts of this special event.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was founded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when Firehouse Subs co-founders, Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, traveled to Mississippi where they provided food to first responders and survivors. As they traveled back to Florida, they knew they could do more and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was born with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. Since its inception, the non-profit organization has granted more than $29.5 million to hometown heroes in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, including more than $340,000 in New Jersey.

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Springfield

Judge Rules in Favor of Open Ballot in UCDC Chair Election: A Win for Nick Scutari

February 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ -- Just one day before the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) convention to elect a new County chair, Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis ruled in favor of State Senator Nick Scutari, who made the case that UCDC bylaws call for an open ballot.

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the acting Chair of the party, advocated the use of voting machines when committee members ...

The Definition of Insanity

February 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

There is a quote, attributed to various people, including Albert Einstein that states, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”, that is fitting for our current election for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair.

There is no shortage of polling data related to the functioning of our Federal, ...

Another Holiday, Another Encounter with Marine Life along Jersey Shore

February 19, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

Summit's Temple Sinai Debuts 'Lunch & Learn' Events Beginning Mar. 4

February 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai in Summit will host a series of 'Lunch and Learn' events beginning March 4. The informative and interactive events include:

Is Forgiveness Really Necessary? - Sunday, March 4, from 1:45 - 3 p.m.

An animated clip called “Landlord” from Hanan Harchol’s “Jewish Food for Thought” series will inspire a discussion on ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, February 21, 9:00 AM

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Winter Break Camp at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum ...

Education Green

Wed, February 21, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Education Food & Drink

Wed, February 21, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Library, Vauxhall

Club Teen: Painting Class

Arts & Entertainment Education