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New In Blue: Alesandro Joins Summit P.D. Force; Five Auxiliary Officers Also Sworn In

September 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Michael Alesandro of Oak Ridge is Summit’s newest police officer, having been sworn in during the September 19 Summit Common Council Meeting by Mayor Nora.Radest.

Alesandro was raised in Kinnelon and majored in criminal justice at the County College of Morris prior to working as a bricklayer apprentice for three years. He then entered the Army and ...

Summit F.D. Open House Sept. 17 Includes 'Wet Down' of New Rig, BBQ and Activities for All Ages

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department (SFD) is inviting the community to an open house on September 17, the centerpiece of which will be a the dedication -- and ceremonial 'wet down' -- of the newest addition to the SFD fleet, Ladder Truck No. 1. The event, which will be held from 1 - 4 p.m., also includes a barbecue and activities for the whole family, ...

Big 'Difference': Summit Turns Out in Numbers for Run Benefiting Tarentino Family

SUMMIT, NJ - The sun was out and so were more than 900 runners, celebrating the life and legacy of the late Summit Police Department Detective Matthew Tarentino and the sense of community he both nurtured and engendered.

The inaugural "Making a Difference 5K," presented by Overlook Medical Center was a lab slide of everything Tarentino worked so tirelessly, as the face of ...

Summit F.D. Battles Early-Morning Highway Blaze, Local Electrical Fire

SUMMIT, NJ - It was a busy morning for the Summit Fire Department (SFD) September 5, as firefighters from the Hilltop City responded to two separate incidents.

At 5:31 a.m., crews battled a a fully involved tractor trailer fire, which resulting from a vehicle accident on Interstate Highway 78 at mile marker 45. Summit Fire Department worked alongside Springfield and ...

Summit F.D. Issues College Habitat Fire Safety Tips

SUMMIT, NJ - The latter days of August mean that many Summit residents will see their daughters and sons head off -- or back -- to college and, in light of this matriculation, the City of Summit Fire Department has issued a series of campus fire safety tips for students.

Fire departments across the U.S. respond to an average of 3,870 structure fires annually in ...

Summit F.D. Makes Quick Work of Residential Electrical Fire

SUMMIT, NJ - It took just a quarter of an hour for the Summit Fire Department (SFD) to extinguish a residential electrical fire in the early-morning hours of August 24.

Responding to a report of structure fire at 9 Cottage Lane at 2:10 a.m., the SFD discovered fire in basements of both 7 and 9 Cottage Lane, resulting from an electrical wire short in circuit boxes currently under ...

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