Police & Fire

January 17, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Fire Department (SFD) has earned a 'Class 2' Insurance Services Office (ISO) classification rating grade from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), effective January 1, 2019. Insurance Services Office is a subsidiary of Jersey City-based Verisk Analytics, a data analytics ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Bob Flanagan, who previously served as the Squad's Vice President, has been installed as President of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad. Responding to more than 2,000 calls each year, the Squad is staffed entirely by volunteers and relies solely upon private donations to fund their ...

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ELIZABETH NJ - Union County is about to become -- following what it states is "months of planning" -- the first county in New Jersey exclusively patrolled by local law enforcement to have all of its departments outfitted with body-worn cameras. Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, who ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Union County College and the County’s John H. Stamler Police Academy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to award college credits to graduates of the Academy. Union County College’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin and Union’s Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr.

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SUMMIT, NJ - A confrontation between motorists today in Summit resulted in one of the drivers indicating that the other driver involved in the incident brandished a handgun. The Summit Police Department, after locating the vehicle reported to be the one in which the driver possessed the firearm, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter addressed to parents and guardians and forwarded electronically by the Summit Public School District, Summit Police Department Chief Robert Weck has alerted adults and youth alike to the inherent dangers associated with a recent social media 'game' called the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning today through New Year's Day 2019, The Summit Police Department will be participating in 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over', a year-end, statewide crackdown on impaired driving and an initiative that encourages law enforcement agencies to raise public awareness about the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A 2019 Harley-Davidson FLHTP Electra Glide motorcycle has been put into service by the Summit Police Department's as part of its Traffic Unit. The motorcycle -- which includes two radio-equipped helmets and is valued at $25,867.98 -- was gifted to the Department by a local foundation.

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad's Annual Appeal, launched in early October, has raised $50,000 during the month. The Squad's goal is to raise a total of $300,000 to fund its operations and help offset costs associated with an impending digital radio upgrade, which will enable ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Power outages can happen at a moment's notice, with stormy conditions -- and high winds -- enhancing the likelihood of service interruptions. In the event of an outage, many citizens turn to portable or stationary generators to bridge the gap until power is restored. As a nor'easter ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Friday rush hours can be hectic, and that certainly was the case for the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) on October 12, with all three Squad ambulances staffed and responding to multiple calls. The first call for help came just before 5 p.m. for a three-car accident on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reports of smoke emanating from a two and-a-half story residence at 126 Baltusrol Road resulted in the Summit Fire Department (SFD) battling a fire -- during the nighttime hours of October 11 -- which covered the both the structure's first and second floors as well as its attic  The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Focusing on the theme from the 2018 Fire Prevention Week campaign of 'Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere.', the Summit Fire Department (SFD) will host an Open House event on Sunday, October 14, from 1 - 4 p.m., at the Summit Fire Department Headquarters. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Officer Brian Werthmann has been assigned to the Department's Detective Bureau. Detective Werthmann joined the Summit Police Department in July 2000 and has been actively involved with the Patrol Bureau as a member of its bike team and as a field training officer and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department will participate 'Bells Across America', a moment of remembrance that will honor the 103 firefighters who have died in the line of duty in 2017. Bells will ring from coast to coast at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 7, to start the memorial ceremony ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Closing in on six decades of 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) continues to provide emergency ambulance response -- 365 days a year, 24-hours a day -- to residents of the Hilltop City. The Squad, does not charge for its services or receive any ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) members will be outfitted in new three-season, all-weather jackets thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF). All 65 volunteer SVFAS members will don the highly-reflective yellow jacket shells with zip-in liners ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Demonstrating what Summit Police Department Chief Robert Weck describes as "out of the box thinking" to help limit use of the roadway and direct motorists to an adjacent, signal-controlled intersection at Passaic Avenue and Kent Place Boulevard, a section of West End Avenue in Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department is reminding area businesses that Carbon Monoxide detectors are required in all businesses and commercial buildings in accordance with recently modified Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and Uniform Fire Code (UFC). “Carbon monoxide is primarily a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Adam Fern, who enjoyed a 35-year career teaching and coaching at Summit High School, has been named as the recipient of the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL) 2018 Outstanding Service Award. Fern, who received the award at the recent PAL Golf Classic, served as the liaison to the PAL ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Fifty-eight cadets graduated from the two sessions of the 2018 Summit Police Summer Youth Academy, a program designed to provide youth with the opportunity to learn respect for law enforcement, assume personal responsibility and stress the importance of teamwork. This was the 14th year ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Police Chiefs Association (UCPCA), an organization that works to secure a closer official and personal relationship among police officials throughout Union County, will host a panel discussion on police professional liability and employment practices litigation ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Due to the reopening of the Morris Avenue bridge, the Summit Police Department is no longer placing a traffic officer at the intersection of Kent Place Boulevard and High Street during school drop-off and pick-up time periods. The SPD is urging motorists to take advantage of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Having graduated from the Mercer County Police Academy, Class 19-18 on August 24, Officer Collin Scarpello is the newest member of the Summit Police Department force. At the Academy, Officer Scarpello was awarded the Marksmanship Award for Firearms Excellence, receiving scores of 100% ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over', a New Jersey state program that encourages law enforcement agencies to raise public awareness about the dangers of alcohol-impaired driving, will be implemented locally by the Summit Police Department from August 16 - September 4. The initiative ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A narcotics investigation led to a vehicle search that resulted in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday. Noel Ramiro Hernandez of Indianapolis, Indiana is charged with first-degree possession of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Walking is an inherently healthy activity, encouraged by medical and fitness experts alike for myriad benefits to one's wellness. What's more, Summit is an ideal walking town, with residential dwellings closely adjacent to the major commuter transport hub and the downtown central ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A cargo van crashed on the Summit Municipal Golf Course grounds today, winding up dangling over a drainage stream, resulting in the driver being transported to Morristown Medical Center. The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m., and the Summit Fire Department, Summit Police ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 21 Rotary Drive July 2 at approximately 11:12 p.m. Upon their arrival, the first responders found fire on the exterior left side of the structure extending up along the outside of the house into the first floor and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Fire Department units responded to a Park Avenue residence at 5:35 a.m. June 30 after a report of a garage fire. On arrival, fire was discovered between a car parked in the driveway and the closed garage door. A Signal 11 was then transmitted by the officer in charge for ...

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