Police & Fire

October 31, 2018

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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SUMMIT, NJ - Summer is officially here, and the Summit Fire Department has provided a list of do's and dont's -- along with other important safety tips -- to help Hilltop City resident stay safe and enjoy the season. The 'need to know' information includes: Fireworks Only attend ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Sheriff's Office, in collaboration with Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health, will offer its Supervisors and Officers training on traumatic events in the workplace, peer-to-peer counseling, and mental health well-being. The trainings, led by Princeton ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Communications Officer Michael Mollo is the 2018 recipient of the Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center's 'Telecommunicator of the Year' honor, as the Shared Dispatch Center Management Board and its Emergency Communications Executive Director Scott W. Ruf recognized ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An approximately quarter-mile long brush fire, which began along the railroad tracks and climbed the adjacent hillside and threatened numerous Summit residences, was extinguished by the Summit Fire Department (SFD) Friday afternoon, preventing damage to the nearby homes. At 1:53 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Firefighters from Summit and Millburn will receive the Group Effort Valor Award from the New Jersey State Fireman Benevolent Association (FMBA) hailing their collective rescue efforts at a fire that occurred in the Hilltop City on December 31, 2017. The awards will be presented at the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Partnering with Comfort Zone Camp (CZC) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the City of Summit Fire Department will provide volunteer training on Saturday, April 21 for an upcoming three-day, summer weekend camp program for youth ages seven to 17 who are grieving the loss ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Summit Police Youth Academy. The 14th year of the program will see two, one week sessions -- July 23-27 and July 30 - August 3 -- with classes behind held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The Youth Academy is designed to provide cadets ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Fire Department, working in extremely tight quarters, extinguished a late-night fire March 22 at an apartment building located at 20 Constantine Place in Summit. Responding at 10:27 p.m., crews found the blaze in a crawl space in the basement of the 37-family apartment ...

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