Police & Fire

June 1, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Department Captain Andrew J. Bartolotti has been sworn-in as the City of Summit's Chief of Police, taking the oath from Summit Mayor Nora Radest. Bartolotti succeeds Robert Weck, who retired after more than three decades with the department, the last nine years as ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad is heralding 'National EMS Week', a time to honor local Emergency Medical Services responders and promote awareness of their everyday services to the public.This year’s 'EMS Week' -- featuring the theme 'Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow' -- is ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As life has changed for everyone since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, so has it changed for the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad. However, while many business and services are reduced or closed, the Squad volunteer EMTs are still answering calls for help, with more than 300 of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - All sessions of the Summit Police Department's summer Youth Academy program have been canceled for health and safety reasons and to comply with State of New Jersey-mandated restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The program was scheduled to take place from July 20 to 31.

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit PBA has established a GoFundMe page to assist Officer Anthony Pyzik and his family, with funds benefiting the Pyziks while he recovers from injuries incurred in the line of duty on April 21. As of publication -- and, within hours of being established -- the page had already ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody in an apparent stolen car incident turned motor vehicle accident in the early morning hours of April 21 that left a Summit Police Department Officer hospitalized in serious condition. Summit Police Department Officer Anthony Pyzik is listed in a serious ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Telling TAPinto Summit via text message that he was 'finally on the road to recovery" after what he termed was a "nasty two weeks," Summit Chief of Police Robert Weck is thanking the community for its support since his positive coronavirus diagnosis was disclosed on April 1. in a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In an event to be broadcast via Facebook Live on the City of Summit's Facebook Page, the Squad will lead a salute -- and provide a 'virtual hug' -- to the healthcare professionals at Overlook Medical Center and other area hospital staff as they battle the coronavirus. On April 7, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - City of Summit Chief of Police Robert K. Weck has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Accordiing to the City, Weck began to experience flu-like symptoms approximately 10 days ago. He immediately sought medical attention and began to self-quarantine. A test for COVID-19 was ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City residents are advised that -- in order to enforce social distancing guidelines that health officials describe as being mission critical to containing the COVID-19 Coronavirus -- the Summit Police Department is committed to dispersing small groups of people on City streets ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In an effort to reduce the likelihood of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, the Summit Police Department will now -- until further notice -- accept police reports by telephone only. According to the Department, the move is based on guidance and recommendations from health officials, and a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After a more than three decades-long career with the Summit Police Department (SPD), including nine years as the Hilltop City's 'top cop', City of Summit Chief of Police Robert K. Weck has announced that he will be retiring from his post effective June 1. Weck, who was appointed Chief ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - City Summit Fire and Police Department personnel will again stroll the runway as part of event and event benefiting Family and Children's Services of Union County. The eighth annual 'Red Carpet Party' will be held March 5, beginning at 7 p.m., at Brooklake Country Club in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department, in an effort to increase communications with individuals who live or work in the City, has amended its current contract with the Nixle Alert System to include text notifications. The Department uses Nixle to provide information on severe weather, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Bob Flanagan has been reelected President, as has Vice President John Christman, Corresponding Secretary Fred Schwarzmann and Treasurer Dave Bernstein as the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad announced its 2020 leadership team. Nancy Weeks, a previous Board member, is the new Recording ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 20 Weaver Street in Summit at 10:07 p.m. on December 26. Upon arrival, firefighters immediately encountered heavy fire and smoke showing from the 2.5-story, two-family residence. Two residents -- who jumped ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) had presented a $25,000 grant to the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) which will assist in the purchasing of digital radios which are compatible with other communications systems used by first responders in Summit and the surrounding ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In the spirit of the season of giving, the City of Summit Police Department is giving Hilltop City citizens and those visiting the 07901 a heads-up: "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." As part of a statewide enforcement initiative focused on impaired driving, the Summit Police will be ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Joseph Moschello, City of Summit Fire Department Lieutenant and Fire Sub-Code Official, has been selected as the 2019 Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) Fire Official of the Year Award, an honor presented annually -- by the New Jersey Chapter of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In an early front runner for the Best Comedic Short-Form Video with an Important Message by a Public Safety Agency Award, the City of Summit Police Department has created a three-plus minute video that alerts residents of the Hilltop City to potential nefarious activities that can ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As winter-caliber cold weather has now arrived in the Hilltop City -- and, with it, the potential frequent use of heating appliances -- the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) is reminding residents to ensure that all buildings have a working carbon monoxide (CO) detector as well ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Fire Department battled a fire that engulfed a significant portion of a residential structure located at 59 Morris Avenue on November 11. Responding to a call at 9:32 a.m., firefighters found smoke coming from the house and discovered that the fire, which initially was found ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Chief Kari Phair has been named the 2019 Squad Member of the Year by the EMS Council of New Jersey (EMSCNJ). In addition, the EMSCNJ has bestowed a third-place award to the Squad in its 2018-19 Traffic and Safety Contest. The object and purpose of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Girls in grades six through eight can learn useful defense techniques, as well as situational awareness and confidence building skills through a free 'Fight Back' self-defense class offered by the Summit Police Department on October 29, from 3 - 5 p.m., at Lawton C. Johnson Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Neighbors helping neighbors. In its sixth decade of service to the Hilltop City community, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad annually responds to more than 2,100 calls, its all-volunteer staff dedicated to providing emergency medical services (EMS), non-emergency ambulance ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Honoring the 119 firefighters who perished in the line of duty in 2018, the Summit Fire Department will join participating communities across the nation in 'Bells Across America', a moment of remembrance set for 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 6. Coast to coast, bells will ring to start ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Department will conduct a child safety seat inspection and installation event on Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the City Hall parking lot. The event will feature nationally-certified officers, who will be on-site to inspect car seats for damage, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A Summit resident was struck by a motor vehicle while crossing Broad Street September 22 at approximately 9:32 p.m. According to the Summit Police Department, the victim -- identified only as a 53-year-old with a Morris Avenue residence -- was transported by the Summit Volunteer First ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Department (SPD) will host a special 'Coffee with a Cop' event on the national day of the same name, with Hilltop City residents invited to meet members of the SPD over a cup of joe in a casual setting on October 2, from 9 - 11:30 a.m. Together with their ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department (SFD) responded to reports of a deck collapse with multiple injuries at a residence located at 67 Tanglewood Drive at 2:34 p.m. on September 15. According to the SFD, upon arrival crews discovered that a 30-by-10-foot detached deck at the rear of ...

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