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Montclair Fire Official John Thomas Awarded for Saving Life of Choking Driver

August 28, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Fire Official John Thomas, of the Montclair Fire Department was awarded The Lifesaving Award of Merit by the American Red Cross on Wednesday, August 24 for his swift action that led to saving a life while off-duty. 

While driving home from work on July 5, Thomas observed the driver of the car behind him acting erratically and exit the vehicle. He got out of his car to ...

Groom Arrested at Fairfield Hotel for Criminal Mischief on Wedding Night

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Upon returning to Fairfield's Crowne Plaza Hotel after his own wedding, Eric Rebisz, 25 of Hopatcong, created a disturbance that ultimately caused the Fairfield Police Department to arrest him for criminal mischief on Aug. 21.

At approximately 12:45 a.m. on that date, the police department was contacted by hotel management, who reported a disturbance on the third ...

Fairfield Mayor Officially Presents Police with Battle of the Badges Trophy

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The reigning 2016 champions of the “Battle of the Badges” charity softball game between members of the Fairfield police and fire departments officially received their trophy at the Aug. 15 township council meeting. 

Pictured above, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini presented the Fairfield Police Department with the mayor’s trophy.

The ...

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown Begins Locally as Part of National Campaign

WEST ESSEX REGION, NJ — New Jersey’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown is here. Beginning Aug. 19 and running through Sept. 5, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Law enforcement officers from across Essex County will be participating in ...

Montclair Fire Official John Thomas Awarded for Saving Life of Choking Driver

August 28, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Fire Official John Thomas, of the Montclair Fire Department was awarded The Lifesaving Award of Merit by the American Red Cross on Wednesday, August 24 for his swift action that led to saving a life while off-duty. 

While driving home from work on July 5, Thomas observed the driver of the car behind him acting erratically and exit the vehicle. He got out of his car to ...

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Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month –Teenagers and Prescription Drugs

Parents are usually diligent about talking to their kids about drugs and alcohol.  However, when they think of drugs, most tend to focus on marijuana, heroin, cocaine and other well-known street drugs.  Often overlooked are the drugs sitting in their own medicine cabinets.

Prescription drug abuse among teens is a national health crisis.  A survey launched by The Partnership at ...