WEST ORANGE, NJ - On May 1,  the NJ National Guard Armory, located in West Orange, was the site of a joint excercise with the Essex County DECON (decontamination) taskforce involving a hazardous material release. This drill-simulated event was conducted to test the Essex County emergency response resources. Eight fire departments and 16 EMS providers, totaling over 100  first responders, took part in the drill. 

This information was provided by West Orange Town Information Officer Jessica Glicker.