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West Orange High School Alumni Visit Senior CPR Classes

January 17, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Seniors in the West Orange High School (WOHS) CPR classes were recently visited by WOHS alumni from Fire Company 3, who offered advice and encouragement for the graduating students.

Captain John Gibson (WOHS Class of 1996), Jimmy Turco (WOHS Class of 1991) and Leon Sederwall (WOHS Class of 2008) are West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) members and Emergency Medical ...

West Orange Police Respond to One Vehicle Theft and Two Burglaries

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two motor vehicles were burglarized and one was stolen in West Orange over the weekend, according to West Orange police. Although it is currently unknown whether there is any connection, stolen vehicles and break ins have also been reported in surrounding towns such as Livingston and Roseland.

According to police, the two burglaries occurred on Pilot Place and Highwood ...

West Orange Man Faces Charges Following Pedestrian Incident

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 70-year-old West Orange man, identified by Cedar Grove police as Leonard Slater, faces charges of driving while suspended, driving without a license (due to its suspension), driving an unregistered/uninsured motor vehicle and failure to exhibit proof of insurance after striking a 49-year-old pedestrian as she attempted to cross a Cedar Grove highway last ...

Suspended West Orange Driver Strikes Pedestrian in Cedar Grove

EDITOR'S NOTE: A follow-up article indicating charges, the cause of the incident and other details has since been published and can be found HERE. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Cedar Grove police officials did not immediately release the identity of the driver in this case. More information will be released as it becomes available. 

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A pedestrian was struck ...

West Orange Fire Department Offers Holiday Fire Safety Tips

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Since the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for household fires, the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) has provided residents with the following tips to help reduce risk in the home.

Cooking is the top cause of holiday fires, according to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), and the most common culprit is food left ...

West Orange Fire Department Receives Grant for Training Equipment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Leary Firefighters Foundation (LFF) has awarded a grant to the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) to fund a free-standing roof-training prop and accessories, valued at $24,979.

According to an announcement from the township, this equipment will enable the fire department to conduct realistic training scenarios and simulations of cutting roof-ventilation holes ...

West Orange Woman Faces Charges After Being Accused of Stabbing Mail Carrier

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 50-year-old United States postal mail carrier sustained several lacerations to the face on Monday afternoon after a 41-year-old West Orange woman stabbed him in the face while he was delivering mail, according to West Orange police.

Medgyne Anglade, 41, faces charges of aggravated assault and weapons possession in this incident, which occurred on Hillside Avenue at ...

West Orange Firefighters Honored for Life-Saving Actions

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) were recently recognized with commendations for their outstanding efforts during four individual incidents that occurred earlier this year.

Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio presented these awards during a ceremony held at a public council meeting in order to recognize the honorees in front of their family and friends as ...

West Orange Police Department Urges Residents to Register Security Cameras

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In recognition of the increase in the number of homes utilizing security cameras on their property, the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) is inviting community members to register their security cameras so that in the event of an incident, the WOPD will be able to reach out for assistance.

According to the WOPD, the footage that these cameras gather could be an ...


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