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Morning House Fire South Collins Court

On Tuesday, August 9th at approximately 9:31 am, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to South Collins Court in the Blackwood Section for a report of a dwelling fire. Arriving officers found smoke conditions coming from the roof of the town home. As Gloucester Township Fire Departments were arriving, officers ensured that the residence and neighboring town homes were evacuated as a precaution. Gloucester Township Fire Department Stations 82 and 88 along with Runnemede, Bellmawr, arrived on location and quickly gained control of the fire. The home was occupied one adult and three children. No one was injured, however they... Read more →


Driver Involved in Fatal Magnolia Fire Truck Accident Charged

Magnolia, N.J. – Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay is announcing charges in a fatal motor-vehicle crash that occurred in January of 2022. On July 28, 2022, John Gibson, 29, of Lawnside, NJ, was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree Vehicular Homicide by Operating a Vehicle Recklessly and causing the deaths of 68-year old John Bishop and 75-year-old Marie Endicott, both of Pine Hill, NJ. Gibson was also charged with third degree Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution.r On January 19, 2022, officers responded to a motor-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 9:52 a.m., involving a Lawnside Borough Fire Department... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS

CNBNews Editors Note (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ) (August 3, 2022)--We recently noticed several photos with captions on the Gloucester City Fire Department's Facebook page that we have republished below. This may be hard to believe, but there are actually people living in Gloucester City and Westville who don't have a Facebook account. As a result, they are unaware of the fire calls the GCFD has responded to, nor do they know about the training sessions the members participated in. The period being published is from May to July 2022. Prayer to Bless All Firefighters All-powerful Father, I ask You to look... Read more →


*NJ Fire Fighter Jobs Open (all jurisdictions)

Symbol: M9999D Title: FIRE FIGHTER Issue Date: 07/01/2022 Closing Date: 08/31/2022 Jurisdiction: ALL LOCAL JURISDICTIONS Salary: * Num. of Positions: Vacancies Anticipated Workweek: 40 Hours per week Application Fee: $35.00 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: NOTE: Before proceeding, you MUST click here and read the "FIRE FIGHTER FACT SHEET". Applicants must be citizens of the United States as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must meet residency preferences specified on the Fire Fighter Fact Sheet as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must be high school or vocational high school graduates, or possess an approved high school equivalent certificate by August 31, 2022. Applicants must... Read more →


The Early History of the Gloucester City Fire Department Bells, Fire Department and Police Department

First published here on Thursday, May 13, 2010 By Ed Walens Gloucester City built its first Fire Department headquarters in 1879 on Bergen Street – where the police station is now. The fire hall was built on a lot adjacent to the old City Hall, which is now the new City Hall. After 1879, several fires took place without the knowledge of some firemen because there was no alarm bell to let them know. Some concerned Gloucester City businessmen decided to approach City Council and ask that a fire alarm bell be placed in the tower of the fire hall.... Read more →


Mount Ephraim Commissioner Answers Questions Pertaining to Alleged Turmoil in Fire Department

UPDATED/CORRECTED Mount Ephraim Fire Headquarters (source Facebook) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (July 13, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--We recently received an unsigned comment about the Mount Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department. The individual alleged that one of the officers of the department was not qualified for several reasons not specified. Furthermore, the person implied that the fire department was being investigated by the NJ Department of Community Affairs. CNBNews also heard a rumor that several firemen were quitting because of the allegations made above. As such the department did not have enough volunteers to staff the department. To clear up... Read more →


Gloucester City Firefighter Pays Tribute to Local Heroes

Above Gloucester City Fireman Jack Driscoll. (Facebook photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 11, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Firefighter Jack Driscoll, ran a 5K recently in full gear in honor of firefighters Tom Stewart, from the Gloucester City Fire Department and Chief Jim Sylvester and Deputy Chief John West from the Mt. Ephraim Fire Department. Those men perished during a July 4, 2002 multi-alarm fire at Broadway and Mercer Sts. Three children also died in that fire. They included: Alexandra Slack, who was five when she died along with 3-year-old twin sisters Claudia and Colletta Slack. Above, Gloucester City fireman Jack Driscoll. Below... Read more →


November 2008 Election The End of America as We Knew It

The following article was written by Phil Cohen, a retired Camden City Firefighter, and the editor of the Camden-HeartSoul news site http://www.dvrbs.com/Camden-HeartSoul.htm by Phil Cohen NOVEMBER 4, 2008--It's 4:07 AM, and by the end of the night you and I will know the fate of the United States as we know and love it.... if you are one of those who do not love this country and its traditions, please find another website to visit. Theodore Roosevelt the 26TH President of U.S. Theodore Roosevelt, a brilliant and great man as whoever walked this earth, gave the following speech addressing the... Read more →


Lower Township Police Arrest Two "Firebugs"

Lower Township, NJ (June 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet) - On Sunday, June 5, 2022, the Lower Township Police Department’s Officers responded to the area of the 1400 block of Bayshore Road, in the Villas section of Lower Township for a 9-1-1 hang-up. Upon arrival, officers observed smoke coming from a parked vehicle. The Villas Volunteer Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Members from the Cape May County Fire Marshal’s Office as well as the Lower Township Police Department’s Detective Bureau responded to conduct an investigation. As a result, two males were identified as being involved. Ernest Grey, a 47 year old,... Read more →


Attic Fire in Glendora, No Injuries, Family Displaced

GLENDORA, NJ--On Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at approximately 6:47 pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to West Evesham Road, in the Glendora Section of Gloucester Township, for a report of a house fire. Upon Officers' arrival, they observed a heavy smoke condition from the attic area of the residence. Gloucester Township Fire Departments arrived to extinguish the fire. Officers ensured that the residents and family pet were evacuated. Gloucester Township Fire Stations Glendora Fire Department 81, Chews Landing Fire Department 82, Blenheim Fire Department 83, and Gloucester Township Squad 88 along with Runnemede Fire Department, Magnolia Fire Department, Bellmawr... Read more →


Philadelphia Fireman Dies When Building Collapses; Five Other Philadelphia Employees Suffered Injuries

PHILADELPHIA (June 18, 2022)--— It is with great sadness that the Philadelphia Fire Department announces the loss of one of its own along with injuries to five City of Philadelphia employees—four firefighters and one employee of the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I). Lieutenant Sean Williamson, 51, was killed in the line of duty while operating at this morning’s fire at 300 W. Indiana Avenue in the city’s Fairhill section. Lt. Williamson was a 27-year veteran of the Fire Department, most recently assigned to Ladder 18 located in the Hunting Park section of the city. Lt. Fire Lt. Sean Williamson... Read more →


Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson J. Perez Statement Regarding Death of Fire Lt. Sean Williamson

I was deeply saddened to learn that Lieutenant Sean Williamson of the Philadelphia Fire Department was killed in the line of duty this weekend. In the name of the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I extend my prayerful condolences to Lieutenant Williamson’s family and friends who mourn this tragic loss. My heartfelt sympathy also goes out to Adam K. Thiel, Commissioner of the Philadelphia Fire Department, and the faithful men and women of the Philadelphia Fire Department as they cope with death of their beloved brother who faithfully served our city for over 27 years. In addition, I ask... Read more →


Philadelphia Mayor Releases Statement on the Death of Fire Lt. Sean Williamson

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Kenney today issued the following statement on the death of Philadelphia Fireman Lt. Sean Williamson: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Philadelphia Firefighter Lieutenant Sean Williamson. This is a heartbreaking day for our city. For more than 27 years, he dedicated his life to serving and protecting the people of Philadelphia, and sacrificed his life protecting others. Early this morning, like every day, he exemplified heroism by doing what our first responders do every day: put on their uniform, leave their loved ones, and carry out their sworn duty to protect and... Read more →


Area Emergency Responders Working to Contain Fire on Barge in Delaware Bay

DNREC Onsite to Assess Possible Environmental Impacts Local emergency responders have been working into the afternoon today to contain a fire aboard a cargo barge in Delaware Bay approximately nine miles off the coast of Port Mahon. Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are onsite assessing the situation after the fire was reported just after 1 a.m. today. The DNREC Emergency Response Team joined federal and local partners monitoring the Delaware Bay by air and patrol boat for environmental impacts caused by the fire, which discharged a plume of smoke.... Read more →


Kevin D. Hannun Sr., 47, of Bellmawr, Police Officer, Volunteer Fireman, U.S. Marine, Triton HS Alum

He’s the goofy, fun loving man of passion; the key to Kevin D. Hannum, Sr.’s happiness was laughter. He was the one singing in the shower, dancing in the living room to his favorite tunes and everyone knew “that smirk”. He was butch enough to wear lipstick and pull it off. Kevin was integrity, courage and dependability. He was one of the few, one of the proud… SEMPER FI. Over the past few years, while challenged by indisposition, Kevin was tenacious, full of hope and faithful. You know what Ol’ Jack Burton says at a time like this? … Just... Read more →


Beef and Beer Benefit to Help Hammonton Volunteer Fireman Domenick Digiovannangelo

Hammonton, NJ - For the last 22 years Domenick DiGiovannangelo has been serving the community as a volunteer firefighter with the Hammonton Fire Department and the Independent Vol. Fire Co. 2. In addition to his time served with Hammonton, Domenick previously served 15 years with the Winslow Township Fire Department’s Elm Fire Company. Besides serving as a senior firefighter and mentor to many of the younger members, Domenick is currently serving as Assistant Chief of the Hammonton Fire Department. Earlier this year Domenick was diagnosed with end-stage heart failure and a cancerous tumor for which he is currently undergoing aggressive... Read more →


Woman Drives Vehicle Off of Freedom Pier into Delaware River; Police, EMT, Firemen Respond to the Scene in Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -Rescue personnel search the vehicle to see if anyone else was inside of it. The driver, a woman drove her vehicle off of Freedom Pier, King and Cumberland Sts., Gloucester City. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. At this time her condition is not known. Also not known is how the accident happened. (Image courtesy of https://6abc.com ) The driver of the vehicle jumped the curb and crashed through the iron fence before her vehicle fell into the Delaware River. A concrete barrier has been placed where the fence was broken. (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS: Six Members of the Mount Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department Honored for Saving Baby's Life

Above, Captain Joey Herrman holding the baby MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (April 7, 2022)(CNBNEWSNET)-The Mount Ephraim Commissioners honored six members of the Borough's Volunteer Fire Department at the monthly council meeting held Thursday night, April 8. The firemen were recognized for their actions on March 20th. Each of the volunteers received an Outstanding Service Commendation from the borough and were awarded a Unit Citation from the Department. Outstanding Service Commendation On March 20th 2022 there was a medical emergency at the Bell Road firehouse when a resident ran into the station with a three month old baby in distress. Captain Joey... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: FOUND MONEY

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-(March 29, 2022)--It looks as though we're in for another municipal (city) tax increase. Are we shocked? I doubt it. I found something, actually several somethings, that should shock every taxpayer, though. I'm finishing work on my cousin's estate and before closing it I thought I would check the state database for unclaimed property. The good news is I found $68 I didn't know I had and $2,100 I didn't know my cousin had and then...I looked into Gloucester City. Here is where we might be shocked and angry. Why are our politicians... Read more →


The Gloucester City Bomber Found Guilty

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet The GCity Cross-Fit gym, 512-514 South Broadway; the bomb, which was placed against the door, blew out the door but the plate glass windows on either side of the door were not damaged. (CNBNewsnet photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 26, 2022)—Dwayne A. Vandergrift Jr. who was accused of detonating a homemade bomb at GCity Cross-fit gym, in the summer of 2020, pleaded guilty on Friday, March 25 in U.S. District Court, Camden City, according to the Courier Post. The gym is surrounded by residential homes. Those living in the area said they were awakened... Read more →


Multi Alarm Fire in Audubon Destroys Home, No Injuries

AUDUBON, NJ (March 9, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--A multi-alarm fire occurred Saturday night on Oswego Avenue in Audubon. According to a Facebook posting by the Audubon Fire Department at 8:24 PM, Taskforce 1 (Audubon, Audubon Park, Haddon Heights, Mount Ephraim, Oaklyn, and Westmont) were alerted to 16 Oswego Avenue in Audubon for a reported dwelling fire. Crews arrived to find heavy fire in the rear of the dwelling in an attached garage. The working firebox was then dispatched adding Engine 16 from Collingswood and Quint 5-1 from Gloucester City, along with Rescue 3-2 from Bellmawr as the RIT Team. Quint 1-1 arrived and... Read more →


Afternoon House Fire Displaces Residents on Hawthorne Ct, Blackwood Section of Gloucester Township,

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ(CNBNewsnet)On Tuesday, March 8th at approximately 4:15 pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to Hawthore Ct, in the Blackwood Section of Gloucester Township for a report of a house fire. While En-route dispatch confirmed multiple callers were reporting the house had heavy fire and smoke. Arriving officers found the home with heavy fire showing. As Gloucester Township Fire Departments were arriving, officers ensured that the residents were evacuated. Gloucester Township Fire Department Stations 81, 82, 84, 85 and 88 along with Runnemede, and EMS units from Virtua arrived and were able to keep the fire from spreading... Read more →


Clement E. "Mick" McKinney Sr., of Brooklawn; Retired Captain of the Brooklawn Volunteer Fire Dept. and Bellmawr Park Fire Co.

BROOKLAWN, NJ (February 20, 2022)(CNBNews)--Clement E. “Mick” McKinney, Sr. was genuinely a good man, a good and honorable family man who believed in and spent a lifetime serving and supporting his community. “Mick” faced adversity and danger head-on, revealing his strength in character. Mr. McKinney loved to travel and had seen the world cruising it over the years. As we are about to go on a journey, “Bon Voyage” is shared and exclaimed. Goodbye and good luck… Clement E. “Mick” McKinney, Sr On Friday, February 11, 2022, after 79 trips around the sun, we said goodbye and farewell from his... Read more →


False Fire Alarm at Winslow Township High School

stock photo WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ (February 9, 2022)(CNBNews)--Today, Tuesday, February 9, at 7:41 AM, the Winslow Township Police Department school resource officer reported a fire alarm activation and an odor of smoke in the Winslow Township High School, 10 Cooper Road, Atco. Police Captain C. Dubler said all students and staff were immediately evacuated as Fire Department personnel and other emergency personnel responded. Investigation revealed that the odor of smoke had traveled over from a local business, which was conducting a controlled burn. There was no fire at the High School, and all staff and students were returned to the... Read more →


Fatal Fire in North Cape May, Under Investigation

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (February 7, 2022)– County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Kevin Lewis of the Lower Township Police Department announced the investigation of a fatal fire in the North Cape May section of Lower Township. On Sunday, February 6, 2022, Lower Township patrol officers responded to the scene of a fully involved structure fire at 224 Suzane Road, North Cape May. Once the fire was extinguished, the remains of an unidentified female were found in the bedroom of the residence. An autopsy was conducted on Sunday, February 6, 2022, and the cause of the fire... Read more →


Jill Ann Travis, age 55, Succumbed To Injuries Substained From A House Fire

On January 13, 2022, Jill passed away due to injuries sustained from a house fire at age 55. (nee Oldson) Of West Deptford. Loving and devoted wife of 38 years to Merial “JR” E. Travis, Jr. Loving mother of Brittany Erin Craft (Brian), John Dillon Travis (Brittany Genovese) and Taylor Leigh Travis (Zach Pierce). Cherished grandmother of Katharine Lily Craft and Jack Phillip Travis. Dear sister of Carla Gillies (Edward) and beloved aunt of Meghan Gillies and Kendall Gillies. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Monday morning, January 24th, from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the... Read more →


Fire Truck in Magnolia Collides with Vehicle, Two People Die, Investigation Ongoing

Magnolia, N.J. – Detectives are investigating a fatal crash involving a fire truck Wednesday morning in Magnolia, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Magnolia Police Chief Scott Paris. At approximately 9:54 a.m., a fire truck responding to a call collided with a vehicle at the intersection of White Horse Pike and Warwick Road. Two people inside the vehicle have been pronounced deceased. Three firefighters who were inside the fire truck sustained minor injuries. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding this crash is ongoing. No further details are being released at this time. Read more →


Free Smoke Detectors/Installation for Gibbsboro Residents

Gibbsboro residents eligible for FREE smoke detectors and installation. Contact Fire Marshal at 856-783-6655, ext. 151 to schedule. With the recent increase in fire related injuries and fire deaths due to non-working or lack of smoke detectors, the Gibbsboro Fire Marshal Office and the Gibbsboro Fire Company are able to supply and install smoke detectors to our residents for FREE. Please contact the Fire Marshal Office 856-783-6655, ext. 151 to schedule an installation. Address/Location Gibbsboro Police Department 5 Foster Ave Gibbsboro, NJ 08026 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-783-0151 Read more →


New Jersey American Water Announces Grant Program for Volunteer Fire Departments

CAMDEN, N.J. (January 5, 2022) – Recognizing the bravery and commitment of volunteer firefighters and first responders, New Jersey American Water announces its 2022 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders (e.g., ambulance and first aid squads) located within the company’s service areas. “We are honored to support the brave firefighters and first responders through this grant program again this year, as we have for over ten years,” said Mark McDonough, president of New Jersey American Water. “These hardworking, selfless men and women serve on the front lives daily to protect the communities we serve, and this program... Read more →


UPDATED: Audubon Fire Department and Other Departments Respond to Brooklawn House Fire

UPDATED/CORRECTED Mt. Ephraim Fire Department (Dec. 24, 2021) post--Earlier today, at 9:30 am, your volunteer firefighters were alerted to cover Gloucester City Station 51 from Mount Ephraim Fire Department Station 45 while the Gloucester City Fire Department operated at an “All Hands” fire in Westville. While members stationed at our firehouse covering a large area of surrounding towns, your firefighters were alerted to a reported house fire (400 unit block of Chestnut St.,) in Brooklawn with reports of people trapped. Within seconds Squad 45, under the command of Captain Herrmann, was out the doors and responding with a crew of... Read more →


First Responders Children’s Foundation Active in NJ

(Jersey City, NJ) – First Responders Children’s Foundation, (the national non-profit organization that provides financial relief to the families of first responders who have been injured or killed in the line of duty), in partnership with the first responder agencies across the state of New Jersey today announced the that its Toy Express events are coming to Jersey City, Teaneck, Rockaway, Bergenfield, Paramus, Stratford, Berlin, Hackensack, Bogota, Barnegat, Manville, Maywood and Ridgefield - and will provide children with free toys that bring holiday cheer. The program has a profound impact on both first responders and the communities in which they... Read more →


Blackwood Fire Co. Christmas Parade Saturday

Parade Route BLACKWOOD, NJ (December 3, 2021)--Saturday the Blackwood Fire Company Christmas Parade will be occurring today in Downtown Blackwood. The parade begins at 6:00 pm and ends at approximately 8:00 pm. During the parade, the Black Horse Pike will be closed in both directions between Church Street and Davistown Road. Davistown Rd will also be closed between Black Horse Pike and Argyle Ave. Heavy pedestrian traffic is expected in the area of the Black Horse Pike therefore drivers are advised to use caution when in the area and to expect minor delays. The detour route is East Church St.... Read more →


Winners of South Jersey Gas First Responders Grant Program Announced

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., November 29, 2021 – Today, South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), announced the winners of its annual First Responders Grant Program. This year, 16 grants totaling nearly $67,000 were awarded to local first responder departments. “The South Jersey Gas First Responders Grant Program enables our company to give back to organizations whose continued efforts keep our customers and communities safe,” said Brent Schomber, President and COO, South Jersey Gas. “As we come into the holiday season, we are proud to partner with this year’s winners to support their work and future initiatives.”... Read more →


Audits of Pennsylvania Volunteer Firefighters Relief Associations Produce Wide Range of Findings

By Victor Skinner | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Audits of dozens of Pennsylvania volunteer firefighters’ relief associations uncovered an array of issues, from unauthorized and undocumented expenses to noncompliance with prior audits and failures to maintain accurate equipment and volunteer rosters. Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy DeFoor released audit reports over the past two weeks for 27 volunteer firefighters’ relief associations (VFRAs) in 25 counties. The associations are funded by the Department of Auditor General through a 2% tax on Pennsylvania fire insurance policies sold by out-of-state companies. The auditor general sent $54 million this year to... Read more →


Everything You Need to Know About Buying Car Insurance 

image courtesy of Pixabay Not many people relish the prospect of purchasing car insurance; after all, this can be an expensive and time-consuming process, the benefits of which might take some time to materialize. While the process of buying car insurance might not be the most exciting activity, it can have a big impact on your finances. Buying the right car insurance means finding a solution for the right price that offers a level of coverage that suits your needs and preferences. The list below is designed to offer you the top tips to help you find the right car... Read more →


CONSUMER NEWS: Cooktops Are Top Culprits in Cooking Fires

As the holiday season approaches, SERVPRO fire restoration specialists in the Gloucester City area offer stovetop safety tips for home cooks Gloucester City, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) November 16, 2021 - From 2014 to 2018, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports* that U.S. fire departments were called to an estimated average of 172,900 home structure fires related to cooking each year. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the number of home fires caused by cooking peaks to an average of 470 fires each day. "These fires are tragic because they result in property damage, displacement of families, injury, and even... Read more →


William "Tony" Colucci, Camden City Fire Dept. Retiree, Emerald Society Member, Past Maple Shade Cop

Woodstock, Ontario – Formerly of Maple Shade and Bellmawr. Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home on Monday, November 1st, 2021, at the age of 80. Much loved and cherished husband of Diane Colucci of Woodstock, Ontario. Stepfather of Shawn MacDonald from Calgary, Alberta, and step-grandfather of Jeremie, (Calgary), Naomi (Texas), and Kaitlyn (Hawaii). Tony also had a special bonded relationship with Justin and Kelly Byers of Woodstock and their children Mason and Audrey who considered Tony their 3rd grandpa. Tony leaves behind his brothers George (Madeline) Colucci, Anthony (Jenna) Colucci, Charlie Colucci as well as sisters Sandy (Mark),... Read more →


Delanco Volunteer Fire Chief Charged with Inappropriate Touching

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Delanco Township Police Chief Jesse DeSanto announced that the volunteer chief of the Delanco Fire Department has been charged with touching the breasts of a woman from another local emergency services agency who had come to the fire house for work purposes. Todd R. Johnsen, 45, of Center Avenue, was charged with one count of Criminal Sexual Contact (Fourth Degree) in connection with the June 19 incident inside the Delanco Fire House. He is scheduled for a hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court on December 6. The investigation began after the victim reported the... Read more →


Multiple Alarm House Fire in Glendora, No Injuries

GLENDORA, NJ --On Friday November 5, 2021 at approximately 7:51 AM, The Gloucester Township Police Department was dispatched to a house fire on the 800 block of Huntington Avenue, in the Glendora section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey. Gloucester Township Police Officers arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the single family unit and located the lone occupant outside, unharmed. Firefighters from Glendora Fire Company , Gloucester Twp. Engine 88, Runnemede Fire & EMS , Chews Landing Fire Department , Bellmawr Fire Department , Magnolia Fire Department and Somerdale Fire Department arrived and extinguished the fire. The fire appears to... Read more →


Fire in Blackwood Early Monday Morning

photos provided BLACKWOOD, NJ--(November 1, 2021)--On Monday, November 1 at approximately 12:41 am, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to Oakmont Rd. in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey for a reported house fire. Arriving officers found heavy smoke coming from the residence. Officers assisted residents safely from the residence, as well as evacuated any immediate neighbors. The Fire was quickly extinguished, and contained to the original fire residence by Gloucester Township Fire Department Stations 81, 83, 84, 86, and 88 along with, units from Pine Hill and Runnemede Fire Departments. The four occupants of the home were... Read more →


South Jersey Gas Announces First Responders Grant Program

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., October 29, 2021 – South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), today announced the kick-off of its annual First Responders Grant Program. Grants will be awarded to provide critical support for operations conducted by first responder departments. All paid or volunteer fire, emergency medical services and police departments serving at least one of the municipalities in the South Jersey Gas service area are eligible to apply. To review the official rules and guidelines, including a complete list of municipalities in the service area, and to submit an application, please visit www.southjerseygas.com/community. All submissions... Read more →


Project Veritas VIDEO: GOV. Phil Murphy to Impose State-Wide COVID Vaccine Mandate AFTER Re-Election

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to Impose State-Wide COVID Vaccine Mandate AFTER Re-Election; Senior Advisor Reveals It Cannot Be Done ‘Before the Elections’ Because ‘Right Now Is About Him Winning’ Wendy Martinez, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Campaign Senior Advisor: “He [Murphy] is going to do it [COVID vaccine mandate], but he couldn’t do it before the elections. Because of the independents and the undecided.” Martinez: “They [independents and undecideds] are all into all the sh*t. My rights, my sh*t -- and they don’t care if they kill everybody.” Martinez: Governor Murphy “will [implement COVID vaccine mandate], but right now... Read more →


Former Volunteer EMS and from Lacey Township PD Dispatcher, Pleads Guilty to Stealing $4,700 in Grant Funds

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on October 19, 2021, Matthew Bender, 33, of Lacey Township, pled guilty to Theft in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3, before the Honorable Linda G. Baxter, J.S.C. At the time of sentencing on December 7, 2021, the State will seek a term of probation, together with full restitution, forfeiture of his lifetime membership with the Lanoka Harbor Emergency Medical Service (LHEMS), resignation from his position with the Lacey Township Police Department, and forfeiture of any current or future public office or employment in the State of New Jersey. This charge was the result... Read more →


Kenneth L. Robertson, age 79, of Mt. Ephraim, Army Veteran, Volunteer Fireman, Member of Square Circle Sportsmen

On October 9, 2021, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Age 79 years. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Elaine Robertson and parents, Henry Angus and Joyce (nee Shaw) Robertson, Jr. Ken is lovingly survived by his daughter, Christine Dutill; grandchildren, Nicole and Jacob; brother, Henry Angus III (Lorraine) and nieces, Patricia Robertson and Debbie Wheaton. Ken served his country and community proudly. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of OEM, MEFD, CERT, Audubon Fire Police, VFW, American Legion, Camden Light Artillery and Square Circle. He will be dearly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Friday, October... Read more →


A “Family” When He Most Needed It Most:

Blenheim Volunteer Firefighter Anthony Siciliano Reflects on the Value of Volunteering  

Blenheim, NJ–(CNBNEWS)-- At the age of twelve, Anthony Siciliano (photos) lost his father. It was devastating. Despite the support of his mother and sisters, Siciliano yearned for a father-figure – not to replace his dad – but to help guide him in those transformative years. The Blenheim Fire Company firefighters provided that needed support, as Siciliano often found himself in their company at numerous firehouse events with his grandmother and uncle, both volunteers. Soon, Siciliano became a Junior Volunteer at the Bellmawr Park Fire Company from age 14-18. The experience, he said, was “transformative.” Despite a hiatus from firefighting, Siciliano... Read more →


Late Night Fire Displaces Resident At Autumn Ridge Apartments

Gloucester Township(October 8, 2021)(CNBNewsnet) -Thursday, October 7 at 11:11 PM, Gloucester Township Police and Gloucester Township Fire Departments were dispatched to Autumn Ridge Apartments' A Building for a structure fire. Officers arrived and began evacuating the building while fire department personnel attempted to locate the source of the fire. The blaze was found in the kitchen of Apartment 12, and successfully extinguished before spreading to adjoining apartments. As a result of the fire, one resident was displaced while another resident was treated for minor smoke inhalation on scene by AMR Medical Transport. Personnel from Blackwood Fire Department, Chews Landing Fire... Read more →


The Avalon Volunteer Fire Company building will be expanded

New Traffic Plan Behind Public Safety Complex The Avalon Volunteer Fire Company building will be expanded over the course of the next few years and areas including and around the firehouse will be a construction zone for the duration of this work. The initial phase of this work is expected to begin during the week of October 4th. Drivers should be aware that for a period of three to four weeks, the two handicapped parking spots adjacent to the Avalon Senior Center will be temporarily relocated in order for underground work to be performed safely. The ramp to the Avalon... Read more →


October, Fire Prevention Month

(Clarksboro, NJ)—The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and the Gloucester County Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind residents of the importance of fire safety during the month of October. “The goal of Fire Prevention is to raise fire safety awareness, and help ensure your home and family has a plan and is ready for the unexpected,” said Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger. “Fire Prevention week is the perfect time talk with your whole family about fire safety – include testing alarms, changing the batteries or upgrading to 10-year sealed battery alarms, how to use a fire extinguisher and escape route... Read more →


Drowning Victim Found in Little Timber Creek Was 66-Year-Old Man; Alcohol Might Have Caused Accident

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet UPDATED: The 66-year-drowning victim has been identified as MICHAEL DUNN CNBNews photo credit (Above) In the distant Rescue units from Westville and Bellmawr Fire Departments on the South Broadway Bridge responded to a call of a body floating face down in the Little Timber Creek. Gloucester City, N.J. (September 28, 2021)(CNBNews)– A deceased male was pulled from Little Timber Creek in Gloucester City Monday afternoon, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell. Officers responded to the 600 block of South Broadway at approximately 2:14 p.m.... Read more →