Monday, April 29, 2013
A teen was treated and released at the scene for possible smoke inhalation.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, April 29
The following information was submitted by the New Providence Police Department. Police, Fire and Rescue Squad members responded to a home on Morehouse Place on April 22 for reports of a fire in the kitchen. According to police, the fire was reported at 7:20 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed smoke coming from the residence. The homeowner was able to douse the majority of the blaze with a fire extinguisher that was in the house. Officers and firefighters then completely extinguished the flames. Reports indicate that the fire is believed to have been caused by a faulty dishwasher. The rescue squad treated a 13-year-old female for possible smoke inhalation, but she was released on scene to her parents.
Monday, February 11, 2013
An investigation determined the fire started in the kitchen and is not believed to be suspicious in nature.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, February 11
This release was received from the New Providence police department. On February 9, 2013, at approximately 6:56pm, a report of black smoke was seen coming from a residence in the area of Fifth Street. Upon investigation, a one story wood frame house was located on Fifth Street where fire and smoke was coming from the rear of the residence. Police, Fire and EMS personnel immediately responded to the scene. Crews from the New Providence Fire Department quickly began to extinguish the fire. With the assistance of the Berkeley Heights and Chatham Township Fire Departments, the fire was contained within an hour. An investigation was launched by the Union County Arson Team and it was determined that the fire started in the kitchen. The …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Communities to meet with existing dispatchers, equipment vendors in January; engaging consultant for proposed timeline for dispatch center's construction, implementation.
New Providence and Summit continue to inch closer to a shared emergency dispatch center, which could be up and running in 12 to 18 months. At their most recent meetings, New Providence Borough Council and Summit Common Council approved identical ordinances and resolutions that lay out the groundwork for this shared service, which will be housed in the New Providence Municipal Center where the Rescue Squad was formerly located. Members of the center’s project committee met on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the next steps toward making this shared service a reality. Members of that committee include: Chris Cotter, City of Summit Administrator; Doug Marvin, New Providence Borough Administrator; Robert Weck, City of Summit Police Chief; Anthony …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
With Lions Club donations, New Providence Fire Department purchased radio headsets for second fire truck, which allows firefighters to communicate en route to a call.
A second New Providence fire truck was recently outfitted with new radio headset equipment, partly thanks to donations from the New Providence Lions Club. Bill Hoefling, a member of the Lions Club Board of Directors, said this is an ongoing project to purchase headsets for older fire truck so each firefighter can hear radio transmissions while traveling to a call. So far, the club has donated $5,000 in total to the New Providence Fire Department to purchase headset equipment for two trucks. Equipment for the first truck was purchased last year. “This new equipment… allows each fireman to put on a set of ear phones in which he can hear the messages coming across the radio, [such as] if any units have already been there, what the fire chief …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Merger could save 1,700 hours of police work and $43,000 of general expenses for the borough's civic services.
New Providence Borough Administrator Doug Marvin presented Council with a $1,197,450 joint dispatch center proposal Monday night, which would merge emergency services between the borough, Summit, Millburn and Berkeley Heights. After more than a year of discussion between the four towns, the newly-named Watchung Ridge Emergency Squad would shift 1,700 hours of dispatching to police work. Marvin said each town would pay an even $205,000 for capital improvements, including $452,550 for renovations to the dispatch center that would be housed in New Providence Municipal Center. The cost also includes $100,000 worth of consultation for technology and usage. Technology will be paid through a $1.6 million grant conjured by the Summit Police, with…
Monday, April 9, 2012
Fire officials confirm tree limb fell, pulling wires from electrical box and triggering blaze on Gallinson Drive.
Berkeley Heights firefighters battled a smoky electrical blaze at 231 Gallinson Drive around 9:40 a.m. today, caused by a tree limb that snapped due to heavy winds and fell onto power lines, which were knocked out of the home’s electrical box. Berkeley Heights Fire Chief Anthony Padovano said the homeowners were home when the electrical box in the home’s right wall caught fire and spread into the attic. Heavy winds played a factor in extinguishing the fire, which was placed under control around 10:30 a.m. “We couldn’t open any windows because the wind would have fueled the fire behind the walls and it definitely could have been worse,” Padovano said. Before firefighters could fully extinguish the fire, they had to wait for a Jersey Central…
Saturday, March 17, 2012
No injuries were reported as a result of a residential fire Saturday morning.
An early morning fire damaged part of a residential garage on Pittsford Way Saturday. The fire was reported just before 3:30 a.m. at 44 Pittsford Way. New Providence Fire Chief Ralph Parlapiano said that when firefighters initially arrived at the scene, there were flames and heavy smoke coming from the garage adjacent to the house. "It looked a lot worse when we got there," Parlapiano said. According to the chief, two engines and a firetruck from New Providence responded to the call, along with an engine from Berkeley Heights. In addition, Union County Mutual Aid requested that two fire engines and a ladder truck remain stationed at New Providence fire headquarters to cover the town while crews responded to the Pittsford Way blaze. …