Friday, May 17, 2013
The SFD will soon have a new television show on HomeTowne TV and they need your help to select a name for the program.
What's in a name? A new television show starring members of the Summit Fire Department. Beginning next week, the Fire Department will have it's own show on HomeTowne Television, the cable network that broadcasts on Comcast Channel 36 and Verizon Fios Channel 33. The station already features a program called "Off the Cuff" that's hosted by the Summit Police Department. And now, the Fire Department will get into the act as well with a program that will not only highlight members of the department, but some of the department's services and initiatives as well. The show will involve Batallion Chief Donald Nelson as well as various guests. But no good TV show would be complete without a name...and that's where the public comes in. The Fire …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Patch recently took a tour of the firehouse. Check out our photos and take a look inside the building where local firefighters work, train, eat and rest while on call.
There's a lot of history inside the Summit Fire Department. The original building was constructed in 1901, about 32 years after the city of Summit was officially incorporated. The two-story building — which serves as the department's headquarters — is the place where on-duty firefighters send their days when they're not out in the community responding to emergency calls or providing services to the public, such as fire prevention. In addition to the dispatch center on the first floor — which serves as the 911 call center for the entire city — the building also has large bays where fire trucks are housed and maintained. The second floor features a meeting room used by emergency management officials, as well as a kitchen and sleeping …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Summit Fire Department received a call of a fire to an Iris Road home at 8:21 a.m. on April 15.
At 8:21 a.m. the Summit Fire Department received a call of a structure fire to 4 Iris Road and the department arrived on scene at 8:25 to a fire confined to a second floor room, according to Battallion Chief David Guida. The structure was occupied at the time of the fire, Guida said. One person was removed from the home and transported to Overlook Medical Center, but did not suffer major injuries, he stated. The fire was confined by Summit Firefighters to the room of origin, according to Guida. An investigation team was called to the scene and the cause of the fire is still unknown.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A resident of Karen Way fell through his home's staircase and was trapped between the stairs and a crawl space below.
The Summit Fire Department received a call around 11:41 a.m. on March 21 that a man had fallen through an interior staircase of his Karen Way home and was entrapped halfway between the stairs and a crawl space below, according to officials. The man was about four feet into the crawl space and was extricated by Summit firefighters, Deputy Fire Chief Eric Evers stated. Both Summit Fire Department and Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad responded to the incident. The resident was then transported to Overlook Medical Center by the First Aid Squad for non-life threatening injuries.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Be prepared for anything this winter storm brings to Summit by signing up for emergency notification systems, and programming phone numbers, websites into your phone/tablet.
A winter storm is quickly approaching the Summit area, promising to bring rain, gusty winds and 1 - 4 inches of snow, according to recent forecasts. Here are important phone numbers and websites to keep handy for emergencies and to stay up to date on conditions in Summit: For Emergencies, dial 9-1-1 Summit Police Department (non-emergency): (908) 273-0051 Summit Fire Department (non-emergency): (908) 277-1033 Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (non-emergency): (908) 277-9479 City of Summit website: http://www.cityofsummit.org/ City of Summit Office of Emergency Management website: http://www.cityofsummit.org/content/8242/8298/9106/default.aspx City of Summit Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Summit/167658826632366 Mayor …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Rescue workers responded to a call in downtown Summit on Sunday after a woman became trapped in an uncovered water valve.
Some situations require even the most experienced rescue workers to think outside the box in an emergency situation. When a woman's leg became trapped in a water valve in the middle of Springfield Avenue late Sunday afternoon, firefighters used a rather unconventional substance to help extricate her — laundry detergent. Battalion Chief Richard Locke of the Summit Fire Department said firefighters were called out to Springfield Avenue near Maple Avenue at about 3:45 p.m. after getting reports that a woman, who was downtown shopping with her three young children, had gotten her foot caught in an uncovered water valve in the middle of the busy street. Locke said the valves are used to shut off the water to the buildings int he downtown area. …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Fire broke out in detached garage on Blackburn Road Wednesday night.
A car fire broke out in a detached garage on Blackburn Road in Summit Wednesday night. Battalion Chief Donald Nelson confirmed the details of the car fire and said it is still under investigation. Summit Fire Department responded to the scene. According to an unconfirmed report, a Millburn Fire Department engine also responded and an investigation team was called to the scene. We'll continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A look at the biggest police and fire stories in Summit for the year 2012. This is the second part of a two part story.
August 6, 2012 – Summit Man, 51, Indicted on Child Sex Abuse Charges Jose Jimenez, 51, was arrested earlier this year near the Mexican border and indicted from August 3, for sex assault charges and for endangering the welfare of a child, according to the county prosecutor's office. According to reports, Jiminez had been sexually assaulting a young boy for the past six years. August 8, 2012 – Summit’s National Night Out Brings PD to the People (Video) Over the summer the Summit Police Department was out for the people as the celebrated their annual National Night Out. Check out the video! September 6, 2012 – Cops Say Summit Man, 24, Arrested for Shooting Threat Matthew Fleissner, 24, of Summit was arrested and charged with disorderly …
Monday, December 31, 2012
A look at the biggest police and fire stories in Summit for the year 2012. This is the first part of a two part story.
January 2, 2012 – 2 Minors Injured in School Bus Accident Two minors were injured after a school bus overturned on Route 24. The bus overturned on the bridge over River Road. According to Summit Fire Department Battalion Chief Rick Locke three people were injured, two of them minors. He added that the school bus appeared to have hit a guardrail and spun around at least once where it came to stop in the center lane of Route 24. January 13, 2012 – State Police Helicopter Lands Unexpectedly in Summit A state police helicopter made an unexpected landing in the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit on the afternoon of Jan. 13. According to reports there were at least two passengers on board when the helicopter landed in order to wait for snow to …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Here's a look at some of the stories that made headlines throughout Union County for the week of Dec. 23 to 29.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Clark Kara Alongi Investigation Ongoing, State Police Release Her 911 Call There are still more questions than answers when it comes to Kara Alongi, the 16-year-old Arthur L. Johnson junior who tweeted "There is somone in my hour ecall 911" before leaving her home voluntarily on Sept 30. Alongi was found two days later when she called 911 from a rest stop near exit 1 on the Turpike. In that call (which Patch recently obtained from State Police), Alongi maintains she had been abducted, stating a black man forced her from her home. Clark Police are still investigating where Alongi went and why and have yet to close the case. Regardless of Alongi's claims, Clark Police Chief Alan Scherb says the department stands by its assertion that …