First-responders from communities near Jersey Shore University Medical Center had a special surprise for staff during Monday night’s shift change amid the coronavirusoutbreak.
Police officers, firefighters and EMS workers pulled up to the Neptune City hospital with emergency lights flashing and clapped as doctors, nurses and other medical staff arrived for work – many of them to care for COVID-19
“Thank you, thank you,” the first-responders said as they applauded hospital staffers headed in for a grueling night’s work.“No words can even begin to describe how our work has changed recentl… Read the rest of this entry »
Police officers, emergency management personnel and firefighters sprang to action Thursday afternoon to rescue a pet dog that had fallen through the ice of a partly frozen pond in Howell Township. A resident of the Villages development called 911 around 1:30 p.m. and reported that her nine-year-old Golden Retriever, “Duke,” was struggling in the frigid water… Read the rest of this entry »
First responders lined up to speak personally with LG Kim Guadagno after her Town Hall meeting in Hazlet
Lt Governor Kim Guadagno held a town hall meeting with Monmouth County first responders, career and volunteers, yesterday at the North Centerville Fire House in Hazlet on Friday.
Guadagno, the GOP nominee for governor, told the group of about 75 that her Democrat opponent, former Goldman Sachs banker Phil Murphy, would not keep the promises he’s made to career first responders unions in order to win their endorsements. Read the rest of this entry »
Assemblyman Rob Clifton (R-12 Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean and Burlington) renewed his call for legislative action today on his bill (A3104) that would protect the lives and well-being on police officers and EMS personnel who administer NARCAN or similar opioid antidotes. The bill would require drug users who are treated for overdoses to undergo blood testing for infectious disease if an officer or first responder was exposed to bodily fluid.
“Every day, our police and EMS workers risk their health responding to drug-related emergencies,” said Clifton. “Narcan has been administered more than 18,000 times in this state since 2014. When the drug is administered, and during the resuscitation of the endangered user, contact with blood or digestive liquids is a common occurrence.”
The Highlands Business Partnership’s 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is being dedicated to the borough’s first responders in appreciation for their heroic efforts during Superstorm Sandy.
HBP Vice President Jay Cosgrove of Bahrs Landing said, “We’re proud of our hometown heros,” as he announced that Rebecca Kane, Highlands first female Fire Chief and the borough’s Council President, as the parade’s Grand Marshall. OEM Coordinator Dave Parker is the Deputy Grand Marshall. Highlands First Aid Captain Ray Vargas will be honored with the St. Brendan the Navigator Award.
The parade kickoff from Huddy Park on Saturday March 23 at 2PM. 100 marching units including the Henry Hudson Regional Marching Band and Cheerleaders, the Monmouth County Police & Fire Pipe & Drums, Pipe & Drums Corps from Ocean Middlesex, Union, Essex and Atlantic counties. Old Bridge and Staten Islands Pipe and Drummers will also be marching.