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First Responders

(At a ceremony on the steps of the state capitol in Trenton, Gov. Christie signs legislation that limits arbitrators' awards to police and firefighters in the state.  Photo by David Madden)

Christie Signs Extension on Arbitration Caps For Fire and Police in N.J.

Gov. Chris Christie was joined by Democratic leaders in the legislature and more than five dozen mayors from across the state as he signed the extension into law.

06/24/2014

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

ICE BlueButton App

The ICE BlueButton app lets you plan for a disaster, setting up multiple ‘In Case of Emergency” (or ICE) contacts.

03/25/2014

(credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

South Jersey First Responders Train To Speed Up Mass Casualty Response Times

Instead of waiting for police to officially secure a scene, it’s a coordinated effort between law enforcement and EMS, as played out during one of the simulations.

01/31/2014

(Dr. Daniel Hyman of Cooper Hospital examining a first responder in Cooper's traveling screening van.  Credit: David Madden)

Camden County First Responders To Get On-The-Job Health Screenings

The idea is to diagnose any potential health problems in first responders before they’re called out on a job.

11/01/2013

Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

First Responders File Lawsuit In Paulsboro Train Derailment

Fifteen first responders have filed a lawsuit claiming Conrail was negligent in the aftermath of a train derailment and chemical spill in southern New Jersey last year.

08/07/2013

(Scott Bailey provides tips for quickly detecting whether a person may be autistic.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Seminar Teaches Area First Responders How To Deal With People On Autism Spectrum

NHS Human Services, a Montgomery County social services agency, has teamed up with members of law enforcement to develop a training seminar to educate first responders on how to deal with people who are on the autism spectrum.

06/08/2013

Memorials And Sunday Services Held In Honor Of Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department To Collect Donations For Boston Victims

The Worcester Volunteer Fire Department has announced that it will be accepting donation for Boston bombing victims during their 13th annual 5k run.

04/21/2013

Police Badge

Camden County 911 System Receives Major Upgrade

You might not hear the difference on the phone, but 9-1-1 in Camden County has gotten a major upgrade.

03/24/2013

(Aaron Pace.  Phila. PD photo)

First Responders Still Haunted By Death Of Toddler With Drain Cleaner

The victim’s family testified on the impact of the loss at the hands of the 36-year-old neighbor and family friend, but the judge also heard from first responders who are still affected.

01/12/2013

File photo of White House.

New Law Includes Legislation Sparked By Bucks County First Responder

President Obama has signed into law a defense spending bill that includes legislation that was sparked by the untimely death of a first responder in Bucks County.

01/05/2013

Museum Of Art

Museum Of Art Offers Free Admission To First Responders

In honor of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s newest exhibit, they’re offering free admission to first responders and their families for the next week.

09/22/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Paul Gluck)

‘Chemical Suicides’ Also a Hazmat Danger For Responders

Delaware County authorities recently dealt with one such case in which the suicide victim even set up warning signs around a tent where he inhaled the hydrogen sulfide gas he had released inside of it.

07/18/2012

(Credit:  Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Firefighters Get Advice In Avoiding An Occupational Hazard: Suicide

Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department are getting an opportunity this week to attend a seminar about avoiding the danger of suicide among first responders.

12/13/2011

PSTF_Grant_photo DL caption

Local Organization Donates Big Bucks Toward Chesco Training Facility

Even though it’s one of the fastest growing counties in the state, Chester County is still without a facility to train first-responders.

10/31/2011

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