'Things got pretty bad pretty quick,' fire chief said of blaze that ripped through multi-family building.
One person was hospitalized after being rescued from the second floor of a multi-family home on Park Avenue Saturday morning, according to Bob Landrigan, Office of Emergency Management coordinator. Madison Fire Chief Lou DeRosa said the cause of the fire, which was reported just after 9 a.m., is still under investigation, but officials believe the blaze began in the basement. The building, which DeRosa said houses four apartment units, is uninhabitable after the first two floors and part of the roof collapsed just after 11 a.m. Three people were inside the building when the call of the fire came in, Landrigan said. A woman, whose identity has not been released, was trapped on the second floor and rescued by firefighters from the burning …
State Police and the N.J. Office of Emergency Management can now provide emergency information to residents via text.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The state police and Office of Emergency Management will begin to use Nixle to provide updates to residents via text and emails. Nixle is already used by the Chatham Township Police Department to alert residents of various police activities, including motor vehicle accidents, crimes and public safety notifications. New Jersey State Police submitted the following news release: New Jersey residents will now be able to receive critical information from the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) on their cell phones and PDAs with the use of a free, Web-based service. The NJSP and NJOEM will be using a service called Nixle Connect to deliver important and time sensitive information to the …