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Fire Rescue News - Seminar to train Atlantic County firefighters on rescues from heavy vehicles

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Atlantic County volunteer firefighters will have a rare chance this weekend for specialized heavy rescue training at a seminar hosted by Egg Harbor Township.

The class will teach rescuers how to better handle accidents involving large vehicles, such as.....Continue Reading 

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Fire Rescue News - RETIRED FIREFIGHTER CARVES AMAZING PORTRAITS INTO PUMPKINS

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VENTNOR--'Tis the season for the time-honored tradition of carving pumpkins, and one local man has elevated the art to a whole new level. We sat down with the retired firefighter to see just how he carves amazingly accurate, picture-perfect portraits into pumpkins.

With a cut here, and a scrape there, Rick Ferrin is working on a masterpiece. "It's...it's getting there," he said looking over his....Continue Reading 

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Fire Rescue News - One person dead after Garden State Parkway accident in Galloway Township

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GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP - One person died in a motor vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway Thursday morning, State Police in the Bass River Township barracks said.

The accident was reported at 10:31 a.m., according to the state-run 511nj.org. The accident happened on the Parkway southbound, north of Exit 44. The left lane is blocked for emergency vehicles. Traffic moved slowly through the area an hour later.

A single wrecked car was visible in the median to passing motorists.

This story is breaking. Check PressofAtlanticCity.com for more details as they become available.

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Fire Rescue News - Fire damages apartment in Pleasantville

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PLEASANTVILLE — A brief fire Monday night burned a rear apartment of a home for sale in the100 block of East Washington Avenue.

Fire crews and police responded to the blaze shortly after 10 p.m.

Police Sgt. Dan Harper said firefighters put out the fire quickly. He said the apartment and the building were unoccupied. No one was injured.

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Fire Rescue News - Students return to Atlantic City High School after small fire prompts evacuation

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ATLANTIC CITY - District school officials said Atlantic City High School students returned to the building this afternoon after they were evacuated this morning because of smoke from a small fire.

While the time of their return wasn't available, district officials said they went back to classes before being dismissed for the day at 3 p.m.

City fire officials said the smoke began when someone set fire to some paper in the high school cafeteria.

Fire Chief Dennis Brooks said one school staff member was injured, although he didn't have the staff member's name or the nature of the injury.

Police and fire units went to the scene. The Fire Department's Fire Prevention Unit also was sent to the scene.

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Fire Rescue News - FIRE COMPANY RAISES MONEY TO HELP VETERAN FIREFIGHTER

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CAPE MAY CO. -- A Beef 'n' Beer was held tonight in one Cape May Co. town, to help a veteran volunteer firefighter who has fallen seriously ill with cancer.

The Green Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. came together tonight to raise money for their friend, who has been.....Continue Reading 

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Fire Rescue News - Firefighters, supporters tell Atlantic City of fear over public safety layoffs

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ATLANTIC CITY — City residents and firefighters approached City Council on Thursday night to express fears of their city being unsafe without multiple fire companies recently closed due to layoffs.

One by one, residents scolded the nine council members for allowing 30 firefighters to be........Continue Reading

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