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Fire/Rescue News - Woman killed when train from Atlantic City hits car in Waterford Twp.

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Woman killed when train from Atlantic City hits car in Waterford Twp.

By LEE PROCIDA, Staff Writer, 609-457-8707 | Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | 0 comments

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP - An unidentified woman was killed Tuesday afternoon when a train from Atlantic City hit her car on a train crossing.

The woman's car was heading across the tracks when the train hit it at about 4:15 p.m., according to NJ Transit.

The impact threw the car about 20 feet from the tracks onto a chain-link fence, crushing it and flipping it onto its passenger side....Continue Reading

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Fire/Rescue News - Nine-Year-Old gets Burial fit for a Firefighter

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Nine-Year-Old gets Burial fit for a Firefighter

Jacob will be buried in his Class B uniform, wearing his recently acquired badge, his name stitched on his shirt. Bagpipes will play and the Camden Police Department Honor Guard will present his family with a flag.....Continue Reading

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Incident #53 07/27/2009 at 10:39pm - 3838 White Horse Pike for a Victim Extrication



The Elwood Fire Company was called to 3838 White Horse Pike at 10:39pm on July 26th for a victim who fell through the floor in a residents and became stuck. Rescue 16-4 & Engine 16-3 along with Support 16-1 responded and freed the victim. All units were clear at 11:07pm.

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LAWRENCE F. VOGELMAN - 70 of The Sweetwater Fire Company Passed Away



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VOGELMAN, LAWRENCE F. 70 - of Sweetwater, passed away on July 22, 2009. Larry was born in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Northeast Catholic High School. Larry was a member of the Teamsters Local #169 for 42 years, the last 12 of those years as the Vice President. He was a captain in the Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Company.

Over the years, Larry found great joy in coaching and watching youth sports. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends.

 Larry is survived by his wife, Mary Pat Vogelman (Mabin); his children, Patricia Vogelman (David), Tim Vogelman (Lynne), and Meg Steeb (Jeff); his six grandchildren, Cara, Timothy, Gabrielle, Phillip, Jullian, and Jeffrey; and one great-grandchild, Connor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers donations may be made "In Memory of Lawrence F. Vogelman" Northeast Catholic High Alumni Scholarship Fund c/o Alumni Office, 11842 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at Wimberg Funeral Home 400 Liverpool Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ from 5:00 until 8:00 PM and again on Monday, July 27, 2009 from 9:00 until 10:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Nicholas Church, 525 St. Louis Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ at 11:00 AM. Interment will immediately follow at the Egg Harbor City Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wimberg Funeral Home 400 Liverpool Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 609-965-0357. For condolences or directions, please visit

Published in The Press of Atlantic City on 7/24/2009
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Fire/Rescue News - Video Shows California Man Saving Girl from Burning SUV

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LOS ANGELES —  The California Highway Patrol is calling a Southern California man a hero for rescuing a 3-year-old girl from a burning vehicle on a Los Angeles-area freeway.


John McDonald of West Covina was driving on Interstate 10 in El Monte Wednesday when he saw an overturned sports utility vehicle engulfed in flames.

Video footage shows him running to help as three people who escaped the burning SUV ran away. The CHP says the driver of the SUV shouted that her granddaughter was still inside, and McDonald went in to pull the girl out.

Both were treated for minor injuries.

McDonald told KABC-TV he jumped into action because he felt it was "something that needed to be done."

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Fire/Rescue News - New fire truck to be dedicated to Jack Donio

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                         Jack Donio   

By BEN MERITT • Staff Writer • July 22, 2009

HAMMONTON -- The town's newest fire truck will be dedicated to Hammonton Fire Chief Emeritus Jack Donio.

The dedication of the 2009 Pierce Impel pumper truck will be made during a ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. July 27 outside Town Hall at Central Avenue and Vine Street.

"This is way of honoring the dedication that Jack gave the department and town," Mayor John DiDonato said.

Donio served as a member of the Hammonton Volunteer Fire department from 1965 to 2002. He served as Hammonton's fire chief from 1988 to 2002.

Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served. The Hammonton Town Council meeting will follow at 7 p.m.


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Fire/Rescue News - Black Horse Pike accident sends one to hospital with serious injuries

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From staff reports | Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009 | 0 comments

A small bus once used as a school bus collided with a car on the Black Horse Pike in Atlantic City Thursday morning, police said, sending one man to the hospital with serious injuries.

Atlantic City Police Capt. Bill McKnight said that the accident took place just before noon at the intersection of Route 40 and West End Avenue.

The details are unclear - there were language barriers with both drivers, McKnight said - but the impact crushed the driver's side of the smaller car, pinning the driver inside and sending the car sliding into a tree in front of a McDonald's restaurant.

The driver, who was unconscious when police arrived but did wake up, was cut out of the car by the Atlantic City Fire Department, McKnight said. The unidentified man was sent to the Regional Trauma Unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, where he remains in serious condidtion but is expected to survive.

The driver of the small bus is being investigated as being an unlicensed driver, McKnight said.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Traffic Unit at 609-347-5744.

Traffic was delayed on the pike for about an hour, KcKnight said.

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