Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Flames were seen shooting out from a second floor window, but nobody was hurt.
A fire destroyed part of the second floor of a house at 32 Dogwood Lane in Hazlet Township Tuesday night, around 9 p.m. Dogwood Lane is located between Beers Street and Moak Drive. Nobody was home at the time of the blaze, but firefighters did rescue a dog from inside the building, said North Centerville Fire Chief Andrew Christ, who was the scene commander. According to county property records, the house is owned by the Discenza family. Stephanie O'Connell was driving to her home on Dogwood in the dark night when she noticed what she first thought was fog in the air, and then realized it was thick black smoke. As she came around the bend, she said, "I saw flames shooting through the window." She immediately called 911. She said …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The loose change and dollar bills raised by the annual "canning" effort was gratefully accepted by representatives of six charities Wednesday.
Thomas O'Neill, a fire/burn educator with Saint Barnabus Health Care System, stood in the Hazlet Township Meeting Room after receiving a $2,500 check for the popular Fire Prevention Smoke House program, and talked about how grateful he was to the Hazlet volunteers. "It's very substantial, and it will go right back into the fire education program for the kids in the schools," said O'Neill. "Of all the travels I do, I must say, here in Hazlet, the fire department is outstanding and very few municipalities can say they do what Hazlet does." Patti Dickens of the Hazlet-based RAINE said its gift would be used for the annual holiday food and toy drive for the needy, which begins in earnest in October. "We're thrilled to get the money," she said…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
About 50 firefighters and residents gathered at North Centerville Fire Co. to witness the arrival of two steel beams from the remains of the World Trade Center in New York. The beams will be part of a memorial to be built outside of the building.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Two steel beams from the World Trade Center were delivered to the North Centerville Fire Co. on Middle Rd. in Hazlet Wednesday, as part of the first steps to build a monument honoring victims of Sept. 11. The four-foot long anterior support beams, which weigh about 200 pounds each, were picked up 10 a.m. Wednesday at JFK Airport in Queens and escorted down the Garden State Parkway. About 25 bystanders, some with cameras, had advance word and lined up along Route 36 outside Holy Family Parish and School to see the motorcade pass by. A Keansburg Fire Dept. truck had an American flag hanging over the highway. The beams arrived in Hazlet at approximately 1:30 p.m., where former North Centerville Fire Chief Les Parleman delivered a speech. “We …