By Barbara Rybolt / Independent Press CHATHAM TWP. — Two local drivers were injured in an two-car collision on River Road Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 21. According to Lieutenant Steven Hennelly, a 17-year-old Summit resident was driving westbound on River Road in a 2003 Ford Explorer and John Dill, 24, of Stirling, Long Hill Township, was
By Laura Silvius Reposted from chatham.patch.com Students at Chatham High School and Lafayette Avenue School were evacuated Thursday morning after the smell of gas was reported in both buildings. Chatham Township Fire Lt. Matt Glogolich said a construction company building the extension to Chatham High struck a 3-in. gas main at 10:06 a.m. and caused
FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will conduct the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test on November 9, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. For more information, please visit http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/eas_info.shtm
Fire Prevention Day 2011 is Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southern Boulevard Station. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and soft drinks will be provided. The Fire Department will have a “Fire Safety Trailer” to demonstrate home safety and show children and parents how to escape from a burning building. Tour our
October 9-15, 2011 is Fire Prevention Week. NFPA – Fire Prevention Week Here are some interesting fire facts from the NFPA. Home Fires One home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds in 2009. On average, seven people died in home fires every day. Adults 65 and over face the highest risk of fire death.
By Liz Alterman Though summer’s officially over, there’s still time to enjoy one last barbecue. The Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department will be grilling for a good cause when it hosts its 10th annual pig roast on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 10 p.m. Proceeds for the event, which will take place at the township’s
A Brentwood Road house fire that was reported by a 15-year-old resident and a housekeeper resulted in no injuries, according to the owners of the home. Chatham Township Police said that upon the arrival of the first police officer, there was visible smoke pouring from the residence and flames could be seen in the rear