Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Two Birds with One Stone: Gift for Mom and support your local Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Kim Tran
Wednesday, May 8
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Morris Plains Fire Association provides support to the firefighters that keep the borough safe. They keep busy with a number of charitable actions around the community. "We recently had a dinner to thank our (firefighters) for all they do," said Cornelia Geary, of the Ladies Auxiliary. "We also made a monetary donation to the St Virgil's carnival, sent a donation to a firehouse heavily impacted by Superstorm Sandy and we annually support the Spanish award given during graduation at Borough School." Now it's your turn to give back and get a gift for Mom at the same time this Saturday. The Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Mother’s Day plant sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the firehouse. They will be offering a …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Officials ask citizens to assist in clearing local hydrants.
With heavy snow blanketing the area Friday and Saturday, the Morris Plains Fire Department needs residents' help. Officials are asking citizens to help keep fire hydrants accessible. Residents are requested to shovel out the fire hydrant nearest to their home. Officials say this will make hydrants easier for emergency responders to find and use in the event of a fire.
Friday, September 14, 2012
One driver taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A driver was taken to the hospital Thursday after the van he was driving ran into the back of a dump truck on Speedwell Avenue in Morris Plains. According to Fire Chief Michael Geary, a van owned by Ideal Refrigeration of Morris Plains ran into the back of a dump truck from New Providence's A. Deluca Paving Thursday at about 9 a.m. The van driver was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to Geary. The dump truck driver was not injured, he said.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Morristown High students Matt Karr and John Gill continue volunteering tradition in their families.
Two borough teens are the latest to join the Morris Plains Fire Department, after officially becoming the newest junior members in July. While Matt Karr and John Gill, both 17, are just a few months short of being able go inside the fires, the dedicated teens are qualified to help extinguish fires by helping with the tools outside. In Morris Plains, a firefighter must be 18 years old to get certification to fight the fires inside, and can become a junior member at age 14. The Morristown High School rising seniors said they both plan to stay with the department well after they turn 18, and are eager to learn from the older members and get experience. After only two weeks of joining the department, Karr and Gill said they have responded to …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Morris Township and Morris Plains fire departments among those that responded Friday morning.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, August 3, 2012
An early-morning fire that tore through a Cedar Knolls home early Friday morning does not appear suspicious, according to a preliminary investigation, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, the prosecutor's office said. The Morris Township, Morris Plains, Cedar Knolls and Whippany fire departments responded to the fire shortly before 5:30 a.m., the prosecutor's office said. The fire caused "significant damage" to the Mountain Avenue home, the prosecutor's office said. The fire is being investigated by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office Arson Unit, Hanover Township Police Department, Morris County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Section and the Cedar Knolls Fire Department…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Morris Plains fire left no injuries on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
A fire broke out in a laundry room inside a Grannis Avenue home Tuesday afternoon and was extinguished by 2 p.m., according to the police. The fire on 51 Grannis Ave. started in the laundry room around 1:30 p.m. and was contained to only that room, police said. No injuries were reported, police said. Sgt. Mike Rolph, the officer on the scene, said that the fire left significant damage to that part of the one-floor ranch home, but said "it could have been a lot worse." The fire had responders from the Morris Plains Fire Department, Cedar Knolls RIT Team, Morris Minute Men First Aid Quad, Morris Plains Police Department, and Whippany Fire Department at the scene. Traffic was being diverted at Sun Valley Way and Grannis Avenue where part of …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Multiple-vehicle accident causes traffic on Monday afternoon.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, May 14, 2012
An SUV overturned on the barrier of Route 10 in Morris Plains during a two-vehicle crash that left one person with a hand injury Monday afternoon. The Morris Plains Police Department, Morris Plains Fire Department, and EMS squad all responded to the incident, which occurred shortly after 3:15 p.m., near the newly opened Smashburger restaurant. According to Sgt. Michael Koroski of the Morris Plains Police, the driver of a red Chevrolet Trail Blazer moved abruptly into the left lane of Route 10 East to avoid a car that emerged from a parking lot. The Chevrolet collided with a Ford Edge in the left lane—which then made the Edge hit the barrier of Route 10 and overturn, Koroski said. The driver of the Chevrolet, Raymond Boone, 40, of …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A MHS freshman follows his father path in volunteering in the borough.
Nicholas Karr of Morris Plains is following in his father's footsteps in taking up volunteerism at an early age. Karr just joined the Morris Plains Fire Department as a junior member. His father, Jason Karr, started volunteering with the Morris Minute Men when he was only 16, and is now serving his fourth year as a borough councilman. Nicholas, 15, officially joined the fire department in April. Although his age prohibits him from going inside an actual fire, he is still able to stay outside and help with all the tools necessary to put the fire out, such as the hydrant. Junior firefighters in Morris Plains can start as young as 14, and once they're 18 they can get certification to fight the fires inside. Nicholas said he plans on staying …