Day: August 5, 2020

28 Year Old Hamilton Woman Pronounced Dead From Trenton Shooting Becomes Trenton’s 22 Homicide of 2020

August 5, 2020

View previous MidJersey.News stories here:

2 Shot In Trenton, Female Remains In Critical Condition This Morning

BREAKING: 2 Shot In Trenton On Delawareview Ave

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Procuctor’s office has confirmed that Jolisa Marshall, 28 of Hamilton Township, NJ has died from a Sunday night shooting on Delawareview Ave. Her death has become Trenton’s 22 homicide of the year.

The shooting broke out around 10:35 pm on Sunday August 2, 2020 and the Trenton Police Department responded to a Shot Spotter activation. Upon arrival they found 2 victims one critical and one shot in the buttocks. Trenton Fire Department, Trenton EMS (TEMS) responded along with Mercer County Paramedics. The victims were transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center and trauma alerts were called.


List of Trenton’s 2020 Homicide victims:

Their names:

  1. January 30, 2020, Starquasia Harris, 24, shooting
  2. February 16, 2020, Maurice London, 39, shooting
  3. March 23, 2020, Danavan Phillips, 37, shooting
  4. March 25, 2020, Yuell Moore, 29, shooting
  5. April 5, 2020 Quamiera Massey, 24, shooting
  6. April 5, 2020 Dabree Brannon, 30, shooting
  7. April 5, 2020 Frederick Mason, 20, shooting
  8. May 14, 2020, pronounced dead May 21, 2020 Terrence Horton, 53, shooting
  9. May 17, 2020, Robert Smith, 38, shooting
  10. May 18, 2020 Antwuan Bowens, 44, shooting
  11. May 18, 2020 Tayvion Jones, 18, shooting
  12. May 21, 2020 Raheen McKinnon 19, shooting
  13. May 23, 2020, Watson Cogdell, 58, shooting
  14.  May 30, 2020 Tyrone Campbell, 45, shooting
  15. June 2, 2020 Dontae Barnes, shooting
  16. June 21, 2020, Robert Neal, 34, stabbing
  17. July 1, 2020, Covvie Scott, 24, shooting
  18. July 8, 2020, Richard Guarderas, 18, shooting
  19. July 8, 2020, Malcom L. Bowser, 19, shooting  
  20. July 15, 2020, Jason Phillips, 23, shooting
  21. July 17, 2020, Luis Gonzalez, 37, shooting
  22. August 2, 2020 died August 5, 2020, Jolisa Marshall, 28, shooting

CHECK OUT THE LIST OF MIDJERSEY.NEWS STORIES ON CITY OF TRENTON 2020 SHOOTINGS, GUN VIOLENCE, STABBINGS AND HOMICIDES HERE:

And the list grows: Other Recent Trenton Shooting and Homicide Stories: (There has been a lot more gun violence, stabbings and shootings but these are ones we have enough information to report on)

28 Year Old Hamilton Woman Pronounced Dead From Trenton Shooting Becomes Trenton’s 22 Homicide of 2020

2 Shot In Trenton, Female Remains In Critical Condition This Morning

BREAKING: 2 Shot In Trenton On Delawareview Ave

BREAKING: Shooting On East State Street In Trenton, Man Shot Multiple Times Transported To Trauma Center

Mercer County Homicide Task Force Investigation Leads to Charges in July Homicide in Trenton

UPDATE: Three Trenton Teens Facing Criminal Charges, Including Attempted Murder And Other Charges, After Shooting At Police During Chase In stolen Vehicle And Crash, 1 Officer Critical Condition Others Also Injured

UPDATE: The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Serious Collision Response Team are investigating an incident that occurred in Trenton early this morning

BREAKING: Police Involved Accident In Trenton

Continuing Coverage: City Of Trenton’s 21st Homicide Of 2020

BREAKING: Shooting On Broad Street Is Fatal, Becomes City’s 21st Homicide of 2020

Trenton Murder Body Count = 20 As Mercer County Homicide Task Force Investigating Another 2020 Trenton Shooting

BREAKING: Reports Of Fatal Shooting In Trenton As Shootings And Stabbings Plague City

2020 Trenton Death Toll Rises to 19 As Detectives Investigating Double Homicide in Trenton

When Will “Enough Be Enough”? – Mercer County Homicide Task Force Investigating Wednesday Night Murder In Trenton, Ewing Man Is 17th Person Dead In 2020

Arrest Made In Trenton Stabbing Homicide

Trenton Stabbing Victim Identified, 16 Dead In 2020 So Far In The City

BREAKING: Multiple Stabbings In Trenton This Evening

16 Members & Associates of Violent Trenton-Based “Get Money Boys” Gang Linked to Four Shootings in Last 10 Months

BREAKING: A City Of Shootings, 24 Hours After City Officials And Leaders Exclaimed “Enough Is Enough!” Another Shooting

“Enough Is Enough!” Trenton Council President Kathy McBride, After 2 Children And 1 Man Shot, One Other Child Injured By Running Away From Gunfire

UPDATE: Blood Continues To Spill In City Gun Violence As Another Man Killed By Multiple Gunshot Wounds

BREAKING: Trenton Shootings Continue, Early Morning Shooting In Trenton

Trenton Shooting Victim Identified From Yesterday’s Shooting

Trenton Body Count Increases To 15 As Carnage Continues In The City

BREAKING: Trenton Shootings Continue, Early Morning Shooting In Trenton

BREAKING: Reported Another Shooting In Trenton As Gun Violence Plagues City

Reports Of A Shooting Last Night In Trenton at Rowan Towers

Trenton Man Dead From April 14th Shooting At Kingsbury Towers

Update: 25 Year Old Trenton Man Dead In PA Shooting At Holiday Inn Express

Large Crowd From Trenton, NJ Involved in PA Shooting At Holiday Inn Express

Trenton Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder

Developing Story: Trenton Shooting Victim From This Afternoon Identified

BREAKING: One Shot Dead; The Carnage Continues As Shootings Ravage City

Hamilton Teen Killed By Gun Violence In Trenton

BREAKING: Bloodbath In Trenton Continues, 1 Dead 1 Critical In Another Shooting

Bullets Continue To Fly, Three Hours After Mayor Releases Statement About Violence In The City

Trenton Mayor Gusciora Condemns Weekend Violence In City

BREAKING: Multiple Deaths From Daily Gun Violence That Plagues City

One Dead, Two Additional Victims In Another Trenton Shooting Last Night

Another Day Another Trenton Shooting

Developing Story: Shooting On Calhoun Street, Victim Driven By Personal Vehicle To Trauma Center

BREAKING: Shooting Blood Bath Continues, In Trenton This Morning

Breaking: 2 Shot at Kingsbury Towers In Trenton

Trenton Man Arrested in Hoffman Avenue Homicide

Trenton Mayor Gusciora And City Officials Address April 5th Violence

BREAKING NEWS: 3rd Multi-Shooting Tonight In Trenton

BREAKING NEWS: Another Shooting In Trenton Tonight

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting In Trenton One Possible Fatal And One Serious

BREAKING: Police Investigate Shooting On Trenton/Hamilton Border

More Trenton Shootings at this link

Final Tribute For Beloved Trenton Police Sergeant

August 5, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–In a final tribute to Trenton Police Sergeant Daniel Pagnotta, III., fellow police officers, loved ones, and friends drove past Trenton Police Headquarters on North Clinton Ave. this afternoon.


Trenton Police PBA 11 wrote:

It breaks our heart to ever have to post about a Police Officer’s death…

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Det. Sgt Dan Pagnotta’s family💙

Having to put the words together on this isn’t easy…

So we bring to you some amazing words from David Berez.

“The Darkness at the End of the Road

When the roads of hurt, anger and betrayal intersect, the streetlights can only shed so much light. No matter how hard you try to navigate through the darkness to find the right path forward, we can be blinded by our own emotion and go full throttle into a dead end. Here we find ourselves at a point of no return, no matter how bright the light shines.

Today, my friend came to this intersection and chose to hit the brick wall head on at the end of the road. He made this choice, knowing he was to leave behind what mattered most to him, his two young children. He made this choice knowing the hurt they would now endure. One can only imagine having to make that decision. What were the other factors that rose above living in a hurt locker, only to place your children in their own?

As Police Officers we face fear every day. We face horror the eyes can never un-see, we hear sounds that will keep you up at night and we endure tragedy that will take a lifetime to process. Yet, we press forward each and every day, living with the nightmares and the guilt, yet we drive on to get to tomorrow because someone else will need us again.

Where our road ends, is at the brick the wall of betrayal and the subsequent distrust that follows. When it comes from your boss, you tend to check out of work. When it comes from your partner, you kick them out of your car. When it comes from a friend, you delete them from your life. When it’s your spouse, the burden can be too big to bear. You shield your kids and divert the focus. That diversion came by the way of suicide today as my friend saw no path forward.

I will never understand why the daily calls and texts of support, the plans we made only a few days prior that were only a few days from now, the next youth sports event, the next vacation, the next birthday, the next whatever… was not enough to light your path and overcome the darkness. So many cared so much to help you see, and still the only light you were able to turn to was that of the Eternal.

Today so many hearts are broken as you have found your Peace. I will never know the hurt you endured, the trust you lost or the love that failed you. I will also never know how it is possible that the love of your children was not enough to get you through. May the demons that plagued you, have also died with you. May those who loved you and cared for you find comfort in the memories they share of your laughter, sarcasm, good heart and caring sole for others.

Police Officers deal with the unthinkable, and in this time of culture war against the very individuals we depend on to protect us from evil, we have left them in the dark, at an intersection of life that has no light at all. They have lost trust in the public, from whom they were betrayed. They have lost trust in their leadership, from whom they were betrayed. And now they lose trust in loved ones, from whom they were betrayed. Just remember my brothers and sisters, we will always have each other, from whom you will never be betrayed.

Sadly, I believe that there will be many more Police Officers unable to see the light through the darkness. However, I will always be there to answer the phone if you call. Just be strong enough to make the call. From there I will take your hand, and we will walk together out of the darkness and into a place of light.

Rest easy Dan and may your memory always be a blessing. While I won’t see you on Friday as we planned, I will still share a beer with you, talking about you, instead of with you. I’ll miss you, bro!! EOW: 07/29/2020”

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-8255

To our LEO and First Responders, always remember, we are here for you and only a call away. You are never alone, we stand strong and proud together.


Statement by Mayor W. Reed Gusciora on the Passing
of Trenton Police Sgt. Daniel Pagnotta III

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Trenton Police Sgt. Daniel Pagnotta III. Dan, who passed away in Plainsboro on Wednesday morning, was a devoted husband and father of two who loved soccer and making people laugh. Beloved by everyone in the Trenton Police Department, he was devoted to Trenton and police work from the time he joined the force after graduating from the police academy in 1999. Dan’s dad, Dan, Sr., is a retired Trenton police officer, and Dan was proud to continue a legacy of law enforcement in his family. Dan and his family are on our minds and in our hearts. He will be dearly missed.


Photos by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News

NJSP Investigating Body Found In Retention Basin Next To Cream Ridge Golf Course

August 5, 2020

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–According to NJ State Police Spokesman Sgt. Lawrence Peele, yesterday at approximately 12:00 pm, troopers and detectives responded to the area of County Route 539 in Upper Freehold Township for the report of a deceased male in a drainage basin north of the Cream Ridge Golf Course. 

According to NJ State Police, the body of the adult male victim was transported to the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in North Brunswick for a postmortem examination.  The case remains under investigation and there is no additional information available at this time.

Allentown Fall Festival 2020 Canceled Due To COVID-19 Concerns Will Return In 2021

August 5, 2020

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Allentown Business Community Association has posted a notice on Facebook that the 2020 Fall Festival also known as the “Harvest Festival” is canceled this year due to COVID-19 concerns. See below:


THE 2020 HARVEST FESTIVAL IS OFFICIALLY CANCELLED.

After 35 consecutive years, the Allentown NJ Fall Harvest Festival will not be held this fall. The cancellation is due to the NJ statewide shut down. Our upmost concerns are for the safety of our community, our attendees and our businesses. We hope to see everyone again next year. Thank you and be safe.

Tropical Storm Isaias Update

Yesterday’s MidJersey.News coverage here: Tropical Storm Isaias Hits Area


August 5, 2020

PSE&G Reports 9,3958 power outages with 292,052 customers affected as of 12:30 pm

JCP&L Reports 527,305 customers affected at of 12:30 pm

Atlantic City Electric reports 4,448 active outages with 64,761 customers affected as of 12:30 pm

JACKSON, NJ (OCEAN)–Governor Phil Murphy visited Jackson Township this morning to assess damage from Tropical Storm Isaias with Senator Sam Thompson, Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, and Mayor Mike Reina. Government officials are continuing to work closely with the utilities to get the lights back on as quickly and safely as possible.


MidJersey.News has been monitoring fire department, police and EMS activity and fire departments from our area have been sent to several locations overnight and this morning for carbon monoxide issues dealing with generators too close to the house or running in a garage. Please use these appliances properly, keep them far away from the home, and also make sure you have batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors and verify they are working.


Upper Freehold and Allentown, Message from Hope Fire Company:

Good Morning. We realize that some will be without power for a few days. HFC will be opening it’s doors for anyone that is in need of charging devices from now until 4pm. We do have charging stations setup in our meeting room for your convenience. We ask that you please wear masks when coming into our facility and, to practice social distancing measures, we will be allowing up to 10 people in at a time. Also, we do have bagged ice that we can give you (2 bags per person) and should you need to use our showering facilities, that area is open as well. Non-potable water will be available so please, bring your buckets or containers. Again, masks are required and you must be symptom free to enter the building. Should you have any questions you can email me at president@hopefirecompany.com or reach out to me directly at 609-556-9764.



North Hanover, Jackobstown:

We have put the hose out for residents to get water if needed. While clean water direct from our well we don’t recommend it for drinking but if you need to flush a toilet it will work. Bring your own container. The station is closed to members only at this time, please do not enter the station for any reason. Thank you




There are still numerous roads closed, trees and wires down please avoid those areas and do not go around cones or barricades. Stay far away from any wires because you will not know if they are live or energized, leave that up to the professionals to determine.


Water and Ice available for JCP&L customers:

Water and Ice Locations

Water and Ice Available to JCP&L Customers

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is restoring service to customers who lost power due to Tropical Storm Isaias. JCP&L is offering free water and ice to customers remaining out of service. Customers can pick up water and ice at the following locations:

(Last updated 8/5/2020)

BURLINGTON COUNTY

  • Acme Supermarkets, 18 Broadway Rd. Store 7908, Browns Mills

ESSEX COUNTY

  • Shop Rite of Millburn, 220 Main Street, Millburn, Essex County
  • Kings, 778 Morris Tpke, Short Hills, Essex County

HUNTERDON COUNTY

  • Shop Rite of Hunterdon, 50 Rte 513 BLDG D, Clinton, Hunterdon County
  • Shop Rite of Hunterdon272 Rt. 202 & Rt. 31, Flemington, Hunterdon County
  • Kings, 531 U.S. Hwy. 22 East, Whitehouse Station, Hunterdon County

MERCER COUNTY

  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 319 Rt 130N, East Windsor
  • Shop Rite – Pennington, 2555 Pennington Rd, Pennington

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

  • Acme Supermarkets, 3505 Route 9, Old Bridge
  • Saker Shop Rites, Inc., 2909 Washington Rd., Parlin

MONMOUTH COUNTY

  • Acme Supermarkets, 576 River Rd., Store 7949, Fair Haven
  • Acme Supermarkets, 3241 Route 9, Store 7960, Freehold
  • Acme Supermarkets, 990 Shrewsbury Ave., Tinton Falls
  • Acme Supermarkets, 2007 Route 35, Wall
  • Food Circus (a/k/a Foodtown), 1560 Rt 35, Store 269, Ocean Twp
  • Food Circus (a/k/a Foodtown), 2204 Rt 35 & Sea Girt Ave, Store 268, Sea Girt
  • Food Circus (a/k/a Foodtown), 9 Rt.  36, Bayshore Plaza, Store 266, Atlantic Highlands
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 3585 Hwy 9, Freehold
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 280 Hwy 9 N, Morganville
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 2200 Asbury Ave., Neptune 07753
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., Routes 36 & 71, West Long Branch 07764
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 1151 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury 07722
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 4594 Rt 9 S, Howell 07731
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 2445 Rt 34, Wall  07719
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 1801 Route 35, Wall Twp.
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 318 Lloyd Rd., Aberdeen
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 3140 State Hwy 35, Hazlet 07730

MORRIS COUNTY

  • ACME, 550 Myrtle Ave., Boonton
  • ACME, 329 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains, Morris County
  • ACME Oak Ridge, 5774 Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge
  • ACME, 690 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph
  • ACME, 123 E Main St Suite 1, Denville
  • Kings, 115 Hawkins Place, Boonton
  • Kings, 88 East Main St, Mendham
  • Kings, 393 Main Street, Chatham, Morris County
  • Kings, 977 Valley Rd, Gillette, Morris County
  • Kings, 191 South Street, Morristown, Morris County
  • Kings, 184 Columbia Tpk., Florham Park, Morris County
  • Kings, 191 South Street, Morristown, Morris County
  • Shop Rite of Morris, 1711 Routes 10 (& 202), Morris Plains
  • Shop Rite of Chatham, 641 Shunpike Rd / Southern Blvd, Chatham
  • Shop Rite of Chester, 195 Route 206 South, Chester
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 90 Bartley Rd Flanders, Flanders
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 75 US 46 Netcong
  • Shop Rite , 437 Rt 46, Rockaway
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 281-021 Rt 10, Succasunna
  • Shop Rite, 1153 Valley Road, Stirling, Morris County
  • Shop Rite, 314 Rt 15, Wharton

OCEAN COUNTY

  • Acme Supermarkets, Route 35 & Washington, Ortley Beach/Seaside Heights           
  • Perlmart Shop Rite 427, 429 Atl City Blvd., Store 663 Bayville
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc. 668 Rt 70, Brick 08723
  • Perlmart Shop Rite, 328 Route 9, (Lacey) Store 655, Lanoka Harbor
  • Perlmart Shop Rite, 1001Rt 70W, (Manchester) Store 659, Manchester
  • Perlmart Shop Rite, 260 County Line Rd., Store 661, Jackson
  • Perlmart Shop Rite, 860 Fischer Blvd, Store 656, Toms River
  • Perlmart Shop Rite, 100 Town Center Bldg 9, Store 665, Waretown
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 2 Rt 37 West, Toms River 08753

SOMERSET COUNTY

  • Kings, 450 Rt. 206N & Hills Dr., Bedminster
  • Saker Shop Rite -Branchburg, 3166 Rt 22, Somerville
  • Shop Rite of Bernardsville, 93 Morristown Rd (Rt 202), Bernardsville
  • Kings, 100 Morristown Rd., Bernardsville
  • Kings, 64 Mt. Blvd Brady Shopping Center, Warren

SUSSEX COUNTY

  • ACME Vernon, 530 Route 515, Vernon, Sussex County
  • ACME Sussex, 455 Route 23 North, Byram, Sussex, Sussex County
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 90-80 Rt 206 N Byram NJ, Sussex County
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 270 Rt 23 N Franklin NJ, Sussex County
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 125 Water St. Newton, Sussex

UNION COUNTY

  • ACME, 1260 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, Union County
  • Shop Rite of Springfield, 727 Morris Tpke, Springfield, Union
  • Kings, 784 Springfield Ave, Summit, Union County

WARREN COUNTY

  • ACME Blairstown, 152 Route 94, Blairstown,
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 1965 Rt 57 Hackettstown NJ
  • Shop Rite of Hunterdon, 1207 Rt. 22, Phillipsburg (Greenwich Store)
  • Shop Rite of Washington, 2 Clubhouse Dr @ Route 31, Washington


NJ TRANSIT Rail Service: Service Updates Following Severe Weather

August 5, 2020

For latest information visit: https://www.njtransit.com/

In the aftermath of the intense and damaging Tropical Storm Isaias, NJ TRANSIT is operating weekend service on the Northeast Corridor, Main-Bergen County Line, Pascack Valley Line, Raritan Valley Line, and Port Jervis Line between Suffern and Port Jervis on Wednesday August 5; Atlantic City Rail Line service will resume with regular weekday service.

Morris & Essex, Gladstone, Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast Line, and Port Jervis rail lines will remain temporarily suspended as crews continue to work around the clock to clear over 250 trees, repair signal systems and repair overhead wires which power trains. There are close to 200 trees down on the Hoboken Division alone.

  • Morris & Essex/Gladstone/Montclair-Boonton – crews are still removing trees and repairing extensive overhead wire damage.
  • North Jersey Coast Line – trees have been removed. However repairs are still ongoing to overhead wires.
  • Port Jervis – crews are still removing trees between Suffern and Port Jervis.

These lines will resume service on a weekend schedule once these repairs are complete and tracks are inspected.

Crews will continue to work to repair the extensive damage to signal systems and overhead wires caused by the storm’s strong winds, which also toppled numerous trees throughout the state.

Bus, light rail and Access Link services will all operate on a regular weekday schedule. Rail ticket and passes will be cross-honored with PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken, and 33rd Street, NJ TRANSIT light rail, bus and private carriers.

For the latest updates, please visit njtransit.com, follow us on social media and sign up for My Transit Travel Alerts and Advisories.

For more information and language assistance, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5PM daily.

Robbinsville Township Fire Department Application Period Opens 8/10 Closes 8/24/2020 At 3 pm

August 5, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Township Fire Department has no current positions available but seeks to establish a list though testing that would be used for future employment opportunities within the fire department if and when they become available. See below for contact and testing information.

For the latest information visit: https://robbinsvillefire.org/

https://www.facebook.com/RTFD40/


We are seeking committed individuals to assist our department in fulfilling our responsibilities to the citizens of Robbinsville Township and continuing our history of service to our growing community. Currently, we are conducting our Firefighter recruitment/examination process to establish a list for future hiring. As of this date there are no open Firefighter positions within the department.

Application packets containing all details and requirements may be downloaded during the recruitment period noted below at:
www.robbinsvillefire.org (Reports / Forms) or
www.robbinsville-twp.org (Residents / Employment Opportunities)

Application Period:
Open – Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.
Closed – Friday, August 24, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Completed applications must be submitted by the applicant in person during the noted application period at the address below. In an effort to limit personal contact with staff, candidates will drop off applications in the specified drop off location inside the main entrance of the fire station (parking lot main entrance doors). Signage will be provided. Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope with all required documentation and application fee included. Applications cannot be mailed,emailed, or returned on your behalf.

Robbinsville Township Fire Department
1149 Route 130
Robbinsville, NJ 08691

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Written Examination:
Date – Tuesday, September 8, 2020

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS / EDUCATION

Graduation from high school, vocational high school, or possession of an approved high school equivalency certificate.

Must be of good moral character; never convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude, an offense involving dishonesty, or a crime of the third degree or above.

AGE

Applicants must be eligible for enrollment in the New Jersey Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS). Applicant’s age must not be less than 18 or one day past their 35th birthday as of the official date of hire. Once an applicant has met the definition of veteran for pension purposes, certain periods of military service may be used as an exception to the age requirement. Certain periods of military service may be used on a one-for-one basis to “reduce” one’s age for hire. Criteria for this exception are subject to current guidelines specified by the New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits.

NOTE: Age limitation does not apply to those who are already members of the Police and Fire Retirement System of New Jersey.

NOTE: When applicants have reached their 35th birthday, they are considered to be over 35 years of age.

CITIZENSHIP

Must be a citizen of the United States and resident of the State of New Jersey.

MINIMUM CERTIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

-One (1) year prior experience as a Firefighter.
-New Jersey State Firefighter 1.
-New Jersey State Emergency Medical Technician and/or NREMT w/ current CPR.
**National Registry Emergency Medical Technician – You will be required to contact the Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) to confirm that your current certification fulfills the requirement for NJ EMT certification if hired**
-Hazardous Materials Operations.
-Basic Incident Command System I-200 and/or Incident Management Level 1.

LICENSE

Appointees will be required to possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license at the time of appointment.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION

Applicant should be medically fit and sound, exhibiting no physical impairment which would render the applicant incapable of performing the duties of a firefighter.