TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A back to school event was held in the Trenton Thunder Outfield Parking Lot this morning. Backpacks and school supplies were handed out for children returning to school soon. COVID-19 vaccines were also available for those who were seeking vaccinations. The even was sponsored by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Senator Shirley Turner, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler, Capital Health, Capital City Community Coalition, Penn Medicine and Trenton Thunder.
WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–New Jersey Task Force 1 (NJ-TF1) has been activated as part of the National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System to deploy to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts resulting from soon-to-be Hurricane Ida.NJ-TF1 is deploying as a Type 3 US&R Team consisting of 45 team members, in 35 technically skilled positions, and 10 ground support personnel. The team will have a full cache of equipment allowing them to be prepared for every type of situation. NJ-TF1 is deploying to a staging area in the Gulf Coast Region. This will be the team’s ninth deployment as a FEMA US&R Team since 2016. The team has past experience in working in all types of situations, including structural collapse from 9/11, Tropicana Hotel Parking Garage Collapse, multiple hurricanes, Hackensack Parking Garage Collapse and Champlain Towers Collapse. Learn more about NJ-TF1 at https://www.njtf1.org/