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Code Blue in Effect for the Evening of Thursday, December 14

Due to frigid temperatures, Code Blue will be in effect for the evening of Thursday, December 14.  Accordingly, the Henry Guest House, located at 58 Livingston Avenue (next to the New Brunswick Free Public Library) will be open overnight as a warming center between the hours of 7 p.m. tonight and 7 a.m. Friday.  Code Blue goes into effect when […]

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New Brunswick Fire Department Recommends Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating

To ensure a safe and happy holiday season, the New Brunswick Fire Department would like to remind all residents to keep fire safety in mind when decorating their homes: When arranging lights and electrical decorations, use proper extension cords designated for indoor and outdoor use. Do not overload electrical outlets when plugging them in. When […]

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NBPD Urges Motorists to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” this Holiday Season

Law enforcement officials from New Brunswick will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 8, 2017 and continuing through January 1, 2018, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety […]

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New Brunswick Community Reaches Out to Help Those in Need

The first shipment of supplies from the New Brunswick Fire Department’s Disaster Relief Drive are on their way to Puerto Rico and a team of local volunteers will soon follow. On Wednesday, members of the New Brunswick Fire Department packed a 40-foot shipping container full of pallets of food, water, diapers, generators and other items […]

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State Division of Fire Safety Announces Fee Changes for Smoke and CO Detector Compliance Certificates

Recently, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Fire Safety made changes to fees for Fire Safety. Effective immediately the cost for a Certificate of Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Compliance (CSDCMAC) has been changed, depending on the date of submission relative to the date of a change in occupancy. CSDCMAC applications […]

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National Fire Prevention Week Stresses that “Every Second Counts: Find Two Ways Out!”

When fire breaks out, a matter of seconds can make a difference in making a safe escape. National Fire Prevention Week 2017 stresses that “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out!” to reinforce the need for all residents to have a escape plan in their home. Now through October 14, National Fire Prevention Week is […]

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Resources for Residents to Use to Help Hurricane and Earthquake Victims

Many families in the southern United States, our Gulf Coast, the Caribbean, Mexico and Puerto Rico are still recovering from devastation and flooding caused by three hurricanes and two earthquakes that have struck in recent weeks. As a caring and giving community, and with many New Brunswick residents with family and friends affected by Hurricane […]

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September is National Preparedness Month – Make a Plan for Your Family to Be Prepared!

Do you have a plan for your family to help keep everyone safe in the event of a major storm, fire or flood? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants all families to have a plan for such situations, so each year, the month of September is recognized as National Preparedness Month across the U.S. […]

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Help the NBFD Tackle Blood Shortages on September 18!

The City of New Brunswick Fire Department invites the community to join them for a blood drive on September 18 at New Jersey Blood Services! Donations will be accepted between noon and 7 p.m. on September 18, both by appointment and by walk-ins. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and meet other requirements. Donors […]

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Over 500 Backpacks Given to Area Children by NBPD for Back to School

552 local children got new, free backpacks for back to school on August 26, courtesy of a giveaway from the New Brunswick Police Department. Families lined up in the Walgreens parking lot on Jersey Avenue on a sunny Saturday to pick up the pink and black trimmed bags, handed out by officers with the New […]

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