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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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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Returns to New Brunswick

Police agencies from around New Jersey, including the City of New Brunswick, are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins August 18 and concludes on September 4. During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety […]

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National Night Out 2017 Was a Success!

  Eight neighborhoods in New Brunswick lit up their grills, set out picnic tables and enjoyed a warm summer night outdoors during the City of New Brunswick’s annual National Night Out celebration. National Night Out is a community-building event intended to strengthen relationships between neighbors as well as between residents and the local police department. Picnics and barbecues […]

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Free Smoke Detectors Available to Residents via NBFD and the “Save a Life” Program

The New Brunswick Fire Department has free smoke detectors available to the public, a life-saving tool to help keep residents safe from fire in the home! The detectors are equipped with batteries that will last for 10 years without having to be replaced. They are available to New Brunswick residents without an adequate number of […]

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800 New Brunswick Students Say “No” to Drugs and Alcohol, Yes To D.A.R.E.

Another class of New Brunswick students have successfully completed the City’s D.A.R.E. program, pledging to live their lives free of the negative influences of drugs and alcohol. D.A.R.E. (Drugs Abuse Resistance Education), a national program that engages elementary-age students in learning how to say no to drugs, alcohol and harmful behavior, has been a staple […]

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NBPD To Participate in National “Click It Or Ticket” Campaign

The New Brunswick Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign. From May 22 to June 4, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization utilizes high-visibility seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols in combination […]

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