The BPD recently beefed up its public-safety toolbox, with a little help from some friends at the Fire Department. The BPD has acquired four Halligan bars, forcible-entry tools that have become indispensable equipment in firefighting, which its officers will use to breach doors in the event of an emergency. Seen here courtesy of Blairstown Police Department, Blairstown Fire Chief Mark Slater and Blairstown Police Chief Scott Johnsen display the two Halligan forcible-entry tools that the fire department recently donated to the police department.
A Sussex County man was killed Saturday (Nov. 12) in an accident on Route 94 in Blairstown. James "Jimmy" Martin Jr., 53, of Andover Township, died after his motorcycle was struck by a Honda making a left turn onto Route 94 from Vail Road.
The new database named Blairstown STARS will profile every person with cognitive disorders in the township and provide information that would allow for a speedy recovery. Profiles will include an annually updated photo taken by Blairstown police officers— creating an opportunity for special needs residents to meet and interact with officers.
The annual run retraces the steps of FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller, who ran through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, carrying 60 pounds of gear, to the World Trade Center, where he died in the collapse of the twin towers.
Listen carefully though and one is likely to hear a resonant and rather haunting tap, tap, tap, in the distance. If one is lucky, it is a pileated woodpecker, North America’s largest woodpecker and the sixth largest in the world.
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