by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
FAIRFIELD, NJ - Thursday afternoon, Fairfield Police responded to an accident on Greenbrook Road on reports of a car crashed into a utility pole. According to Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna, officers were dispatched at 1:12pm and on arrival found a 1997 Mazda stuck on a pole in front of a home at 47 West Greenbrook Road. According to police, the driver was a West Caldwell female, 38.
Reportedly, before the police arrived the driver had been able to exit the car, hand her 16-months-old child to a witness, and then apparently passed out from injuries. Police determined that at the time of the accident, the child had been properly strapped into a childseat in the back of the car.
"When officers arrived, it was determined that the driver was able to exit the vehicle, remove the child, and hand him off
The circumstances surrounding the cause of the accident is still being investigated by Officer David Chabay, of the department’s traffic unit, detectives from the investigative division and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The Fairfield Fire Department also responded to assist at the scene.
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
ESSEX FELLS, NJ - During the month of November, officers from the Essex Police Police Department will be raising awareness and monies for mental health and suicide prevention. Essex Fells Sgt. Darren Volker initiated the fundraising effort utilizing the Movember Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit global charity which advocates for men's health.
Volker explained that he approached Chief Vincent Kulik with the idea of focusing on mental health issues and suicide prevention particularly because of the high rate of suicide among law enforcement officers.
"The rate of suicide worldwide, particularly with men, is alarmingly high, " commented Volker.
Volker's team page has already surpassed its $1000 fundraising goal and the group is now hoping to get the public involved with their efforts. Anyone interested in making a donation of any level can click through here.
Those who choose to use Visa Checkout and donate $50 or more will be matched by Visa with an additional $20 donation. All monies donated are processed through the Movember Foundation and will go to the Prevention Institute, a national non-profit dedicated to improving community health and well-being. One hundred percent of monies raised go directly to delivering health initiatives.
The National Institute of Mental Health asserts that Men are more likely to die by suicide than Women, and have found that the highest rate of depression is in Men aged 40 to 59. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center states that men between the ages of 35 and 64 have a suicide rate that is more than double the national average. Men are believed to be less likely than women to connect with those who offer them support.
For both men and women, there are specific factors which are believed to create an increased risk of suicide:
Volker has focused his team members on communicating about the high rate of suicide and depression among law enforcement officers. According to a 2012 National Surveillance of Police Suicide study, while the general public experienced 11 out of every 100,000 suicides in 2012, law enforcers committed suicide at a rate of 14 for every 100,000 suicides.
"The men will be growing a beard, or mustache, or goatee
Mental health experts agree that the most important first step for someone experiencing mental health pain is to talk to someone about the situation.
To speak with someone immediately, anyone can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Warning Signs of Suicide
The Lifeline site lists the following signs and cautions that, while the suicidal individual may display them, police officers in effect are trained to hide them.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Movember initiative should feel free to contact: Essex Fells Sgt. Darren Volker at 973-226-3000.
Essex Fells Police Department
Chief: Vincent Kulik
255 Roseland Avenue
Essex Fells, NJ 07021
Essex County Sheriff Deputy Chris Cannon Successfully Performs Heimlich Maneuver at Franklin Steakhouse, Fairfield, Friday Night
FAIRFIELD, NJ - Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura took time out of his holiday weekend to take note of the heroics performed by off-duty Sheriff Deputy Chris Cannon tonight at the Franklin Steak House on Passaic Avenue in Fairfield. According to Fontoura, Cannon and his family and friends were waiting for a table just before 7pm when he was told that a late 60-year-old male diner was suffering symptoms of choking; he immediately came to the assistance of the patron.
“Restaurant employees attempted to relieve the
Soon after, Fairfield Police and the West Essex First Aid Squad arrived on the scene; the victim is expected to make a full recovery.
TRENTON, NJ - Historically, Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year, putting more people on the road, and therefore increasing the likelihood of crashes. This year, it's estimated that over 1,036,800 travelers will take to New Jersey highways on Thanksgiving Day. In a national effort to reach out to all Thanksgiving travelers, the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety has joined with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with one important message: Seat Belts Save Lives.
Last year, New Jersey had six fatalities during the Thanksgiving period: three drivers and three passengers. Nationally in 2012, more than 300 people were killed in crashes on Thanksgiving weekend alone.
During a frontal collision, anyone in the car continues to move at the same rate of speed the vehicle was originally travelling. This inertia can carry the passengers into the steering wheel, dashboard, windshield or from the back seat into the front seat causing irreparable injury. The purpose of seat belts and airbags is to safely stop the inertia. Seat belts also ensure that passengers are in the correct position for airbag deployment.
“It is a sad statistic, but even sadder is that many of those
In 2012, approximately 12,174 people survived crashes because they were buckled up. The NHTSA estimates that proper seat belt use reduces the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers by 45 percent, and the risk of moderate to serious injury by 50 percent. The administration believes that if everyone had worn their seat belts that year, an additional 3,031 lives could have been saved.
“More than half the drivers and passengers being
Louizou said that in 2012, a total of 21,667 passengers were killed in crashes, and of those, more than 10,000 were not buckled up. Thanksgiving weekend 2012, a disturbing 60 percent of the passengers killed in crashes were not wearing seat belts. At night, the statistic was even worse: 69 percent of the occupants killed at night were unbuckled.
Age Group Fatalities
Younger drivers are the most likely to be unbuckled in a fatal crash:
NHTSA data also reveals that males are more likely to be unbuckled than females in a fatal crash:
Caldwell Police Officers Robert Adams and Officer Candice Marinaro Recognized with Mayor's Award, Tuesday, for Reviving Caldwell Resident
From left: Caldwell Police Officer Robert Adams, Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing, Caldwell Officer Candice Marinaro and Caldwell Police Chief James Bongiorno
CALDWELL, NJ - Caldwell Police Officer Robert Adams and Officer Candice Marinaro were presented with Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing's "Mayor Award" at Tuesday night's meeting of the Caldwell governing body. The presentation was in recognition of their efforts in saving the life of a Caldwell resident on Saturday, July 12. The resident was unresponsive while suffering a heart attack and the officers were able to revive him.
"The Caldwell Police Department would like to congratulate
At Tuesday's meeting, the Mayor's Award was also presented to first responders from the Caldwell Police, West Caldwell Police and West Essex First Aid Squad for assisting in saving the life of Caldwell Sgt. Fred Arnold. View Here.
Caldwell Police Department
Chief James H. Bongiorno
1 Provost Square
Caldwell, NJ 07006