New ACFD work not retaliation, judge rules, but still concerned for safety

READ FULL OPINION HERE: IAFF v. AC Opinion   The new 56-hour workweek for Atlantic City’s firefighters does not rise to the level of retaliation, Judge Julio Mendez ruled Thursday. But he is still concerned about safety issues raised by the fire union. Mendez granted the union two injunctions, keeping the state from eliminating terminal … Read moreNew ACFD work not retaliation, judge rules, but still concerned for safety

Atlantic City firefighters rescue 14 stuck in elevator — one by one

Jessica Gazerwitz was ready to celebrate her 21st birthday at a club in Atlantic City on Saturday night. Then, the Monmouth County woman along with friends and family piled into an elevator at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino, and wouldn’t emerge until Sunday morning. The elevator got stuck between the sixth and seventh floors, trapping the 14 … Read moreAtlantic City firefighters rescue 14 stuck in elevator — one by one

Three fires at same Atlantic City home under investigation

City and county detectives are helping investigate three possible arsons at the same home in the past two weeks. “It appears to be suspicious and of a human act,” Fire Chief Scott Evans told BreakingAC on Monday. “They could be related.” The latest fire burned the home on the 800 block of North Drexel Avenue, and … Read moreThree fires at same Atlantic City home under investigation

Fire at Garden Apartments in Atlantic City

Atlantic City firefighters quickly knocked down a balcony fire before it spread inside, the fire chief said. When a neighbor called in the fire at the Garden Apartmebts, flames were shooting off the second-floor balcony, Fire Chief Scott Evans said. Engine 3 quickly arrived and was able to knock the fire down before it spread … Read moreFire at Garden Apartments in Atlantic City