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S.O. SAFE South Orange Village SPRING 2012 A publication from the South Orange Citizens Public Safety Committee TAKE A LOOK INSIDE CPSC Welcome Message FAQs: Speeding on Streets Save the Date: NNO 2012 Police Best Practices Study PD Spotlight: Chief Chelel PD 1Q Crime Statistics Police Unity Tour “Aspiring kindness” gives back to the Fire Dept. On March 25, 2012 the South Orange Fire Department was lucky enough to receive a gift from Aspiring Kindness. Aspiring Kindness is a not-for-profit group formed by the friends of Aaron Karol, one of the victims of the 2000 Boland Hall fire at Seton Hall. His loss inspired his friends to form this group to remember and honor Aaron while raising funds to benefit fire departments/EMTs/ ambulatory services, hospital burn units, and the Aaron Karol memorial scholarship.    As part of its mission, Aspiring Kindness chose to give a gift to the South Orange Fire Department to help with its mission of fire prevention and education. Jason Tarantino spoke for Aspiring Kindness in the presence of group members and Aaron Karol’s parents. He presented a complete package of a laptop, projector, an 80-inch projection screen, software package, and all of the trimmings to South Orange fire chief Jeff Markey and his firefighters. Also present were Village President Alex Torpey, Village Trustees Michael Goldberg and Howard Levison, police chief James Chelel, and representative members of other public safety groups.   The event was brief but emotional. Chief Markey remarked that even though one can never understand the loss of a loved one, we can understand the need to support those who have lost someone. He said that he and his men take any loss personally and were thankful to Aspiring Kindness for the tools to spread their message of the three “E’s” of fire safety: education, engineering, and enforcement. In this time of budget constraints, this gift will allow the fire department to continue much needed training that otherwise may not have been possible.   For more information about Aspiring Kindness, check out its website at Page 1 Grant Funding for Fire Truck Disaster Preparedness FD Spotlight: Chief Markey 2011 Fire Dept. Stats Meet Our Newest Firefighters Rescue Squad: 60 Years Rescue Squad: 1Q Statistics Give Blood on May 27th Emergency Notifications Water Quality Report SHU Safety Updates Junior Police Academy MSSO ”Business Watch” Numbers to Know 2 2 3 4 5 5 6 6 7 8 8 9 10 10 11 12 12 13 14 14 14


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