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Jersey City Fire Department

Firefighters on the scene of a large fire in Jersey City, NJ on Thursday, March 6, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

911 Calls Document Horror In Fatal Jersey City Fire, As Crews Go To Wrong Street

Jersey City officials released new 911 calls Wednesday that showed the sheer panic as flames and smoke swept through a home – in a fire that left four people dead.

03/19/2014

Hundreds of firefighters gather as the flag-draped coffin of Capt. Gregory Barnas arrives at the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Wallington, NJ on March 7, 2014. (credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS 2)

Hundreds Honor Veteran N.J. Firefighter Who Died Battling Blaze

Firefighters from across the region, some from as far away as Canada, lined the streets Friday for the funeral of Capt. Gregory Barnas in Wallington.

03/07/2014

Capt. Gregory Barnas (credit: CBS 2)

Veteran Firefighter Dies Battling Wallington, N.J. Restaurant Blaze

Capt. Gregory Barnas, a 25-year veteran firefighter, was found unconscious as the Wallington Fire Department was fighting a fire at the Akaska Japanese restaurant.

02/28/2014

Jersey City Mayor's Office (credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Jersey City’s New Mayor Proposes Police, Fire Merger

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop’s ordinance will be introduced during a hearing on Wednesday. He said the merger would cut costs and streamline services.

07/30/2013

Boarded Up Building (credit: FILE/Clipart.com)

Jersey City Launches Effort To Get Owners To Secure Abandoned Properties

The new protocols call for any vacant or abandoned building that is unoccupied for six months or longer to adhere to new board up guidelines put forth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

04/23/2013

$100 Bills (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New Jersey’s ‘$100K Club’ Of Retirees Grows 50 Percent In Two Years

It’s perfectly legal, but to some, big pension payouts to public employees are outrageous and unaffordable, and they’re only growing.

04/15/2013

Jersey City To Name First African-American Fire Chief

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s second largest city will swear in its first African-American fire chief on Friday. Darren Rivers will be the Jersey City Fire Department’s 17th chief since the department began […]

09/23/2010