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Gov. Chris Christie joined New Jersey 101.5's Eric Scott Oct. 2 for Ask the Governor (Louis C. Hochman / Townsquare Media)
Gov. Chris Christie joined New Jersey 101.5's Eric Scott Oct. 2 for Ask the Governor (Louis C. Hochman / Townsquare Media)
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Average NJ cop gets $93,360 salary — Christie says they don’t need big raises

Governor says police and fire unions engaged in "bareknuckle politics" over arbitration cap. Unions say to look at bigger salary and benefits picture.

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Device Explodes Along Route Of Military 5K Run
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NJ says police/fire arbitration cap saved taxpayers $500M — Will they get rid of it?

A task force report due by year's end was released early -- without the consent of the union half of the panel, which says more data is needed.

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More volunteer firefighers are needed in New Jersey

Fire companies are reaching out to teens and women to help staff their volunteer ranks.

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Not all of NJ’s volunteer firefighters go unpaid

With a vote Wednesday night, Avalon became the latest Garden State municipality to introduce a stipend program for their volunteer firefighters.

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How your solar panels pose a challenge for firefighters

Rooftop solar panels may not yet be a pervasive problem for firefighters, but the growth of the solar industry in New Jersey and elsewhere is forcing officials to think critically about possible solutions.

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Christina Sacco, Wildwood firefighter
Christina Sacco (center) was sworn in as Wildwood's first female firefighter in June.
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Women join the firefighting ranks in New Jersey

Taking into account both career and volunteer firefighters, females make up just 1 percent of fire squad rosters in the Garden State.

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NJ firefighters praise federal plan to study their work’s link to cancer

According to U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, there's been "very little attention" paid to a firefighter's routine, daily exposure to dangerous toxins over the course of their entire career.

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Firefighters-Siren Lawsuits
In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, a New York City firefighter jumps on a firetruck that just exited a Manhattan firehouse. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
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Firefighters sue siren maker over their hearing loss

The lawsuits, which began surfacing more than a decade ago, have been in places such as New York, Philadelphia, Boston, New Jersey and the Chicago area, said attorney Marc Bern, who's leading all the lawsuits.

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Bill Spadea: Community policing is a false narrative (Watch)

Community policing is a false narrative. Making our public servants live where they work won't solve tensions with locals- it'll make it worse.

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Middlesex County offering incentives for EMT, fire volunteers

In an effort to thank emergency volunteers and recruit new ones, Middlesex County has started an incentive program that offers discounts for firefighters and EMTs at local businesses along with tuition credits at the county college.

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