FEMA LAUNCHES PROGRAM TO REACH KIDS

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has implemented its FEMA for Kids program for pre-to-middle schoolchildren in New Jersey. FEMA for Kids is an interactive, educational program that advocates disaster preparedness to children ages 4-11, in areas that have been affected by a disaster. In schools and other community-based programs, FEMA teaches children how to prepare…

FORMER FIRE CHIEF SENTENCED FOR ARSON

The former chief of a Salem County fire department was sentenced on Tuesday on Arson charges and will spend nearly one year in jail. Patrick Foster of Quinton Township pleaded guilty last December for helping a property owner burn down an abandoned home, then hindered the investigation of the fire. The 47 year-old Foster will spend 364…