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Monday, June 28, 2010

Police to accompany Fire Division on certain calls

Map indicates area where police are to accompany Fire Division on calls.

Evidently as part of the 'state of emergency' declared by Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs, I have learned that police are now being required to accompany all responses by the Fire Division within an area bounded by Central Avenue on the east, Clinton Avenue on the west, and West 7th Street on the south to the boundary with North Plainfield.

There have been no reports of harassment of Fire Division crews, so the question arises as to how this will affect police effectiveness in other areas of the city.

Meanwhile, both Maria Pellum (see here) and the Courier (see here) have raised questions about the 'state of emergency'.

It seems only fair to expect to be told by Her Honor's administration just what the 'plan' is and how we will know when the 'state of emergency' is over.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

Greetings, yes the Police Dept is now responding on a limited basis to fire calls. This is because the fire dept regularly responds to known gang and high crime areas in the dead of night entering basements ,abandon buildings and gang strong holds where guns and drugs are housed.
All with no protection just water and wits, yes this is what we are sworn and took an oath to do and will continue to do. But as the world changes so must we a little police protection in certain areas is a small price to pay to insure we are able to carry out our duties. Blessing

Anonymous said...

I hope they can protect the firefighters better then draw a map of the city..Central ave. is not rt 28..

Dan said...

@ 5:12 -- The map is from Google, the Route 28 marker indicated 5th Street, not Central Avenue.

Tho Google Mpas sometimes makes mistakes, this is not one of them.

Anonymous said...

I guess "Plainfield's Bravest" really is a misnomer!

Firemen have heroes too, and now they will go on calls with them!

Now that they are shooting in the east and south ends will this response area for police be increasing to everywhere but the hollow?