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Morris County Students Produce Film on Dangers of Drunk Driving

Three students who attend the Morris County Vocational School District’s Academy for Visual and Performing Arts have produced a new film, “By Morning,” to show the dangers of drinking and driving, especially for high school students during prom and graduation season.

The film, produced by Harrison Kraft, Alexa Metro, and Danielle Cipriano  (with assistance from MCST Resource Officer Richard Duda), depicts a night in which a new couple celebrates the birth of their first child, while a separate story of two teens struggling with parting ways for college collide in tragedy by morning.  The producers encourage everyone to watch the video and make positive decisions throughout their lives.

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The Morris County Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with the Sameth Emergency Department at the Morristown Medical Center, was happy to join with Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon Morris County Sheriff's Office at a training forum which was recently held at the Morristown Medical Center. Topics focused on how EMS can help in the fight against heroin in Morris County. Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon and Undersheriff Alan Robinson addressed the 90 EMS attendees with important information on this issue. Topics included an update on heroin trends across the county, an overview of what the Morris County Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Section has been seeing on drug related scenes, how the Morris County Sheriff's Trends and Analysis Team is supporting the initiative, and how the Morris County Sheriff's Hope 1 team is hitting the streets in an effort to get out and do something in the fight on heroin instead of just talking about it.

In addition, Undersheriff Alan Robinson spoke on how the Morris County Correctional Facility has joined the fight against heroin. It’s not just about incarceration anymore, but rather getting help to people in need- with the goal that these individuals can return to society as productive members drug free. The “How EMS can Help" portion of the forum focused on the “do's and don’ts” when EMS is on the scene of a drug related event. Attendees were also provided with Narcan Administration Training presented by Phil Orfan, EMS Education Coordinator for the Atlantic Training Center. It was a great evening of education with EMS workers who volunteer to serve the public and make a difference every day.

We thank each and everyone of you for making a difference in the lives of many.
Thank you to all those who attended the training, and thank you to our partners at the Sameth Emergency Department at the Morristown Medical Center, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Undersheriff Alan Robinson, and Phil Orfan for delivering a highly informative training.Morris County Government
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The following was provided by our weather team. Breaks of sun have already fueled scattered thunderstorms across the area and another pop up storm remains possible over the next few hours. The main threat will come between 3- 6pm as a line of storms will develop to our west and move through ahead of a cold front. Conditions will be favorable for storms to be capable of producing damaging winds (up to 50- 70 mph) along with hail and perhaps an isolated tornado. Also, with high moisture content available, prolonged heavier downpours are likely causing an enhanced threat for poor drainage/roadway flooding with some places receiving 1-2" of rain. Any lingering showers/storms end by 12-3am with tomorrow more pleasant.

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Three students who attend the Morris County Vocational School District’s Academy for Visual and Performing Arts have produced a new film, “By Morning,” to show the dangers of drinking and driving, especially for high school students during prom and graduation season.

The film, produced by Harrison Kraft, Alexa Metro, and Danielle Cipriano (with assistance from MCST Resource Officer Richard Duda), depicts a night in which a new couple celebrates the birth of their first child, while a separate story of two teens struggling with parting ways for college collide in tragedy by morning. The producers encourage everyone to watch the video and make positive decisions throughout their lives.

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A great day working with our friends at the Budd Lake First Aid and Rescue Squad-Station 27 at the 2017 Mount Olive Lacrosse tournament at Turkey Brook Park. ... See MoreSee Less

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On behalf of all of us at the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, as well as our MCOEM/EMS team, we thank all of the EMS responders across Morris County for their public service – 24/7, rain or shine, you all respond to help others. As we take the time to recognize EMS week, we want to express our heartfelt thanks for the remarkable job that our EMS responders do helping others. #EMSstrong ... See MoreSee Less

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