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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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Members of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management’s Special Operations Group (SOG) and the Morris County Sheriff's Office, as well as Dr. Matthew Steenberg of the Morristown Medical Center Emergency Room, attended the intense 56-hour CONTOMS (Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support) training this week. This grueling week-long training course focuses on Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) and trains individuals with prior emergency medical training and certifications to serve as tactical medics for front line providers. The CONTOMS program offers a nationally standardized curriculum, certification process, and quality improvement procedures to meet the needs of EMT’s, Paramedics, and Physicians who operate as part of a specialized response team.

Many of our SOG team members completed the training in April 2017, and we are proud to announce that all Morris County SOG members have now officially been trained and certified in the CONTOMS program. Morris County OEM serves as the lead agency for Morris County SOG which is a multi-disciplinary team comprised of members of Morris County OEM, Morris County Sheriff's Office, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, and SOG Medical Director Dr. William Gluckman. The team supports the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team (SERT/SWAT), Morris County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad, and the Morris County Hazardous Materials Response Team. Morris County SOG also provides support for other Morris County municipal based law enforcement specialized units.

Congratulations to Class 127 and all of our members who passed the testing and completed all aspects of the CONTOMS training program! Deputy Coordinator/EMS Coordinator Karl Klingener (MICP) of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, Lieutenant Mark Chiarolanza and Lieutenant Moire Reilly of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and Dr. Matthew Steenberg of the Morristown Medical Center graduated the program today, June 23, 2017.

Training was limited to the agencies that had a SERT/SWAT team with a dedicated medical component or individuals who were providing medical support to a specialized unit.
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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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