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Lightning Detection Systems Become Norm in Bergen County

“Bergen County started investing in lightning detection systems following the deaths in 2006 of two teenagers on a Montvale soccer field.”

– ‘Lightning detection systems becoming standard for North Jersey fields
from The Bergen Record, Sunday, July 25, 2010

… one life can make a difference. (Thank you, Lee Weisbrod and Steve Fagan.)


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3 Years and Many Stories

Today marks the three year anniversary of the death of Lee Weisbrod and Steve Fagan. They continue to be missed; however, they live on through memories and stories. Throughout the three years, I have been contacted by numerous people – acquaintances, friends, and complete strangers – who either knew the boys, briefly met the boys, or know someone that has been through a similar experience as the boys.

This morning, just like every morning in this technological world, I checked my email first thing to find a message waiting in my inbox informing me of an online community on Facebook. This community is for Emily Crikelair, a 19-year-old girl who was struck by lightning outside of her home in Pennsylvania.

The strike placed Emily in Chester Crozer Medical Center unconscious with her heart not beating. Now more than 9 months after the initial strike, Emily is still undergoing therapy sessions and her healing process is on the up.

The story of Emily Crikelair is nothing short of amazing. Please show your support by joining the Facebook group – Pray for Emily.

07.06.87 – 07.22.06

12.08.87 – 07.22.06

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Detectors to be Dedicated

According to a recent article in The Pascack Press, the lightning detectors that are currently being installed in River Vale will be dedicated to the memory of two lightning victims, Lee Weisbrod (River Vale resident) and Steve Fagan (Washington Township resident).

The dedication, according to River Vale Mayor Joseph Blundo, will occur once the detectors are fully installed and operational.

Currently River Vale has detection at Mark Lane.

The town has hopes of installing more at the Grove Complex, Range Field, and Roberge Field.

Personally as a friend of Weisbrod, the dedication means a lot. It is just another thing that will make him live on forever in addition to lending a hand in saving other peoples’ lives.


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