RIDGEFIELD, N.J. -- Ridgefield leaped in this year's rankings of the 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. by a national security company.
Ridgefield shot to No. 42 for 2016 after Safewise.com ranked it last year at No. 91.
The website cites the local Fire Prevention Bureau's "Invalid Location Program," which, it says, "identifies disabled citizens who might need help getting out of buildings during an emergency."
Safewise compiled crime statistics from the FBI and conducted its own research on public safety public health, and educational offerings to determine its rankings.