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MARCH MEETING CANCELLATION & LATEST COVID-19 INFO
Dear Brothers and Sisters,After discussions with the PFANJ Executive Board, we feel that is best to act with an abundance of caution and cancel the March 2020 State Meeting scheduled for March 19. Professional firefighters and EMS personnel are accustomed and expected to lead by example, and this decision certainly reflects that.The PFANJ Executive Board will be conducting a phone conference to bring the board up to date with the latest COVID-19 situation and conditions. The PFANJ has been in r...

300 PFANJ/IAFF MEMBERS TO LOSE JOBS WITH DISSOLUTION OF MONOC
Dear Brothers & Sisters,On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Board of Directors of MONOC, historically New Jersey’s largest private, unionized EMS provider, voted unanimously to dissolve their company and transfer their services to other non-union providers. The shutdown of MONOC leaves 300 dedicated emergency medical personnel – International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) union members – out of a job. This decision places profits above service and makes millions of New Jersey residen...

VICTORY! FIRE FIGHTER CANCER REGISTRY ACT SIGNED INTO LAW
Culminating more than two years of intense lobbying and hard work by the IAFF and its leadership, President Donald Trump has signed the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018 (H.R. 931) into law. With this final action, the federal government takes the first steps towards establishing a one-of-a-kind national cancer registry specifically for fire fighters. With President Trump’s signature, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now directed to undertake the collection of detailed data on...

JOIN THE PFANJ ON 7/8/19 FOR THE HISTORIC SIGNING OF THE "CANZANELLA" CANCER PRESUMPTION AND 9/11 EXPOSURE BILLS INTO LAW!
  

NEW JERSEY FIRE SAFETY ORGANIZATION JOINS BUILD WITH STRENGTH AMIDST PUSH TO REFORM STATE BUILDING CODES
Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association comprised of fire service professionals, engineers, architects and industry experts, is pleased to welcome the Professional Fire Fighters Association of New Jersey to the coalition.In August, the Brigantine Beach Fire Company, located in Atlantic County, New Jersey, joined the growing coalition of statewide organizations committed to stronger building codes, and a more resilient New Jersey.“Stronger building cod...

Internet And Website Safety Tips
Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target:Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords.Do not us...