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Governor Murphy Signs "20 and Out" Bill into Law
Nearly 8,000 New Jersey police and firefighters with 20 years of service can now retire early under a bill Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Monday.The legislation (S1017), known as a “burnout bill,” allows public safety workers who reach 20 years of service within the next two years to retire with a pension, regardless of their age. Current law limits the early retirement benefit, the equivalent of half their salary, for public safety workers hired after January 2000 to those at least 55 ...

1 Year Anniversary of Passing of PFANJ President Dominick Marino
On April 14, 2020, the PFANJ lost its beloved President Don Marino. "Donny" died suddenly at home while doing what he always did - working tirelessly on behalf of New Jersey's International Association of Fire Fighters / PFANJ firefighters, EMS professionals, and support services personnel. Donny served for over 25 years as a firefighter in the North Bergen Fire Department and North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue, retiring from active service in 2011. He held multiple leadership positions in the ...

PFANJ President McConlogue Named to new IAFF General President Edward A. Kelly's Transition Team
PFANJ President Steve McConlogue who was named this week to newly sworn in International Association of Fire Fighters General President Edward A. Kelly's transition team. General President Kelly’s transition team, chaired by 4th District Vice President Andrew Pantelis along with Vice Chair and Chief of Staff Matt Vinci, includes highly regarded local, state and provincial leaders, as well as elected International officers who represent IAFF members in locals large and small in all 16 distri...

Passing of Elizabeth Fire Officers IAFF Local 2040 Battalion Chief Dale Arthur
Elizabeth Fire Officers IAFF Local 2040 regrets to announce the death of active duty Battalion Chief Dale Arthur, who passed away at home on April 4, 2021. Spending most of his FF career on Ladder 3, and his Officer years as Captain of Rescue 1 and most recently Battalion 2, Tour 1. There will be a viewing on Friday, April 9, 2021 and no funeral service per the family. Evergreen Funeral Home 1735 Route 35 Middletown, NJ 07748 Viewing: Friday April 9, 2021 2-4 & 7-9 Internment:  Pr...

PFANJ Leadership Meets with Camden IAFF Locals & City Officials
PFANJ leaders, along with members of Camden City and other area International Association of Fire Fighters Locals, were on hand in Camden on Thursday, March 18 to meet with city officials about some of the urgent staffing and resource needs facing the Camden Fire Department.

Possible Changes to Fire & EMS Members in PERS Advancing in State Legislature
At least a few hundred public safety officers in New Jersey would gain access to better pensions under legislation advancing in the state Legislature. Most officers and firefighters are enrolled in the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System. But some aren’t, usually because they started their job after age 35, and they may hold job titles that also keep them out of the law enforcement officer category in the Public Employees’ Retirement System. FULL STORY: https://nj1015.com/a-move-...

National Fire Academy to Offer Online Zoom Classes
The U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy is accepting applications for online virtual course offerings.These online virtual deliveries are presented live via ZOOM for 2 consecutive days. Students must have the technical capability to use ZOOM. April 26-27, 2021: · Fire Investigation: First Responder (S0770) - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST both days. · Incident Safety Officer (S0729) - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST both days.April 28-29, 2021: · Preparation for Initial...