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Booker, Menendez Laud Signing of Legislation into Law Helping Families of First Responders Lost to COVID
Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-NJ) lauded the signing of legislation into law to improve timely access to financial assistance for families of public safety officers lost to COVID-19. The Senate unanimously passed the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act (SAFR) in May with the House of Representatives following suit in July. The bipartisan legislation, which was introduced by Booker and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), clarifies certification requirements for survivo...

2020 PFANJ CONVENTION UPDATE
The 2020 PFANJ Convention is currently rescheduled for September 21-23, 2020 at the Tropicana in Atlantic City. Elections, resolutions, and other essential convention business will tentatively be conducted on Tuesday, September 22. The PFANJ assumes that significant restrictions will still be in effect by this time, so all events will likely be limited in attendance and scope. Further information, including registration links, will be shared with all Locals as soon as it is available. ...

City of Hackensack Awarded $510,783 Federal Grant for Fire Department
City of Hackensack officials announced that the Hackensack Fire Department has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters grant from FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. The $510,783.65 grant award will allow the HFD to implement a fire training program in conjunction with the Fire Departments in Teaneck and Englewood. US Rep Josh Gottheimer and US Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker supported the HFD's efforts in receiving this grant. READ MORE: https://www.tapinto.net/sectio......

$122K to Hoboken Fire Department, Menendez and Booker Announce
The Hoboken Fire Department is one of dozens across New Jersey to secure funding through the FEMA 2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grant, Senators Bob Menendez and Coty Booker have announced. Hoboken Fire Chief Brian Crimmins says that the $122,000 in funding will be used to modify all four of the city’s firehouses with new diesel exhaust removal systems. The new, modern systems, he said, will create a healthier and safer environment for firefighters, employees, and visitors by removi...

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL NJ PARAMEDICS & EMTS
Please visit to www.nj.gov/health/ems to view the new waivers authorizing all EMT and Paramedic certifications, originally due to expire on June 30, 2020, to be extended to December 31, 2020. Upon renewal, the new certification cycle for these providers will be: EMT: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023 Paramedic: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022 Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the NJ Department of Health - EMS Office at [email protected] or 609-633-7777....

August Webinar Series Financial Fitness Sessions for IAFF Members and their Families
Nationwide Retirement Plans Webinars Join Nationwide for a series of webinars covering important topics related to retirement, healthcare and the economy. Throughout August, Nationwide will offer these concise one-hour webinars – exclusively for IAFF members. See the list below of the sessions and topics which are available at a variety of times to help fit your schedule.  MORE INFO:  https://iaff-fc.com/august-web... Planning for Health Care in Retirement Get insights o...

Understanding Peer Support in the Fire Service Webinar
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large. The next webinar will be: Understanding Peer Support in the Fire Service August 13, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. (ET) This webinar is an introduction for clinicians and healthcare providers to peer support in the fire service. Topics include the origins of peer support in the fire se...