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Congratulations to Joe Maguire on his Retirement!
Congratulations to PFANJ 2nd Vice President Emeritus and Brigantine IAFF Local 2657 member Joe Maguire on his retirement! Joe worked 31 years with the Brigantine Fire Department, serving 15 years as a firefighter, 5 as a Lieutenant, and 11 as a Captain and Shift Commander. Thank you for your three decades of service to your community, department, and our union!

PFANJ Wins Honorable Mention in 2020 IAFF Media Awards Contest
The PFANJ congratulates all of the winners of the 2020 IAFF Media Awards! The PFANJ's communications team is honored to have received an honorable mention award for "Best Affiliate Community Outreach/Community Education Campaign" for our 2020 EMS Week Campaign: https://review.wizehive.com/.../affiliate20.../59236/6036199 Full list of contest winners can be viewed here: https://www.iaff.org/media-awards/

NJ Human Services Launches COVID Crisis Counseling Helplines for Health Care Workers, Emergency Responders
New Helplines Bolster Response to COVID-19 Emotional Well-being and Mental Health Concerns Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced the Department has launched two new helplines in partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to provide emotional support and crisis counseling to health care workers and first responders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Our doctors, nurses, frontline hospital staff, first responders, and nursing home workers are risking their lives ...

Stone Harbor Hires First Ever Paid Firefigthers
On December 15, Stone Harbor initiated a new era of combined paid and volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). One by one, the eight new paid firefighters were called out by Chief Roger Stanford and sworn in by Mayor Judith Davies-Dunhour, who called it a “historic day.” The change was a product of the shifting demographics in the island community, along with the steadily rising property values. Fewer of those moving into the borough were becoming members of the v...

Jersey City Fire Department Swears in 33 New Firefighters
Thirty-three new firefighters are sworn in to the Jersey City Fire Department during a ceremony at Jersey City Hall on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Photos and Story: https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020...

Promotions in Monroe Township
Congratulations to Monroe IAFF Local 3170 members Wayne Lyons on his promotion to Fire Chief, Local 3170 President Jim Hannon on his promotion to Lieutenant, and Mike Galvin on his appointment to the position of Firefighter in Monroe Township Fire District #3.

PFANJ Testifies in Support of Assembly Bill 4745
On Monday, December 7, 2020, PFANJ 1st VP Anthony Tarantino testified on behalf of the PFANJ in support of State Assembly bill A4745. This bill would raise from 45 to 57 the maximum eligibility age for exempt fireman certificates and membership in New Jersey State Fireman's Association. The bill was released from the Assembly Committee and now moves to the Senate Committee which meets on Friday. More on the bill: https://legiscan.com/NJ/bill/A4745/2020