2015 Clifton Fire Department Pet Blanket Drive

2015 Blanket Drive Fllyer

Clifton Fire Department Provides Comfort For Animals

Ann-Marie Lancaster of the Clifton Fire Department sorts through the donated blankets for the Clifton Animal Shelter.

CLIFTON, N.J. — The Clifton Fire Department will try to keep the furrier members of the community warm with a blanket collection drive.

The department is collecting blankets to donate to the Clifton Animal Shelter. This is the second year of the fundraiser.

Ann-Marie Lancaster, who works in the fire department’s office, said she saw many animals sleeping on towels and wanted to provide something cozier.

“It gives them a sense of comfort because generally the animals, if they’re adopted, they’ll go home with the blanket they bonded to,” Lancaster told Daily Voice. “It eases the anxiety in the shelter.”

Lancaster collected more than 100 blankets in 2014 and has about 70 so far this year. Most are homemade but people without sewing skills can also donate new ones.

The department seeks 14-by-14-inch blankets for cats and small dogs, or 24-by-24 and 36-by-36 inches for larger breeds.

Evelyn Aekley of the Clifton Animal Shelter said Lancaster is their biggest backer.

“The fire department here in Clifton has been a faithful annual supporter,” Aekley said. “They have always brought their influence to bear on the public to knit blankets. It’s wonderful to know [the animals] will have these lovingly made blankets.”

The department will collect blankets until Dec. 15.





FMBA 21 Thanks You- Coat Drive 2015 was a great success!

coat drive 2015


Press Release:

The Clifton Firefighters FMBA 21 Annual Coat Drive has concluded.  The coats were collected at city firehouses, laundered by Deluxe Cleaners on Main Avenue and Saveway Cleaners on Allwood Road, and delivered to St. Peter’s Haven.  FMBA 21 would like to thank all those who donated and/or supported for this worthy cause.  A picture of firefighters and staff at St. Peter’s Haven is attached.


Thanks you,

Steven Turi

Clifton Firefighter

Platoon 2 Christmas Party

Platoon 2 Christmas Flyer 2015

Paragon- First Responder Appreciation Night 12/2/15

Clifton’s Twelve Newest Firefighters


Class 15-09

Congratulations on completion of the Fire Academy. Best of luck in EMT School!

Photo courtesy of Brian Mulligan.

NJ FMBA Fund Raising Hockey Game & NJ Devils Firefighter Night

nj fmba

On Friday December 4th the NJ FMBA will be having a Fund Raising game at the Prudential Center. All the money raised will go towards the NJ FMBA PAC. See the flyer below for information on how to get your tickets.

This is a special night in that it is Firefighter Appreciation Night and all firefighters are invited to attend. The NJ FMBA will present the Colors before the game and one of our FMBA members will sing the National Anthem! We are looking for a talented FMBA member for this special song! Please call Bob Hill at the FMBA Office at 732-499-9250 if you have someone who can do this.

You can order your tickets by clicking on the link in the flyer or go to www.newjerseydevils.com/njfmba

The Promo Code is: NJFMBA

Tickets are 100 level -$55.10 and the 200 level -$50.77 each.

If you have any questions you can call Zach Johnston with the Devils at 973-757-6122 or at zjohnston@prucenter.com

We do not have any tickets in the State office!


New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association

1447 Campbell St, Rahway NJ 07065-3212

Phone: 732.499.9250


Reminder: Change your batteries when you change your clocks!


Concert for Brendan Tevlin NJ FMBA

“Concert for Brendan”

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

Opening Act: Citizens Band Radio

Wellmont Theater in Montclair

Friday November 27th 8 – 11 pm

Doors open at 7PM

Tickets: Lower $50, Balcony $30

All Proceeds go to the Brendan P. Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field Fund

A 501C3 established fund at Seton Hall Prep


Please come out and join us for Night of Music, Remembrance and Celebration at the Historic Wellmont Theater so that we will be that much closer to reaching our goal of dedicating the field at Seton Hall Prep in memory of Brendan P. Tevlin who was tragically taken from us much too early. Brendan’s philosophy about life was “Good Vibes and Easy Living”. Help spread the word about this concert and always remember Brendan!

Order your tickets early by calling 800-838-3006 (Option 1 and ask for “Concert for Brendan”) OR visit http://bpt.me/211788 In the search box type in Southside Johnny and you can purchase your tickets.


Lower $50

Balcony $30


Newest Clifton Fire Recruits along with JCFD



Congrats to Jeff Bracken on his promotion


FMBA 21 would like to express congratulations to Jeff Bracken on his promotion to the rank of lieutenant!

Condolences to the Lancaster Family

FMBA 21 would like to express condolences to Thomas & Ann Marie Lancaster and Family for the loss of Bernadette Lancaster. Berndette was mother to Thomas and Mother-in-Law to Ann-Marie; she passed away on October 8th 2015 at the age of 85.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Viewing is 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home located at 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton NJ.

Funeral will be held 10am on Tuesday, October 13th 2015 at St Phillips Church located at 797 Valley Road, Clifton NJ.

Congrats on Retirement, Lt. Gary Warcholik and FF Ken Prior!


FMBA 21 would like to congratulate Lt. Gary Warcholik and FF Ken Prior for their years of service.

Good luck in your future endeavors!

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Retirement Audio Clip from Clifton Fire Department Radio



CFD Retirement Party – October 8, 2015


Date: October 8, 2015

Time: 7PM till 11PM

Location: The Valley Regency – 1129 Valley Road in Clifton


Price will be $50 for advanced ticket sales and $60 at the door.

Please make check payable to: Clifton FMBA 21

Platoon 2 is working, please make accommodations for swaps.

Contact the following members for more info and tickets:

  • Mike Turi- Ladder 3 Platoon 3

  • Brett Blake- Engine 1 Platoon 3

  • George Fen- Engine 5 Platoon 1

  • Jason McGurk- Ladder 3 Platoon 3



Retirement Dinner Oct 2015

FMBA 21 Coat Drive – October 2015

This year’s Coat Drive, organized by Clifton Fire – FMBA Local 21 Firefighters Union, will run the month of OCTOBER.

We utilize the six firehouses in Clifton as collection points for the Coat Drive.

Sign-A-Rama on VanHouten Avenue in Clifton donated the signs that we post outside of the firehouses.

Deluxe Cleaners on Main Avenue and Saveway Cleaners on Allwood Road in Clifton donate their laundering services before the coats are delivered to St. Peter’s Haven on Clifton Avenue in Clifton, and other charity organizations.

We also run a Toys for Tots drive in November/December and a Food Drive in May.

Thank you for your continued support.coat drive 2015

FMBA 21 Annual Mets Game Group Photo