NJ State FMBA Picnic- June 8, 2016


FMBA 21 Food Drive- Month of May

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

Clifton Firefighters (FMBA Local 21) are helping out the community this spring season with our annual Food Drive. During the month of May residents can drop off canned and non-perishable food items at any of the six local city firehouses.  The donated items will be packaged up and delivered to St. Peter’s Haven on Clifton Avenue.  If any resident cannot get to a local firehouse, contact us at Info@fmba21.org to make arrangements for pickup.

We would like to recognize “Sign-A-Rama” for providing the display signs gratis.

We have had great success over the past years with our Food Drive, Coat Drive and Toys-4-Tots Drive – Thank you to all those that have helped and we look forward to your continued support!  As spring approaches, if you have a winter coat that your child will have outgrown by fall, please keep it aside for our Coat Drive in October.


Steven Turi

Clifton Firefighter

Food Drive  2015

Pictured L-R:  Captain Craig Hopkins, Firefighter Dan Schwaner, Firefighter Steven Turi, and Firefighter Ken Scangarello – along with St. Peter Haven Staff




FMBA 21 Picnic 2016 at The NJ Jackals

FMBA 21 Picnic 2016 Flyer

Fifth Annual FMBA 21 Met Game

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Clifton and FDNY Joint Department Golf Outing

Good afternoon,

For those interested in golf or are a supporter please take advantage of this great opportunity.

This outing is a day of fun, competition, and brotherhood.

July 14, 2016
Hyatt Hills Golf Club
0830 Start
1300 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ. (Exit 135 off the GSP)

Look forward to see those who can play, come have some fun.


Brother Danielson


NJ FMBA Press Conference Update- Change of Venue

We look forward to seeing you Monday in Teaneck as the NJ FMBA officially announces our endorsement of Josh Gottheimer for Congress.
The response we have gotten has been great, and we have decided to move to a larger venue.
This event will now be held at:

Fire Station 4
1375 Windsor Road

Please join us, along with Congressman Bill Pascrell and Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, to show Josh, and especially his opponent who has consistently fought efforts to support firefighters, EMTs and dispatchers, just how strong the voices of the more than 5000 members of the NJFMBA can be!

FMBA 21 Scholarship Winner- Congrats Danielson Family

FMBA 21 Brothers and Sister,

FMBA 21 would like to thank all that applied for the four year Scholarship. There were six in total. Although all were worthy, Kevin Danielson’s son Kyle is this years winner.

Craig Hopkins
Bill Ricci
Mal Kelly

A important message fron the NJ State FMBA

All FMBA members are invited and encouraged to attend a very important endorsement announcement in support of Josh Gottheimer on Monday, May 23 at Teaneck Fire Station 2 located at 617 Cedar Lane in Teaneck.

The response we have gotten has been great, and we have decided to move to a larger venue.
This event will now be held at:

Fire Station 4
1375 Windsor Road


Members are asked to arrive by 10:45 a.m. and wear their union logos.

In what has already become one of the most closely watched races in the country, Josh Gottheimer is running for Congress against incumbent Scott Garrett in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District which covers parts of Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties.

In Congress since 2003, Scott Garrett has stood against issues critical to New Jersey firefighters, EMTs and dispatchers, worked to deny SAFER Funds to communities across the state, and voted against the James Zadroga Act to provide health care to first responders whose health has been impacted by their heroic response to the 9/11 terror attacks.

We know that once elected Josh will work shoulder to shoulder with Congressman Bill Pascrell and be another strong voice for our members in Washington, D.C. We are proud that Congressman Pascrell will also join us on Monday and lend his support for this endorsement.

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco will also join us at this important event.

Our opportunity to make a change this November starts on Monday!

Hope to see you all there!

Passaic FMBA 13 Golf Outing Pictures


Congrats to Captain Craig Hopkins and son, FF Hopkins


St. Phillips Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday May 18th 2016, the Knights of Columbus  will be honoring Firefighter of the Year Mark Drew and EMT of the Year Derek Cotton at St. Phillips Church. St. Phillips the Apostle Parish is located at 797 Valley Rd in Clifton. The Awards ceremony will begin at 7Pm in the Malloy Center.  The dedicated members of the Knights of Columbus honor Clifton Police Officers and Firefighters every year for their valor and professionalism while serving the citizens of Clifton.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.



Awards Committee

Lt. McAuley, Chairman

Lt. Anzelmo

Help us continue to fight for New Jersey’s bravest and chip in today! Firefighter Cancer Donations


Last week we stoof with Congressman Bill Pascrell and Senator Bob Menendez to call on Congress to create a national database to help us gain a better understanding of links between long term exposure firefighters have to pollutants during fires and cancer. Initiatives like this can save firefighter’s lives.

That’s why we work hard to educate and support elected officials who understand the sacrifices made by our brothers and sisters. Whether we’re protecting our hard-earned pensions, working to increase safety or fighting for funding to help support 9/11 first responders, our voices need to be unified, loud and clear.

Help us continue to fight for New Jersey’s bravest and chip in today.

Click here to donate $10, $15, $25, $50 or $75 today.  

In solidarity,

Eddie Donnelly, President NJ FMBA

Heroes with Heart- Challenge for Change- Family Day

Heroes with Heart (1) Heroes with Heart (2)

NJ State FMBA President Ed Donnelly, Congressman Bill Pascrell, and Senator Bob Menendez Speak in Clifton Fire House regarding Cancer Bill for Firefighters

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The Clifton Fire Department and Clifton FMBA 21 were honored to hold a press conference this morning on a very important topic. This legislation is very important to the health and safety of every firefighter in the United States. There is no greater friends to the fire service than Congressman Bill Pascrell and Senator Bob Menendez. Clifton Fire Department and Clifton FMBA 21 would like to thank them for their continued support.

H.R. 4625, Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2016 would establish a specialized national cancer registry to improve collection infrastructure and research activities related to monitoring and studying cancer incidence among firefighters. The registry would improve collection capabilities and activities related to the nationwide monitoring of cancer incidence among all firefighters – career and volunteer. Specifically, the registry would:

•  Store and consolidate epidemiological information submitted by healthcare professionals related to cancer incidence among firefighters.
• Make de-identified data available to public health researchers to provide them with robust and comprehensive datasets to expand groundbreaking research.
• Improve our understanding of cancer incidence and could potentially lead to the development of more sophisticated safety protocols and safeguards as more data is collected.
• Ensure effectiveness by requiring its administrators to consult regularly with epidemiologists, public health experts, clinicians, and firefighters.

Tune into your local news for more info on this Important Bill.

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John Taggart Golf Outing/ Brother Yodice

Come out and support Frank Yodice and the Taggart Family.
$150 all inclusive: (1) Golf, cart and prizes; (2) Beefsteak dinner with all you can drink BEER!!! (3) 50/50 and raffle prizes.

Anyone interested contact Frank Yodice direct ASAP.

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FF Bob DeLuca, Congrats on Your Retirement!

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FMBA 21 would like to congratulate Firefighter Bob DeLuca for his 29 years of service to the Clifton Fire Department.

Special thanks to all those hard years as FMBA 21 Union President.

Good luck in your future endeavors!

Retirement Audio Clip from Clifton Fire Department Radio


Deluca RigPhoto Credit: Charles P. Stauhs


Congrats to Lieutenant Charlie Stauhs on his promotion!



FMBA 21 would like to express congratulations to Charlie Stauhs on his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant!

Congrats to Captain Chris Botta on his promotion!


FMBA 21 would like to express congratulations to Chris Botta on his promotion to the rank of Captain!