Ask The Governor: Police and Fire Pension System

Please watch these videos regarding YOUR PENSION!

Ask The Governor Part 1

Ask The Governor Part 2

Assembly Speaker Vincent Pietro

Senate President Stephen Sweeney


Clifton FMBA 21 Scholarship

Attention All Members,

The Annual FMBA 21 Lillain Racz Memorial Scholarship application is available.

Please send your applications in to Mike Turi, Bill Ricci, or Craig Hopkins by April 30, 2015.

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This is the link to the PDF; please “right-click” and “save as” to save file: Scholarship_2015

Congrats Lt. Hollenback on your Promotion!


Today FF Pat Hollenback was promoted to the rank of Fire Lieutenant. He will serve the fire department on Engine Company 6 located at Broad and Van Houten Ave’s.


St. Joseph’s Hospital Devils vs Rangers Hockey Game

Saint Joseph’s Hospital is sponsoring a Devils vs Rangers Hockey Game on April 7, 2015 (Plt 2 working) at Prudential Center in Newark. Game starts at 7pm. The Sections 14 and 15 are set aside and tickets are $147.00 which will include all you can eat and drink (No alcohol). Frank Neuberger has approximately 10 tickets and needs to know who is interested ASAP.

Frank Neuberger

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Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2015 Photos

Thank you to all members who took the time out of their weekend to march in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

Special thanks to Brothers Mulligan and Cassidy for arranging this event!

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Change your clock, Change your batteries!

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D/C Beattie Funeral Arrangements – HONOR GUARD REQUESTED

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Please be advised that retired Deputy Fire Chief Alexander Beattie passed away on Wednesday, 3/4/15 at the age of 95.

Members will be needed in Class A Uniforms stand by as Honor Guard.

Arrangements as follows:

Viewing:  Allwood Funeral Home at 660 Allwood Rd, Clifton, NJ

Friday, 3/6/15: 2-4pm & 7-9pm

Funeral:  Meet @ funeral home on Saturday, 3/7/15 @ 10am

Alexander Beattie

Alexander M. “Alex,” 95, Ret. Deputy Chief Clifton F.D., died Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  Born in Clifton, he was a lifelong Clifton resident. A 1936 graduate of Clifton H.S., Alex is a US Army Veteran of WWII who served with the 767th Tank Battalion in the Pacific.  He was a member of the Clifton Fire Department for 42 years retiring as Deputy Chief in 1989.  Alex is a member of FMBA – Local 21, a Past Commander of Albion Post #7165 VFW, a 55 year member of Clifton Masonic Lodge and a member of the First Presbyterian Church all in Clifton. He is predeceased by his wife, the former Hope Latham and by his sister, Helen C. Beattie.  Alex is survived by a stepson, Andrew “Bud” Scully of Martinez, CA, by two stepdaughters, Helen Ann Burlingame of Belfast, ME and Susan Scully Cluff of West Chester, PA, by two sisters-in-law, Joyce Latham Gates of Pompton Plains and Geraldine Latham Baker of NC, by four step grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren also by cousins, Druanne Cleary and husband, Joe of Lake Hopatcong and Brad Treacy and wife, Peggy of Long Valley.  Funeral service will be held 10:30 AM Saturday at Allwood Funeral Home, 660 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ 07012 followed by burial at Laurel Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM with a VFW Service at 7:30 PM and a Masonic Service at 8 PM. Allwood Funeral Home- 660 Allwood Road Clifton NJ 07012 (973)773-6666

A Message from the State FMBA regarding YOUR PENSION!

A PDF version of this message is available here: PBA FMBA Pensions Court

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TRICKY TRAY & 50/50 RAFFLE sponsored by Friends of the Shelter

TRICKY TRAY & 50/50 RAFFLE sponsored by Friends of the Shelter
Friday, May 1 at 7:00 pm

Boys & Girls Club of Clifton, 181 Colfax Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013Animal Shelter Tricky Tray

Catered by Nightingale Catering.

Menu includes Sliced Filet Mignon on French Bread, Salad, Fries, Ice Cream, Soda, Coffee, Tea and Beer.

Chicken or Pasta available upon request in advance.

Advanced Ticket sales only.  Ticket availability is limited – please contact The Friends of the Shelter at 973-470-5936,  or you can purchase tickets online (PayPal Accepted), by visiting:

Attention all members! You are needed to march!

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Attention all members! You are needed to march!




  The West Orange Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is on Sunday March 15, 2015.  We have been invited as a department and a union to march as a group in this parade.  This is a great family event.  The parade starts at 12:00 and proceeds down Main Street in West Orange.  After the parade there are a few parties at the end of the parade route that are family friendly and there are several bars and parties that are great fun for adults.  A few years ago we marched as a department with our families in the Nutley Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.  Everyone had a great time.  I attached a picture of our group in this email.  Please consider marching and you family is welcome to march with us.  We need about 20 members minimum to march.  If you are interested please contact Pat Cassidy or myself ASAP.  Our contact information is below.  Hope to see everyone on March 15th.
Pat Cassidy:
Brian Mulligan
Brian Mulligan

For the Love of the Job

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For A PDF of this document:  Avillo col 2-15

New Jersey Firefighter Ski Race 2015

Here are some photos from the 28th Annual New Jersey Firefighters Ski Race, held February 27, 2015 at Mountain Creek in Vernon, NJ. Representing the Clifton Fire Department was Andrew Intili, John Sinke, and Ryan Fitzsimmons. The proceeds from the race will benefit the Saint Barnabus Burn Center in Livingston, NJ. Thank you to all who have participated and donated to this great cause.

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Help support the Clifton Animal Shelter for a $25,000 make-over! Vote Now!

Hello All,

Please help support the Clifton Animal Shelter. They are currently in the Top 10 on the Purina cat and dog food website for a $25,000 make-over. Voting may take place once per day until March 15th, 2015. Our fire department conducts fund-raisers all year-long for all our furry friends at the Clifton Animal Shelter. Voting only takes about 10 seconds of your time. Please remember that you may vote once a day per computer or wireless device that you own. Thank you!

Go to:

Click where it says, “Real People Helping Cats in Need” Browse Stories & Vote

Click “See the Volunteers”

Click on the “State of New Jersey”

Click “Vote for Liz”

Please vote every day for the shelter to win a 25K makeover!!!!!  They are currently in the 10 ten, and are privileged enough to be the only shelter representing NJ!

This is a direct link to NJ shelters but may not work on all web browsers:


Clifton Animal Shelter

Liz Taranda

Clifton Animal Shelter – New Jersey

Stephen Sweeney: Police and Fire Pensions

Stephen Sweeney: Comment about Police and Fire Pensions (PFRS System) during NJ Budget Address during 2015.

Condolences to the Grabowski Family

FMBA 21 would like to express condolences on the passing of Clifton Councilman Matthew Grabowski.


North Jersey Article- Clifton Councilman looses battle with cancer

2015 NJFMBA Corporate/Legislative Golf Outing

Attached is the flyer for this year’s FMBA Corporate/Legislative Golf Outing. Thank you in advance for your support. All proceeds from this event will benefit the FMBA Foundation. If you have any questions please contact either Tim Duetsch, Bill Brower, or the State FMBA Office.

Download form here: CORPORATE GOLF FLYER_2015