Pet Drive for Clifton Animal Shelter –

All animal shelter donations will be collected until the end of June!

2015 Pet Drive Flyer

Download this flyer: 2015 Pet Drive Flyer

FMBA Local 500 Fundraiser- Day at the Races

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NJ FMBA Golf Outting

Golf Outing

FMBA 21 Fishing Trip

Fishing Trip 2015

Download a copy of this flyer here: Fishing Trip 2015

Special Union Meeting April 27th at 7pm

Topic will be discussion on the FMBA and PFANJ merger. We will hold a special meeting on Monday, April 27th at 7PM to discuss this important topic.

Platoon Vice Presidents will receive ballots to distribute after our 4/27 meeting.  They will collect and bring to our next local meeting, May 11th.  We will tally and announce the results that night.

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 foods 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 to make arrangements for pickup.

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

We have had great success over the past years with our Food Drive, Coat Drive and Toy-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.

Here is a flyer if you would like to print it out: food drive flyer 2015.pdf

 Food Drive 2014

Pictured L-R:  Firefighter Steven Turi, Firefighter Sal Guardascione, Firefighter Todd Healy, Fire Lt. Gary Warcholick – along with St. Peter Haven Staff

FMBA 21 Muck Fest 2015 MS Fundraiser

For all those interested, Brother Lanza has put a team together for a tough mudder coming up on Saturday June 13, 2015 in West Orange NJ.

Sign up information is below. Any questions please ask Lanza!

If you cannot participate in the mudder, your donation is equally as important!

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Just Muck-It

This event is for anyone who gives a MUCK about helping those with MS. This will be an awesome day of fun in the sun getting MUCKED-UP with friends, family & loved ones for a worthy cause. So all you FAT MUCKS, LITTLE MUCKERS & MUCK-TARDS out there please sign up to join this team of less than HOLY MUCK MUCKS and lets show the other teams that they better not MUCK with us because we’re gonna MUCK THEM UP. You don’t have to be a graduate of MUCK U to join this team or even be a FIRE MUCK, it doesn’t matter if you can dance the MUCK-ARENA, or question this whole paragraph with WHAT THE MUCK? All that matters is we have fun MUCKING OFF and not get hurt.

Thank You,




Welcome to our muck-tacular team page for MuckFest® MS. This year, my team will be mucking it at MuckFest MS: New Jersey. Join us — the more, the muckier! To join our team, click on the “Join” button.

MuckFest MS is a mucky romp through mud and obstacles in support of a world free of multiple sclerosis. The run is pure athletic hilarity on a 5K course full of mud and outrageous obstacles. MuckFest MS is something that must be seen to be believed. So by all means, come out to watch or better yet, join us!

While there will be a lot of laughs and mucking about, we are also supporting the important work of the National MS Society in our community.

Support My Team and the National MS Society with a Donation
The “MS” part of MuckFest MS stands for multiple sclerosis, a chronic and often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. MS is unpredictable and affects every individual differently. Women are 2 to 3 times more likely to get MS, and it affects over 2 million people worldwide. This is the reason we come together — to rally friends in support of people living with MS in our community. That’s why 100% of your donation benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Click on the “Donate” button to make a donation. Every dollar makes a difference.

Please note that any donation to the team cannot be divided among individual team members. Your team donation will, however, be counted in our overall team fundraising total.

Thank you.

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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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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


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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