Archives for : February2015

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

Events- Attention all members

Please remember to check the calendar on the right for events that our union supports. Tickets are available free of charge to our membership. Just click on the event and read the notes. It will tell you who to contact and how many tickets are available.

This Friday at 7pm a few tickets are available for the Passaic County Pipes and Drums Beefsteak. Free of charge for our members. This is a benefit your dues are paying for and would suggest you take advantage.

Also two tickets are available for the Clifton Boys and Girls Club Casino Night. This event is on March 20th. Again tickets are free to our members.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual PBA/FMBA Beefsteak fundraiser. We appreciate seeing all of you and special thanks to those who donated the door prizes. See you again next year!

National Firefighter’s Ski Race 2015 – Gunnison, Colorado

These are some photos of the Clifton Fire Department Ski Team at the National Firefighters Ski Race. This year the event took place in Gunnison Colorado at Crested Butte Mountain. There are some great photos here, so be sure to watch them all!
Photos Courtesy of William Espinoza Jr.

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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