Archives for : March2015

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.


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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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