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Congrats on Retirement, Lt. Gary Warcholik and FF Ken Prior!


FMBA 21 would like to congratulate Lt. Gary Warcholik and FF Ken Prior for their years of service.

Good luck in your future endeavors!

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Retirement Audio Clip from Clifton Fire Department Radio



CFD Retirement Party – October 8, 2015

Date: October 8, 2015

Time: 7PM till 11PM

Location: The Valley Regency – 1129 Valley Road in Clifton


Price will be $50 for advanced ticket sales and $60 at the door.

Please make check payable to: Clifton FMBA 21

Platoon 2 is working, please make accommodations for swaps.

Contact the following members for more info and tickets:

  • Mike Turi- Ladder 3 Platoon 3

  • Brett Blake- Engine 1 Platoon 3

  • George Fen- Engine 5 Platoon 1

  • Jason McGurk- Ladder 3 Platoon 3



Retirement Dinner Oct 2015

FMBA 21 Coat Drive – October 2015

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

We utilize the six firehouses in Clifton as collection points for the Coat Drive.

Sign-A-Rama on VanHouten Avenue in Clifton donated the signs that we post outside of the firehouses.

Deluxe Cleaners on Main Avenue and Saveway Cleaners on Allwood Road in Clifton donate their laundering services before the coats are delivered to St. Peter’s Haven on Clifton Avenue in Clifton, and other charity organizations.

We also run a Toys for Tots drive in November/December and a Food Drive in May.

Thank you for your continued support.coat drive 2015

FMBA 21 Annual Mets Game Group Photo


FMBA 21 President Cassidy going for the Home Run Ball at the Met’s Game

Yes you may have seen this on TV- FMBA 21 President Pat Cassidy going for a home run ball at the Met Game with Hot Dog in mouth. Great form Pat!

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Condolences to the Tufaro Family

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FMBA 21 would like to express condolences to retired Firefighter Louis Tufaro and Family.

Funeral arrangements are as follows: Viewing is 4 to 8pm on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Allwood Funeral Home located at 660 Allwood Road Clifton NJ.


Louis P., Clifton F.D. Ret. 78 died peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at his Clifton residence. Born in Lodi, Lou resided in Clifton for the past 49 years. A graduate of Lodi H.S., he received a degree in Fire Science at Passaic County Community College. Lou was employed as a Fire Fighter for the Clifton Fire Department for 30 years prior to his retirement in 2000. He was a member of FMBA Local #21 and is a former Scoutmaster of BSA Troop #23 both in Clifton. “Big Lou” served in the USMC in the late 1950’s and was an avid gardener. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Ann (Betz), by four sons, Louis J. Tufaro and wife, Mary Jo of Morris Plains, Christopher P. Tufaro , Gary V. Tufaro and wife, Janice and Gregory J. Tufaro and wife, Amy all of Cedar Grove; also by seven grandchildren, Valerie, Heather, Kaycie, Luke, Kyle, Alanna and Marissa; and by two brothers, John Tufaro of Myrtle Beach, SC and Patrick Tufaro of Paramus. Louis predeceased by 2 brothers, Joseph and James Tufaro. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday at Allwood Funeral Home, 660 Allwood Rd., Clifton, NJ 07012. Visiting hours are 4-8 PM Tuesday. Memorial donations to Cedar Grove UNICO, PO Box 27, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 for a future scholarship fund in Lou’s name would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Published in The Record on Sept. 21, 2015

2015 Clifton Fire Department Pet Blanket Drive

2015 Blanket Drive Fllyer