Archives for : May2016

Clifton Fire Department Third Annual Pet Drive

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Clifton Fire Department Memorial Day Ceremony at Station 5

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Photos courtesy of Chris Birkner.

Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day FMBA 21


Thank you Brother Tim Flynn


National Council Hosts Mental Health First Aid Briefing On Capitol Hill


On Tuesday, May 24, Mental Health First Aid instructors and champions addressed a packed room on Capitol Hill to share stories about how Mental Health First Aid has saved their life, or the lives of others in their communities. For the second year in a row, the National Council has hosted this briefing, bringing Mental Health First Aid to congressional staffers during May as Mental Health Month.

Speakers for this briefing included: Michael Allora, Deputy Fire Chief at the Clifton, NJ Fire Department; Alyssa Fruchtenicht, a school-based mental health coordinator from Waterloo, IA; Virgil Meyer, a Lieutenant with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections; and Tousha Paxton-Barnes, a U.S. Army Veteran.

Each speaker discussed how Mental Health First Aid has made an impact in their lives—from helping them connect a student and their parents with appropriate treatment, to de-escalating a situation with a prison inmate in crisis using empathy and compassion. They also urged the congressional staff in attendance to support the Mental Health First Aid Act (S. 711/ H.R.1877), which would authorize $20 million in grants to fund Mental Health First Aid trainings across the country. Support and passage of this bill will be a key legislative ask of advocates at next month’s National Council Hill Day.

“Mental Health First Aid literally saves lives,” said Allora. “If you are providing services to people, you need this training. Mental Health First Aid should not be optional.”

The briefing was hosted by sponsors of the Mental Health First Aid Act: Representatives Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA). For more information on the briefing and to read the speakers’ full statements, click here.


National Council Hosts Mental Health First Aid Briefing On Capitol Hill

Clifton and FDNY Joint Department Golf Outing

Good afternoon,

For those interested in golf or are a supporter please take advantage of this great opportunity.

This outing is a day of fun, competition, and brotherhood.

July 14, 2016
Hyatt Hills Golf Club
0830 Start
1300 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ. (Exit 135 off the GSP)

Look forward to see those who can play, come have some fun.


Brother Danielson


NJ FMBA Press Conference Update- Change of Venue

We look forward to seeing you Monday in Teaneck as the NJ FMBA officially announces our endorsement of Josh Gottheimer for Congress.
The response we have gotten has been great, and we have decided to move to a larger venue.
This event will now be held at:

Fire Station 4
1375 Windsor Road

Please join us, along with Congressman Bill Pascrell and Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, to show Josh, and especially his opponent who has consistently fought efforts to support firefighters, EMTs and dispatchers, just how strong the voices of the more than 5000 members of the NJFMBA can be!

FMBA 21 Scholarship Winner- Congrats Danielson Family

FMBA 21 Brothers and Sister,

FMBA 21 would like to thank all that applied for the four year Scholarship. There were six in total. Although all were worthy, Kevin Danielson’s son Kyle is this years winner.

Craig Hopkins
Bill Ricci
Mal Kelly

A important message fron the NJ State FMBA

All FMBA members are invited and encouraged to attend a very important endorsement announcement in support of Josh Gottheimer on Monday, May 23 at Teaneck Fire Station 2 located at 617 Cedar Lane in Teaneck.

The response we have gotten has been great, and we have decided to move to a larger venue.
This event will now be held at:

Fire Station 4
1375 Windsor Road


Members are asked to arrive by 10:45 a.m. and wear their union logos.

In what has already become one of the most closely watched races in the country, Josh Gottheimer is running for Congress against incumbent Scott Garrett in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District which covers parts of Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties.

In Congress since 2003, Scott Garrett has stood against issues critical to New Jersey firefighters, EMTs and dispatchers, worked to deny SAFER Funds to communities across the state, and voted against the James Zadroga Act to provide health care to first responders whose health has been impacted by their heroic response to the 9/11 terror attacks.

We know that once elected Josh will work shoulder to shoulder with Congressman Bill Pascrell and be another strong voice for our members in Washington, D.C. We are proud that Congressman Pascrell will also join us on Monday and lend his support for this endorsement.

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco will also join us at this important event.

Our opportunity to make a change this November starts on Monday!

Hope to see you all there!

Passaic FMBA 13 Golf Outing Pictures


Congrats to Captain Craig Hopkins and son, FF Hopkins


NJ State FMBA Picnic- June 8, 2016


St. Phillips Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday May 18th 2016, the Knights of Columbus  will be honoring Firefighter of the Year Mark Drew and EMT of the Year Derek Cotton at St. Phillips Church. St. Phillips the Apostle Parish is located at 797 Valley Rd in Clifton. The Awards ceremony will begin at 7Pm in the Malloy Center.  The dedicated members of the Knights of Columbus honor Clifton Police Officers and Firefighters every year for their valor and professionalism while serving the citizens of Clifton.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.



Awards Committee

Lt. McAuley, Chairman

Lt. Anzelmo

Help us continue to fight for New Jersey’s bravest and chip in today! Firefighter Cancer Donations


Last week we stoof with Congressman Bill Pascrell and Senator Bob Menendez to call on Congress to create a national database to help us gain a better understanding of links between long term exposure firefighters have to pollutants during fires and cancer. Initiatives like this can save firefighter’s lives.

That’s why we work hard to educate and support elected officials who understand the sacrifices made by our brothers and sisters. Whether we’re protecting our hard-earned pensions, working to increase safety or fighting for funding to help support 9/11 first responders, our voices need to be unified, loud and clear.

Help us continue to fight for New Jersey’s bravest and chip in today.

Click here to donate $10, $15, $25, $50 or $75 today.  

In solidarity,

Eddie Donnelly, President NJ FMBA

Heroes with Heart- Challenge for Change- Family Day

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