Archives for : October2016

DC Michael Sauer, Congrats on Your Retirement!

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FMBA 21 would like to congratulate Deputy Chief Michael Sauer for his 39 years, 11months, and 28 days of service to the Clifton Fire Department.

Good luck in your future endeavors!

 

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Retirement Audio Clip from Clifton Fire Department Radio

 

 

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Clifton FMBA 21 Movember

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Members,

Brothers Jallad, Andrade, and Hoogmoed are running a fundraiser through the FMBA to raise money for Cancer awareness. Please take a minute to read the link and support this. I would hope that we could get a lot of support by either growing a mustache for the month or make a donation to the cause.  If you see this link on your Facebook page please like and share it to you friends to spread the word of this fundraiser.

 

https://no-shave.org/team/FMBA21

 

Thanks in advance for all your help and great job fellas.

John Beard

President

FMBA 21

Clifton FMBA Local 21 No Shave November 2016

Join FMBA 21 In The Fight Against Cancer!

Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide (WHO). There’s a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November’s mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures. For over six years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments to join the fight against cancer. The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised over $3.5 million dollars to combat this disease. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer in our efforts to fund cancer research and education, help prevent the disease, and aid those fighting the battle. Each whisker grown allows us to embrace our hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment. Will you join me? Start by using the links to the right.

NJ Valor Awards- Congrats to Brother MacAuley and Brother Kieferle


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Brothers MacAuley and Kieferle recently received the Brotherhood Award from the NJ FMBA. Here is brief description of the incident which occurred on Luddington Ave. L3 , E1 forced entry attacking fire and E1A( FF Terry) overcome by intense fire conditions went down losing his helmet and dislodging his SCBA. FF Kieferle and pulled him from the attic to division 2, called for help and then escorted him out to EMS. He was treated at St. Joe’s for smoke inhalation .

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Little Italy Christmas Bus Trip

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For more info contact Brother Reilly

 

PSE&G Offers 10 Tips on How to Prevent Electrical Fires In Recognition of National Fire Prevention Week

PSE&G Offers 10 Tips on How to Prevent Electrical Fires

In Recognition of National Fire Prevention Week

(Newark, N.J.) — In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, offers tips on how to be safe  and prevent fires when using electricity. Electrical malfunctions or misuse can cause fires in wiring, cords, lighting and any other type of equipment that uses electricity.

Electrical fires are all too common. The National Fire Prevention Association indicates U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 47,000 reported home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2014. These fires resulted in 520 deaths, 1,250 injuries and $1.4 billion in direct property damage. Electrical failures or malfunctions were factors in one of every five (20 percent) of home fires.

Ten safety tips to prevent electrical fires:

  1. Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords.
  2. Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets.
  3. In homes with small children, make sure your home has tamper-resistant receptacles.
  4. Consider having additional circuits or outlets added by a qualified electrician so you do not have to use extension cords.
  5. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for plugging an appliance into a receptacle outlet.
  6. Avoid overloading outlets. Plug only one high-wattage appliance — like space heaters, air conditioners and clothes dryers — into each receptacle outlet at a time.
  7. If you have outlets or switches that feel warm, frequent problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuits, or flickering or dimming lights, call a qualified electrician.
  8. Place lamps on level surfaces, away from materials that can burn and use bulbs that match the lamp’s recommended wattage.
  9. Make sure your home has ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, basement, and outdoor areas.
  10. Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) should be installed in your home to protect electrical outlets.

Put safety first when doing construction, upgrading or repairing the electrical wiring in homes and businesses. Contact a qualified electrician to install and inspect electrical work for up-to-date specifications and codes.

More information about electrical safety is available at www.pseg.com/safetyinformation and www.nfpa.org

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population.  PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability.  PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company.

 

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PSEG blog, Energize!

Passaic County Red Mass- Clifton FMBA 21

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Photo courtesy of Joe Gigli

Clifton’s Firefighters Partner with the American Red Cross to Install Free Smoke Alarms

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Clifton’s Firefighters Partner with the American Red Cross to Install Free Smoke Alarms

Members from the Firefighter’s Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) Local 21 teamed up with volunteers from the American Red Cross on Sunday, October 16, 2016, to install smoke alarms in the homes of Clifton residents as part of the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. Over a dozen members from each agency worked together to install 175 free smoke alarms in over 60 residences throughout Clifton.

FMBA Local 21 provided the installers for the smoke alarms while the American Red Cross members provided fire safety education materials to the residents. The smoke alarms were provided to the American Red Cross by the Kidde Corporation free-of-charge.

The aim of the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign is to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries in the U.S. by 25% by 2020. The City of Clifton was identified by the American Red Cross as one of the top-ten zip codes in NJ for fire-related death and injuries.

This is the second year that FMBA Local 21 members partnered with the American Red Cross to install smoke alarms in Clifton residences. In 2015, over 500 smoke alarms were installed. This year’s installation was scheduled to correspond with Fire Prevention Week, which ran from October 9 – 15, 2016.
On average, seven people die and 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day in the U.S. Clifton residents are urged to test their smoke alarms monthly and to develop and practice a home fire escape plan.
Learn more about FMBA Local 21 at www.fmba21.org.

Learn more about the American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and access free fire safety resources at www.redcross.org/firesafety.

For more information about the services provided by the Clifton Fire Department, go to www.cliftonnj.org/content/fire-department.

About the American Red Cross North Jersey Region
The American Red Cross North Jersey Region provides programs and services throughout the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren, with a combined population of 5.7 million. The region trains and mobilizes more than 3,330 volunteers who support the delivery of services in the community.

Night Training

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NJ FMBA Rally

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Fire Prevention Week Photos 2016 from School 12

This week the Clifton Fire Department has visited all schools and day cares in town to teach children about Fire Prevention. Children learned the importance of the 9-1-1 system and were also given instruction to practice fire drills in their homes. Students also were reminded to have their parents check the batteries in their smoke detectors. The below photos are of Lieutenant Charles Stauhs, FF Frank Yodice, FF John Bradley, and FF Angie Tirado,  of Ladder Company 3 giving a presentation at School 12 and the School 12 Annex.

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Congrats to Lieutenant Jason McGurk on his promotion!

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FMBA 21 would like to express congratulations to Jason McGurk on his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant!

Photo courtesy of Jason Anzelmo

Congratulations New Hires- October 14, 2016

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Welcome Aboard Probationary Firefighters!

Pictured from right to left: Felix Ventura, Dean Schwaner, Andrew Van Woudenberg, William, Hughes, & Samantha Kirk

Photo courtesy of Dan Schwaner

Fire Prevention Week 2016

This week the Clifton Fire Department has visited all schools and day cares in town to teach children about Fire Prevention. Children learned the importance of the 9-1-1 system and were also given instruction to practice fire drills in their homes. Students also were reminded to have their parents check the batteries in their smoke detectors. The below photos are of Captain Frank Prezioso, FF John Beard (FMBA 21 Union President), and FF Dylan Maresca of Ladder Company 3.

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Above is a photo of FF Steve Kochik and FF Bill Lauritano of Engine Company 2.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Clifton firefighters will be wearing these shirts while on duty for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More details to follow…

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National Council Hosts Briefing on Early Intervention, Mental Health First Aid

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On Monday, the National Council for Behavioral Health joined the Eating Disorders Coalition to host a congressional staff briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing focused on the importance of early identification of mental health and substance use disorders and the need for evidence-based trainings that help Americans understand how to reach out to someone experiencing a crisis. Mental Health First Aid was highlighted as one of these trainings.

At the briefing, panelists discussed the clinical effectiveness of early identification and intervention. By intervening early and helping people access treatment as soon as possible, there is a greater likelihood that an individual will achieve recovery and stave off long-term mental illness or substance abuse. Some of the panelists made the economic case, arguing that early intervention and treatment saves money for public health programs in the long run.

Michael Allora (pictured above), a Deputy Fire Chief in Clifton, New Jersey spoke about his experiences training his colleagues in Mental Health First Aid. At first, trainings focused on teaching firefighters how to help civilians in crisis. However, since the training, Mr. Allora said he has spent more time speaking and working with his colleagues in the fire service, addressing their behavioral health needs. “Mental Health First Aid literally saves lives,” he said. “I’ve witnessed firsthand the power of a conversation with firefighters struggling with depression, post-traumatic stress, and thoughts of suicide. This program works.”

Kirsten Hagland, Miss America 2008 and a national advocate for the Eating Disorders Coalition, shared her personal story living with and recovering from an eating disorder. For years in her adolescence, she lived with anorexia, and despite her parents’ clinical training as hospital nurses, neither one saw the signs and symptoms of their daughter in trouble. “We need people to know that if they are struggling, they can reach out and it is not a sign of weakness,” she said. She said that training medical professionals, teachers and school administrators was imperative to getting people the help they need before a crisis.

Other panelists for this briefing included: Dr. Edward Tyson, an experienced practitioner and trainer of physicians nationwide on early identification of eating disorders; and Becky Scott, the Human Resources Director at Berrien Mental Health Authority in Michigan. Ms. Scott spoke about her experiences teaching Mental Health First Aid and shared success stories she learned from her students.

This briefing was sponsored by Mental Health First Aid Act (S. 711) sponsor Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), as well as Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).

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