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NJ FMBA supports Phil Murphy for NJ Governor

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Clifton FMBA 21 Was glad to participate in last night’s event in support of Phil Murphy for Governor. For nearly eight years Governor Christie has treated New Jersey’s public employees like the bad guys. January 2018 can’t come soon enough!

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FMBA Local 21 is proud of and congratulates the following on their promotions!

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FMBA Local 21 is proud of and congratulates the following on their promotions:


Deputy Fire Chief Frank Prezioso
Fire Captain Eric Marshalleck
Fire Captain William LeGates
Fire Lieutenant Thomas Tafro
Fire Lieutenant Michael Rubine
Fire Lieutenant George Kruckmeyer
Fire Lieutenant Will Espinoza Jr


“These men have distinguished themselves and earned the respect of their fellow firefighters, as well as the community they serve,” stated John Beard, President, Clifton FMBA Local 21. “It is absolutely critical that we have skilled leadership as we respond to the nearly 12,000 calls that come through our firehouses on a yearly basis. I am hopeful that The City of Clifton will also use these promotions as an opportunity to fill the lower ranks of our Department with men and women that want to serve, and give them the chance to learn from some of the very best.”


–Story by Steve Lenox Consulting


ABOVE: Deputy Fire Chief Frank Prezioso

ABOVE: Fire Captain Eric Marshalleck

ABOVE: Fire Captain William LeGates
ABOVE: Fire Lieutenant Thomas Tafro
ABOVE: Fire Lieutenant Michael Rubine
ABOVE: Fire Lieutenant George Kruckmeyer

ABOVE: Fire Lieutenant William Espinoza Jr.

West Orange Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

On Sunday, March 12, more than 30 members of Clifton FMBA Local 21 joined with members of Paterson FMBA Local 2 to march in the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day parade.

“Irish Americans have traditionally played a proud role in protecting our communities through the fire service,” stated John Beard, President, Clifton FMBA Local 21. “Our departments are now much more diverse, giving us ample opportunities to celebrate the many cultures that now work together to make ours the greatest job in the world!”

–Story by Steve Lenox Consulting

Don’t Forget!

Please Shovel Your Nearest Fire Hydrant!


Help Us, Help You- Please Shovel Your Nearest Fire Hydrant!

A message about Winter Storm Stella…

From the Clifton Fire Department Office of Emergency Management:


If you do not have to be on the road stay home and allow the DPW to clear the roads.


If possible please move all vehicles off the road so the plows can remove the snow from curb to curb on the streets.


Once the roads are plowed and cleared please do not place any items in the road to save parking spaces. These items create safety hazards and will be removed and discarded.


Please assist the Fire Department by clearing any fire hydrants in front of your property. If you are elderly or unable to clear the fire hydrant please mark the location of the fire hydrant as best as possible to assist the fire department in locating it and shoveling it out.


Please be vigilant of your neighbors in case they need assistance.


In case of an emergency call 911 and the fire and police departments will respond to assist you with your needs.


Thank you for your assistance , and as always be safe.

In Like Flynn- NJ FMBA Cooked and Uncorked 2017

Clifton FMBA 21 members recently placed 2nd place in the Annual NJ FMBA Cooked and Uncorked fundraiser. Pictured from right to left: Tim Flynn, Tom Slanina, Andrew Intili, and President John Beard. See article above for more details.

Change your clock! Change your batteries!

Condolences to the Cooper Family- Retired Clifton Fire Lieutenant



Kevin D. 64, life-long resident of Clifton, NJ, went home to be with his Savior on Thursday, March 2, 2017 after a valiant two-year battle with leukemia.

A graduate of Eastern Christian Schools, Kevin served the City of Clifton for twenty-six years as a firefighter, retiring in 2010 as Lieutenant of Truck 2. After retiring, he drove for Chief Trucking Co. in Wayne, NJ. He loved fixing things, helping anyone who needed help, working on his antique cars, and especially spending time with family.

Kevin enjoyed singing and participated in, among others, the Cathedral Choir, Belleville Choir, Living Word Choir, and Male Chorus for many years. He also loved working in his garden. As a member of Living Word Reformed Church, he served as Deacon. Kevin was a member of FMBA Local #21 in Clifton, the Antique Automobile Association of America (ACAA) and Tinker T’s.

He is survived by his loving wife Kathy; loved by his five children and their spouses: Laura Kuehlke (Rob), Kim Figueroa (Dave), David Coole (Inna), Kristen Byrne (Mike), and Lindsay Petruno (Chris); adored by his grandchildren: Anthony, Danny, Analyse, Michael, Joseph, Bella, Gabriella, and Kayla; his mother Alida (Houthuysen); brothers: Paul and Peter (Lois); sisters: Jan Van Someren (Bernie), Ellen Tintle (Todd), and Emily; sister-in-law, Nancy; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father, Nick and brother, Mark.

Visiting will be Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9PM at Allwood Funeral Home, 660 Allwood Rd., Clifton, NJ 07012 , with a private family burial on Wednesday morning followed by an 11AM Memorial Service at the Living Word Reformed Church, 21 Pleasant View Drive, North Haledon, NJ. 07508 with repast following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Living Word Reformed Church.

Please help with a donation for Anthony Englehardt

This past December Anthony Englehardt was diagnosed with Advanced Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Anthony is a 16-year-old volunteer firefighter who is a member of the Little Falls Fire Department Enterprise Company #2. He also is a Passaic Valley High School student, a member of the Hornets Lacrosse team and an avid snowboarder. Anthony is currently undergoing medical treatment, but he needs your support.

Please join us and show your support for Anthony by making a PayPal donation below. All donations collected by Clifton FMBA 21 will directly benefit Anthony Englehardt and his family to assist in paying for his medical bills.

The pasta dinner we posted on our website in January has sold out. All donations collected by Clifton FMBA 21 will presented to Anthony and his family at the fundraiser dinner on March 18, 2017. The PayPal link below will be active until March 15th. Please be advised you do not need a PayPal account to donate. You will need a credit or debit card to make a donation. Thank you all again for your continued support.

***The PayPal link has been closed for this fundraiser***

Clifton FMBA 21- Cooked and Uncorked Event

On Monday, February 27, a team of firefighters from Clifton FMBA Local 21 will participate in the 7th annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Tasting event. This special event, hosted by the NJFMBA, pits teams of professional firefighters, representing 20 New Jersey fire departments, competing to show off their cooking talents, and will be held at the Pines Manor in Edison.

The event benefits the Saint Barnabas Burn Center and the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Foundation.

“The time our members spend together in the firehouse, sometimes in the kitchen, is an important part of their efforts to develop camaraderie and a sense of teamwork,” stated John Beard, President, FMBA Local 21. “That is every bit as important to their ability to do their jobs as the rigorous and continual training they go through every shift. This event is a great way for them to work together, blow off some steam, and raise money for some important causes.”

Tim Flynn, Clifton’s Cooked and Uncorked Executive Chef added, “Our team is ready to compete with the best firehouse chefs in New Jersey, and we are proud to dedicate our participation to the memory of Scott Danielson, a committed volunteer first responder, and brother of one of our members, who died in 2016 after responding to a car accident.”

-Story by Steve Lenox Consulting

Couple more days to get your Beefsteak Tickets!

Help us help you! Please shovel your hydrant!

Presenting the 26th Annual FMBA 21 and PBA 36 Beefsteak