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FMBA Flyer Handout

  • PBA/FMBA Beefsteak– This annual event is one of our primary fund drives and is held at the Clifton Boys and Girls Club during the month of February. Over 600 people attend this event each year for the beefsteak, prizes, and memories. The proceeds from the entry fee and 50/50 raffle directly benefit the police officers and firefighters of your city.Beefsteak
  • Fire Prevention Week– During the month of October, the FMBA sponsors a Fire Prevention Poster Contest. There are different age groups for the contest; posters entered are judged by their fire prevention content. The winner of each group will receive a gift card. In addition, the fire department meets with children of all ages to discuss fire prevention at each school in town.
  • Food Drive– The food drive is held annually during the month of May. The Clifton Fire houses are collection points for non-perishable foods. At the end of the month, the food is delivered to St. Peter’s Haven. This local shelter provides food and shelter to homeless families year round. Please feel free to drop off food to them anytime; their office is located at 380 Clifton Avenue.Food Drive
  • Coat Drive– This event is held annually during the months of October and November. The Clifton Fire Houses are a collection point for used winter coats. The coats are cleaned at a local dry cleaner and are dispersed to homeless shelters in Clifton, Paterson, and Passaic.

Coat Drive

  • Toys 4 Tots– This toy drive is held annually during the month of November & December. The event is officially sponsored by the US Marine Corps and all Clifton Fire Houses are a collection point for new, unwrapped toys. The toys are then delivered to Picatinny Arsenal and the Marine Corps, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the communityTsforTs_train
  • Sponsor Little League Teams for the Clifton Midget League and the National Little League– Clifton FMBA 21 sponsors two little league teams; Clifton Midget League & National Little League. The funds we provide by these sponsor-ships help pay the significant costs involved in the annual activities of a running a Little League baseball team.  Little league teams are a stepping stone of the community. Team mates explore the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play to the children of the community, so that they may someday use these values in becoming good citizens.

FMBA SoftBall Team

Our FMBA Softball Team back during the early years of our Fire Department.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness– Clifton Fire Fighters FMBA Local 21 recently teamed up with members of Jersey Girls Walking for the Cure. In October, members of the Clifton FD purchased T-Shirts to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This was spearheaded by Fire Fighter Serovich. Fire Fighter Angelina Tirado proposed the members of the Clifton FMBA donate money to the Jersey Girls Walking for the Cure/ Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. FMBA Local 21 and its members donated $500 to the cause. We are pleased to be able to support such worthy causes in our community and hope to increase the amount next year!

BreastCancer 2014

  • Men’s Health Awareness– Clifton Fire Fighters in recent years have grown mustache’s during the month of November. Known nationally as No Shave Movember, members of the Clifton FMBA 21 purchased T-Shirts to support this cause and the proceeds were donated to raise awareness about Men’s Health.

 

  • Smoke Detector Installations- Members from Clifton FMBA 21 have teamed up with volunteers from the American Red Cross 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 over 700 free smoke alarms in over 350 residences during 2015 & 2016. 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.

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  • Animal Shelter Blanket and Supply Drive- The Clifton Fire Department always cares about the furrier members of the community.The fire department collects blankets and supplies to donate to the Clifton Animal Shelter. This fundraiser is organized by Ann-Marie Lancaster, the fire department’s secretary, and runs during the month of November until Dec. 15. Pet supplies and blankets can be dropped off at any Clifton fire station.

Animal Shelter Drive 2014 (9)