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Fifth Annual FMBA 21 Met Game

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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

Congrats to Captain Craig Hopkins and son, FF Hopkins


Attention All FMBA 21 Members- You are needed Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Clifton Fire Station 5

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The New Jersey FMBA will participate in an important press conference this Thursday, May 5, with Congressman Bill Pascrell and Senator Robert Menendez to support the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act.

More information about this bill follows.
The event will be held at Clifton Firehouse 5, 51 Brighton Ave, Clifton beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Please join us as to show your Local’s support for this important legislation! As always wear your helmets and station gear or FMBA logos.

For more information please call Kyle Hughes, Northern District VP or the State Office at 732 499 9250.

H.R. 4625, Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2016 would establish a specialized national cancer registry to improve collection infrastructure and research activities related to monitoring and studying cancer incidence among firefighters. The registry would improve collection capabilities and activities related to the nationwide monitoring of cancer incidence among all firefighters – career and volunteer. Specifically, the registry would:

•  Store and consolidate epidemiological information submitted by healthcare professionals related to cancer incidence among firefighters.
• Make de-identified data available to public health researchers to provide them with robust and comprehensive datasets to expand groundbreaking research.
• Improve our understanding of cancer incidence and could potentially lead to the development of more sophisticated safety protocols and safeguards as more data is collected.
• Ensure effectiveness by requiring its administrators to consult regularly with epidemiologists, public health experts, clinicians, and firefighters.

In solidarity,

Eddie Donnelly, President NJ FMBA

New Jersey State FMBA · United States

John Taggart Golf Outing/ Brother Yodice

Come out and support Frank Yodice and the Taggart Family.
$150 all inclusive: (1) Golf, cart and prizes; (2) Beefsteak dinner with all you can drink BEER!!! (3) 50/50 and raffle prizes.

Anyone interested contact Frank Yodice direct ASAP.

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FF Bob DeLuca, Congrats on Your Retirement!

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FMBA 21 would like to congratulate Firefighter Bob DeLuca for his 29 years of service to the Clifton Fire Department.

Special thanks to all those hard years as FMBA 21 Union President.

Good luck in your future endeavors!

Retirement Audio Clip from Clifton Fire Department Radio


Deluca RigPhoto Credit: Charles P. Stauhs


Congrats to Lieutenant Charlie Stauhs on his promotion!



FMBA 21 would like to express congratulations to Charlie Stauhs on his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant!

Congrats to Captain Chris Botta on his promotion!


FMBA 21 would like to express congratulations to Chris Botta on his promotion to the rank of Captain!

FMBA 21 Food Drive- Month of May

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

Clifton Firefighters (FMBA Local 21) are helping out the community this spring season with our annual Food Drive. During the month of May residents can drop off canned and non-perishable food items at any of the six local city firehouses.  The donated items will be packaged up and delivered to St. Peter’s Haven on Clifton Avenue.  If any resident cannot get to a local firehouse, contact us at to make arrangements for pickup.

We would like to recognize “Sign-A-Rama” for providing the display signs gratis.

We have had great success over the past years with our Food Drive, Coat Drive and Toys-4-Tots Drive – Thank you to all those that have helped and we look forward to your continued support!  As spring approaches, if you have a winter coat that your child will have outgrown by fall, please keep it aside for our Coat Drive in October.


Steven Turi

Clifton Firefighter

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Pictured L-R:  Captain Craig Hopkins, Firefighter Dan Schwaner, Firefighter Steven Turi, and Firefighter Ken Scangarello – along with St. Peter Haven Staff




FF Roberto Duran, Congrats on Your Retirement!



FMBA 21 would like to congratulate Firefighter Roberto Duran for his years of service.

Good luck in your future endeavors!


Retirement Audio Clip from Clifton Fire Department Radio

FMBA 21 Picnic 2016 at The NJ Jackals

FMBA 21 Picnic 2016 Flyer

COLA- NJ Courts- Very Important Info For Retirees or Soon-To-Be Retirees



Very important to our retirees and soon to be retirees.

Thanks, Billy McMahon- FMBA 21 Delegate

Follow this link to listen to the COLA Oral Arguments from the NJ Court System:

The next Supreme Court Webcasts are scheduled for March 14, 2016 and March 15, 2016 beginning at 10 a.m.

Daylight Savings Time- Change Your Clock- Change Your Batteties In Your Smoke Alarms!

Don’t forget…this Sunday at 2am daylight savings time begins. Change your clock? Change the batteries in your smoke alarms!


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Condolences to the Colca Family – Former Clifton Fire Chief

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FMBA 21 would like to express condolences to retired Fire Chief Joseph Colca and Family.


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Colca, Joseph S., 89 of Clifton, passed away on February 15, 2016. He was born on May 3, 1926, lived in Clifton most of his life. His parents were Charles and Jennie (Elmo) Colca. He graduated high school in 1941. He married his childhood sweetheart in 1947 and had three loving children, Joseph & his wife Susan of Doylestown, PA, Kathryn & her husband Anthony Miragliotta of Clifton and Jane Colca of Riverdale. Grandfather of Joseph, Erin, Michela, Ryan and Lyndsay. Great Grandfather to Emma, Lucas, James, Connor, Giana, Joseph & Evelyn. Dear brother to Charles Colca Jr. of Pequannock and the late Rosalie Lambert. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He joined the Armed Forces after graduating school and served as a Sergeant in the Air Force, he was a Veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. He worked at the Passaic Post Office for 11 years before joining the Clifton Fire Department retiring as Fire Chief. He loved his job and his fellow men who respected him with dignity always. He loved music and made many CDs for his friends, he loved to entertain and cook and his specialty was the sausage bread which everyone loved.
He was a man with dignity and pride and will forever be remembered. He never complained and enjoyed life to the fullest. If you knew him you would love him. He was the heart and soul of our family.

He was a member of the FMBA Local #21, the Firemen’s Relief Association in Clifton, the Leisure Time Friends, the St. Philip’s Prime Timers & The Knights of Columbus. Prior to becoming a Fireman he worked for the Postal service in the Passaic office for 11 years. Joseph was an Army Air Corps. Veteran of WWII and a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle RC Church in Clifton.

Funeral from the Marrocco Memorial Chapel 470 Colfax Avenue Clifton on Friday at 9:15 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Philip the Apostle RC Church at 10 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Visiting Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Help us to help you! Please shovel out your hydrant!

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