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Thank you Ann-Marie and to those who donated to the Clifton Fire Animal Shelter Drive

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FMBA 21 would like to thank all those who donated to this year’s Animal Shelter Blanket Drive! The donations get bigger each year. Special Thanks to Ann Marie Lancaster from Fire Headquarters who sets this event up each year!

Donations included:

262 Blankets!!!
11 Crate Mats
59 Cat Mats
3 Pet Beds
18 Towels
2 Rugs
4 Crocheted Cat Toys
1 Bag Assorted Dog Toys
1 Bag Assorted Pet a Clothing & Outfits
48 Cans Dog Food
64 Cans Cat Food
1 Container Milk Bones
1 KMR Kitten Formula
4 Packages of Cat Treats
1 Box Assorted Cat Toys
1 Dawn Dish Detergent
27 Sponges
2 Pine Sol
2 Laundry Detergent

Clifton Fire Department Provides Comfort For Animals

Ann-Marie Lancaster of the Clifton Fire Department sorts through the donated blankets for the Clifton Animal Shelter.

CLIFTON, N.J. — The Clifton Fire Department will try to keep the furrier members of the community warm with a blanket collection drive.

The department is collecting blankets to donate to the Clifton Animal Shelter. This is the second year of the fundraiser.

Ann-Marie Lancaster, who works in the fire department’s office, said she saw many animals sleeping on towels and wanted to provide something cozier.

“It gives them a sense of comfort because generally the animals, if they’re adopted, they’ll go home with the blanket they bonded to,” Lancaster told Daily Voice. “It eases the anxiety in the shelter.”

Lancaster collected more than 100 blankets in 2014 and has about 70 so far this year. Most are homemade but people without sewing skills can also donate new ones.

The department seeks 14-by-14-inch blankets for cats and small dogs, or 24-by-24 and 36-by-36 inches for larger breeds.

Evelyn Aekley of the Clifton Animal Shelter said Lancaster is their biggest backer.

“The fire department here in Clifton has been a faithful annual supporter,” Aekley said. “They have always brought their influence to bear on the public to knit blankets. It’s wonderful to know [the animals] will have these lovingly made blankets.”

The department will collect blankets until Dec. 15.

MS Muckfest 2015 Photos

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Photos courtesy of Brother Tom Lanza

FMBA 21 Thanks YOU! – Food Drive 2015

The firefighters of Clifton FMBA Local 21 have completed this year’s Food Drive. This was the 3rd year that FMBA 21 has organized a collection. Food was collected at all six firehouses and the collections were delivered to St. Peter’s Haven in Clifton on Thursday June 4th. FMBA 21 would like to thank its members and the community for coming together to support the drive. It is very rewarding to be able to serve the community and help those in need. We would also like to remind you that the coat drive will run in October and Toys for Tots will run in December.

Food Drive 2015

Pictured from left: Captain Hopkins, Firefighter Schwaner, Firefighter Turi, Firefighter Scangerello

Back row is staff from St. Peter’s Haven.

Fallen Heroes Memorial 5K

Fallen Heroes Memorial 5K

Bloomfield Firefighter Ron Fusaro Needs Our Support

Dear Members,

Bloomfield Firefighter Ron Fusaro could use our help. His home was completely destroyed by fire a couple of days ago, luckily while nobody was home.

Below is a link to the funding page where we can all chip in to support our brother in need.

Please pass the link along to our membership and let’s do what we can.

“Nobody can do everything, but everybody could do something.”

In Solidarity,
Kyle Hughes

FMBA 21 Muck Fest 2015 MS Fundraiser

For all those interested, Brother Lanza has put a team together for a tough mudder coming up on Saturday June 13, 2015 in West Orange NJ.

Sign up information is below. Any questions please ask Lanza!

If you cannot participate in the mudder, your donation is equally as important!

MuckFest MS - Start

Just Muck-It

This event is for anyone who gives a MUCK about helping those with MS. This will be an awesome day of fun in the sun getting MUCKED-UP with friends, family & loved ones for a worthy cause. So all you FAT MUCKS, LITTLE MUCKERS & MUCK-TARDS out there please sign up to join this team of less than HOLY MUCK MUCKS and lets show the other teams that they better not MUCK with us because we’re gonna MUCK THEM UP. You don’t have to be a graduate of MUCK U to join this team or even be a FIRE MUCK, it doesn’t matter if you can dance the MUCK-ARENA, or question this whole paragraph with WHAT THE MUCK? All that matters is we have fun MUCKING OFF and not get hurt.

Thank You,




Welcome to our muck-tacular team page for MuckFest® MS. This year, my team will be mucking it at MuckFest MS: New Jersey. Join us — the more, the muckier! To join our team, click on the “Join” button.

MuckFest MS is a mucky romp through mud and obstacles in support of a world free of multiple sclerosis. The run is pure athletic hilarity on a 5K course full of mud and outrageous obstacles. MuckFest MS is something that must be seen to be believed. So by all means, come out to watch or better yet, join us!

While there will be a lot of laughs and mucking about, we are also supporting the important work of the National MS Society in our community.

Support My Team and the National MS Society with a Donation
The “MS” part of MuckFest MS stands for multiple sclerosis, a chronic and often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. MS is unpredictable and affects every individual differently. Women are 2 to 3 times more likely to get MS, and it affects over 2 million people worldwide. This is the reason we come together — to rally friends in support of people living with MS in our community. That’s why 100% of your donation benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Click on the “Donate” button to make a donation. Every dollar makes a difference.

Please note that any donation to the team cannot be divided among individual team members. Your team donation will, however, be counted in our overall team fundraising total.

Thank you.