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PFANJ Valor Awards

“The Bravest of the Brave”

PFANJValorAwards

Dear Brothers & Sisters,
The 2018 PFANJ "Bravest of the Brave" Valor Awards dinner will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Gramercy at Lakeside Manor in Hazlet beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets are on sale now at $80.00 per guest and are available from the state office. The mail-in form for tickets is available here. The deadline for tickets is April 4, 2018.

We also encourage all locals to take the opportunity to convey your congratulations to New Jersey’s Bravest on their special day by taking an ad in the Valor Awards Journal. Kindly return your camera ready art work via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), regular mail or provide the information as you would like it to appear in the journal to our office no later than March 23th. This year’s journal features full page ads for $200.00 or half page ads for $100.00. The mail-in form for ads is available here.

And finally, we congratulate all of the award recipients (this list is UPDATED from the previous email):

Captain Glenn Youncofski - Valor Award
Firefighter John Amato - Valor Award
Firefighter Justin Del Piano - Valor Award
Firefighter Gregory Melin - Valor Award
Jersey City Fire Officers and Firefighters IAFF Locals 1064 & 1066
150 Cator Avenue
January 26, 2017

Acting Captain Peter Bowker - Valor Award
Firefighter Stan Koble - Valor Award
Firefighter Gary Guerra - Valor Award
Pleasantville Firefighters IAFF Local 2616
1500 Block 6th Avenue
January 30, 2017

Acting Captain Peter Bowker - Valor Award
Firefighter Stan Koble - Valor Award
Firefighter Gary Guerra - Valor Award
Pleasantville Firefighters IAFF Local 2616
1500 Block 6th Avenue
January 30, 2017

EMT Glenn Werner - EMS Meritorious Award
Camden County Firefighters IAFF Local 3249
Cedarcroft Road and Haddon Avenue, Gibbsboro
February 22, 2017

Connor Dillard - Civilian Meritorious Award
Glassboro Firefighters IAFF Local 3592
Glassboro Intermediate School
April 6, 2017

Marine 2 - Unit Meritorious Award
Jersey City Fire Officers and Firefighters IAFF Locals 1064 & 1066
Morris Canal
May 28, 2017

BLS 1392 and Engine 1322 - EMS Team Meritorious Award
Camden County Firefighters IAFF Local 3249
Cherry Hill Firefighters IAFF Local 2663
Unit Block of Knollwood Drive
July 28, 2017

Police Officer Charles Grainger - Civilian Meritorious Award
Toms River Unit Med 1 - EMS Unit Commendation Award
Toms River EMS IAFF Local 4846
85 Gladney Avenue
August 3, 2017

Captain Gary Haszko - Valor Award
Firefighter Timothy Cowan - Valor Award
Firefighter Thomas Fowler - Valor Award
Firefighter Louis Zelekovic - Valor Award
Engine 1 & 7 - Team Meritorious Award
Elizabeth Fire Officers IAFF Locals 2040
208 Broad Street
March 26, 2017

Truck 126, Engine 12, Car 138 - Team Non-Fire Meritorious Award
Woodbridge Firefighters IAFF Local 290
1 Ferry Street, Sewaren, NJ
August 13, 2017

Firefighter Timothy Durstewitz - Non- Fire Valor Award
Firefighter Joshua Vandermark - Non- Fire Valor Award
Cape May Firefighters IAFF Local 3495
Philadelphia Avenue Beach
August 18, 2017

Captain Michael Maurath - Fire Meritorious Award
Edison Fire Officers IAFF Local 2883
5 Fairfax Road
August 29, 2017

Firefighter John Anastasia - Valor Award
Probationary Firefighter Ryan Matthews - Valor Award
Asbury Park Firefighters IAFF Local 384
Asbury Beach
September 11, 2017

Captain Daniel Iberer - Fire Commendation Award
Newark Fire Officers IAFF Local 1860
857 S. 16th Street
September 30, 2017

Firefighter Matt Slaughter - Non-Fire Valor Award
Firefighter Bryan McCloud - Non-Fire Meritorious Award
Ocean City Firefighters IAFF Local 4032
Moorlyn Terrace Beach
October 10, 2017

Firefighter Mauritz “Marty” Marcussen - Valor Award
Firefighter Andrew Gottsch - Valor Award
Cherry Hill Firefighters IAFF Local 2663
836 Cooper Landing Road
October 16, 2017

Lieutenant Geoffrey T. Joyce - Fire Valor Award
Firefighter / EMT Melanie Pierce - Fire Valor Award
Firefighter / EMT Paul Bonamassa - Fire Valor Award
Camden County Firefighters IAFF Local 3249
Crestmont Terrace, Collingswood
November 3, 2017

Captain Edward Stratton - Fire Valor Award
Firefighter Jonnie Broadwater - Fire Valor Award
Camden Fire Officers and Firefighters IAFF Locals 2578 & 788
1306 Thurman Street
November 10, 2017

BC 1, Engine 18, Engine 10, Ladder 10 - Team Commendation Award
Newark Fire Officers IAFF Local 1860
915 S. 18th Street
November 20, 2017

Firefighter Milik Winthers - Valor Award
Camden Firefighters IAFF Local 788
715 Clinton Street
December 13, 2017

Engine 4, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Battalion 1 - Team Non-Fire Meritorious Award
Hoboken Fire Officers and Firefighters IAFF Locals 1076 & 1078
1450 Garden Street
December 15, 2017

Senator Christopher J. Jackman Unionism Award
Robert Beattie
President, North Plainfield Fire Officers IAFF Local 2983

Thomas P. Canzanella Local Affiliate of the Year Award
Pleasantville Fire Officers and Firefighters IAFF Locals 4928 and 2616

State Legistlator Leadership Award
Honorable Daniel R. Benson
Assemblyman, District 14

Jeff Merrill, Chief of Department - Special Presentation
Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery Fire Department

Once again, congratulations to all and we hope to see you all at the ceremony on April 19!

Fraternally and united,

Dominick Marino, President
Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey

 

 

 

Thursday evening, April 19, 2018 at the The Gramercy
Lakeside Manor 410 Highway 36, Hazlet, NJ 07730

Applications for awards must be submitted by January 10, 2018.
All events occurring in calendar year 2017 are acceptable for consideration. Please email completed applications to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Download The Application Here!