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General Assembly and Senate unanimously passed our firefighter cancer screening bill (A6093/S4201)
On January 11, 2022 in Trenton the General Assembly and Senate unanimously passed our firefighter cancer screening bill (A6093/S4201). The Professional Firefighters Association of NJ has taken this bill from a concept to the Governor’s desk in just a few short months. Many thanks to Assemblyman Sterley Stanley and Senator Linda Greenstein for sponsoring our legislation as well as all the legislators who unanimously supported this important bill. Our motivation for this bill came from Edi...

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Local NJ-11 Stakeholders Praise Legislation to Lift the SALT Cap, Urge Senate to Keep Provision
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, December 13, 2021Contact: [email protected] What They Are Saying: Local NJ-11 Stakeholders Praise Legislation to Lift the SALT Cap, Urge Senate to Keep ProvisionLocal Officials, Union Leaders Highlight Positive Impact of Raising the SALT Deduction Cap Parsippany, NJ–– Since her first day in office, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) has fought to address the harm that the unfair cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, enacted by the ...

PFANJ Welcomes Morris County Fire Instructors Local 5358
During the December 2021 State Meeting the PFANJ presented Morris County Fire Instructors Local 5358 with their IAFF Charter Membership. We welcome the Brother's and Sister's of Local 5358 to the PFANJ and IAFF. 

DR. LORI MOORE-MERRELL SWORN IN AS U.S. FIRE ADMINISTRATOR
Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, former Assistant to the General President for Technical Assistance and Information Resources (TAIR) and President and CEO of the International Public Safety Data Institute (IPSDI), is the new United States Fire Administrator. Dr. Moore-Merrell was appointed by President Joe Biden at the urging of the IAFF. She also had widespread support from other fire service organizations. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell swore Moore-Merrell i...

Senators Menendez and Booker Announce Federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG)
Senator Bob Menendez and Senator Cory Booker late Thursday afternoon announced a combined $967,378.78 in federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) funding to improve safety and operations in local fire departments across New Jersey.Amongst the distributions were $301,768.64 to the Cherry Hill Fire Department, $148,786.36 to the Englewood Fire Department, and $56,000.00 to the Pleasantville Fire Department. FULL STORY: https://thesunpapers.com/2021/...

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION FIRE PROMOTIONAL EXAM INFO
Per the NJ Civil Service Commission: "The tentative test date for the title of 2nd Level Fire Supervisor is September 30, 2021.The tentative test date for the title of 1st Level fire Supervisor is October 2, 2021. Candidate exam notices will be mailed two to three weeks prior to the test dates and will confirm the test date, report time, and location.In the event there are difficulties scheduling the exam for any unforeseen reason, the exam date may change." Please direct all questions to the ...

The SALT Deduction Cap Makes it Harder for Communities to Recover
IAFF General President Edward A. Kelly co-authored an op-ed on the SALT deduction that helps support our communities by providing schools the resources necessary to meet our children’s needs; ensuring that our public health system can confront a deadly pandemic; and keeping us from shutting down firehouses. The PFANJ is proud to be partnered with Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) here in New Jersey on the "Summer of SALT" campaign as part of her continued fight to repeal the state and loc...