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The 2020 Burn Center Valor Awards
The Burn Team invites everyone to virtually celebrate NJ’s Bravest at The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s 33rd Valor Awards, on Thursday, October 29th at 6pm.Log onto www.rwjbh.org/valorawards to view the live stream event.

IAFF Executive Board Announces 55th Annual IAFF Convention will be a Virtual Event
The IAFF Executive Board has announced the IAFF Convention will be held as a virtual event from January 25-29, 2021. Click for more info: https://convention.iaff.org/co...

Over 100 NYC EMTs have tested positive for COVID-19 in past two weeks, union says
More than 100 FDNY emergency medical service workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks, more than at any point since the pandemic peaked in March and April, according to the union that represents the first responders.That troubling spike in new COVID cases among EMS workers mirrors an illness uptick in parts of Queens and Brooklyn, said FDNY EMS Local 2507 President Oren Barzilay. READ MORE: https://queenseagle.com/all/ov...

PFANJ Supports State Senator Sacco and Assemblywoman Jimenez
The PFANJ was honored to have representatives on hand on October 22, 2020 at an event supporting State Senator Nicholas J. Sacco (LD-32) and Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (LD-32). Pictured (L to R) PFANJ 1st Vice President Anthony Tarantino, North Hudson Fire Officers IAFF Local 3951 Sgt. at Arms Danny DeOrio, Senator Sacco, Assemblywoman Jimenez, and PFANJ Treasurer Matt Caliente.

PFANJ Supports State Senator Brian P. Stack
The PFANJ was honored to have representatives on hand on October 22, 2020 at an event supporting State Senator Brian P. Stack (LD-33). Pictured (L to R) PFANJ Treasurer Matt Caliente, Senator Stack, and PFANJ 1st Vice President Anthony Tarantino.

CDC Reduces Consecutive Minutes Of COVID-19 Exposure Needed To Be A 'Close Contact'
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has broadened the definition of what it means to be a "close contact" of a person with COVID-19.Previous language defined a close contact as someone who spent at least 15 minutes within 6 feet of a person with a confirmed case. The CDC now defines a close contact as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. READ MORE: https://www.npr.org/sections/c...

PFANJ Testifies in Support of Marino “Rookie Bill”
On October 19, 2020, PFANJ 1st Vice President Tony Tarantino testified in Trenton in support of State Senate Bill S487 - the Marino “Rookie Bill”. This bill "enhances PFRS accidental death pension for surviving spouse by providing for minimum of $50,000 annually" and was released from committee unanimously. The PFANJ is working closely with State Senate President Steve Sweeney to continue to move the bill and are hopeful it will head for a vote soon and that the State Assembly will also int...