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Additional information on the COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Expansion to Phase 1B First Responders via the New Jersey Department of Health

Governor Murphy Marks Start of COVID-19 Vaccination Effort for Sworn Fire and Law Enforcement Professionals
The PFANJ was honored to be on hand today as Governor Phil Murphy, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, and other distinguished guests and labor leaders, visited the Morris County Regional Vaccination Center to highlight the beginning of New Jersey’s vaccination effort for sworn fire and law enforcement professionals.All sworn fire and law enforcement professionals in New Jersey are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which is estimated to include about 55,000 individuals. These first...

Governor Murphy Signs "Dominick Marino PFRS Enhanced Benefits for Surviving Spouses Act” into Law
On Thursday, January 7, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed S487, also known as the “Dominick Marino PFRS Enhanced Benefits for Surviving Spouses Act” into law. The legislation is named after Dominick Marino, a former professional firefighter and past President of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey (PFANJ), who passed away earlier last year.  The new law will provide financial security for a member’s surviving spouse by ensuring that the accidental death benef...

BOSTON MAYOR MARTY WALSH CHOSEN BY PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN TO SERVE AS US SECRETARY OF LABOR
The PFANJ congratulates Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on being chosen by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Brother Walsh, the former head of the Building and Construction Trades Council in Boston, started his working life as a tradesman through Laborers Local 223 in Boston.Walsh was elected Boston’s mayor in 2013 and was re-elected in 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, he will be the first member of organized labor to hold the position in decades. READ MORE: https://ww...

Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month: The National Fire Fighter Registry
As part of Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, the IAFF Podcast is dedicating four episodes to talk about occupational cancer in fire fighters. This week, they talk with Dr. Kenny Fent and Dr. Miriam Siegel from NIOSH about the National Firefighter Registry (NFR). Listen at the link below to better understand what the NFR is, the legislative efforts behind getting it created, who can join the registry, how the registry can be used to better understand occupational cancer in the fire service, an...

Congratulations to Joe Maguire on his Retirement!
Congratulations to PFANJ 2nd Vice President Emeritus and Brigantine IAFF Local 2657 member Joe Maguire on his retirement! Joe worked 31 years with the Brigantine Fire Department, serving 15 years as a firefighter, 5 as a Lieutenant, and 11 as a Captain and Shift Commander. Thank you for your three decades of service to your community, department, and our union!

PFANJ Wins Honorable Mention in 2020 IAFF Media Awards Contest
The PFANJ congratulates all of the winners of the 2020 IAFF Media Awards! The PFANJ's communications team is honored to have received an honorable mention award for "Best Affiliate Community Outreach/Community Education Campaign" for our 2020 EMS Week Campaign: https://review.wizehive.com/.../affiliate20.../59236/6036199 Full list of contest winners can be viewed here: https://www.iaff.org/media-awards/