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Help Support 2-Year Old Daughter of Jackson IAFF Local 4395 Member Battling a Malignant Brain Tumor
The two-year old daughter of a Jackson Township IAFF 4395 member is facing chemotherapy treatments after the removal of a malignant brain tumor. Now, friends of Mackenna Leonard and her family are organizing a Go Fund Me to help support Mackenna's treatment and recovery efforts. Click below for more information and to support these efforts: https://www.gofundme.com/f/our-little-fighter-mackenna?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cf%20share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR0Q8KWx_OTMVJEC4e9...

Pleasantville Firefighters Distribute Brand-New Winter Coats to Nearly 300 Children as Part of Operation Warm!
Strong work by Pleasantville Firefighters who distributed brand-new winter coats to nearly 300 children in their community as part of Operation Warm! For more information on how to get your Local involved in this great program, visit https://www.operationwarm.org/.

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...

FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grant Application Period Now Open
The FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grant application period is now open through February 12, 2021. Is your department having budget issues? Your city facing a shortfall due to COVID? Help is available. Encourage your decision-makers to apply for an AFG grant to help provide and maintain the critical fire and EMS resources our citizens deserve. More info via the IAFF: https://www.iaff.org/news/prep...