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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/

NJ Human Services Launches COVID Crisis Counseling Helplines for Health Care Workers, Emergency Responders
New Helplines Bolster Response to COVID-19 Emotional Well-being and Mental Health Concerns Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced the Department has launched two new helplines in partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to provide emotional support and crisis counseling to health care workers and first responders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Our doctors, nurses, frontline hospital staff, first responders, and nursing home workers are risking their lives ...

Governor Phil Murphy Announces Postponement of Upcoming Fire District Elections

Stone Harbor Hires First Ever Paid Firefigthers
On December 15, Stone Harbor initiated a new era of combined paid and volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). One by one, the eight new paid firefighters were called out by Chief Roger Stanford and sworn in by Mayor Judith Davies-Dunhour, who called it a “historic day.” The change was a product of the shifting demographics in the island community, along with the steadily rising property values. Fewer of those moving into the borough were becoming members of the v...

JCFD Holds Memorial Service for Retired Deputy Chief who Died of 9/11 Related Cancer
On Sunday, December 13, 2020, the Jersey City Fire Department held a memorial service in Lincoln Park to pay tribute to retired JCFD Deputy Chief Tim Kearney who died from 9/11 related cancer on December 9. Kearney joined the JCFD in 1972 and rose through the ranks before retiring as a deputy chief in 2010. FULL STORY: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/...