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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...

How Many 9/11 Survivors Have Died of COVID-19? At Least 42 — and Likely Many More
How Many 9/11 Survivors Have Died of COVID-19? At Least 42 — and Likely Many More READ STORY: https://www.thecity.nyc/2020/9...

Late PFANJ President Dominick Marino & Family Honored with Moment of Silence Before Game
The late PFANJ President Dominick Marino and his family were honored Friday, October 9, 2020 with a moment of silence before Brick Township High School's football game against Toms River North. Donny was a coach in Brick Township High School's football program for 27 years before his sudden passing in April.

OCTOBER 2020 PFANJ STATE MEETING - CHANGE OF DATE / VENUE
The October 2020 PFANJ State Meeting is now scheduled for Tuesday, October 20, 2020. We are planning on holding a hybrid-style meeting which will be available to join via Zoom or in-person at a physical location that is large enough to support social distancing which will be confirmed shortly. In the event we are unable to confirm a suitable facility, the meeting will be conducted entirely via Zoom.The Executive Board meeting will begin at 9AM with the regular meeting beginning at 11AM. Furthe...