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Important Information regarding FY 2020 SAFER Grants
JULY 24, 2020 Important information via the International Association of Fire Fighters regarding the next round of FY 2020 SAFER Grants via IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger: "Affiliate Leaders: I am pleased to report that the next round of Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants will allow departments to use these funds to rehire or retain fire fighters, as well as waive the local cost share. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Admin...

Brigantine IAFF Local 2657 Golf Tournament
JULY 17, 2020 Earlier this week, PFANJ Executive Board members Steve McConlogue, Matt Caliente, John Murphy, and Tony Tarantino joined Brigantine IAFF Local 2657’s annual golf tournament supporting the Greater Delaware Valley Burn Foundation.

NJ CORONAVIRUS CASES TICKING BACK UP
JULY 17, 2020New Jersey’s coronavirus death toll rose Thursday to 15,665 known and probable fatalities with 176,501 total positive tests, while the state’s transmission rate crept up to the critical benchmark of 1, according to the state's data. FULL STORY: https://www.nj.com/coronavirus...

BILL WOULD GIVE MEDICAL CARE FOR FIREFIGHTERS' PFAS EXPOSURE
JULY 16, 2020 Any firefighter exposed to “forever chemicals” in the foam used to extinguish fires on military bases who becomes ill would get government-paid medical care under a bill introduced in Congress Wednesday. The ‘‘Protecting Firefighters from PFAS Act” that Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) will introduce would fill a gap that could leave civilian firefighters without health care, Kildee told Bloomberg Law. The bill would guarantee both military and civilian firefighte...

Winslow Township gets largest cut of aid for NJ firehouses
JULY 10, 2020Fire departments across New Jersey are benefitting from nearly $473,000 in grants from the federal CARES Act. The Winslow Township Fire Department and Camden County IAFF 3249 members received the biggest cut. FULL STORY: https://b101philly.radio.com/p...

$900,000 GRANT AWARDED TO PERTH AMBOY FOR NEW FIRE BOAT
JULY 11, 2020 The Department of Homeland Security with FEMA has awarded the City of Perth Amboy with two Port Security Grants. The Perth Amboy Fire Department has been awarded $900,000 towards replacing its 15-year-old fireboat, Marine 5, with a new, greater capacity fireboat. FULL STORY: https://pallone.house.gov/medi...

BOND FOR CAPE MAY PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING LIKELY TO GO TO VOTERS
JULY 10, 2020 The final word on whether Cape May will see a new multimillion-dollar public safety building, including a new headquarters for the City of Cape May Fire Department, will most likely come from the voters. A petition drive has gathered enough signatures to put a referendum on the ballot in November. FULL STORY: https://pressofatlanticcity.co...