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PFANJ On Hand to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of FIRE Act with Congressman Bill Pascrell
The PFANJ was honored to be on hand on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Paterson with Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the FIRE Act into law. Congressman Pascrell's bill has provided two decades worth of lifesaving grants to fire departments nationwide, including $198,000,000 for firefighters here in NJ. Pictured (Left to right): PFANJ 1st Vice President Anthony Tarantino, Congressman Pascrell, PFANJ 5th District Vice President Paul Bartelloni.

20th Anniversary of Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program
The Office of Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. invites all locals and members to the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. authored and introduced the "Firefighter Investment and Response Enhancement (FIRE) Act," the first comprehensive legislation dedicated to meet the special needs of America's 32,000 fire departments. Since 2001, the AFG Program has provided firefighters and first responders with the equipment and reso...

PFANJ Welcomes Assemblywomen Downey & Lopez to 2nd District Meeting in Asbury Park
The PFANJ thanks all members who represented Locals from across Central New Jersey on the evening of Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the PFANJ 2nd District meeting at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park. We were especially honored to have Assemblywoman Joanne Downey (LD-11) and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (LD-19) in attendance supporting our members and listening to their needs and concerns. Great job by Asbury Park Professional Firefighters Local 384 to help organize the event with DVPs Dave Hines and ...

PFANJ 2nd Vice President emeritus Joe Maguire Finally Celebrates Retirement after More than 31 Years of Service in Brigatine
Congratulations to PFANJ 2nd Vice President emeritus Joe Maguire on finally being able to celebrate his retirement after 31 years of service with the Brigantine Fire Department and Brigantine Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2657! On Friday, June 11, 2021 Joe was lauded for his decades of service to the citizens of Brigantine and our union, including him receiving an award of recognition from the International Association of Fire Fighters. Dozens of family members, friends and collea...

9/11 Responders Webinar
Barasch & McGarry "Lawyers For The 9/11 Community" will be holding a free 9/11 Responders Webinar to give an overview and answer any member's questions about the World Trade Center Health Program and 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Time is running out to register for many compensation fund claims, with a deadline of July 29, 2021 quickly approaching. RSVP for the webinar is required via: www.911victims.com/NJ.

2021 PFANJ Convention Wraps Up!
The 2021 PFANJ Convention has wrapped! We thank all of members from affiliates throughout the state for coming to Atlantic City and helping to make our first major in-person event since the Covid-19 pandemic began, such a tremendous success. We especially thank Governor Phil Murphy and our brothers and sisters from throughout the International Association of Fire Fighters, including IAFF General President Edward A. Kelly and IAFF General Secretary Treasurer Frank Lima, for being an integral par...

100th Anniversary of 9 Perth Amboy Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths
Perth Amboy Fire Department Firefighters invite everyone to their city on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 5pm to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1921 train accident that took the lives of 9 Perth Amboy Firefighters.