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The Importance of Quality Emergency Medical Training
Burlington County IAFF 3091 - Westampton Firefighter Mike Wolfschmidt with a great perspective on the "The Importance of Quality Emergency Medical Training" in the fire service - not only for patients but to also treat fellow firefighters. FULL STORY: https://www.firehouse.com/ems/...

Memorial Service for Past PFANJ President Dominick Marino
The PFANJ thanks the many family members, friends, fire service brothers and sisters, political leaders, and labor organization and public safety colleagues who came to Atlantic City on June 1, 2021 for the long overdue Memorial Service for Brother Dominick Marino held during the 2021 PFANJ Convention. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and IAFF General President Edward A. Kelly were among many speakers who offered remembrances during the event.  President Marino died suddenly on April...

2021 PFANJ Convention Kicks Off in Atlantic City
The 2021 PFANJ Convention & Affiliate Leadership Seminar kicked off on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. In addition to Local affiliates and members from throughout the state, the PFANJ also welcomed many friends and partners from around the IAFF, organized labor, and politics to Convention. "How do we deliver our product to our members, every day and in every way?" - PFANJ President Steve McConlogue's Welcoming Address at the 2021 PFANJ Convention....

THE PFANJ WELCOMES EDISON FIREFIGHTERS IAFF LOCAL 1197
The PFANJ is honored to welcome Edison Firefighters IAFF Local 1197 back to our association! The PFANJ represents more than 60 Locals throughout New Jersey and is the leading advocacy organization for labor, health, and safety issues for fire and EMS professionals throughout the state!

Enrollment is open for the IAFF's Fitness Principles and Practice Course
Enrollment is open for the International Association of Fire Fighters's newly developed virtual F2T 101 – Fitness Principles and Practice course (formerly the Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) certificate course). This industry-leading virtual experience combines the flexibility of online learning with interactive and practical exercises typically reserved for in-person deliveries. REGISTER for the June course by May 25 and RECEIVE 25% OFF the course fee! This course will be offered again in July....

IMPORTANT INFORMATION VIA THE IAFF REGARDING THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT
The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law by President Biden, provided $350 billion in direct federal assistance to state and local governments. We previously provided a breakdown of funding allocated to each state and locality and an analysis of how this funding benefits fire fighters and emergency medical personnel. This week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has released comprehensive guidance further outlining details on how these funds can be used. Broadly speaking, funds may be us...

NATIONAL EMS WEEK - MAY 16-21, 2021
This is National EMS Week and we recognize the critical role EMS professionals play in serving our communities. The PFANJ has thousands of members who are fire-based and single-role EMS providers, and the COVID-19 pandemic has tested those members like never before! National EMS Week is a time to recognize and honor EMS professionals for their tireless dedication to their communities — not just during this pandemic but every day of the year! As this pandemic continues, we must remain vigilan...