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US Surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 Related Deaths - Including 37 Active Duty IAFF Members
President Joe Biden has ordered all United States flags on all public buildings and grounds to be flown at half staff until sunset February 26, 2021 to remember the more than 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.The 500,000 deaths include 37 active International Association of Fire Fighters members who have died in the line of duty from the virus.

Bill Allowing "20 and Out" for PFRS Members Advances in State Assembly
The New Jersey State Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow the people enrolled in the Police and Fire Retirement System to retire an receive 50% of their final pay in pension payments after 20 years on the job regardless of their age. FULL STORY: https://newjerseyglobe.com/leg...

Safety Alert from NJ Division of Fire Safety - Scott AV3000HT Facepieces
A critical safety alert from the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety and an important reminder for all members to routinely check their PPE.

Covid-19 Vaccine & Worker's Comp Insurance
At our last state meeting, a question was asked regarding any potential issues arising from a member receiving the Covid-19 vaccine and having an adverse reaction. Please see below for the information we received from our Workers' Comp Attorney: ...

NJ FIRST RESPONDER COVID HOPE & HEALING HELPLINE
The NJ First Responder COVID Hope & Healing Helpline is now available for all New Jersey first responders (fire, EMS, law enforcement, Veteran or military) and family members to provide additional support during this pandemic. You can reach them at (833) 237-4325 or find more information at www.risefirstresponders.com or on Facebook @RISENJFirstResponders. The mission of RISE, NJ First Responders Covid Hope & Healing Helpline, is to provide live Covid crisis counseling support, ...

UPDATE FROM NJ CIVIL SERVICE FIRE ADVISORY BOARD
During a meeting last wweek with the Civil Service Fire Advisory Board, the following updates were provided to the PFANJ: 1ST AND 2ND LEVEL (CAPTAIN/LIEUTENANT): Announcement: Feb. 2021 Written Exam: Sept. 2021 Oral Exam: Jan. 2022 BATTALION FIRE CHIEF: Announcement: July 2021 Written Exam: Jan. 2022 Oral Exam: May 2022 DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF: Announcement: Dec. 2021 Oral Exam: April 2022 FIRE CHIEF: Announcement: August 2021 First and Second level supervisor lists will be extend...

PFANJ Executive Board Delegates "Attend" 55th IAFF Convention
The delegates from the PFANJ Executive Board "attended" the virtual 55th IAFF Convention during the week of January 26, 2021.