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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.

Former PFANJ President Don Marino Remembered & Honored During 55th IAFF Convention
Former PFANJ President Dominick Marino was remembered during the opening ceremonies of the 55th IAFF Convention held virtually during the week of January 26, 2021. Donny was also presented (posthumously) with the District One IAFF Local Leadership Award. President of the PFANJ since 2008 and a former Treasurer of the association, Donny became a firefighter in 1986 for the North Bergen Fire Department and eventually becoming President of North Bergen Firefighters IAFF Local 1387. In 1999,...

In ambulances, an unseen, unwelcome passenger: COVID-19
EMTs and paramedics have always dealt with life and death — they make split-second decisions about patient care, which hospital to race to, the best and fastest way to save someone — and now they’re just a breath away from becoming the patient themselves. FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/us-...

Connie and Francesca Zappella: Jersey City Fire Department
"Connie and Francesca Zappella are two female firefighters and sisters in the Jersey City Fire Department. Connie joined the department in 2003, becoming the first female firefighter in Jersey City. Having worked her way up in the ranks, she is now the first female fire battalion chief in the state of New Jersey. Her younger sister, Francesca, recently joined the FD, after several years working as a police officer...Their inspirational stories are about family, strength, love, and community." ...

Time Running out to Register for 55th Annual IAFF Convention
You are hereby notified that, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the International Association of Fire Fighters, the 55th Convention of the International Association of Fire Fighters will be held virtually beginning Monday, January 25, 2021, and will remain in session day-to-day until the business of the Convention is completed. Visit convention.iaff.org for more information and to register.

Firefighter Andrea Hall Leads Pledge Of Allegiance, Spoken And In Sign Language
The PFANJ salutes Captain Andrea Hall, President of Fulton County Professional Firefighters Local 3920, who led the Pledge of Allegiance, in both spoken words and American sign language, at Wednesday's Presidential inauguration ceremony! READ MORE: https://www.npr.org/sections/i...

Additional information on the COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Expansion to Phase 1B First Responders via the New Jersey Department of Health