About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the New Jersey State FMBA is to educate, involve, and affect those civilians who reside and work in New Jersey to adopt fire safety practices and procedures that prevent and mitigate human and economic losses arising from the devastating effects of fire.

The New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association was first organized and established on December 11, 1897, at the first annual convention held in Jersey City, NJ. At that seemingly uneventful gathering, whereupon only six original member locals: Jersey City, Paterson, Hoboken, Newark, Trenton and Camden, united to incorporate under the banner of the New Jersey State FMBA, birth was given to a new era in the history of the career fire service in New Jersey. In retrospect, it is, at best difficult, to estimate if our founding fathers possessed full awareness of the time enduring significance and the tremendous positive impact this organization was destined to have upon its members, their families and the general public throughout the decades to follow. Given that particularly industrious point of our society’s growth and development, the time was prefect to organize such an association. And organize they did. By 1907, less than a decade from its inception, local membership doubled from six to twelve locals, with total membership increasing to 1,157. Today with 107 Fire, EMS, and Dispatcher locals on its roster, the New Jersey State Firemens Mutual Benevolent Association proudly maintains an active membership of over 5,000 career personnel.


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  • michael martocci
    followed this page 2018-08-08 13:20:44 -0400
  • thomas ernest
    commented 2018-07-27 15:13:37 -0400
    does nj bill s5 (carve out) contain a provision that prevents the reinstatement of COLA?
  • William Brower
    published this page 2018-04-07 23:16:45 -0400
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New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association