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  • published NJ FMBA February Educational Convention 2021 in Events 2021-10-12 10:32:11 -0400

    NJ FMBA February Educational Convention 2021

    WHEN
    February 07, 2022 at 9:30am - February 11, 2022 at 9:30am
    WHERE
    TBD
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  • published December State Meeting 2021 in Events 2021-10-12 10:29:44 -0400

    December State Meeting 2021

    WHEN
    December 08, 2021 at 9:30am
    WHERE
    TBD
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  • published NJ League of Municipalities 2021 in Events 2021-10-12 10:26:30 -0400

    NJ League of Municipalities 2021

    WHEN
    November 16, 2021 at 9:00am - November 19, 2021 at 9:00am
    WHERE
    Atlantic City Convention Center
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  • published November State Meeting 2021 in Events 2021-10-12 10:24:46 -0400

    November State Meeting 2021

    WHEN
    November 10, 2021 at 9:30am
    WHERE
    TBD
    RSVP

  • published NJ FMBA Endorses Governor Phil Murphy in News 2021-10-12 10:14:05 -0400

    NJ FMBA Endorses Governor Phil Murphy

    When was the last time you heard the whispers of arbitration caps?  Chapter 78 being reintroduced?  The Governor’s budget address and the state of the State address targeting public employees?  I will tell you.  It’s been almost 4 years.  While reflecting back on the last administration nauseates me, it is imperative to never forget.  We had zero relationships and contacts with the Governor’s office and most State agencies that affect our member’s lives were ordered not to take our calls.  We were on the defensive more times than not with Legislation.   Life was different and extremely challenging for our union during those times.

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  • published NJ FMBA Endorsements in News 2021-10-12 10:11:53 -0400

    NJ FMBA Endorsements

    The NJ FMBA has released their endorsements for the upcoming election on November 2nd. 

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  • published Valor Awards Photos 2021 in Events 2021-09-27 17:26:08 -0400

  • published Privacy Policy 2021-08-19 16:59:31 -0400

    Privacy Policy

    Privacy Policy

    Last updated: August 19, 2021

    This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

    We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the communications and messages of the NJ FMBA. By using our Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Interpretation and Definitions

    Interpretation

    The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.

    Definitions

    For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

    • Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.

    • Affiliate means an entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with a party, where "control" means ownership of 50% or more of the shares, equity interest or other securities entitled to vote for election of directors or other managing authority.

    • Application means the software program provided by the Company downloaded by You on any electronic device, named NJ FMBA

    • Company (referred to as either "the Company", "We", "Us" or "Our" in this Agreement) refers to New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association, 1447 Campbell Street.

    • Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

    • Country refers to: New Jersey, United States

    • Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.

    • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

    • Service refers to the Application or the Website or both.

    • Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used.

    • Third-party Social Media Service refers to any website or any social network website through which a User can log in or create an account to use the Service.

    • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

    • Website refers to NJ FMBA, accessible from http://www.njfmba.org

    • You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

    Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

    Types of Data Collected

    Personal Data

    While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

    • Email address

    • First name and last name

    • Phone number

    • Usage Data

    Usage Data

    Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

    Usage Data may include information such as Your Device's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

    When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

    We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.

    Information from Third-Party Social Media Services

    The Company allows You to create an account and log in to use the Service through the following Third-party Social Media Services:

    • Google
    • Facebook
    • Twitter

    If You decide to register through or otherwise grant us access to a Third-Party Social Media Service, We may collect Personal data that is already associated with Your Third-Party Social Media Service's account, such as Your name, Your email address, Your activities or Your contact list associated with that account.

    You may also have the option of sharing additional information with the Company through Your Third-Party Social Media Service's account. If You choose to provide such information and Personal Data, during registration or otherwise, You are giving the Company permission to use, share, and store it in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

    Tracking Technologies and Cookies

    We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze Our Service. The technologies We use may include:

    • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on Your Device. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our Service. Unless you have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our Service may use Cookies.
    • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Service may use local stored objects (or Flash Cookies) to collect and store information about Your preferences or Your activity on our Service. Flash Cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as those used for Browser Cookies. For more information on how You can delete Flash Cookies, please read "Where can I change the settings for disabling, or deleting local shared objects?" available at https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html#main_Where_can_I_change_the_settings_for_disabling__or_deleting_local_shared_objects_
    • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

    Cookies can be "Persistent" or "Session" Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser. You can learn more about cookies here: All About Cookies by TermsFeed.

    We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

    • Necessary / Essential Cookies

      Type: Session Cookies

      Administered by: Us

      Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.

    • Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies

      Type: Persistent Cookies

      Administered by: Us

      Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

    • Functionality Cookies

      Type: Persistent Cookies

      Administered by: Us

      Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.

    For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy or the Cookies section of our Privacy Policy.

    Use of Your Personal Data

    The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

    • To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.

    • To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Service. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered user.

    • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.

    • To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application's push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.

    • To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.

    • To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.

    • For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets transferred.

    • For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.

    We may share Your personal information in the following situations:

    • With Service Providers: We may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service, to contact You.
    • For business transfers: We may share or transfer Your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of Our business to another company.
    • With Affiliates: We may share Your information with Our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include Our parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that We control or that are under common control with Us.
    • With business partners: We may share Your information with Our business partners to offer You certain products, services or promotions.
    • With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If You interact with other users or register through a Third-Party Social Media Service, Your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Service may see Your name, profile, pictures and description of Your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of Your activity, communicate with You and view Your profile.
    • With Your consent: We may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.

    Retention of Your Personal Data

    The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

    The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

    Transfer of Your Personal Data

    Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

    Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

    The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

    Disclosure of Your Personal Data

    Business Transactions

    If the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, Your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before Your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

    Law enforcement

    Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

    Other legal requirements

    The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

    • Comply with a legal obligation
    • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
    • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
    • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
    • Protect against legal liability

    Security of Your Personal Data

    The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

    Children's Privacy

    Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.

    If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent's consent before We collect and use that information.

    Links to Other Websites

    Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

    We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

    Changes to this Privacy Policy

    We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

    We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "Last updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

    You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us:



  • published 2020 NJ FMBA Valor Awards Winners Announced in News 2021-07-21 14:29:00 -0400

    2020 NJ FMBA Valor Awards Winners Announced

     

    The New Jersey State FMBA proudly hosts an annual awards presentation in April to recognize members of the organization who have gone beyond the overall call of duty in their communities to earn the title of “hero”. In addition, we also recognize several other Service Award recipients. These include a Humanitarian Award, the George Steele Award for Media, named after past NJ FMBA Secretary George Steele, The Mark Virag Brotherhood Award winner, named for past NJ FMBA  Sergeant at Arms Mark Virag, and the Scott Garber Service Award, named for past NJ FMBA Trustee Chairman Scott Garber. The applications are reviewed by a panel of NJ FMBA members and Corporate Sponsors to determine the recipients. 

    The 2021 Valor Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday August 21, 2021 at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ

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  • published Freestyle For Firefighters in Events 2021-07-13 15:10:45 -0400

  • LODD East Orange Local 223 Captain Vincent Intiso

    It is with deep regret we announce the Line of Duty Death of Captain Vincent Intiso, East Orange Local 223.

    Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Caggiano Memorial Home for Funerals, 62 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 from 4pm-8pm. Parking for Visitation will be in the TD Bank Parking Lot, diagonal from the Caggiano Memorial Home for Funerals. Firefighter walkthrough assembly will be at 5:30pm at the Funeral Home.

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  • published Valor Awards Ad Journal in Members 2021-06-24 15:50:03 -0400

  • IMPORTANT SEPTEMBER 11TH VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND UPDATES

    Unfortunately, over the years there has been confusing messages put out there about the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) and various deadlines that may or may not apply to you.    In the last few months, many 9/11 organizations and VCF law firms have been talking about a deadline that is fast approaching, July 29, 2021.

    So what is the July 29th 2021 Deadline and does it apply to you?

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  • 20th Anniversary Celebration of the AFG Grant Program

    Location: Bill Pascrell, Jr. Fire Headquarters, 300 McBride Ave. in Paterson NJ

    Date: June 21

    Time: 11am

    The Office of Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. invites you to the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Congressman Bill Pascrell 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 volunteer, paid and part-paid fire departments. Since 2001, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program has provided firefighters and first responders with the equipment and resources they need to protect our community. Please save the date and join us on this momentous occasion!


  • published Rutgers Crisis Counseling Webinar in Members 2021-06-08 14:55:55 -0400

  • PFRSNJ Board Passes Two DOI Resolutions For Asset Transfer

    The Investment Committee met in late March to review Division of Investment (DOI) performance and assess three potential investments which were being presented to the State Investment Council. At the April Board Meeting, the Board passed two resolutions; One resolution directed the DOI to formalize the asset transfer into dedicated PFRS Accounts, and the other resolution authorizes the DOI to invest system assets in accordance with the prior approved asset allocation plan. These are both very significant resolutions as the Board is preparing to formalize the asset transfer process, which has been in the works for many months.


  • Governor Murphy Signs “20 and Out”, Election Season Draws Closer

    Spring has sprung, and after what may have been the worst year any of us has ever seen, there are many reasons that the remainder of 2021 and beyond will be better times. COVID related illnesses are decreasing, businesses are reopening, and warmer weather is finally here.

    The NJ FMBA Legislative Committee is pleased to announce that the Governor has signed 20 and Out bill for New Jersey Firefighters and Police Officers. This retirement option for PFRS members is long overdue, and has been a legislative priority. The Coronavirus pandemic has added an enormous layer of danger to a profession that routinely encounters physical trauma, air and blood borne pathogens, myriad carcinogens, and many potential bacterial and viral sicknesses. 

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  • published Restoring COLA Responsibly in News 2021-05-13 08:36:12 -0400

    Restoring COLA Responsibly

    I realize the return of cost-of-living adjustments to our retirement allowance is of great importance to all members of the PFRSNJ system.  For those that have been retired for many years, the impact is even greater.  

    Before one looks at how to fix it, let’s make sure we have the facts.  First, the new pension board was not the one to suspend COLA, that was done under the Christie administration.  

    In fact, the NJ FMBA fought vehemently against Chapter 78 and the suspension of COLA.  To sum up the lawsuit, the Supreme Court ruled - we have a non-forfeitable right to a pension but do not have that same non-forfeitable right to fund the pension.  Crazy, right?!  We can discuss that in another article!  This was one of the main reasons the NJ FMBA, with the NJSPBA, fought to pass monumental pension legislation to take back the control and governance of our pension and give us the ability to address COLA restoration.

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  • Too Strong for Too Long Virtual Support Group to Launch on May 11th

    The past year has been trying for NJ FMBA members and their families. Penn Medicine Princeton House First Responder Treatment team will host a confidential virtual support group beginning on or about April 20 called “Too Strong for Too Long.” At the end of the six-week group, we’ll launch a virtual group for family members designed to address issues and concerns that specifically affect your families. Our intention is to provide a confidential setting that will be open to questions and specific topics relevant to the work you do.

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