True Independence for Firefighters and Police Officers

The PFRS transfer from State control to the control of the stakeholders of the PFRS was completed on July 5th, 2019. Fittingly one day after our Nation celebrated our Independence from British rule. The days of the PFRS pension fund being raided are over, we can say with confidence that every decision made will be made for the betterment of the fund and the goal is to restore the health of a fund that was once 100% funded in the early 2000's.  

Ceremony to Rename Paterson Fire Headquarters for Long Serving Congressman Bill Pascrell Set for Monday

(Article from TapInto Paterson)

Paterson Fire Headquarters was built with federal dollars secured by Congressman Bill Pascrell, and, at an event scheduled for noon on Monday, the modern facility on McBride Ave. is set to be renamed in his honor.

Become a Maplewood Firefighter/EMT

Maplewood Fire Department will be conducting an entrance exam on April 27, 2019. Applications will become available on April 17. Information is available on the Maplewood Township website:

Fire Contract bargaining not "poison pill"

Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede thinks collective bargaining is toxic.

We know that’s not true, and in this op ed President Eddie Donnelly explains why.


2018 was a momentous year for efforts to finally bring efficiency and increased safety to Hamilton fire services, and to provide for a truly safer municipality for its residents and visitors. Indeed, after many false starts over the past decades, the township council voted to dissolve the eight separate fire districts and create one municipal fire department.

New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association