Ernest O. Ousley Scholarship Award Winners Announced

The NJ FMBA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Ernest 0. Ousley Memorial Scholarship. We are grateful to the members of the Selection Committee for their commitment to our program. Unfortunately, due to the current public health crisis, we will not be holding a presentation ceremony. 

Passing of Passaic Firefighter, Local 13 member, Israel Tolentino

Israel Tolentino, rest easy brother.

Earlier today we received the devastating news that Passaic Firefighter Local 13 member Israel Tolentino lost his life to COVID-19, coronavirus.

We can’t provide him with a true firefighter’s funeral. We can’t have hundreds of firefighters at his house playing with his children and consoling his wife and family. We can’t have food sent to a grieving family and friends because no one can gather. We couldn’t spend time with him in the hospital when he took his final breaths because no visitors are allowed.

NJ FMBA to hold Virtual State Meeting

Due to the State of Emergency and Executive Orders of the Governor regarding public gatherings and social distancing, The NJ FMBA will hold its April 8, 2020 meeting via a virtual meeting. Instructions are located below regarding the procedures to attend this virtual meeting. These are unprecedented times. It is important for us to share valuable information with our membership, which has prompted this decision. By no means does this constitute any changes to our regularly scheduled meetings or meeting times.

Information sharing for Fire and EMS directive a big win for Fire Service


All Local Health Officers


Shereen Semple, Director

Office of Local Public Health


March 27, 2020


Updated COVID-19 Information Sharing with Law Enforcement

This memorandum updates the memorandum dated March 25, 2020. At the direction of the Attorney General and Commissioner of Health, effective March 28, 2020, by 5pm each day, County LINCS agencies must provide the following information via a secure encrypted email to a designated single point of contact at the County Office of Emergency Management:

New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association