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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

To:

All Local Health Officers

From:

Shereen Semple, Director

Office of Local Public Health

Date:

March 27, 2020

Subject:

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:


NJ Congressional Delegation request support for First Responders to fight COVID-19

Dear Mr. President:

 

As members of New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation, we write to request your support for our state’s first responders as we fight the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. New Jersey’s brave career law enforcement officers, fire departments, and other first responders are facing serious challenges due to the spread of COVID-19. Many towns in our state also rely on some or all-volunteer fire departments, ambulance corps, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/rescue personnel, which also require critical assistance to avoid staffing and equipment shortages during this unprecedented crisis.


NJ FMBA Peer Support Team Response to COVID-19

 

Dear NJ FMBA Member,

In light of the recent events in our country, around the world and now in our own back yard with COVID-19 and the recent Pandemic as well as the STAY AT HOME Executive Order by Governor Murphy, the FMBA clinical team would like to extend all of our thoughts and prayers to you and your families. We realize that we are in unchartered waters and stressful times. The enemy we are fighting cannot be seen and we are taking extraordinary measures to protect our citizens, members and our families. During such times, there is a significant amount of fear and worry surrounding the Coronavirus or COVID-19. Primarily because of the unknown factors associated with this virus. High levels of anxiety are not uncommon during periods of uncertainty. It is essential that you control what you can and stay grounded in reality based on facts and real evidence not fear. Reassurance is an important antidote to fear and uncertainty. Knowing that we will get through these challenging times stronger than before is the true definition of Resilience.