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.

2019 Valor Awards Winners Announced

The 2019 NJ FMBA Valor Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday April 27, 2019 at the Pines Manor in Edison from

6:00PM to 11 :00PM. All the award winners, including honorable mention winners, will be notified by mail in the next few weeks. Local Presidents and Dele­gates will also be contacted about both purchasing ads to support the event, and tickets for the event. This is one of the finer events that the NJ FMBA con­ducts each year, as we honor our own. Please plan to attend and support our brothers and sisters.


Valor Awards Submission Deadline Extended

Deadline for Valor Awards application has been extended to January 22nd. We are aware of an issue with the application online and will have that resolved before the end of the business day.

Lubin wins PFRS Pension Board Trustee Election!

On December 21st, 2018, Matt Lubin was joined by President Ed Donnelly, Executive VP Wayne Wolk, Secretary Rick Myers, Central District VP Tim Duetsch, and Cranford Fire Officers Delegate Leo Schafer; at the NJ Division of Pension and Benefits for the results of Active Fire Representative to the new Pension Board. The vendor announced that Matt Lubin won the election by nearly 500 votes.