As some of you may know, one of our Brothers, Jayson Armstead, a Plainfield FMBA Local 7 member and his family fell victim to a house fire that destroyed their home and with it took all of their belongings. Luckily, no one was injured though the family did lose two family cats.
Jayson is a dedicated firefighter, Air Force Veteran, husband and father of 3 girls (ages 19 and 14). We are asking for the support of our membership to help The Armstead family get back on their feet. Please click on the link below to donate to a GoFundMe account which has been setup by the members of Plainfield FMBA Local 7.
On Tuesday, February 4th thru February 6th, 2020 the NJ State FMBA will be hosting our Annual Educational and Training Conference at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.
We are excited about all of the class offerings and presentations that will be offered this year and urge all of our members to attend. The SHIELD and EMS Committees have worked diligently to provide our members with the ability to obtain FREE CEU's towards EMT Certifications and Fire Inspector/Instructor Certifications. In addition, we will have Hands-On Training provided by Spec Rescue, and labor education classes to help with developing our labor leaders of today and tomorrow.
To see the details of the classes and to register please click on the registration button below and we hope to see you in attendance in February.
(Washington, DC) Today, Representative Tom Malinowski (NJ-7) introduced the Expanding Health Care Options for Early Retirees Act, a bill to allow retired first responders—including police officers, firefighters, and EMTs—to buy into Medicare beginning at age 50. He was joined by lead original cosponsor Representative Harley Rouda (CA-48). Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio introduced the companion measure in the Senate.