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NJ FMBA to endorse Congressman Bill Pascrell on Tuesday, January 7th

From our most veteran firefighters to our probationary members, it is not an exaggeration to say that no elected official has been more consequential to the safety of our careers than Congressman Bill Pascrell. Throughout his career in Washington he has fought for firefighters, and all first responders, pushing every single day to make sure we have the resources we need for training, equipment, manpower, and more.
 
When it comes to the federal government, Bill Pascrell is our #1 fighter.
 
It is for these reasons that the NJ FMBA is proud to once again offer Congressman Bill Pascrell our full endorsement as he seeks reelection later this year.
 
NJ FMBA members from all over the state will be joining us as we thank this fierce fighter for public safety for all that he has done to make our jobs, and the communities we serve, safer, when we make this endorsement official at a special event on Tuesday, January 7.
 
Please join us at Bill Pascrell Jr. Fire Headquarters, 300 McBride Avenue, Paterson, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Register today for the 2020 NJ FMBA Educational Convention Classes

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. 

 

REGISTER TODAY!


New legislation introduced to allow retired first responders to buy into Medicare

September 26, 2019
Press Release

(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.

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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.  


New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association