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.
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.
Ceremony to Rename Paterson Fire Headquarters for Long Serving Congressman Bill Pascrell Set for Monday
(Article from TapInto Paterson)
Paterson Fire Headquarters was built with federal dollars secured by Congressman Bill Pascrell, and, at an event scheduled for noon on Monday, the modern facility on McBride Ave. is set to be renamed in his honor.