The NJ FMBA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Ernest 0. Ousley Memorial Scholarship. We are grateful to the members of the Selection Committee for their commitment to our program. Unfortunately, due to the current public health crisis, we will not be holding a presentation ceremony.
Israel Tolentino, rest easy brother.
Earlier today we received the devastating news that Passaic Firefighter Local 13 member Israel Tolentino lost his life to COVID-19, coronavirus.
We can’t provide him with a true firefighter’s funeral. We can’t have hundreds of firefighters at his house playing with his children and consoling his wife and family. We can’t have food sent to a grieving family and friends because no one can gather. We couldn’t spend time with him in the hospital when he took his final breaths because no visitors are allowed.
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.