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The objects of this Association are: The furtherance of the best interests of the Firemen's Relief Associations of this State which are or may become members of this Association so that the funds of the said relief Associations may be protected and the best results for the benefit of aged and needy active and/or otherwise qualified fire persons and their families, and those injured, incapacitated or killed in the performance of their duty, may be achieved; the protection against the encroachment upon the source of said funds, the advancement of the status and best interest of all fire persons, the development and advancement of the best methods of fire protection and the cultivation of fraternal fellowship among the various departments and fire persons throughout the State and elsewhere.
 

Announcements


Upcoming Caucus Dates & Locations - You must wear a mask while in the building - Voting at all Caucuses will be 6 pm to 8 pm

1. Atlantic County Caucus - Monday, August 3

Egg Harbor City FD, 631 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City, NJ

2. Hudson County Caucus - Monday, August 3

Secaucus FD, 272 County Ave., Secaucus, NJ

3. Middlesex County Caucus - Wednesday, August 5

Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St., Woodbridge, NJ

4. Union County Caucus - Wednesday, August 5

Church of the Assumption, 113 Chiego Pl., Roselle Park, NJ

5. Passaic County Caucus - Thursday, August 6

Hawthorne Boys & Girls Club, 150 Maitland Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ

6. Camden County Caucus - Monday, August 10

Pennsauken FD, 511 Union Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ

7. Somerset County Caucus - Monday, August 10

Bradley Gardens FD, 24 Olde York Road, Bridgewater, NJ

8. Cape May County Caucus - Wednesday, August 12

Rio Grande FD, 1120 Route 47 South, Rio Grande, NJ

9. Bergen County Caucus - Thursday, August 13

Paramus Catholic High School Cafeteria, 425 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ

10. Monmouth County Caucus - Monday, August 17

Monmouth County Fire Academy, 1027 Route 33, Freehold, NJ

 

List of County Candidates and Voting Results

List of State Office Candidates and Ballot Questions

 

The State Executive Officers and two ballot questions will be voted on at the 21 County Caucuses.  Results will not be tabulated until after the last County Caucus.

 

The twenty-one members of the Executive Committee will be elected by ballot at the individual County Caucuses.  Results will be tabulated that night and will be available the next day after each individual caucus.

 

The following Managers to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home are up for election this year and will be elected by ballot at the individual County Caucuses - Camden, Monmouth, Salem, Somerset, & Warren.  Results will be tabulated that night and the results will be available the next day after each individual caucus.

 

There is now an unexpected vacancy for Manager from Bergen County to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home.  The position for the balance of the unexpired term will be elected by ballot at the Bergen County Caucus on Thursday, August 13th.  To have your name on the ballot for this position, a petition must be received in the NJSFA State Office by 8/03/2020.  A Special Petition for NJFH Bergen Manager can be found on this website on the Forms Tab.  You must be a member of a Local Relief Association in Bergen County and you must also be a resident of Bergen County.

 

The Executive Committee held a special meeting on Saturday, 5/30, and voted 21-0 to cancel the 2020 Convention and incorporate the necessary voting at "walk Through" County Caucuses.  Delegates and Life Members will register, receive ballots, vote, receive a packet of information and then leave.  There will be no meeting, refreshments or congregating of any kind.  Details were mailed and emailed to all Association Officers.

 

Please click on the plan document: Caucus-Convention 2020 Plan

 

The Five Mile Beach Volunteer Fireman’s Association, the group who puts on the Fire Expo activities outside the Convention Hall, met and has cancelled all events for 2020.  There will be no tents, no truck display’s, no training, and no parade. 

 

Delegate cards & caucus/convention information were mailed Friday, 6/19, to all of the Local Association Secretaries.

 

Starting January 1, 2020, the only Application for Membership that will be accepted is the latest version (REV 5/19).  Any older versions will be returned unprocessed and will need to be resubmitted on the latest version.


GENERAL NEWS

  1. The IRS Form 990 filing was due to the IRS by July 15th.  A copy of the filing or online acknowledgement of the filing is due to the NJSFA State office by August 14th.
  2. The 3rd Quarter 2020 Relief Paid report is due October 30th.  The report should be entered and finalized online.  Relief payments (checks written) made July through September should be listed on this report.  Do not include October payments.  If received late, penalties will apply.
  3. Newly revised Applications for Membership were distributed to all Associations.  Once you receive the new Applications, please make sure you dispose of all unused older versions.  Check your file cabinets, brief cases and anywhere else that older versions might be kept and accidentally used.  Also check with your other officers, your Municipal Clerk or your Fire District Office to make sure the unused older versions are disposed of.  If you have already issued the older version (Rev. 9/17) to a new member, that will be accepted for a short period of time.  Starting January 1, 2020, the only Application for Membership that will be accepted is the latest version (REV 5/19).  Any older versions will be returned unprocessed and will need to be resubmitted on the latest version.  Effective immediately, the physical will be valid for one (1) calendar year from the date the physical was administered.  Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician’s Assistants licensed in New Jersey are now able to give the physical.
  4. The latest revised versions, Rev. 1-18, of forms Applications for Local Relief (Form 101) and Applications for Supplementary Relief (Form 102) along with new guidelines should be used.  All older unused versions of the forms must be disposed of and only the new  versions should be used.  If you need additional copies of Form 101, you can print them from our website by going to the forms tab.  Additional copies of Form 102 must be requested from the State office.
  5. Special Relief Assistance is available to most members. You must apply and receive local relief assistance first.  If the additional need is there, the amount of Special Relief that you can apply for is $7,500.00 minus your local level. Once it is approved by the Advisory Committee, the Special Relief is paid out by the State Office. Contact your local Association Trustees or Secretary for additional information and for a copy of the application.
  6. The Health Care Assistance/Rehabilitation Program is available for members who need assistance from a licensed caregiver.  The program is designed to help with the expense of ongoing personal care and not for house cleaning or property maintenance type costs.  Contact your local secretary for the application form. Applications once approved by the Advisory Committee, are good for one year. The member may be receiving care at home, an adult day-care facility, a rehabilitation facility or a long term care facility. This program is a monthly reimbursement program paid out by the State Office. For more information, contact your local Secretary, Executive Committeeperson or the State Office.



NEW JERSEY STATE FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION
NOTICE OF MEETINGS

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby given that the Meetings of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Firemen's Associations shall be held as follows:


Date:Saturday, September 12, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: NJSFA OFFICE
 1711 ROUTE 34 SOUTH
 WALL TOWNSHIP , NJ  07727



Date:Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: NJSFA OFFICE
 1711 ROUTE 34 SOUTH
 WALL TOWNSHIP , NJ  07727



Date:Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: NJSFA OFFICE
 1711 ROUTE 34 SOUTH
 WALL TOWNSHIP , NJ  07727



Date:Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: NJSFA OFFICE
 1711 ROUTE 34 SOUTH
 WALL TOWNSHIP , NJ  07727



Date:Saturday, July 17, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: NJSFA OFFICE
 1711 ROUTE 34 SOUTH
 WALL TOWNSHIP , NJ  07727


 

 

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