Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

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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.




Convention Attendance Reports are now available online.  Corrections to the Attendance Reports must be received in writing by Monday, October 21st.  No corrections will be made after that date.




President - Robert F. Ordway - 5,849 votes

Vice President - Joseph T. Hankins - 5,913 votes

Treasurer - Barry J. Osborn - 5,943 votes

Secretary - Thomas J. Pelaia - 5,939 votes

1st Assistant Secretary - Brian E. Martone - 5,941 votes

2nd Assistant Secretary - Richard K. Dreby - 5,870 votes


Resolution: Investigate removal of members for additional cause - Passed - 5,433 Yes votes


Preliminary Attendance Figures

Session 1

4,570 Life Members

2,288 Delegates

129 Alternates

6,987 Total


Session 2

4,522 Life Members

2,284 Delegates

120 Alternates

6,926 Total



  1. The 3rd Quarter Relief Paid Report is due by Wednesday, October 30th.  The report can be received via online finalizing, fax, email scan, hand delivered, or mail/UPS/Fed Ex.  If received late, penalties will apply.
  2. Convention Expense Vouchers for Delegates (Pink form #106) and Life Members (Blue form #107) are due in the State Office by Friday, November 1st.  Original State Office supplied colored forms with original signatures must be sent in or hand delivered.  Use USPO, Fed Ex or UPS and make sure you get a tracking number.  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 Applications for Membership that will be accepted are 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 $5,000.00 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.


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, November 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
 1711 ROUTE 34 SOUTH

Date:Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
 1711 ROUTE 34 SOUTH

Date:Saturday, May 16, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
 1711 ROUTE 34 SOUTH

Date:Saturday, July 18, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
 1711 ROUTE 34 SOUTH

Date:Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
 WILDWOOD , NJ  08260



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