Archive for Tag: firefighters

Stanfield’s bill publicizing Junior Firefighter regulations now law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield’s bill requiring the director of fire safety to publicize regulations to train Junior Firefighter Auxiliary members was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy Friday. “This will ensure junior firefighters are aware of all the regulations put in place to keep them safe,” said Stanfield (R-Burlington)....

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DePhillips bill mandates reporting of first responder suicides to Department of Health

TRENTON, N.J. – First responders are at increased risk for suicide due to their high-stress jobs and the toll it can take on their mental health. Under a bill (A2962) introduced by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips, New Jersey would be required to report suicides by firefighters and emergency medical personnel...

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Murphy says he’s no longer raiding firefighter fund

TRENTON, N.J. – At an invitation-only budget roundtable for Passaic County elected officials today, Gov. Phil Murphy reneged on his plan to raid $33 million from a special fund dedicated to helping the state’s firefighters and their families facing tragedy or financial hardship. “I thank my fellow lawmakers who...

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