Today at the New Jersey Fallen Firefighters Memorial a ceremony honoring those firefighters who passed away in the line of duty in 2020. Clifton Fire Department’s Lt. John Van Dorn was among the 12 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice. Clifton Fire Department’s Lt. Mark Drew and Firefighter Samantha Kirk had the distinction of the ceremonies Honor Guard along with Trenton Fire Department’s Chris Field and Luis Ortiz.
Members honor those who perished on 9-11-01 and those who subsequently passed from 9-11 related illnesses on this 20th anniversary. Lt. John Van Dorn of the Clifton Fire Department had a tree dedicated in his honor. Lt. Van Dorn was one of the many Clifton Fire Department responders who went to NYC to help those trapped and injured in the immediate aftermath of the buildings collapsing. Lt Van Dorn passed away on August 8, 2020 from 9-11 related illness.
On December 18, 2020 members of FMBA #21 delivered our collection of toys to the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton. It was a beautiful day and many kids went home with a happy face! This year was a little more difficult because of COVID but FMBA 21 would like to thank the cities’ residents that made this happen with your donations! Our members made sure each toy package was disinfected prior to delivery. We would also like to acknowledge Power of One of Clifton for all your hard work and dedication during this holiday season!
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