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Veterans Day

Clifton Fire Department Pet Drive 2022

This sign is posted at Fire Headquarters signifying the drop off area
Please place all donations in this bin.

FMBA 21 endorses candidates for Clifton City Council

Clifton Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association endorses the following candidates for Clifton City Council:

William Gibson #1

Mary Sadrakula #9

Antonio Latona #10

Rosemary Pino #16

Through careful review of watching and listening, FMBA 21 has decided to endorse and stand with these four candidates who have demonstrated a consistent record and proven history of supporting our organization. We recognize there are many great new candidates and wish them the best of luck. Our leadership looks forward to a friendly working relationship with those elected on November 8th.

Election Day is on Tuesday – November 8, 2022

Clifton Health Department-Donations needed for the homeless

Clifton Health Department-Donations needed for the homeless. Click on the post to see the flyer and more info on our website.

LT John Van Dorn- National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Weekend 2022

One of our very own retirees was added to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Wall this past weekend. This National Fallen Firefighter Memorial is located in Emmitsburg, Maryland at the US National Fire Academy. Clifton LT John Van Dorn Jr was added to the memorial wall on October 9, 2022.

Lieutenant John Van Dorn Jr. responded to the World Trade Center voluntarily on September 13, 2001. John passed away from a 9-11 WTC related illness on August 8, 2020. Lieutenant Van Dorn will be forever missed by his family, friends, and brother firefighters.

John P. Van Dorn Jr. 66 of Clifton died peacefully at his Clifton home surrounded by family on Saturday August 8, 2020. Born in Passaic, he was a lifelong resident of Clifton. John was a Clifton police officer prior to becoming a firefighter for the City of Clifton. He was a firefighter for 27 years and a member of FMBA local #21 in Clifton.

Lieutenant John P. Van Dorn Jr
Clifton Fire Department
Served from May 21, 1981 to June 1, 2009

Video Description: Retired Clifton Deputy Chief Michael Sauer walks Lieutenant John Van Dorn’s family to accept a badge of honor at the National Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial on October 9, 2022.

Below is a photo gallery showing pictures of the memorial event that took place on October 8 & 9, 2022.

Condolences to the Stolarz Family

Frank Stolarz, 98, of Clifton, passed away on October 6, 2022. Born in Passaic, he was a lifelong resident of Clifton. A Lieutenant for the Clifton Fire Department, Frank retired in 1988 after 34 years of service, and was a Trustee for the Clifton Fireman’s Relief Association for 35 years. A parishioner of St. John Kanty RC Church, Clifton, Frank proudly served his country in the US Air Force during WWII. Beloved husband for 70 years of the late Josephine Stolarz who passed away in 2019. Devoted father of Kathy Malinowski and her husband Michael of Towaco, Joyce McGuire of Montville, and the late July Stolarz who passed away in 1964. Loving grandfather of Michael and his wife Vanishree, Matthew and his wife Amanda, Christopher, Brian and Kaitlin. Cherished great grandfather of Isabella, Alayna, Matthew and Charlotte. Dear brother of the late Charles, Edward, Robert and Joseph Stolarz, Josephine DeLuca, Helen Heinemann, Sophie Welker, and Anne Hunt.

Visiting: Tuesday 4-8 PM at the Shook Funeral Home, 639 Van Houten Ave., Clifton.

Funeral: Wednesday 8:45 AM at the funeral home and 10 AM at St. John Kanty RC Church, Clifton. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Paterson.


To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Frank Stolarz, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.

Help a Brother Firefighter…Pig Roast Fundraiser

Pig Roast Fundraiser for Paterson FF Jonathan

The pig roast fundraiser will take place on October 8, 2022 at 1PM. Location for the event is 278 Stanley Place in Hackensack NJ. Donation is $20. You can also scan the QR code to donate above.

NJ Fire Museum & Fallen Firefighters Memorial- Open House September 25, 2022 – Free Admission

FMBA 21 crowned Champions at the 7th Annual Mark A. Virag Memorial Cancer Fund Cornhole Tournament

FMBA 21 President Daniel Schwaner (C) hugs his Championship Cornhole Team members Dylan Maresca (L) and Nick Nicolette (R). Clifton FMBA 21 team competed against 28 other teams and won 2-1 against our brother firemen from Union FMBA Local 46.
FMBA 21 Members Dylan Maresca and Nick Nicolette crowned champions of the 2022 Mark A. Virag Memorial Cancer Fund Cornhole Tournament.

Clifton’s own bagpiper, John Bradley opened the State FMBA convention in Atlantic City

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