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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.

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.

FMBA 21 VP Tom Nunn speaks at the NJ FMBA Convention

FMBA 21 VP Tom Nunn speaks about the NJ Firefighter Museum and Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

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

NJ FMBA Fallen Heroes 5K Run 2022

Clifton FMBA 21 takes Third Place!

On September 10th, 2022 members of Clifton FMBA 21 took part of the NJ State FMBA Fallen Hero 5K and placed 3rd overall! Great job by our team!
Clifton FMBA 21 members Robert Osieja and Martin Ramos placed respectively 1st & 2nd place in their age group. Great job guys!
Clifton FMBA 21 guest runner Olivia DuPont placed third overall of all females that ran the race.

Clifton FMBA 21 Welcomes New Recruits

Clifton FMBA 21 would like to welcome our 6 newest members. The 6 new hires are: Joseph Ambrose, Tyler Czupak, Ebony Goolsby, Ryan Murphy, Anthony Pompei, Pablo Torres. The new recruits will do two weeks of introductory training with department Training Captain Bill Legates. The recruits will then be attending approximately 3 months of rigorous training at the Passaic County Fire Academy, followed by 2 months of EMT training.

Chief Frank Prezioso and Captain Bill Legates welcome the new hires.

Clifton FMBA/PBA & Passaic FMBA/PBA Softball Tournament

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West Orange Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

On Sunday, March 12, more than 30 members of Clifton FMBA Local 21 joined with members of Paterson FMBA Local 2 to march in the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day parade.

“Irish Americans have traditionally played a proud role in protecting our communities through the fire service,” stated John Beard, President, Clifton FMBA Local 21. “Our departments are now much more diverse, giving us ample opportunities to celebrate the many cultures that now work together to make ours the greatest job in the world!”

–Story by Steve Lenox Consulting

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