8 01, 2015

NFU Valor Awards Dinner Dance

2017-02-07T16:52:34+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

Valor Awards Dinner Dance will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at The Newark Club located @ One Newark Center, Newark,NJ. The event starts at 7:00pm with a Cocktail Hour and the ceremony will begin promptly at 8:00pm. Tickets are $60.00 for members and $75.00 for non-members. Come out and support this years winners.

Gold Award- Firefighter Jaime Santiago, Jr.

Silver Award- Firefighter Khalif N. Boyer

Bronze Award- Firefighter Lonzia Ellison, III and Firefighter Jeray Walker

Team Award- Captain John Norvis            Firefighter Thurman Phillips

Captain Joseph Delikat          Firefighter Wilson Vasquez

Captain Orlando Arce            Firefighter Nelson Moreno

Firefighter Gilberto Gonzalez

Firefighter Daniel Figueroa

Firefighter Reynard Gasavage

18 03, 2014


2017-02-07T16:56:01+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments


Attention: City of Newark Employee Union Representatives

Re: Global Pharmaceutical Plan

Date: March 17, 2014

Please be advised that the City of Newark has made a business decision to terminate prescription services with Global Pharmaceutical Plan effective at 11:59 pm on March 31, 2014.  All employees, retirees and family members will be affected by same.

Members will automatically be enrolled into Horizon Prime Therapeutics Prescription plan effective 4/1/2014. (This is the plan members enjoyed immediately prior to Global prescription plan.)

Toward a smooth transition, we ask that you assist us in relaying this change to your members.  While there will be changes in GROUP numbers, the remaining information on the member’s old Horizon Prime Therapeutics card will be valid as of 4/1/2014; therefore those who are still in possession of their old cards can use them on that date.

Every attempt will be made to ensure that all subscribers receive their Horizon Prime Therapeutics prescription cards in a timely fashion.  As of 4/1/2014, those who need their prescription information in order to fill immediate prescriptions can contact Horizon’s Pharmacy Member Services at 1.800.370.5088 or go online to www.horizonblue.com or call/visit the Employee Benefits Office for assistance as needed.  In many cases, the member’s pharmacy will still have the member’s Horizon Prime information in their computer systems.

We appreciate your understanding and assistance as we make this transition/return to Horizon Prime Therapeutics Prescription Plan.

16 12, 2013

New Prescription Cards

2017-02-07T16:56:43+00:00 December 16th, 2013|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

Please be advised that all employees and eligible retirees will have a GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICALS prescription plan effective January 1, 2014.  Cards and information for Global Pharmaceuticals are being mailed to your home address currently.

Effective 1/1/2014, please discard your previous Prescription cards (Horizon- Prime Therapeutics) and begin using the Global Pharmaceuticals card.  When you visit your pharmacy on/after 1/1/2014, you will

need to take the new card to your pharmacy so that it can be added to your record in place of your old card. 

Although your ID number has not changed, you cannot use your old prescription card after 1/1/2014. Your copayment amount will not change.

Information concerning your Global Pharmaceuticals plan is below and in the Open Enrollment Booklets for your information.

Prescription Drug Coverage – NEW PBM – GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICALS

The City of Newark prescription drug benefits depend upon the union contractual agreements that apply to you.

A brief description of each plan is below. Eligible dependents may be covered up to age 26.

If you are unsure which level of benefits you are entitled to please contact the Employee Benefits Unit.


Retail Prescription Drugs:

$1.50 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$1.50 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

Mail Order Prescription Drugs:

$0 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$0 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply


Retail Prescription Drugs:

$1.50 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$5 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

Mail Order Prescription Drugs:

$0 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$0 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply


Retail Prescription Drugs

$5 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$10 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

Mail Order Prescription Drugs:

$0 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$0 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

On all plans, for medically necessary medications, one copayment will be applied for each 100 unit dose quantity. For orders which exceed 100 units copayments will be based on the day supply as follows:

1 to 34 day supply – 1 copayment

35 to 60 day supply – 2 copayments

60 to 90 day supply – 3 copayments


Retail/Mail Order Prescription Drugs

20% of cost (coinsurance) for each Generic/Brand Drug or Supply


Valerie Key
Assistant Director
Division of Personnel

9 12, 2013

4th Tour Christmas Party

2013-12-09T13:59:55+00:00 December 9th, 2013|Categories: Events|0 Comments

4th Tour Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Special Appearance by the Rockettes
Tickets are $40.00 per person

Flamboyan Manor
147 Verona Avenue
Newark, NJ

for tickets call:
Captain Calvin Smith (973)733-7433
F/F Ondre Roberts (973)733-7435
F/F Ray Montalvo (973)733-7432
F/F Danny Cruz (73)733-7430
F/F Kenny Perez (973)733-7487

11 02, 2013

Union Meeting

2017-02-07T16:57:17+00:00 February 11th, 2013|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

The Union meeting for this Thursday is being re-scheduled for next Thursday, February 21. Reason being, there has been no quorum in the past on Valentine’s Day so we decided to move the meeting. If you have any questions regarding this change, call the office.

21 11, 2012

2013 Health Benefit Rates

2012-11-21T21:26:13+00:00 November 21st, 2012|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

Brothers and Sisters,
Here are the rates for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance for the year 2013. Be advised, these are monthly rates deducted times 26 pay periods.
Traditional Plan Direct Access EPO

Single-                     $582.80                                                                           $496.93                                                                 $435.90

Parent/Child-          $1,148.26                                                                        $894.39                                                                $784.55

Family-                     $1,739.11                                                                        $1,416.16                                                             $1,242.25
Prescription Plans (including  $5.00, $10.00 & 20% co-payments)
Single-                                                     $215.00
Parent/Child-                                         $279.54
Family-                                                    $473.50

Dental Option ($1,000.00 Annually)
Single-                                                     $70.12
Parent/Child-                                         $70.12
Family-                                                     $70.12

Dental Option ($1,500.00 Annually)
Single-                                                      $72.77
Parent/Child-                                           $72.77
Family-                                                       $72.77

Dental Plan E
Single-                                                     $42.86
Parent/Child-                                          $42.86
Family-                                                    $42.86
Group Dental
Single-                                                     $44.55
Parent/Child-                                          $44.55
Family-                                                    $44.55

Magellan Employee Assistance Program
Deduction of $1.52 regardless of the health plan.
7 11, 2012

“Fill Our Trucks For Those In Need”

2012-11-07T19:20:20+00:00 November 7th, 2012|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

If you’re interested in helping out, contact Eddie Paulo at Engine 14-Tour 3.

From: Angela Anemoyanis mailto:[email protected]
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 1:12 PM


Press Secretary – Media Management Office:
The Muse Marketing Group
571 Bloomfield Ave Suite 204
Verona, NJ 07044



On October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the city of Newark along with the entire state of New Jersey.   Almost one week later, thousands of residents have been left homeless, powerless and with a lack of basic resources.  In response, The Ironbound Ambulance Squad is collecting food, toiletries, blankets and winter clothes to fill the needs of those less fortunate. Collections will continue until Sunday, November 11th, 2012.

The Ironbound Ambulance Squad will be headed to Seaside Sunday night to also assist volunteers who have been working around the clock since Hurricane Sandy struck.

The Ironbound Ambulance Squad are in need of the following items:

·         Socks/ T-shirts
·         Contractor Grade Garbage Bags (Black)
·         Shovels
·         Blankets
·         Basic Toiletries
·         Baby Wipes/Baby/ Toddler Supplies and Formulas
·         Work Gloves
·         Water/Drinks
·         Non- Perishable Foods (Canned/Dried/Pastas)
·         Dog/Cat Food

The items can be dropped off at the Ironbound Ambulance Squad at 399 New York Ave, Newark NJ.  For any additional information please contact Press Secretary, Angela Muse at the Muse Marketing Group at 201.546.4334 or email [email protected].

Angela Anemoyanis
Muse Studios
571 Bloomfield Ave Suite 204
Verona, NJ 07044
tel: 201.546.4334
cell: 973.865.3811


10 10, 2012

Newark’s Newest Firefighters Almost All War Veterans

2012-10-10T08:25:46+00:00 October 10th, 2012|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments


It is not a coincidence. New Jersey’s largest city has spent the past few years actively recruiting veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to serve in its fire department. It is the first time the fire department has recruited veterans since World War II.

“They bring that life experience, the camaraderie, the teamwork, and already knowing a quasi-military structure,” said John G. Centanni, the Newark Fire Chief. “They know rank and how to take orders. They bring all of that to the table.”

Newark runs a veterans program in its city hall in partnership with the GI Go Fund, a New Jersey nonprofit that helps veterans make the transition to civilian life.

Full Story Here…

24 09, 2012

PFRS Pension Board Elections

2012-09-24T15:48:15+00:00 September 24th, 2012|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

The Newark Firefighters Union has decided to have a direct impact on the election for Fire Representative to the Board of Trustees for the PFRS Pension Board. This position decides your future when applying for retirement.

After speaking with both candidates, we have decided to throw our support behind BRADY MIDDLESWORTH (Ventnor City Fire Department). He seems to be very conscientous person and we feel as though he would make thoughtful decisions regarding any pension considerations.

This election is of much importance to us so that we feel comfortable, in that if a member ever needs consideration for any kind of early retirement, we would have a person that would do a very thorough review of the facts and vote accordingly.

The deadline for voting is Friday, September 28, 2012, so if you would please choose either, vote by phone or vote online, this would secure your vote and allow the Newark Firefighters Union to play a major role in this particular election. Please don’t put it aside. Let’s have a say in our future!!!

Stay safe and let’s stick together in these rough times.