30 07, 2012

Longevity Adjustment Checks

2012-07-30T13:07:41+00:00 July 30th, 2012|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Brothers and Sisters,

If you receive a check  stating “Longevity Adjustment”, it is from the first three pays of 2011 where EVERYONE’S longevity was incorrect. Some people were owed money while others owed money. A letter was sent to each firehouse over a month ago explaining this. If you have any questions, feel free to call the office. I would suggest depositing/cashing upon receipt.


29 07, 2012

Newark fire department inducts all-military class

2012-07-29T12:58:23+00:00 July 29th, 2012|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments


Not since after World War II has Newark’s fire department hired an all-veteran class, said fire director Fateen Ziyad

When Marine Lance Cpl. Jason Crowell deployed to Iraq in 2008, he knew the 200 other Marines in his unit had his back..

Now, co-workers wearing a different uniform have his back.

Since his return to the States, the Newark resident hasn’t had the easiest transition to civilian life. For about two years, Crowell, a 32-year-old former tech support manager, struggled to find work and replace his old support network.

Listing his military credentials on his resume didn’t seem to help, he said.

“Because I didn’t have current job experience, it was almost impossible,” said Crowell, who still keeps his brown hair cropped high and tight.

Last week, Crowell found his new line of work as part of the Newark Fire Department. He is one of 30 recruits — all military veterans.

The Marines have “always been one family. I’m sure the fire department’s going to continue (that),” said Crowell.

Full Article @NJ.COM

11 06, 2012

2012 Supplemental Enrollment Period

2012-06-11T16:31:10+00:00 June 11th, 2012|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

The City of Newark Supplemental Enrollment Period starts today, Monday, June 11 and ends Friday, June 22, 2012.

During the Supplemental Enrollment Period, employees will be permitted to enroll dependents that were not previously added during their eligibility period. Original proof of relationship documents (i.e. marriage certificates, birth certificates, custody award document, etc.) will be requested upon receipt of your enrollment request.

All changes will take effect July 1, 2012.

If you have any questions, call Department of Medical Claims
at 973-733-3898 or 973-733-3693.

29 12, 2011

Fire Is Video Series

2011-12-29T05:00:00+00:00 December 29th, 2011|Categories: Videos|0 Comments

Fire Is Black – First Episode of a Five Part Series in the Fire Is collection.
Learn the true nature of fire. Fire isn’t like you’ve seen it in movies or on television. It’s not bright, it’s black! This video introduces you to the reality of what fire is really like and why fire safety is so important.

21 12, 2011

Payroll Change

2011-12-21T18:40:04+00:00 December 21st, 2011|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Important Payroll Notice


The Payroll Schedule is changing for 2012.

The first pay in 2012 will be:

Friday, January 13, 2012 (for 10 days).

There will be no Direct Deposit for this check

You will be paid every two weeks after that (as usual).

3 11, 2011

Election Day, November 8, 2011

2011-11-03T20:34:24+00:00 November 3rd, 2011|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Brothers & Sisters,  I would like to take an opportunity to offer some advice on the upcoming elections.  We, as professional firefighters of this great State have been under direct attack by your State Elected officials to demonize you as the problem for this state and municipality woes.  It wasn’t all that long ago that firefighters, police, & teachers were the heroes of today’s society. Apparently, Elected officials saw an opening and rammed their ugly heads through it by making us the official scapegoats to all State, County, and local budgetary problems.  The Newark Firefighters Union has heard, loud and clear, the complaints, the rants, and the frustration that we all feel over such a travesty.

I, as your Union President, am not going to sit here and tell you that you should be paying attention to this election. You should know this by now…. I’m not going to tell you that this Election is an important tool to show these Elected officials that we are not the enemy, you should know that by now.  I’m not going to tell you that one hour, out of your day on Tuesday, to vote out any official who supported the Health Benefit & Pension reform, is a show of solidarity, you should know this already.  And lastly, I’m not going to tell you just whom to cast your vote for, their has been enough discussion in the last couple of months as to which candidate supported you or sold you out, you should know this by now……

Their are plenty of good candidates from both sides of the political table that deserve the lever to be pulled for them.  Please consider, as you pull that lever, which candidate represents what’s best for you and your families, what’s best for you, in your job as a professional firefighter, and whats best for the future of all firefighters, police, teachers, & all public workers across this great State.

Now is the time for UNITY!  Your vote could decide the future for all of us!!


Charles H. West

President, N.F.U.

13 04, 2011

Newark FD unveils 5 new fire trucks

2011-04-13T22:04:32+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Mayor Cory Booker, Fire Director Fateen Ziyad and Fire Chief John Centanni unveiled five new trucks. The new vehicles debuted during a morning ceremony at the department’s Central Ward training facility.

The city received funding for the Haz-Mat trucks through a $750,000 federal grant, Ziyad said, and paid for one of the new engines through its Haz-Mat fund.

Full Article @ NJ.Com

4 02, 2011

House Arrest/Sick Leave

2011-02-04T14:46:58+00:00 February 4th, 2011|Categories: Archived News|0 Comments

Settlement Agreement


City of Newark and Newark Firefighters Union

New Jersey State Board of Mediation Case No. 10-0352


The City of Newark and the NFU agree to resolve the above referenced matter as follows:

1. The current sick leave policy is to call members only on duty days to confirm that they are home in accordance with City policy.

2. The City will maintain the status quo of only calling members on duty days to confirm they are home.  Members will not be called on non-duty days for this purpose.

3. The NFU shall withdraw the grievance regarding this matter.


This grievance was settled on January 20, 2011.