ELIZABETH, NJ – September 11, 2017 – At 5:00AM on September 11, 2017, 27 runners from across the country will depart Trenton Fire Headquarters to complete the last day of their three day charity run from the Pentagon to Ground Zero. This 240 mile relay, the 9/11 Promise Run, is organized by Jennifer DePoto who states that this run is, “an effort to honor the lives lost; the emergency personnel who responded with the greatest of courage; the folks today that continue to fight for this country’s safety and freedom, here and abroad; and the children and families who were directly impacted by 9/11.” Download: PRESS RELEASE - 9-11 RUN FROM PENTAGON TO GROUND ZERO GETS BOOST FROM NEW JERSEY FIREFIGHTERS.pdf
The Elizabeth Fire Department will again honor the men and women of the Fire and EMS Divisions at 11AM on May 4, 2017, which is the Feast of St. Florian and International Firefighters' Day. The celebration will take place in Council Chambers at Elizabeth City Hall. It will be followed by a light lunch and refreshments at City Tavern for active members, retired members, honorees, and the family of honorees ONLY.
Logistics Plan for Viewing & Funeral for Chief Louis Kelly
Viewing – Monday, December 19, 2016 – 1600-2100hrs
Higgins & Bonner Funeral Home
582 Springfield Ave.
Parking is limited at Higgins & Bonner.
After 1700hrs reserve Higgins & Bonner parking lot for family and friends.
ELIZABETH, NJ – September 2, 2016 – Between August 8th and 14th of this year nearly 6.9 trillion gallons of rain fell on the state of Louisiana with an unfathomable 31.39 inches in a single day. The storm system that hit the region resulted in $30 million in damages; 60,000 homes destroyed; 20,000 rescues; and 13 dead. The Red Cross has called the flood the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy. This is when Fernando Rodrigues and TMX Intermodal stepped in. Download: PRESS RELEASE - FIREFIGHTERS POLICE AND COMMUNITY BAND TOGETHER TO HELP LOUISIANA FLOOD VICTIMS.pdf
NJ.com — ELIZABETH — Police say they've busted the thief who stole a donation can for a teen battling cancer from a city bakery – and the city's police and fire unions have stepped up to more than replace the stolen funds.
The Feb. 15 surveillance video from Alkazar Bakery shows a woman in dark clothing swipe a large plastic jug that had roughly $350 in donations for Kevin Blanco, a 16-year-old from Kearny battling stage three Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Police used that video and other intelligence to charge Jessica Lopez, 27, of Elizabeth with the crime, according to Deputy Chief John Brennan.
ELIZABETH, NJ – December 24, 2015 – With just days to spare Elizabeth Firefighters completed their yearly holiday benevolence. Every step of the way, at each ward’s tree lighting, at each special improvement district’s tree lighting, firefighters encountered a jolly man in a red suit, and even gave him a ride on a fire engine on a few occasions. This man, affectionately known as Santa Claus, brought smiles to the children of the city and inspired members to continue his work throughout the month.
FMBA Local 9 started the season off by donating toys to Ryan's Toy Roundup held again at Suspenders Restaurant and Pub. This yearly event honors the life of Ryan Faella, the late cousin of Local 9's members, Edward Sisk IV and Nicholas Sisk. “This is always a great event to start the season with because it honors a member of our extended firefighter family and puts into perspective what this season of giving is all about,” said Vice President David Bialas. The toys from Ryan’s Toy Roundup are donated to multiple charities in Elizabeth and around Union County.
Download: PRESS RELEASE - ELIZABETH FIREFIGHTERS RACE SANTA TO DELIVER HOLIDAY CHEER.pdf
ELIZABETH, NJ – November 26, 2015 – Throughout the week members of Elizabeth Firefighters FMBA Local 9 planned multiple events to help make Thanksgiving more enjoyable for those in the community. After a trying month in which firefighters responded to one of the city’s largest multi-agency incidents in recent years Local 9 members showed their resolve and dedication to the community during this week of thanks. Download: PRESS RELEASE - FIREFIGHTERS CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING WITH ELIZABETH COMMUNITY.pdf
NJFMBA - Elizabeth - A rally by the NJFMBA will be held Monday, November 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Elizabeth Fire Department Headquarters, 411 Irivington Ave. The rally will include a press conference by federal, state, and local officials who are in favor of Congress extending and funding the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 including New Jersey Senator Corey Booker and Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. Download: NJFMBA-release-11-23-15.pdf
WABC - ELIZABETH - One person is dead, 15 injured following an explosion at a house in New Jersey. A person who was earlier unaccounted for has been found safe.
The blast happened at 8 a.m. Wednesday on Magnolia Avenue between Catherine Street and the Route 1 overpass in Elizabeth. A "gas episode" is the cause of the explosion, said Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage; the investigation continues.
ELIZABETH, NJ – September 18, 2015 – Members of Elizabeth Firefighters FMBA Local 9 were on hand Friday to make sandwiches for the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. This initiative was part of Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s 3rd Annual Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation program. This month long event usually takes place in August, but due to the immense support and participation this year firefighters had to wait until September for their opportunity to combat hunger in the City of Elizabeth. Download: PRESS RELEASE - ELIZABETH FIREFIGHTERS COMBAT FIRE AND HUNGER.pdf