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New Jersey Supreme Court to Determine if Volunteer Firefighters Can Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Posted in Workers Compensation
As reported by the New Jersey Law Journal, the New Jersey Supreme Court has taken up the issue of whether a volunteer firefighter who was injured while responding to a fire should be awarded workers’ compensation benefits. The firefighter, Jennifer Kocanowski, is seeking to overturn an Appellate Division decision determining that, since she was unemployed… Continue Reading

Police, Fire Trucks Escort Critically-Injured Firefighter Home After Rehab

Posted in Uncategorized
As reported by NJ.com, a Newark Firefighter injured while battling a blaze in December left a rehabilitation facility on Thursday while being heralded in a ceremony by fellow firefighters and friends. Paul Leber, 38, checked out of the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and returned home to continue his recovery, officials said. Firefighters, friends, and officials… Continue Reading

Hamilton Mayor Talks Fire District Consolidation; Wants State Input

Posted in Shared Services/Consolodation
As reported by NJ.com, Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede met with the Township firefighters’ unions two years ago about consolidation and said she is pleased to finally see petitions going to taxpayers to start the process.  The mayor, though, believes the unions which are spearheading the effort should be seeking signatures in all districts, including District… Continue Reading

Hamilton Firefighter Unions Tout Plan For Fire District Consolidation

Posted in Shared Services/Consolodation
As reported by NJ.com, the Hamilton Township firefighters’ unions will start knocking on residents’ doors asking them to sign petitions calling for the consolidation of the Township’s nine fire districts into one force that would provide protection to the entire town.  The resolutions call for the dissolution of the district the taxpayers live in.  It’s… Continue Reading
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