Podcast by New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association
Episode 60. The Local Spotlight: FMBA Local 228 West Orange Fire Officers
In this episode, FMBA Nation host, Bill Brower, talks with FMBA Local 228 President Frank Noborine and Vice President Abdur Yasin about vaccine mandates, layoffs, contract negotiations and some other happenings in their Local. If you would like to feature your local on a podcast episode, please email email@example.com.
Episode 59. Fire Apparatus Supply Chain and Procurement with Dave Russell from Fire and Safety Services
FMBA Nation host, Bill Brower, sat down with Dave Russell, owner of Fire and Safety Services, and discusses the supply chain management and procurement issues that the fire service is currently facing. Dave's insight and knowledge is very valuable to any department that is currently looking to purchase new fire apparatus.
Episode 58. Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (DCRP) PFRSNJ with Matt Lubin
In this episode, FMBA Nation host Bill Brower speaks with PFRSNJ Trustee, Matt Lubin, about the DCRP - Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, and how it affects the Tier 2 and Tier 3 members of the PFRSNJ. For anyone that has 14 years or less in the PFRSNJ, this is a must listen to episode to educate you on the DCRP enrollment, contribution rates, salary limit, and more.
Episode 57. 20 Years of the Gift From Captain Buscio Program
In this episode, FMBA Nation host Bill Brower talks with Donna Buscio and Dr. Garcia about the 20th Anniversary of the Gift From Captain Buscio program. The program has provided so many first responders in NJ with exceptional care and so many lives have been saved as a result of the comprehensive physical exam. All current and retired firefighters, police, and emergency responders, and their officers are invited to participate in the program throughout the State of New Jersey. They will then have opportunity to receive confidential comprehensive cardiovascular and pulmonary medical evaluations.
Episode 56. 24 Hours Inside the President’s White House Bunker on 9-11-01
In this episode, FMBA Nation host Bill Brower talks with the 126th NJ FMBA September Convention keynote speaker Lt. Col. Robert Darling, USMC (Ret.), about his incredible story of adversity and crisis management as he spent 24 hours inside the the POTUS' White House Bunker on 9-11-01. Lt. Col. Darling was the White House Airlift Operations Officer who, during the attack on America on 9/11/01, responded to the underground White House Bunker Complex and stood shoulder to shoulder with America’s highest leaders as they made unprecedented crisis leadership decisions on behalf of all Americans.
Episode 55. How to discharge federal student loan debt
In this episode, FMBA Nation host Bill Brower, sits with Rob Garrison, Legal Counsel for the PFRSNJ, and talks about federal student loan forgiveness for public service employees. Rob runs through the steps you need to take to see if you qualify, and how to convert your current older federal loans to direct loans for the discharge. The deadline to convert the loans is October 31st, 2022 and you can find out if you are eligible for the program by visiting www.studentaid.gov