Brothers and Sisters,
In light of the fact that COVID-19 has placed first responders in the untenable position of fighting an invisible enemy which has severely adversely affected our health, NJFOP has successfully sought to have legislation introduced to address this issue. Our deepest thanks go out to Assemblywoman Carol A. Murphy for introducing A-3945 that extends eligibility for accidental disability and accidental death benefits to certain PFRS and PERS members who contract infectious diseases during public health emergency or state of emergency. The FOP is pushing to have this enacted as soon as possible.
Robert W. Fox, President