Four West Hudson firefighters awarded lifetime FMBA membership

Kearny and Harrison FMBA members, from left, Kearny Sergeant-at-Arms Stephen Levchak, President Juan Barroso, Vice President and State Delegate John Digravina and Harrison FMBA President Joseph Moscinski, received Life Membership from the New Jersey State FMBA at this year’s convention, which took place in late September in Atlantic City. Life membership is a huge honor, members say, because it demonstrates their hard work and commitment to their chosen profession. Our cap is tipped to all the new life members.

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