Retired North Hudson Firefighter Dominick "Donny" Marino Receives Posthumous Award
By RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor | February 01, 2021 | NEW JERSEY
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Photo by DAVE VELEZIn January, retired North Hudson Firefighter Dominick "Donny" Marino posthumously received the 2020 IAFF Local Leadership Award.
Retired North Hudson Firefighter Dominick "Donny" Marino loved being a firefighter and representing firefighters throughout the state. He served as vice president and then president of North Hudson Local 3950 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). That was followed by becoming president of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey (PFANJ) in 2008.
While conducting union business on the phone on April 14th, 2020, his heart stopped. He was second to none in his dedication for improving firefighter's working conditions, and for their families.
After his retirement, Marino continued to serve as PFANJ president. Before becoming a member of the North Hudson regional department, he served with the North Bergen Fire Department.
In January, Marino posthumously received the 2020 IAFF Local Leadership Award for his dedication and leadership to the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey.
"He never backed down until victory was reached," said PFANJ Vice President Steve McConlogue, at the time of his death.
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