BERGENFIELD, NJ -- Bergenfield Mayor Arvin Amatorio was joined recently by Councilman Rafael Maerte, Borough Administrator Corey Gallo, Fire Department Captain Robert Byrnes Jr., and Borough Risk Manager Ezio Altamura at the annual Bergen County Joint Insurance Fund (JIF) Safety Incentive Awards Ceremony, as he accepted the “Platinum Certificate of Achievement” on behalf of the borough. This is the JIF’s highest award and Bergenfield was one of only eight cities to receive it, given in recognition of the borough’s safe employee work environment as well as its exceptional training of staff.
“I was extremely honored and proud to receive this award on behalf of the borough,” said Mayor Amatorio of the award ceremony. “Bergenfield is consistently ranked as one of the safest places in America and our record speaks for itself…this is truly an ideal place where people feel comfortable and confident in raising their families.”
“This is a tremendous accomplishment and without question demonstrates our borough's continued pledge to educating our employees best practices and the value of workplace safety,” “Bergenfield has deservedly earned a reputation as being a community where both residents and employees can have peace of mind because of our professionalism, courtesy, and commitment to safety.”
Bergenfield is one of 38 cities who participate in the JIF, which is a consortium of cities that have regionalized to provide their own cost effective property and casualty insurance as well as workers compensation insurance. As the oldest municipal joint insurance fund in the state, the impetus of the regionalization effort is to avoid costly insurance premiums through risk management and safety programs. The JIF is regulated by the state’s Department of Banking and Insurance and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.