We enrich our community by supporting the families of law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel in the event of their death or injury. We ensure our future by providing scholarships and assistance to agencies which protect us.
In 1985, J. Fletcher Creamer Sr. and Colonel Clinton Pagano began The 200 Club of Bergen County. Thirty years later we are guided by the same principles in making significant contributions to the advancement of The 200 Club. Today, your annual dues of $250 have funded and will continue to fund the Clubs staple programs such as:
- Scholarship Program – More than $1 million in scholarships awarded to our active roster of 35 students
- Action Program (Killed in the Line of Duty) – More than $400,000 in Death Benefits and other financial support to fallen and severely injured public servants.
- Appropriations Program – More than $900,000 in grants for equipment and education programs to Police, Fire and EMS departments throughout Bergen County.
- Valor Awards – Honored more than 500 men and women who have gone above and beyond the call of duty though their heroic actions or dedication to serving their communities.
- 9-11 Memorial/Wall of Heroes Memorial – Located at the Law and Public Safety Institute in Mahwah both memorials honor all of our Bergen County public servants who lost their lives in the service to others.
- 9-11 WTC Fund – Raised more than $300,000 for Bergen County public servants affected by September 11th.
The 200 Club is proud to have supported Bergen County’s Fire, Police, and EMS departments through our Appropriations Program for the past 30 years. Awarding over $1 million dollars in grant money, we have helped to secure needed equipment and programs to enable our dedicated First Responders to perform their jobs more safely and efficiently. These are just a small portion of Departments that received grant money.
- The Westwood Volunteer Ambulance Corps received a matching grant to help in the purchase of a Vital Signs Monitor which allows for continuous measurement of the patients vitals during transport.
- Township of Washington Volunteer Fire Department received full funding for a Jack Stabilization System and Crash Bag kit. These jacks are used to gain quick access to accident victim’s that are trapped in the vehicle which involves extrication and vehicle stabilization. This kit is quickly deployed and operated.
- Northvale Police Department received start- up funding for their development of a Junior Police Academy. This program is geared for Grade 7 and 8 with a criteria that inspires young people in good citizenship by educating them about the Criminal Justice system.
- Teaneck Police Department received a matching grant to help in the funding to upgrade the radio communications where issues of “dead zones” existed, plaguing police officers, ambulance members and other personnel while in the new Emergency Department of Holy Name Medical Center.
- Hackensack Fire Department received a grant for the purchase of a Fire Curtain. The sealing of a failed window with a Fire Curtain eliminates the Blow-Torch of oxygen fulling fire down public hallways of Residential Apartment and Office Buildings three stores or higher.
- Lyndhurst Fire Department received a matching grant for a T4 Thermal Imaging Camera. This piece of equipment allows firefighters to see areas of heat through smoke, darkness and or heat-permeable barriers.