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      Legislation to Repeal the Cadillac Tax Introduced

      Legislation to Repeal the Cadillac Tax Introduced In front of the Capitol steps, Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) on April 28 introduced H.R. 2050, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act.
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      April 4, 2015: Fresno Update - CAPTAIN DERN, FRESNO CALIFORNIA, LOCAL 753

      Captain Dern remains in critical condition. He has been breathing with the assistance of a ventilator since his surgery on Wednesday. His burns involve approximately 70% total body surface area (TBSA). The majority (approximately 50% TBSA) are full-thickness. Full-thickness burns require skin grafting procedures.
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      March 26, 2015:

      Thinking about going back to school? Kaplan University can help you shorten your path to a degree.
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      Download: IAFF_FebruaryEmail_022615_FINAL.pdf

      Fire Fighters Battling Cancer: New Awareness Campaign Aimed at Prevention

      Fire Fighters Battling Cancer: New Awareness Campaign Aimed at Prevention http://www.myfox28columbus.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Firefighters-Battling-Cancer-New-Awareness-Campaign-Aimed-at-Prevention-86441.shtml#.
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      May 11, 2015: 2015 MDA Boot Camp

      Last year we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the International Association of Fire Fighter’s commitment to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  We made a promise to stand with MDA and fight against muscle disease, until the battle was won and a cures and treatments were found for these terrible diseases.
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      Download: President Carozza - MDA letter 20150001.pdf , 2015BootCampRegistrationForm.pdf

      The IAFF 2015 Media Awards Contest

      The IAFF 2015 Media Awards Contest The International Association of Fire Fighters Media Awards Contest is conducted annually to honor reporting and photography that best portray the courageous and dangerous work of professional fire fighters and emergency personnel in the United States and Canada.
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      February 3, 2015: Measle Precautions for First Responders

      Measle Precautions for First Responders According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 59 cases of the measles were reported in the United States between January 1 and January 16, 2015. The outbreak has been linked to an initial exposure at Disneyland Amusement Park in Anaheim, California.
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      FCC Reverses Course, Puts Public Safety At Risk

      FCC Reverses Course, Puts Public Safety at Risk from IAFF in Action New federal rules to help locate wireless callers to 911 fail to incorporate important provisions which would have vastly improved the ability of fire fighters to locate indoor calls.
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      January 6, 2015: New OSHA Reporting Rules In Effect for 2015

      New OSHA Reportin Rules in Effect for 2015 http://www.constructionequipmentguide.
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      November 26, 2014: New London Fire Fighters, Local 1522 Returns to a Defined Benefit Pension Plan

      New London Firefighters Union, Local 1522 -  Returns to Defined Benefit Pension Plan and Expands Work with Amalgamated Bank https://www.amalgamatedbank.
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      President Carozza with Mike Passero in New London on November 6, 2014
      Mike Passero announcing he is a candidate for Mayor of New London
      October 29-31, 2014 Health & Safety Seminar - Foxwoods
      Jointly sponsored by the UPFFA & RI State Firefighters
      Monday, November 24, 2014: UPFFA of Ct. & Ct. United Ride “Fund Distribution Ceremony”
      at Vazzy's Brick Oven on Broadbridge Ave., in Bridgeport, Ct.
      Monday, 11.24,14: UPFFA of Ct. & Ct. United Ride “Fund Distribution Ceremony” at Vazzy's
      Fred Garrity, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Peter S. Carozza
      [L-R] Mahlon Mitchell, State Pres Prof FF of Wisc., Peter S. Carozza Jr, Pres UPFFA of CT.,
      Joseph A. Andriole, VP Prof FF of RI, Robert K Neill Jr, Staff Rep Prof FF of RI
      August 28, 2014 Ct United Ride Dinner
      Bill Sydenham, Chris Tracy, Fred Garrity, George Jepsen, Robert Anthony, and Faith Douglas
      UPFFA of Ct., Delegates, Alternates, and Guests attending the 2014 52nd IAFFConvention in Cincinna
      52nd IAFFConvention
      Monday, May 19, 2014
      Governor Malloy & President Carozza welcoming everyone to the UPFFA of Ct. Golf Tournament at the Oronoque Country Club, Stratford
      Governor Malloy, President Carozza. Treasurer Anthony UPFFA of Ct. Golf Tournament
      May 19, 2014

      2015 UPFFA OF CT. GOLF TOURNAMENT

      I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors & 160 Golfers who made our Golf Tournament on Monday, April 27th a huge success.

      Again, thank you 

      Peter S. Carozza, Jr.
      President

      IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!

      ALL UPFFA OF CT. MEMBERS ARE URGED TO CALL THEIR REPRESENTATIVES

      TO SUPPORT HB 5871/CANCER

      LEGISLATION

      Fraternally,

      Peter S. Carozza
      President

       

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      Immediate Action Required!

      HB 5871 is moving to the floor of the House for a vote in the near future.

      We need the following:

      The following legislators have signed on as co-sponsors:

      Co-sponsors of HB-5871:

      Rep. Michelle L. Cook, 65th Dist.
      Rep. Theresa W. Conroy, 105th Dist.
      Rep. Linda A. Orange, 48th Dist.

      Rep. Peggy Sayers, 60th Dist.
      Rep. Kevin Ryan, 139th Dist.
      Rep. Jeffrey J. Berger, 73rd Dist.
      Rep. Susan M. Johnson, 49th Dist.
      Rep. Terry Backer, 121st Dist.
      Rep. Larry B. Butler, 72nd Dist.
      Rep. Emmett D. Riley, 46th Dist.
      Rep. Selim G. Noujaim, 74th Dist.
      Rep. James Albis, 99th Dist.
      Rep. Philip J. Miller, 36th Dist.
      Rep. Kelly J.S. Luxenberg, 12th Dist.
      Rep. Jay M. Case, 63rd Dist.
      Rep. Caroline Simmons, 144th Dist.
      Rep. Sean Scanlon, 98th Dist.
      Rep. David Zoni, 81st Dist.
      Rep. John K. Hampton, 16th Dist.
      Rep. Matthew Lesser, 100th Dist.
      Rep. Robert Sanchez, 25th Dist.
      Rep. Fred Camillo, 151st Dist.
      Rep. Mike Bocchino, 150th Dist.
      Sen. Art Linares, 33rd Dist.
      Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, 133rd Dist.
      Rep. Edwin Vargas, 6th Dist.
      Rep. Mike Demicco, 21st Dist.
      Rep. Linda M. Gentile, 104th Dist.
      Rep. Jeff Currey, 11th Dist.
      Rep. Russell A. Morin, 28th Dist.
      Rep. Robyn A. Porter, 94th Dist.
      Sen. Danté Bartolomeo, 13th Dist.
      Rep. David Arconti, 109th Dist.
      Rep. Ben McGorty, 122nd Dist.
      Rep. Joseph C. Serra, 33rd Dist.

      If your legislator is NOT on this list, you need to contact them and get them to sign on as a co-sponsor as soon as possible.

      This is critical!!

      The Uniformed Professional Firefighters of Connecticut would like to thank the following locals who traveled to Washington, DC to attend the IAFF Legislative Conference this week.

      Bristol Local 773 - Ct Fire-S-15 - Danbury Local 801 
      Fairfield Local 1426 - Greenwich Local 1042
      Hamden Local 2687 - Hartford Local 760
      Manchester Local 1579 - Middletown Local 1073
      New Britain Local 992 - Norwalk Local 830
      Stratford Local 998 - Waterbury Local 1339


      Representative's from the above mentioned locals on Monday were briefed on issues such as Funding for SAFER and FIRE Grants, Protecting Public Sector Pensions, Excise Tax on High Cost Health Plans, 9/11 Responder Health and Compensation, Toxic Flame Retardants and Waiving the 10% Early Distribution Penalty and also heard from a number of elected Officials from both sides of the  isle including remarks  from Vice President Joe Biden.

      Monday afternoon they traveled to the U.S. Capitol to meet with staff from Representative Larson, Courtney, DeLauro, Himes and Esty.

      In a true demonstration of unity 35 delegates representing the above local and all Ct Fire Fighters did an outstanding job in presenting positions on the above mentioned issues.

      On Tuesday delegate s listened to a number of potential presidential candidates followed by a reception sponsored by the IAFF where delegates were able to meet and network with other IAFF leaders from across our country

      On Wednesday Ct delegates attended a breakfast at the U.S. Capitol sponsored by the UPFFA of CT.

      Attendees listened to remarks from Senators Blumenthal and Murphy.  They also had a frank and informal discussion with our General President who also attended.

      Following breakfast delegates visited the offices of Senators Blumenthal and Murphy to continue our lobbying efforts.

      Outstanding job to all.

      Ct Fire fighters can be proud of the representation of the above mentioned locals.

      Job well done!

      Fraternally,

      Peter S. Carozza
      President
       

      The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, Congratulates the UCONN Women’s Basketball Team on their 10th National NCAA Championship

      NCPERS FAMILY PROTECTION PLUS ATTENTION UPFFA OF CT. RETIREES RECENTLY YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE MAILING CONCERNING THE NCPERS FAMILY PROTECTION PLUS PROGRAM, THE CUTOFF DATE FOR RETIREES TO ENROLL IS APRIL 30, 2014, IF YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED THE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JANE McCARTHY AT 860.953.3200.

      The Hundred Club of Connecticut is a charitable, non-profit, tax exempt organization which provides financial assistance to families of police officers, correction officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty. The club consists of over 2400 members from all walks of life who are committed to this objective

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      "AMERICA'S BRAVEST" License Plate Program. You can support the UPFFA at the State Capitol by showing Professional Fire Fighter solidarity every day!
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      The 15th Annual CT United Ride Sunday August 30, 2015

      On behalf of the UPFFA of CT, Thank You All! It is your support that keeps the CT United Ride and everything that it stands for, to yearly being one of the regional highlights of the riding season.

      Please “Like” our page on Facebook – “The CT United Ride” and keep up with local events that we all support.

      Check out the SPECIAL OFFER BELOW!   Mark your calendars with Dates to Remember!

      Saturday August 29, 2015 (not required, but we do recommend this to avoid long lines on Ride day)

      Pre-Registration Event for the 15th Annual CT United Ride Sponsored by the UPFFA of CT. The Pre-Registration will be held at Captains Cove Marina, Bostwick Ave in Bridgeport CT from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Cost is $25 per ea. person. www.ctunitedride.com or contact Fred Garrity info@ctunitedride.com

      Sunday August 30, 2015, The 15th Annual CT United Ride – CT’s largest 9/11 tribute Sponsored by the UPFFA of CT. 60 mile police and fire escorted ride thru Fairfield County. Registration opens at 8:30 am at 10 Norden Place in Norwalk, get off Exit 17 on I-95. Tribute Ceremony begins at 10:30 and the ride leaves directly after. Cost is $25 per ea. person. Vendors, Food and Music at Seaside Park Bridgeport. More Info at www.ctunitedride.com or contact Fred Garrity info@ctunitedride.com

      ***Please help us support The Ride Against Child Abuse May 17th and bring your friends to help support prevention, education, and the families being cared for in the Safe Houses!

      The CT United Ride and Fred Garrity Jr are proud to support the Center for Family Justice

      and The Ride Against Child Abuse, so…..

      SPECIAL OFFER!  Anyone who attends the Ride Against Child Abuse on May 17th will be entitled to receive VIP bracelets in the Lead Reserved Section for this year’s 15th annual CT United Ride in August!

      It’s This Coming Sunday

      Sunday May 17, 2015 join us - The 3rd Annual Ride Against Child Abuse – Poker Run for The Center for Family Justice to help prevent and support victims of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence. Registration Opens / Ride start 9:00 am to 11:00 am at 753 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604. Ride 50 miles thru beautiful Fairfield County. Lunch at The German Club is from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Prizes, Raffles, Food, Music. Sponsors Vendors welcome. Cost is $25 for Rider, $15 for passenger, if passenger is playing Poker its $25. Contact Pam Dougherty The CFJ (203) 334-6154 or Fred Garrity. 203-257-2176

      Please Register your email with us and receive event updates and discounts offered for our riders only!

      Sign in at www.ctunitedride.com and register your email today to help save on our mailing costs. Thank You 


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      FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC:  The Town of East Hartford is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Applicants must be 18 years old and have a HS diploma (or GED). To be eligible to take the written test, you will need a photo identification and must meet the following criteria:

      • A State of CT Paramedic license (or National Registry paramedic certification) or Proof (letter from college) of expected completion of a Paramedic program by December 2015.
      • A CPAT certificate received after March 2014 or proof of registration with a licensed CPAT Center.

        Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015.

        For more information and application packet click here.  

      or contact Town of East Hartford Human Resources at:  860-291-7221

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