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      Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11, 2015: VETERANS Concert

      On Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11, our non-profit Veterans group Til Duty is Done, www.tdid.org, is hosting an all-day event at Mohegan Sun Casino.  Our organization was founded by West Point graduate and wounded/disabled combat veteran CPT Justin Nash.
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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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      March 26, 2015:

      Thinking about going back to school? Kaplan University can help you shorten your path to a degree.
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      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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      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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      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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      November 24, 2014: Ct. United Ride

      The UPFFA of Ct. is proud to announce the "Fund Distribution Ceremony" for monies raised from the 2014 Ct. United Ride, CT's largest 9/11 Tribute, that was held September 7, 2014. Both, Fred Garrity, Jr., Exec. Director of the event, and Peter S. Carozza, President of the UPFFA of Ct., along with invited elected officials distributed proceeds from the event totaling $40,500.
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      Tuesday, November 18, 2014: The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut visited the The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer | Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

      Tuesday, November 18, 2014: The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut visited the The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer | Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, attending on behalf of the UPFFA; Peter S. Carozza, President, Louis P. DeMici, Secretary, Chris Tracy, District Vice President, and James Kottage, District Vice President.
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      Fire Fighter Response to Ebola

      IAFF Urges Affiliates to Conduct Ebola Stand-downs https://flipboard.
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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 Connecticut Scholarship Recipients

      Michael C. Osiecki Memorial Scholarship
      Jonathan D. Sajdak, Bristol, Local 773

      George Crowley Memorial Scholarship
      Christina R. Santa Lucia, Waterbury, Local 1339
      Emily J. Olis, New Britain, Local 992
      Madison L. Smith, Wallingford, Local 1326
      John D. Nolan, Hartford, Local 760

      Congratulations and continued success!

      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
       

      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.
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