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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!
Peter S. Carozza
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