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HARTFORD – State and local politicians were training for a new role Monday. For one day only, they dressed and worked as firefighters, but the goal is that their understanding of the job will last much longer.
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut (UPFFA of CT) held its Fire Oops 101 Day at the Hartford Fire Department Training Center Monday morning. State representatives, town councilors and other officials were teamed up with career firefighters for a hands-on experience.
Monday, April 10, 2017: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut – FIRE OPS, Hartford Fire Training Academy
2017 Fire Ops Participants:
Senator Heather Sommers
Representative Stephanie Cummings
Representative Liz Linehan
Representative Lezlye Zupkus
Representative Mitch Bolinsky
Rich Hart, Waterbury Fire Department
David Sikes, Waterbury Fire Department
Ray Corbo, Waterbury Fire Department
Bill Unwin, Waterbury Fire Department
Dan Comen, Southington Fire Department
Angelo Alleano, Manchester Fire Department
Peter S. Carozza, President, UPFFA of Connecticut
Senator Henri Martin
Dr. Mary O’Connor, Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale
Lucy Sirico, Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale
Michael Bunko, Southington Fire Commissioner
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IAFF Legislative Conference
March 8-10, 2017
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Ct attended the IAFF Legislative Conference in Washington, DC to learn about national issues affecting Fire Fighters and to lobby our elected officials.
National issues such as Health and Safety, Protecting Public Sector Pensions, Mandatory Social Security, Healthcare, Cancer Registry just to name a few.
On Tuesday, March 7TH the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Ct Locals:
Ct. Police & Fire, Local S-15 - Bridgeport, Local 834 - Bristol, Local 773
Danbury, Local 801 - Fairfield, Local 1426 - Greenwich, Local 1042
Hamden, Local 2687 - Hartford, Local 760 - New Britain, Local 992
Stratford, Local 998 - Waterbury, Local 1339 met with staff members from the offices of Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy and Representative Larson , Courtney, DeLauro, Himes and Esty
On Wednesday, March 8th The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters hosted a breakfast at the U. S. Capitol to further lobby our entire Connecticut Delegation. Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy and Representatives Larson, Courtney, DeLauro, Himes and Esty all attended
General President Harold Schaitberger, General Secretary-Treasurer Ed Kelly, 3rd District Vice President Jay Colbert and IAFF Chief of Staff Jim Lee all attended
A special thanks to the locals from Connecticut who attended.
Peter S. Carozza, President
[L-R] Mark Horton, Secretary-Treasurer, Ohio Professional Fire Fighters, Mark Sanders, 8th District VP, General President Harold Schaitberger, Peter S. Carozza, Chairman, Federation of State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters
January 28, 2017
Dear Members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut:
Health and wellness of our firefighters remains at the core of our mission. We all understand that Firefighting is a high-risk occupation.
We are proud to keep our communities safe but we must also keep ourselves safe through healthy lifestyles. As a UPFFA of CT member, you are part of our family and your wellness matters to us. In November 2016 Dr. Mary O’Connor, Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine, joined us at the CT/RI Health, Safety & Labor Seminar held at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino. Many of us had the opportunity to learn about risks, nutrition, exercise and ways to stay healthy.
Please take this opportunity to view the video, ‘Promoting Health and Wellness of Fire Fighters’, featuring our own members as they explored an individualized health test. This program has been well-received and will be an integral part of the CMC Musculoskeletal Performance Laboratory, which is in the design phase.
Through our new partnership with CMC at YNHH – we can offer you an advanced individualized health testing at a reduced cost. Recognizing that for many of you this will be an out of pocket expense, we have a special firefighter price of $125 for treadmill and body composition testing (a $200 value). All information is confidential.
Please take 2 minutes to explore ‘Promoting Health and Wellness of Fire Fighters’ at Yale New Haven Health | Center for Musculoskeletal Care – Fire Fighters Video
For more information please contact: YalePerformanceLab@YNHH.org
In good health & Fraternally,
Peter Carozza, Jr.
President, UPFFA of CT
Dear UPFFA of Ct. Member:
We have developed a member questionnaire/survey; the purpose of this questionnaire/survey will enable the Officers, Executive Board, and Staff the ability to provide the highest level of service to our affiliated locals.
In filling out the questionnaire be sure to include your contact information, this will enable us to reach out to you in the event there is a question regarding your response.
We encourage our rank and file members to participate in the questionnaire.
Click here to access the questionnaire.
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.
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