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      June 2, 2018: MDA Muscle Walk

      The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be having its annual Muscle Walk on June 2nd at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Matt Abdifar, of New Britain Local 992 has created a Muscle Walk Team named, IAFF Fire Fighters.
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      Download: MDA Muscle Walk.pdf

      Bill Status Report-Feb. 14, 2018

      Bill Status Report for 2/14/2018   Bill Title & Info Status * HB 5003 An Act Exempting Smoke Detectors And Carbon Monoxide Detectors From The Sales And Use Taxes. Rep.
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      Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants

      Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month.
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      Bipartisan Budget Summary

      Here is a brief summary of the bipartisan budget passed by the Legislature last week. The Governor has until Wednesday Novermber 1 to sign or veto it.
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      Letter from General President Harold A. Schaitberger

      To All IAFF Affiliate Leaders, We need your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. Over the last several weeks, you've seen our members in action in response to Hurricane Harvey, working around the clock to rescue literally tens of thousands of civilians, while risking their own lives and knowing their own homes were likely damaged or destroyed.
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      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut

      &

      Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters

      SAVE THE DATES

      Health & Safety Seminar
      December 5, 6, 7, 2018
      Foxwoods Resorts & Casino

      DETAILS TO FOLLOW

      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut

      ONE MESSAGE ONE UNITED VOICE

      Working Every Day For Connecticut’s Fire Fighters on the Local, State and National Levels

      Thank You

      Thank you to our IAFF 3rd District Vice President Jay Colbert and the leadership of IAFF Local's affiliated with the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut for all your support with three recent major events

      IAFF Legislative Conference Washington, DC
      UPFFA Legislative Breakfast Washington, DC

      UPFFA Fire Ops, Hartford Training School
      UPFFA Legislative Breakfast and Lobby Day, Ct State Capitol

       

      Fraternally,
       

      Peter S. Carozza
      President
      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut

      March 7, 2018: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Legislative Breakfast, in the Library of Congress Washington, D.C. – Peter S. Carozza, Pres., UPFFA of Ct., Ed Kelly, General Secretary-Treasurer, IAFF, Harold Schaitberger, General President, IAFF – along with Connecticut Fire Fighters members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut.

      Great meeting this morning with Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy, Representatives Larson, Courtney, DeLauro, Himes, and Esty, all attending today.

      Thank you to our Congressional Delegation for supporting Fire Fighters.

      Connecticut Fire Fighters members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association  of Connecticut meeting with our Connecticut Delegation Staff in Washington, DC on Fire Fighters Issues.

      On Wednesday, March 7th, the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut will host a breakfast with Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy Representatives Larson, Courtney, DeLauro, Himes, and Esty.

      Also attending General President Harold Schaitberger, General Secretary-Treasurer Ed Kelly, and Third District Vice President Jay Colbert.

      Working to protect Connecticut Fire Fighters on the Local, State and National Levels.  

      A special thank you to Congressman Joe Courtney a great supporter of Fire Fighters 

      [L-R] Jason Diaz, President Hartford Fire Fighters Local 760, Congressman Courtney, Peter Carozza, President Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut, Sean Lennon, President, Bristol Fire Fighters, Local 773

      A special thank you to Congressman John Larson for his long-standing support of Fire Fighters 

      [L-R] Jason Diaz, President, Hartford Fire Fighters, Local 760, Sean Lennon, President, Bristol Fire Fighters, Local 773, Congressman John Larson, Peter Carozza, President, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut 


      It was great to see my good friend Dominick Barbera, IAFF 12th District Vice President Emeritus an outstanding labor leader and true gentleman along with Mark Ouellette, IAFF Eastern Trustee at the IAFF Executive Board Meeting 

      [L-R} Mark Ouellette, IAFF Eastern Trustee, Dominick Barbera, IAFF 12th District Vice President Emeritus, Peter S. Carozza, President, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut.

      South Fire District Fire Department, Promotions:

      [L-R} Nick Fischer, President, Local 3918, Fire Fighter James Mastroianni, Promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal & Vice President, Local 3918, Fire Fighter James Trzaski, Promoted to Training Captain,  Peter S. Carozza, President, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut.

      CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK HART

       


      We are proud to announce that Rick Hart was one of three IAFF members selected to attend the Harvard University Trade Union intensive six-week program in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

      Congratulations, Rick on graduating from this most prestigious program today.

      Rick is the current Director of Legislative and Political Affairs for the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut, IAFF, and Deputy Fire Chief and member of Local 1339, IAFF Waterbury, Connecticut.

      Rick continues to do an outstanding job all year long representing Connecticut's Fire Fighters at our State Capitol in Hartford. His background, experience, and professionalism have earned him the respect from legislators from both political parties.

      Great job Rick and thank you for all you do for Fire Fighters in Connecticut.

      Fraternally,

      Peter S. Carozza
      President
      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut 

      On Monday, January 26, 2018, the Fairfield Fire Fighters, Local 1426 Charitable Foundation visited the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven to present our check in the amount of $17,550. All the proceeds from this year’s Santa Express were donated to the Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer. Money donated in Charlie Capalbo honor who is currently battling cancer. 

      Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s event a huge success.

      Photo Left-Right: Peter S. Carozza, President, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, Justin Renda, Pete Krajcsik, Matt Striebe, Charlie Capalbo, Joe Rainis, Bob Smith, Jenny Capalbo, Anthony Capalbo, Peter Parente from the Tommy Fund 

      SAVE THE DATE

      Thursday, May 3, 2018

      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut
       Golf Tournament

      Chippanee Country Club 6 Marsh Rd, Bristol, Ct.
      REGISTRATION FORM

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      For additional UPFFA of Ct. Events please visit our calendar at - UPFFA Calendar

      On Monday, January 22, 2018, the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut held a New Union Officer Educational Program at the VFW in West Hartford, the program was attended by Seventy (70) members from the following Locals:

      Bridgeport, Local 834 - East Hartford, Local 1548
      Greenwich, Local 1042 -  Hartford, Local 760 

      Mansfield, Local 4120 -Milford, Local 944 
       Naugatuck, Local 1219 - New London, Local 1522
      Norwalk, Local 830 – Norwich, Local 892
      Northwest Telecommunicators, Local 5146|
      Pratt & Whitney, Local I-69

      Wallingford, Local 1326 - Waterbury, Local 1339
      West Haven 911 Dispatchers, Local 5127
      West Hartford, Local 1241
      West Shore, Local 1198 
       Wilton, Local 2233 

      THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO FIGHT:

      "At the end of the day other states do not have to participate in collective bargaining for their health care issues," O'Leary said. "We’re suggesting it’s very difficult in the state of Connecticut under the current labor agreements and under binding arbitration.”

      CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

      HARTFORD, CT — Leadership of the state’s largest municipal lobby told a task force Tuesday that pensions and health care benefits should not be part of collective bargaining for municipal employees.

      OUR MUNICIPAL LEADERS WANT TO STEAL OUR RIGHTS AND BENEFITS - WE ARE GOING TO FIGHT THIS WITH YOUR HELP.

      STAND BY FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON CALLS TO ACTION

      Uniformed

      Professional Fire Fighters Association

      Of Connecticut

      QUESTIONNAIRE FOR 2018 Candidates

      Tuesday, December 5, 2017
      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut
      Delegates Meeting - Hosted by Waterbury Fire Fighters, Local 1339

      IAFF Charter Presentation West Haven 911 Dispatchers, Local 5127
      [L-R] Ray Memmott, Vice Pres., Katie Vecellio, Pres., Peter S. Carozza, Pres., UPFFA of Ct.


      IAFF Charter Presentation Northwest Telecommunicators, Local 5146
      [L-R] Peter S. Carozza, Pres., UPFFA of Ct.. Valerie Graziano, Pres.,
                Chris Casey, Vice Pres.



       

      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.

      To All IAFF Affiliate Leaders: No one knows better than all of you that this union and our members have been under attack for a number of years now. Scott Walker, John Kasich, Chris Christie, their wealthy friends John Arnold, the Koch brothers, the Ricketts and many more are all on the offensive against us.
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      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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