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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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      November 15, 2017: Labor/Management Forum

      CONVENTION ALERT ______________________________________________________ On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the 3rd day of the convention we will be hosting a Labor/Management Forum in conjunction with the Connecticut Career Fire Chiefs, Rich Paris, President, Boston Firefighters, Local 718 and Commissioner Joseph Finn, Boston Fire Department.
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      Governor's Veto Message

      ALL MEMBERS- Please check Capitol Report for the Governor's entire veto message of the toxic Republican budget.
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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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      May 31, 2017: Senate GOP: Overhauling labor laws would save more than concessions

      THIS IS WHAT WE [MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT] NEED TO FIGHT IN HARTFORD!!!!
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      Addiction Treatment Facility Exclusively for IAFF Members

      Addiction Treatment Facility Exclusively for IAFF Members Tragedy and trauma are an everyday reality for fire fighters and paramedics, and can lead to behavioral health issues, including addiction, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. A host of additional behavioral health issues can also emerge, including anxiety, depression and even suicide.
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      Right to Work...isn't

      The contract below is a direct result of "Right to Work" in Wisconsin.
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      February 3, 2017: Thank you from Local S-15

      I would like to thank Rick Hart UPFFA Lobbyist for his hard work and reaching out to our Local with the information we needed. It shows that the hard work of Vice President Christopher Albani, Myself and ALL  of the IAFF LOCAL S-15 Members who came to the Capital today and represented their Departments. We had a Member from all of our location 's today.
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      IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

      IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery NOTE: The web site, IAFFRecoveryCenter.com, is still in progress. Contact the center at (855) 900-8437. The Facebook post to the right was written by Indian River County, FL Local 2201 member and Battalion Chief David Dangerfield just hours before his death by suicide on October 15, 2016.
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      SAVE THE DATES!!

      Monday, January 22, 2018
      New Union Officer Orientation: 9:30 a.m. – 12 Noon
      OPEN TO ALL NEWLY ELECTED UNION OFFICERS OF THE UPFFA AFFILIATED LOCALS
      [Location: VFW, 83 South Street, West Hartford]

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      Monday, January 22, 2018
      1st Congressional District Members:

      New Member Orientation: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
      Bristol - Local 773
      Ct. Police & Fire - Local S-15

      Cromwell - Local 4662
      East Hartford - Local 1548

      UTC Aerospace Systems, Local I-88
      Hartford - Local 760
      Manchester - Local 1579
      Pratt & Whitney - Local I-69
      Southington - Local 203
      West Hartford - Local 1241

      [Location: VFW, 83 South Street, West Hartford]

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      Tuesday, January 23, 2018
      2nd Congressional District Members:

      New Member Orientation: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
      Colchester – Local 3831
      East Lyme – Local 3377
      Enfield – Local 3912
      Groton – Local 1964
      Ledyard –Local 3167
      Mansfield – Local 4120
      Mashantucket – Local 4746
      Montville – Local 3386
      New London – Local 1522
      Norwich – Local 892
      Poquonnock Bridge – Local 2704
      Somers – Local 4284
      Suffield – Local 3565
      Thompsonville – Local 3059
      Tolland – Local 3954
      Waterford – Local 4629
      Willimantic - Local 1033 
      [Location: Norwich Fire Headquarters, 10 North Thames Street]

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      Tuesday, January 23, 2018
      3rd Congressional District Members:

      New Member Orientation: 6:30 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.
      Allingtown, Local 1198
      Branford – Local 2533
      East Haven – Local 1205
      Guilford – Local 4177
      Hamden – Local 2687
      Middletown – Local 1073
      Milford – Local 944
      Milford Dispatchers –Local 4260
      Naugatuck – Local 1219
      North Haven – Local 2987
      Sikorsky – Local - I-68
      South Fire District - Local 3918
      Stratford – Local 998
      Wallingford – Local 1326
      West Haven 911 Dispatchers - Local 5127
      West Haven – Local 1198
      [Location: Stevens Heights Firehouse (2nd floor), 99 Meloy Road, West Haven] 

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      Wednesday, January 24, 2018
      4th Congressional District Members:

      New Member Orientation: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
      Bridgeport - Local 834
      Easton - Local 1426
      Fairfield – Local 1426
      Greenwich – Local 1042
      New Canaan – Local 3224
      Norwalk – Local 830
      Ridgefield – Local 1739
      Westport – Local 1081
      Wilton – Local 2233 
      [Location: Norwalk Fire Headquarters, 121 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk]

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      Wednesday, January 24, 2018
      5th Congressional District Members:

      New Member Orientation: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
      Danbury – Local 801
      Farmington - Local 3103
      Litchfield Dispatchers – Local 4419
      Meriden – Local 1148
      New Britain - Local 992
      Northwest Telecommunicators – Local 5146
      Torrington – Local 1567
      Waterbury - Local 1339
       [Location: Waterbury Fire Fighters, Local 1339, 1551 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury]

      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.

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

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      Rick Hart, UPFFA Director of Legislative & Political Affairs

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      Dave Martin, Fire Chief, Waterbury Fire Department

      20th UPFFA Biennial Post Convention Survey/Evaluation - Please click on Survey to complete the form

      Reflections from the:

      2017 20th UPFFA Biennial Convention

      Foxwoods Resorts & Casino

      November 13-15, 2017

      This year’s convention we had 100 registered delegates, which featured a number of guests: Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, General President Harold Schaitberger, General Secretary Treasurer Ed Kelly, [Videos from - U. S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U. S. Senator Chris Murphy, U. S. Representative John B. Larson
      U. S. Representative Joe Courtney, U. S. Representative Rosa L. DeLauro
      U. S. Representative Jim Himes, U. S. Representative Elizabeth Esty]

      Secretary of State Denise Merrill, Attorney General George Jepsen
      State Representative Joe Aresimowicz, State Representative Michael D'Agostino
      Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner, Department of Emergency Services
      & Public Protection, Jeffrey Morrissette, Ct. Fire Academy, State Fire Administrator
      Bill Higgins, Director of Training, Ct. Fire Academy

      David Billings, Chief Manchester Fire-Rescue-EMS, President, Ct. Career Fire ChiefsFred Garrity, Executive Director, Ct. United Ride
      James “Skip” Thomas, President, Hundred Club of Connecticut

      William E. Sydenham, Jr., Managing Director, Hundred Club of Connecticut
      Bill Higgins, Director of Training, Ct. Fire Academy
      Joe Finn, Commissioner, Boston Fire Department
       Rich Paris, President, Boston Fire Fighters, Local 718,
      During the convention Robert Milie, President, Savannah Professional Fire Fighters & Vice President, Georgia Professional Fire Fighters, provided an overview on “Right to Work” v. “Collective Bargaining” to the delegates

       The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut would like to extend our appreciation to the number of Vendors and Sponsors who participated in making the 20th Biennial Convention a huge success!!  

       On Monday, November 13, 2017 Hamden Fire Fighters, Local 2687 & North Haven Fire Fighters, Local 2987 hosted a Reception for the Delegates

      On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 attendees attended the IAFF Educational classes, which included topics on: Generational Differences, Internal Local Communications
      Increasing Membership Participation, Advance Skills for Negotiators
       

      On November 14, 2017 Connecticut Fire Fighters PAC hosted a reception for the Delegates 

      On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 the following events took place:
      Dr. Mary O’Connor, Director of Musculoskeletal Care, Yale New Haven, provided a presentation and demonstration on Firefighter Physical Fitness, that the hospital and UPFFA of Ct., have developed. Labor/Management Forum – “Working Together for the Connecticut Fire Service” Attended by - Delegates, Connecticut Career Fire Chiefs – Topics included; Legal Issues, Legislation, Centralized Testing for Entry-Level, Cancer Prevention, Behavioral Health, Pension & Benefit Changes

      [L to R]: Peter S. Carozza, President, UPFFA of Connecticut, John Rosa, Past President, Local 1739, Edward Marchitto, President, Local 1739, Rick Lawlor, Past President, Local 1739, Mike Moore, Past President, Local 1739

      THANK YOU

      The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut would like to thank all our supporters who made this year’s golf tournament a huge success.

      Our original date was canceled due to rain but that did not stop the over 144 golfers and corporate sponsors to come back on May 30th for a great day of golf, lunch, and dinner.

      Thank you to everyone who participated and hope to see you all next year.

      Very truly yours,

       

      Peter S. Carozza, Jr.
      President, UPFFA of Ct.

       

                

      ONE VOICE UNITED FOR CONNECTICUT FIRE FIGHTERS


      IAFF Legislative Conference
      Washington, DC
      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.

      Great Job!!

      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.

      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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      November 15, 2017: Waterbury Fire Fighters, Local 1339 check presentation to the IAFF Disaster Relief Fund - $12,250.00

       [L to R]: Peter S. Carozza, President, UPFFA of Connecticut, Joseph Bogdanski, Secretary, Local 1339, IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer Ed Kelly, IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger 


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