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    Brothers and Sisters, A new novel and unvalidated approach to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been introduced named, “Heads Up CPR.” The IAFF presently does not support this procedure or associated equipment until further research can be performed.

    Over $2 billion in grant funding for the fiscal year 2023 is available for homeland security preparedness programs. These grant programs provide critical funding to help state officials prepare for, prevent, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism.

    Waterford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 4629: Waterford resident Natasha Dickenson was looking to obtain a bed shaker for her daughter Lexi who is hearing impaired.  She stopped into her local Waterford Fire Station and spoke with Chris Bonanno who then put her in contact with Waterford Bureau of Fire Prevention’s educator Kathleen Peterson.

    Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation  Presented a check for $35,200.00 to our friends at the Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer.

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    2024 UPFFA of Ct. Scholarship Recipients

    2024 George Crowley Memorial Scholarship

    Michael A. Mastroianni
    South Fire District, Local 3918, IAFF

    Hailey E. Ledas
    Hartford, Local 760, IAFF

    Payton E. Kyle
    Meriden, Local 1148, IAFF

    Cassandra E. Starbird
    Middletown, Local 1073, IAFF

    2024 Michael C. Osiecki Memorial Scholarship

    Gabrielle V. Thompson
    East Hartford, Local 1548, IAFF

    Again, on behalf of the Officers and members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, Congratulations and continued success.


    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut &
    Rhode Island State Association of
    Fire Fighters

    Health & Safety Seminar
    December 8-11, 2024 - Foxwoods Resort Casino - Fox Towers

    Your link is all set to share with your attendees.  https://book.passkey.com/go/RICTHealthSafetyConf

    The cut-off date is Monday, November 18, 2024!


    We are pleased to announce that the delegates assembled at the 23rd Peter S. Carozza UPFFA Biennial Convention held on November 13, 2023, at Foxwoods unanimously endorsed the following candidates for re-election at the 57th IAFF Biennial Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, August 2024:

    Edward A. Kelly, General President, IAFF

    Frank V. Lima, General Secretary-Treasurer, IAFF

    Jay Colbert, 3rd District Vice President, IAFF

    Mark S. Ouellette, Eastern Region Trustee, IAFF

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    CT Firefighters Seek New Cancer Protection with Access to Workers' Comp

    Today at our Affiliate Leadership Training Summit, I announced that the IAFF has retained three nationally recognized law firms to change regulatory standards, demand PFAS-free gear, and be available to be retained by members and families seeking compensation for PFAS-related illness.

    PFAS “forever chemicals” are in our protective gear and have been linked to cancer, the leading cause of fire fighter death. The toxic nature of PFAS puts our members at unnecessary risk, yet PFAS-free alternatives are not currently on the market. With today’s announcement, we now have three firms to join the immediate fight to keep our IAFF brothers and sisters safe.

    The chosen firms are Motley Rice LLC; Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC; and Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. Collectively, they have decades of experience representing fire fighters and other hardworking individuals. The IAFF Executive Board selected these firms following a thorough vetting process based on their commitment to fire fighters and their families, available resources, and ability to handle litigation at this level.

    They will help us:

    • Change the regulatory standards and systems that have enabled toxins in fire fighter protective turnout gear
    • Demand that all turnout gear be replaced with PFAS-free alternatives
    • Be available to be retained by members and their families to seek compensation for PFAS-related injuries

    The independent firms – collectively known as PFAS Law Firms – have established a website, PFASLawFirms.com, for members seeking information on the effort.

    We need to combat what is killing us. These firms have long fought for hardworking families who have been taken advantage of, including recovering billions of dollars for injured clients.

    This is the challenge of our generation – and I refuse to let it become a challenge for our children and their children. The IAFF will do whatever is necessary to remove PFAS from our gear, and protect the health of our members and the well-being of our families.

    Be You. Be Strong. Be Fire Fighters.

    Edward A. Kelly
    IAFF General President 

    UPFFA of Ct. President Peter Brown concerning House Bill 5501, An Act Concerning Alternative Physical Testing Requirements for Female Candidates for Firefighter Positions

    IAFF and Metro Chiefs Advise Members of Adverse Health Risks Linked to Fire Fighter Turnout Gear

    For Immediate Release:

    The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut Executive Board has voted unanimously to endorse the following candidates for the 2022 Connecticut Statewide Election:

    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut


    The PSLF program offers complete federal student loan forgiveness after making 120 qualifying payments while working in public service. As you may know, since the Department of Education created a temporary PSLF waiver in October 2021, more than 70,000 student loan borrowers qualified for federal student loan forgiveness under the PSLF program, totaling close to $5 billion in relief. Even more public servants have received credit for past periods of repayment that previously did not qualify, putting them closer to reaching the minimum number of payments required for forgiveness. The Department of Education estimated that at least 550,000 public servants will benefit from the temporary waiver. 

    The temporary waiver allows monthly payments that previously weren’t eligible to count towards the 120 required monthly payments for PSLF. It will help the many borrowers who have previously been denied forgiveness because they had the wrong type of federal loan, were in the wrong type of repayment plan, encountered a payment technicality or administrative error, etc. However, this waiver expires on October 31, 2022. We want to make sure that all public servants have the opportunity to benefit from this important change.

    PSLF PROGRAM – Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program



    Ct. State Fire Fighters' Associaiton Cover Letter

    Ct. State Fire Fighters' Association Pledge Form

    The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut sends our sincere condolences to the Connecticut State Police Family and to the Family of the Trooper that lost his life in the Line of Duty this afternoon. Please keep the Family and Troopers in your thoughts and prayers.

    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, proudly serving the Citizens of the State of Connecticut for over 73 years.
    Advocating, Protecting and Advancing Professional Fire Fighters throughout Connecticut.
    The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut
    represents Sixty (60) Connecticut IAFF Locals.

    Take Action!
30 Sherman Street
West Hartford, CT 06110

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