As always, if you can't make the event you can always contribute via the link below.
BELOW ARE THE DATES FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL IN-DISTRICT CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS:
Monday, May 23, 2022
Jahana Hayes - 5:00 PM
Waterbury Firefighters Association
1551 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
John Larson - 6:00 PM
32BJ - 885 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Muad Hrezi - 6:30 PM
32BJ - 885 Wethersfield Avenue. Hartford, CT
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Jim Himes - 6:00 PM
UFCW Local 371 - 290 Post Road, Westport, CT
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Joe Courtney - 6:00 PM
Laborers’ International Union -268 Thomas Road, Groton, CT
ALL RANK & FILE MEMBERS ARE INVITED
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of
To all the Golfers and Sponsors who made this year’s golf tournament a huge success.
A special thank you to the Staff at Laurel View for a great job.
See you all next year!
Peter S. Carozza, President
I want to thank everyone who attended the CT. FIRE PAC reception on Wednesday, April 20th in Hartford.
If you are a Ct. Fire Fighter, please follow the Ct. FIRE PAC link below and add your name:
Peter S. Carozza
President, UPFFA of Ct.
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut welcomes the Officers & Members of the Groton Telecommunicators, Local 5378, our newest UPFFA/IAFF affiliate.
On behalf of the Officers & Members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, congratulations on your affiliation. We look forward to working with the Officers & Members of Local 5378.
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut President Peter Carozza met recently in Washington, DC with Representative Rosa DeLauro-CT, Chair of the Appropriations Committee and Representative Stenny Hoyer-Maryland, Majority Leader to talk about support for issues affecting Fire Fighters.
Both Representatives are great supporters of Fire Fighters and public safety.
REMINDER TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut
PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER ON THIS SITE TO ACCESS ALL FEATURES!!
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Delegates attending the IAFF Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, March 6-9, 2022, met with Representative Rosa DeLauro, Chair of The Appropriations Committee and a great supporter of fire fighters.
Representative Rosa DeLauro was the keynote speaker at the conference, speaking to firefighters from across the United States.
Thank you, Representative DeLauro, for your continued support.
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.
Hold the Dates
The Hundred Club of Connecticut will have two (2) Golf Tournaments this year:
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Monday, July 18, 2022
Tunxis Country Club
87 Town Farm Rd, Farmington, Ct.
Details to Follow
Sunday, November 13 – Wednesday, November 16, 2022
22nd Biennial UPFFA Convention Foxwoods Resort Casino/Fox Towers
December 4, 2021: Stratfield Village Association donation to the Connecticut United Ride
Thank you to the Stratfield Village Association for their generous donation to this years Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut for this years The CT United Ride. Secretary Lou DeMici and Ex Director Frederick Garrity Jr accepted the donation at the SVA annual party on 12/4 at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport. Special thanks to Fairfield Fire Chief Denis McCarthy for including us.
Members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut & Lori L. Moore-Merrell, Dr. PH. MPH
U. S. Fire Administrator
Attending the “Fire 2025 CT” Connecticut Fire Summit
Camp Nett at Niantic - December 2, 3, 2021
Congratulations and Best of Luck
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, Peter S. Carozza, President
“Proud to stand with the Stamford Fire Fighters, Local 786 on Wednesday, December 1st at the swearing in ceremony of Mayor Caroline Simmons”
Campaigning for Caroline Simmons
[L – R]: Governor Lamont, Caroline Simmons, President Peter Carozza, Senator Bob Duff, Rick Hart
[L – R]: Jason Diaz, Chris Albani, Steve Michalovic, Caroline Simmons, President Paul Anderson, Local 786, Kyle Houser
The Hundred Club of Connecticut names Peter Carozza as president-elect
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - A non-profit that provides assistance to the families of some first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty will soon have a new leader.
The Hundred Club of Connecticut provides assistance to the families of police officers, firefighters, and correction officers. On Wednesday, the club named Peter Carozza their president-elect.
On Thursday, October 21, 2021, Brother Steve Michalovic was elected Treasurer of the UPFFA of Ct., by the membership of the UPFFA.
In accordance with the UPFFA Constitution & By-Laws, Treasurer Michalovic will assume the duties of Treasurer immediately.
We wish Treasurer Michalovic success in his new role.
CONNECTICUT STATE FIRE FIGHTERS’ ASSOCIATION
MEMORIAL FOUNDATIONDecember 16, 2020: Stamford Fire Fighters, Local 786, IAFF Voted to re-affiliate with the UPFFA of Connecticut
Stamford Fire Fighters, Local 786, IAFF
Voted to re-affiliate with the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut
The Federation of State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters (FSPPFF) held its officer elections by mail-in ballot and virtual submission in December.
Two officers – Chair Pete Carozza (Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut) and Vice-Chair Bobby Lee (Hawaii State Fire Fighters Association) were re-elected to their positions. Texas State Association of Fire Fighters (TSAFF) Secretary-Treasurer Brandon Day was elected FSPPFF Secretary-Treasurer, a position left vacant by Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Secretary-Treasurer Tom Roate who decided not to run for reelection.
“Brother Day comes to our executive board with a wealth of knowledge and experience,” says Carozza. “I know he will be a great asset and am looking forward to working with him.”
Day also serves as 11th District Field Service Representative and Garland, TX Local 1293 vice president. He is also a member of the IAFF Disaster Relief Go-Team.
“The FSPPFF has served as a great resource for all of us to stay informed about issues affecting the fire service and how those can best be addressed,” says Day. “I am looking forward to being a part of the process.”
The FSPPFF meets periodically to exchange legislative, political action and current issues affecting firefighters in states and provinces and to provide a means for a stronger relationship and coordination between state and provincial associations.
Brandon Day, Secretary-TreasurerModule Not LoadedPausedUniformed 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.