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    Connecticut Firefighters PAC

    *SAVE THE DATE* and join Norwich Firefighters Local 892 on June 16, 2022 at These Guys Brewing Co LLC from 5pm-7pm at 78 Franklin Street in Norwich, as they host an event for the Connecticut Firefighters PAC. Let's support those who support us!

    As always, if you can't make the event you can always contribute via the link below.

    https://www.upffa.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=CONNECTICUT20FIREFIGHTERS20PAC

    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
    Connecticut

    Thank you

    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

    UPFFA of Ct. FIRE OPS 101, April 4, 2022 - Hartford Fire Training Academy



    Click here to view all photos

    Credit for all photos:
    Pat Dooley @ https://www.squadfirephotos.com/

    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:

    https://www.upffa.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=CONNECTICUT20FIREFIGHTERS20PAC

    Fraternally,

    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.

    PSLF PROGRAM – Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

    Hold the Dates

    The Hundred Club of Connecticut will have two (2) Golf Tournaments this year:

    Thursday, May 26, 2022

    Sterling Farms Golf Course
    1349 Newfield Ave, Stamford, Ct.
    Registration Form

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    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
    Mayor Simmons

    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 FOUNDATION

    Ct. State Fire Fighters' Associaiton Cover Letter

    Ct. State Fire Fighters' Association Pledge Form

    Stamford Fire Fighters, Local 786, IAFF
    Voted to re-affiliate with the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut

    Membership Letter from Peter S. Carozza, Pres., UPFFA of Ct.
    Read More...

    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.

    Peter Carozza, Chairman

    Robert Lee, Vice-Chairman

    Brandon Day, Secretary-Treasurer

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    Links to the Ct. Workers' Memorial Day

    Below are links to the Workers Memorial Day video. It’s easiest to watch and navigate on YouTube. YouTube 2022 Workers Memorial Day Raw Footage export https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBHHJiWn-Js Dropbox – Video file for download 2022 Workers Memorial Day Raw Footage export.mp4 https://www.dropbox.

    October 2, 2022: South Fire District Fire Fighters, Local 3918 Seminar

    South Fire District Fire Fighters IAFF, Local 3918 Presents Post Traumatic Purpose Travis Howze October 2, 2022 All proceeds will be benefiting the IAFF Center of Excellence.

    May 2022 IAFF Center of Excellence May Webinars

    The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large. Upcoming May webinars include: Treating Fire Service Professionals: Building Cultural Competency  Thursday, May 5 | 12:00 p.m.

    Waterford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 4629 assist a local Family

    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.

    FY2021 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Application

    The FY 2021 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant application period is now open and will close on Friday, February 18. Start your application today by reviewing the FY 2021 Fire Prevention and Safety Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and associated guidance documents.


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