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August 11, 2022: IAFF Leadership Award Robert Whitbread, Local 834
08/11/22 - UPFFA
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, Congratulates Robert Whitbread who received the International Association of Fire Fighters, 2022 Local Leadership Award for IAFF District 3, presented at the 56th IAFF Convention in Ottawa, Ontario for his dedicated Career and Service to the Bridgeport Fire Fighters, Local 834, IAFF where he served as President for Years.
August 5, 2022: For Immediate Release - UPFFA of Ct. Endorsed Candidates for the 2022 Ct. Statewide Election
08/05/22 - UPFFA
Sunday, September 11, 2022: 21st Annual Ct. United Ride
08/04/22 - UPFFA
Sunday, September 11, 2022 21st Annual Ct.
Center of Excellence August 2022 Webinars
07/29/22 - UPFFA
July 9, 2022: Public Safety Alert - Wallingford Firefighters, Local 1326
07/09/22 - UPFFA
July 9, 2022:  Wallingford, Connecticut – Public Safety Alert, Wallingford Firefighters Union, 1326, Due to circumstances beyond the union's control, Medic-2 will be out of service today. Saturday, July 9th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
June 27, 2022: UPFFA of Ct. Donated Miniature Firehouses to Ronald McDonald House Charities
06/27/22 - UPFFA
Monday, June 27, 2022:  The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut donated miniature firehouses to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.   [L-R] Robert Smith, DVP - Peter S. Carozza, President - Dick Popilowski, Chief Development Officer at Ronald McDonald House Charities – Louis P. DeMici, Secretary Steven H.
2022 UPFFA of Ct. Questionnaire For 2022 Candidates
06/17/22 - UPFFA
June 15, 2022: UPFFA of Ct. presents the IAFF Charter to Groton Telecommunicators, Local 5378
06/15/22 - UPFFA
UPFFA of Ct., presents the IAFF Charter to the Groton Telecommunicators, Local 5378, IAFF our newest affiliate, during its delegate meeting in Waterbury on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 [Left to Right: Steve Michalovic, Treasurer, UPFFA, Michael White, Member L-5378, Nanthan Kannas, Pres., Local 5378, Peter Carozza, Pres.
UPFFA of Ct. 2022 George Crowley Memorial Scholarship Recipients
06/13/22 - UPFFA
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut is pleased to announce the 2022 Scholarship Recipients  2022 George Crowley Memorial Scholarship Joseph A. Barbagallo, Hartford, Local 760, IAFF Angelina S. Furano, Ridgefield, Local 1739, IAFF Liam O’Connell, Stamford, Local 786, IAFF Alyssa M.
The Connecticut Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Fund
06/07/22 - UPFFA
The Connecticut Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Fund, authorized by the legislature last year, was launched in January to help ease the financial burden for essential workers who lived in Connecticut, contracted COVID-19, became ill and were unable to work, or died, between March 10, 2020 and July 20, 2021.
UPFFA Golf Tournament - Thank you
05/07/22 - UPFFA
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.
October 2, 2022: South Fire District Fire Fighters, Local 3918 Seminar
05/07/22 - UPFFA
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.
UPFFA of Ct. FIRE OPS 101, April 4, 2022 - Hartford Fire Training Academy
05/02/22 - UPFFA
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.
Ct. FIRE PAC Thank You
04/22/22 - UPFFA
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.
Waterford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 4629 assist a local Family
04/21/22 - UPFFA
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.
UPFFA Fire Ops 101
04/08/22 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
April 8th, 2022: On April 4th, 2022, Hartford Fire Fighters Local 760 hosted the annual Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut "Fire Ops 101" program at the City of Hartford Fire Department training facility.
Local 2687 Update on Promotions and New Hires
04/08/22 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
UPDATES ON LOCAL 2687 PROMOTIONS AND HIRING April 8th, 2022- Lieutenants Dave Wood and Dan Such were promoted to Captain, and FF Brian Gilson promoted to Fire Inspector on Wednesday, April 6th.  The swearing-in will be held on Monday, April 11th at 10AM in the rotunda of Memorial Town Hall. All are welcome to attend. March 4 - Captain Kevin (K.P.
President Carozza meets with Representatives Rosa DeLauro an Stenny Hoyer
03/19/22 - UPFFA
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.
Website Registration
03/12/22 - UPFFA
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.
March 2022: IAFF Legislative Conference
03/11/22 - UPFFA
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.
PSLF PROGRAM – Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
03/07/22 - UPFFA
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.
2022 Scholarship Applications Posted
03/07/22 - New London Fire Fighters
2022 Dr. Wies and John O'Connor Scholarship applications have been posted to the Scholarship page found in the menu above.
Fairfield's Bravest file for arbitration
02/21/22 - IAFF Local 1426
Dear Fairfield, I am writing today to let you know that unfortunately, your firefighters had to file for binding arbitration with the Town’s administration. This is a serious step that we have not had to use in decades, and it occurred because our contract negotiations broke down.
November 2022: 22nd Biennial UPFFA Convention
01/29/22 - UPFFA
January 4, 2022: UPFFA Announces the appointment of Jeff Tomchik, Director of Legislative & Political Affairs
01/17/22 - UPFFA
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Tomchik as the Director of Legislative and Political Affairs. Jeff is currently a Fire Lieutenant with the Danbury Fire Department and serves as Vice President of the Danbury Professional Fire Fighters, Local 801, IAFF.
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