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    Congressman John Larson visited Bristol Engine Company 4, located at 17 Vincent P. Kelley Road to present an Assistance to Firefighters Grant for $139,797.27 for officer development training.

    [pictured L to R]: Mary Fortier, City Council and 31st Senate candidate Tony Benvenuto, Fire Commission and retired 773 Captain
    Chris Ziogas, State Rep. Bristol, Max Corvo, Local 773 Secretary, 
    Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, City of Bristol. U.S Representative John Larson
    Chief Mark Flynn. Peter Carozza, President, UPFFA of Ct.
    Wes Hoyt, Local 773 Vice President, Local 773 members Todd Correll, Chris Lambert, Gary Buzzell, and Jim Blaschke

    CT delegates help put Biden over top at unconventional Democratic convention

    [President Pete Carozza accompanied by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Hartford CT Mayor Luke Bronin,
    Hartford L760 President 
    Jason Diaz, Hartford L760 Secretary/Treasurer Arturo Rosa
     and 
    Hartford L760 sister Candia Baptiste]

    With the help of all 75 Connecticut delegates, former Vice President Joe Biden officially became his party’s presidential nominee Tuesday evening in an unusual roll call that featured videos from every state and U.S. territory.

    With Gov. Ned Lamont and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin socially distanced beside him outside a Hartford fire station, firefighter union president Peter Carozza said firefighters put “their lives on the line every day to protect our nation.”  “It’s a badge of courage,” the former Waterbury firefighter said. “But while we are protecting your families, we need a president who is committed to protecting ours. And that’s Joe Biden.”  

    Carozza said Biden “has the courage we respect. And the commitment for working Americans we need now.”

    He wrapped up his brief speech by saying  “on behalf of our governor, Ned Lamont, I am honored to cast Connecticut’s 75 votes for our next president, Joe Biden.”

    Connecticut was among the states to have no delegates committed to Biden’s former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. But many states held their primaries before Sanders dropped out of the race and the senator has hundreds of delegates for him at the Democratic National Convention.

    After Connecticut announced its vote, Delaware, Biden’s home state, said it would pass so it could later provide the delegate votes to allow Biden the threshold of 1,991 votes to win the nomination.  The unconventional roll call meant local delegates could make their historic announcements with important state symbols in their background, such as the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the iconic Las Vegas sign in Nevada and even Biden’s childhood home in Pennsylvania.

    It also allowed the convention to continue its theme of inclusiveness and its  effort to appeal to average American voters by featuring rank-and-file Democrats, like Carroza, and teachers, nurses and small business owners.

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    Peter S. Carozza was honored to attend the last tour of duty for Fire Fighter Andy Apuzzo of the East Haven Fire Department, Local 1205, IAFF

    Fire Fighter Apuzzo served as a member of the East Haven Fire Department for 32 years.

    Thank you for your service and enjoy a well-earned retirement with your family.

    [L-R] Chris Rosa, Andy Apuzzo, President Carozza, John Guifoil, Derek Tranontano and Brian Arms

    The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut is pleased to announce the 2020 Scholarship Recipients

     2020 Michael C. Osiecki Memorial Scholarship

    Kassidy A. Thompson, East Hartford, Local 1548

     2020 George Crowley Memorial Scholarship

    Izabella A. Lopez Kalapir, Fairfield, Local 1426
    Michael D. Beaton, Hamden, Local 2687
    Jocelyn P. Davey, New Britain, Local 992
    Daniel C. Coppola, Norwalk, Local 830

     

    Congratulations Continued Success to the 2020 Recipients

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions and as a courtesy to our players, sponsors, and vendors, we have decided to cancel this year's Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Golf Tournament scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2020.

    Thank you for all your support and hope to see you all next year.

    Stay safe,

    Peter S. Carozza
    President, UPFFA of Ct.

    Membership Letter from Peter S. Carozza, Pres., UPFFA of Ct.
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    Enjoyed serving as Co-Chair of the 2020 Koried Educational Conference along with fellow Co-Chairs Jarvis V Hollingsworth, Chairman Teacher Retirement Systems of Texas and Patrick Colligan, President New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association. Also had the opportunity to serve as Moderator for one of the workshops concerning JANUS and the effects on organized labor.
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    Sunday, September 8, 2019: Ct. United Ride Fred Garrity, Dir., Ct. United Ride recognized and presented a plaque to Captain Anthony Duff from the Ct. United Ride and Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut. While off-duty Captain Duff witnessed two suspects were in a shootout, Captain Duff was wounded when he intervened to stop the suspects.
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    October 24, 2020: MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon

    Sisters and Brothers, Later this morning, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is announcing the refresh of its legendary Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, with Kevin Hart joining as host. The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon will be a two-hour special airing globally on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.

    IAFF Center of Excellence Online Education Series

    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 webinars include: Work-Life Balance in the Fire Service September 10, 2020  | 12:00 p.m.

    IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery - Educational Series

    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.

    2020 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

    Sisters and Brothers, As you know, our 2020 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial will be conducted as a respectful, virtual remembrance on September 19 to honor our fallen whose names will forever be etched onto our Wall of Honor.

    July 25, 2020: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

    July 25, 2020: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants


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