Wednesday, January 13, 2021: Police officers, Firefighters and EMS first responders from across the state were vaccinated at Hartford HealthCare’s vaccine clinic located at the CT Convention Center Wednesday.
“We want to thank our brothers and sisters working in police, fire and our ambulance paramedic personnel, this is a great honor to do this and we’re very excited to deliver these vaccines,” said Jeffrey A. Flaks, president and CEO Hartford HealthCare. Flaks said about 3,000 first responders have been vaccinated already.
“During this pandemic we provided personal protective equipment when it was very scarce, we provided COVID-19 testing and now we’re at this next phase of future relationship building by providing this vaccination,” said Charles Johndro, system EMS medical director, Hartford HealthCare. “I feel like this is not just a vaccination, but a protection and big help.”
Managing the vaccination process with two different Pfizer and Moderna vaccines logistically requires a tremendous amount of attention, precision, focus and logistical support. Arlia said the hospital received over 9,000 doses of the vaccine Wednesday. Keith Grant, senior system director, infection control at Hartford HealthCare, shared a story that has led to a mantra at the hospital group. A few months ago, I had a really good experience with the police,” Grant said. “There was a young lady that was trying to hurt herself and when the police responded I was on scene and she kept saying, ‘why don’t you just let me die?’ and the police officer said something that just resonated with me. The police officer kept saying, ‘family don’t let family die,’ so we’ve adopted Connecticut as a family at HHC.”
Jason Diaz, Lt. with the Hartford Fire Department, was here getting vaccinated to send a message to the community. “We’re here getting vaccinated to show the community that we’re fighting this vaccine along with other occupational hazards, not just fire, but most importantly to fight covid-19. So, we’re encouraging the community to fight this ongoing battle so we want to do it together,” he said.December 16, 2020: Stamford Fire Fighters, Local 786, IAFF Voted to re-affiliate with the UPFFA of Connecticut
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[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.
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.Module Not LoadedPausedUniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, proudly serving the Citizens of the State of Connecticut for over 73 years.
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