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    CANDIDATES FOR ENDORSEMENT:

    THE UPFFA HAS ENDORSED THE FOLLOWING

    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.

    It is a great honor that the North Haven Professional Firefighters Association , IAFF Local 2987, has been awarded the United Nations 2021 Special Award of World Bicycling Day for promoting safe cycling for school children. The North Haven Firefighters have been promoting bicycle safety for the last 25 years through their bike helmet safety program. Each year the firefighters visit every first grade class in the public school system and explain the importance of bicycle safety and wearing a helmet while riding. They then host a day at the fire station where each first grader signs a safety pledge and is given a new bicycle helmet. The program began 25 years ago after the firefighters responded to several bicycle accidents involving children who were not wearing helmets. The firefighters saw a need to showcase the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle and the program was born. Through the years the firefighters have given out more than 2500 bicycle helmets to children of North Haven.

    World Bicycling Day was established in 2018 by the United Nations General Assembly by acclamation of all UN state members. This year the Special Award of World Bicycling Day was given to 13 recipients around the world. The North Haven Firefighters award was 1 of 4 awards given out in the United States. The 2022 World Bicycling Day will take place next year on June 3. For more information regarding World Bicycling day please visit their website at: https://www.un.org/en/observances/bicycle-day

    Commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11
    Connecticut’s Largest 9/11 Tribute
    2021 Special Dedications to honor:

    CT State Trooper First Class
    Eugene K. Baron, Jr.
    LODD 5/25/2020

    New Haven Fire Department
    Ricardo Torres
    LODD 5/12/2021

    New Haven Fire Department
    Lieutenant Samod Rankins
    Injured 5/12/2021


    Family Members of
    New Haven Fire Department Ricardo Torres
    LODD 5/12/2021
    and New Haven Fire Department

    Lieutenant Samod Rankins
    Injured 5/12/2021

    Thank You Letter to President Carozza from Connecticut State Fire Fighters, IAFF Local S-15

    President Christopher Albani, IAFF Local S-15 President

    Thank you to the 160 Golfers, Sponsors & Supporters of the UPFFA of Connecticut Golf Tournament on Friday, May 7, 2021 It was a great day and hope to see you all next year

    Again, thank you,


    President, UPFFA of Ct.

    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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    IAFF Center of Excellence Upcoming October 2021 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.

    2021 UPFFA of Ct. Scholarship Recipients

    The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut is pleased to announce the 2021 Scholarship Recipients  2021 Michael C. Osiecki Memorial Scholarship Kelsey J. Matthews, New Britain, Local 992, IAFF  2021 George Crowley Memorial Scholarship Ethan J. Edmondson, Fairfield, Local 1426, IAFF Cassandra G.


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