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    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.

    For Immediate Release:

    The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut Executive Board has voted unanimously to endorse the following candidates for the 2022 Connecticut Statewide Election;


    Ned Lamont

    Lieutenant Governor

    Susan Bysiewicz

    Attorney General

    William Tong

    Secretary of the State

    Maritza Bond


    Erick Russell


    Sean Scanlon

    State Senate

    Saud Anwar – SD 3

    Matt Lesser – SD 9

    Martin Looney – SD 11

    Catherine Osten – SD 19

    Julie Kushner – SD 24

    Bob Duff – SD 25

    State House

    Matt Ritter – HD 1

    Raghib Allie-Brennan – HD 2

    David Rutigliano – HD 123

     Additional Endorsement Considerations are continuing.

    Sunday, September 11, 2022
    21st Annual Ct. United Ride

    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.

    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. Michalovic, Treasurer


    Professional Fire Fighters Association

    Of Connecticut

    QUESTIONNAIRE FOR 2022 Candidates

    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut welcomes the Officers & Members of the Groton Telecommunicators, Local 5378, Our Newest UPFFA/IAFF Affiliate.

    During the UPFFA Delegates meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, the Groton Telecommunicators, Local 5378, IAFF, was presented with their IAFF Charter

    [Left to Right: Steve Michalovic, Treasurer, UPFFA, Michael White, Member L-5378, Nanthan Kannas, Pres., Local 5378, Peter Carozza, Pres., UPFFA, Louis DeMici, Secretary, 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. DeMarest, Waterbury, Local 1339, IAFF

    Continued Success to the 2022 Recipients

    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.

    [The Connecticut Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Fund]

    PowerPoint Program Is Attached - Click To Download]

    Download: CTEW WorkshopsJune2c.pptx

    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of

    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 @

    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:


    Peter S. Carozza
    President, UPFFA of Ct.

    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.

    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut


    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

    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.



    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.

    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

    Module Not Loaded
    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.

    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.

    January 4, 2022: UPFFA Announces the appointment of Jeff Tomchik, Director of Legislative & Political Affairs

    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.

    Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation - Tommy Fund Donation

    Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation  Presented a check for $35,200.00 to our friends at the Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer.

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