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Farewell To A Friend Denise D'Ascenzo
12/08/19 - UPFFA
We are all shocked to hear the news of the passing of Denise D’Ascenzo, a long-time friend of Fire Fighters in CONNECTICUT. The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut offers our sincere condolences to her Family on this tremendous loss.
Latinos In Action Visit
12/05/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD would like to thank the Latinos in Action group from Bennie Dover Middle School for stopping by and dropping off some pizza for us during the holidays. It was a great visit.
January 26, 2020: Climb To Support First Responders
11/26/19 - UPFFA
CLIMB TO SUPPORT FIRST RESPONDERS JANUARY 26, 2020 9: a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
NLFD Hosts Retiree Breakfast
11/23/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD Union was happy to host a breakfast for the Department's retirees this weekend. This is the first annual Retiree Breakfast. It was a great time, thank you to all for attending.
NLFD Hosts History Night
11/23/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD along with Mr. Gary Pinkham hosted a New London Fire Department history night this past weekend. Current and past members were able to learn about various aspects of the department's history along with various items that Mr. Pinkham brought with him. We would like to express our thanks to both Mr. Pinkham and Battalion Chief Jeff Rheaume for putting this together.
Annual Holiday Food Drive
11/22/19 - IAFF Local 801
The City of Danbury Firefighter's Union Local 801 is again collecting canned and non-perishable foods for the annual food drive to benefit the Salvation Army's holiday basket program and food pantry.  Donations may be dropped off at the following DFD career stations: Headquarters - 19 New St.  Engine 23 - 208 Osborne St.  Engine 24 - 36 Eagle Rd.
Tough Fire On Ravenwood
11/14/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
At 8:46 PM on November, 2nd 2019, members of Local 830 were dispatched to 9 Ravenwood Drive for reports of a house on fire.  Upon arrival, Car 2 reported a heavily involved residential structure. Due to the are being the small section of Norwalk without hydrants, Command requested a tanker from New Cannan to respond.
NLFD Trains With New Equipment
11/03/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD has used funds from a grant to purchase new rescue equipment. This Arizona vortex is a bipod-tripod that allows for great flexibility during rescue operations.
2019 Santa Express Signup is on left side of homepage
11/01/19 - IAFF Local 1426
If you would like to enroll for the 2019 Santa Express please click on the Santa Express Enrollment Tab on the left side of our home page.
Thanks Conner and the Ocean Avenue Learning Academy in New London
10/25/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD would like to thank Conner and the Ocean Avenue Learning Academy in New London for this great gift to the South Station.
NLFD AWARDED FEMA GRANT
10/14/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD was recently awarded a FEMA grant to improve safety and training equipment. Senator Blumenthal and NL mayor Mike Passero visited HQ to discuss the importance of these grants.
TIP-A-FIREFIGHTER EVENT
10/09/19 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
July 10, 2019: PTSD Bill Signing
10/07/19 - UPFFA
July 10, 2019, General President Schaitberger, joined Governor Ned Lamont, 3rd District IAFF Vice President, Jay Colbert, and Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut President Peter S. Carozza, in the signing of Public Act 19-17, Connecticut's PTSD legislation.
NL PIPES AND DRUMS OCTOBERFEST
10/04/19 - New London Fire Fighters
FISHING EDUCATION
10/04/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD would like to thank Chief Curcio, retired LT. Spinnato and other Local 1522 members for setting up a time to help local kids learn to fish off the New London State Pier.
October 3, 2019: Federation of State and Provincial Fire Fighters Meeting
10/03/19 - UPFFA
Dr. Lori Moore - Merrel, President / CEO International Public Safety Institute, Presumptive Laws and Data Requirements.  Attending the  meeting in Minneapolis, with the IAFF State and Provincial leaders from across the United States and Canada.
Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year
10/03/19 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations to D.J. Brown on being selected as this years Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year. D.J.Brown was selected as this years Firefighter of the year for his hard work and determination displayed everyday at work.
UPFFA of Ct. & New London Fire Fighters, Local 1522 Endorse Mike Passero, for Mayor of New London
09/24/19 - UPFFA
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut and New London Fire Fighters Local 1522 endorse Mike Passero for Mayor of New London, Ct.
September 19, 2019: Salute to our Military
09/19/19 - UPFFA
We are planning a recognition of our Active & Retired military members, during the 21st UPFFA Biennial Convention at Foxwoods Resorts & Casino, November 18-20, 2019. If you are a current or retired member of an affiliated local, and have served in the Armed Forces, please notify your local President with your name, rank and branch of service that you served in.
Lieutenant Promotion
09/18/19 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations to our newest Lieutenant Joseph Stabile. He will be moving from D group to B group. Lt. Stabile was sworn in on Monday, September 9th 2019 in Council Chambers.
September 3, 2019 - UPFFA Delegates Meeting, Hosted by East Hartford Fire Fighters, Local 1548
09/11/19 - UPFFA
Matt Flor, Pres., East Hartford Fire Fighters, Local 1548 John Oates, Fire Chief, East Hartford Fire Dept. A [L-R] Jen Morgan, Joseph Bowman Tommy Fund Jay Tolisano  - Cross Country Mortgages   UPFFA DVP Kurt Vogt Swearing-in UPFFA Elected Officers: [L-R]  Jason Diaz, Dist.
Passing of Br. Granton
09/10/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
It is with a heavy heart that Norwalk Firefighters Association Local 830 announces the passing of Brother Jesse C. Granton.  Br. Granton passed unexpectedly in his home on Friday September 6th, 2019 at 37 years old.  Jesse joined the Norwalk Fire Department in 2011, and was promoted to the position of Fire Inspector in 2018.  During hes tenure, Br.
Sunday, September 8, 2019: Ct. United Ride
09/09/19 - UPFFA
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.
MDA DRIVE
09/08/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The New London Firefighters are gearing up for their annual fill the boot campaign. The NLFD will be collecting donations benefiting people with Muscular Dystrophy every Friday from 2-4pm in September in front of Fire Headquarters on Bank street and in front of the North Station on Broad st. Look out for the boot drive and give what you can for this great cause.
Firefighters Rescue Nine Ducklings from Catch Basin in Stamford
08/14/19 - IAFF Local 786
Stamford Engine 5 Firefighters Safely Remove Nine Ducklings and Escort Family Back to the Mill River.
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