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June 2021: IAFF Center of Excellence is hosting an online education series
06/08/21 - UPFFA
Support the New Haven Fire Department
05/20/21 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Below is the link to the Go Fund Me page created to support the family of New Haven FF Ricardo Torres. FF Torres was killed in the Line of Duty on May 12, 2021 while battling a structure fire. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-firefighter-ricardo-rick-torres-family.
Services For Ricardo Torres (NHFD)
05/20/21 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Thursday, May 20th, 2021 Today, Local 2687 members had the distinct honor of providing a cover engine for the City of New Haven, as they laid to rest one of their own.  Firefighter Ricardo Torres died in the line of duty on May 12th, 2021 while battling a structure fire. Pictured below is Hamden Engine 1 (a spare), covering New Haven's Whitney Avenue Station.
2021 UPFFA Golf Tournament
05/12/21 - UPFFA
May 7, 2021: UPFFA Golf Tournament - Thank you to all the Golfers & Supporters
05/08/21 - UPFFA
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.
F2T 101 – Fitness Principles and Practice 
05/07/21 - UPFFA
Enrollment is open for our newly developed virtual F2T 101 – Fitness Principles and Practice course (formerly the Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) certificate course). This industry-leading virtual experience combines the flexibility of online learning with interactive and practical exercises typically reserved for in-person deliveries.
Congratulations to Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut District Vice President Bob Smith
05/07/21 - UPFFA
Training Videos from Recent Mini-Educational Series
04/30/21 - CTFD Instructors Assoc
The Emerging Fireground (Ret. Dep. Chief P.J. Norwood) AND Fire Attack from the Burned Side (Capt. Sean Gray-Metro Atlanta) The Emerging Fireground - Flow Path (Ret. Dep. Chief P.J. Norwood)   Fire Attack from the Burned Side (Capt. Sean Gray - Metro Atlanta)
June 11, 2021: The Vincent J. Pezzella Foundation presents: AN EVENING WITH FRED GARRITY, JR.
04/26/21 - UPFFA
The Vincent J. Pezzella Foundation presents: AN EVENING WITH FRED GARRITY, JR. Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour 7:00 p.m. Food & Program Vazzy’s 19th Hole at Fairchild-Wheeler Golf Course 2380 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, Ct. Vincent J.
CONNECTICUT STATE FIRE FIGHTERS’ ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
04/26/21 - UPFFA
CONNECTICUT STATE FIRE FIGHTERS’ ASSOCIATION        MEMORIAL FOUNDATION Ct. State Fire Fighters' Associaiton Cover Letter Ct.
Maggie Bender, now a retired firefighter, has shaved her head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
04/13/21 - UPFFA
For 14 years, Maggie Bender, now a retired firefighter, has shaved her head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Normally, city firefighters host an event at the Dawg House Bar and Grill to raise money for St. Baldrick’s but due to COVID-19, they haven’t been able to hold the event.
Registration is now open for our first Partnership Education Program (PEP) online event.
04/12/21 - UPFFA
Registration is now open for our first Partnership Education Program (PEP) online event. This new virtual training opportunity provides quality IAFF education without the hardships of travel or current restrictions. The first event is scheduled over a three-week period on Tuesdays in May from 12:30-5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
April 2, 2021: UPFFA 2021 Connecticut Fire Fighters PAC Campaign
04/02/21 - UPFFA
The UPFFA 2021 Connecticut Fire Fighters PAC Campaign is currently underway.  I am pleased to report that your state UPFFA officers, executive board, trustees, and staff  support this year’s fundraising efforts. A list of this year’s supporters can be seen on the UPFFA website.
IAFF Confinded Space Rescue
03/18/21 - IAFF Local 892
Several members spent last week receiving their Confined Space Rescue Technician certification.  Training was provided by the IAFF.
T-Shirt Fundraiser for Jeff King Mashantucket Pequot Fire Fighters Union, Local 4746, IAFF
03/14/21 - UPFFA
Mashantucket Pequot Fire Fighters Union, Local 4746, IAFF are selling T-Shirts as a fundraiser for Inspector Jeff King, a member of Local 4746 and past member of the Sub Base Fire Department, Local F-219. Brother King is battling cancer, through this fundraiser Local 4746 will be assisting him with his medical expenses.
Healthcare Enhancement for Local Public Safety Officers
03/13/21 - UPFFA
American Recovery & Rescue Act, HR 1319
03/11/21 - UPFFA
Significant funding and benefits for fire fighters and emergency medical personnel are included in the American Recovery and Rescue Act, HR 1319, which passed the U.S. Senate by a vote of 50-49 on March 6 and passed the U.S.
March 7, 2021: Congratulations E. Kelly and F. Lima
03/07/21 - UPFFA
2021 Scholarship Applications Posted
03/01/21 - New London Fire Fighters
2021 Dr. Wies and John O'Connor Scholarship applications have been posted to the Scholarship page found in the menu above.
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members
02/25/21 - UPFFA
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 March webinars include: Grief and the Fire Service March 4, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
February 23, 2021: 2021 Virtual MDA Boot Camp
02/12/21 - UPFFA
Join us for this year’s 1st and 3rd District VIRTUAL MDA Boot Camp to prepare and plan for 2021  We would love for you to join us for this newly envisioned annual event to kick off the 2021 Fill The Boot Season.
FY 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)
02/04/21 - UPFFA
The FY 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) application period will open on Monday, February 8. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 12, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). All career, combination and volunteer fire departments are eligible to apply.
Mashantucket Pequot Fire Fighter’s Local 4746, IAFF: Member Assistance
01/31/21 - UPFFA
Jeff King has been a Fire Inspector at the Mashantucket Pequot Fire Department and a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Firefighter's Union, UPFFA & IAFF L-4746, since 2016.    Jeff retired as a Fire Inspector from the Submarine Base Fire Department in Groton where he worked for 22 years and was an active member of their firefighter's union, IAFF F-219.
The FY 2020 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grant application period is January 25-February 26, 2021.
01/28/21 - UPFFA
The FY 2020 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grant application period is January 25-February 26, 2021.
Emeritus Award for L2687 Member
01/20/21 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
January 20, 2021 Emeritus status is an honorary designation conferred upon a member to recognize their contributions and accomplishments over their careers. During last night’s Local 2687 monthly meeting (1/19/21), Past President Kurt Vogt was unanimously voted to Emeritus status. Kurt has been heavily involved with union activities for the better part of 20 years.
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