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11/27/2020 11 Lawrence Street
11/27/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Norwalk Fire Department Press Release 11/27/20 Norwalk Fire responded to a house fire at 11 Lawrence st. Upon arrival there was smoke showing from the third floor window. The fire started in the kitchen area . The smoke damage made the apartment unfit for occupancy. A family of four was displaced and the Red Cross provided housing arrangements.
President Emeritus Raymond D. Shea's 90th Birthday
11/25/20 - UPFFA
November 24, 2020: UPFFA of Ct. - Christmas Holiday Raffle
11/24/20 - UPFFA
11/20/2020 43 Plattsville Avenue Garage Fire
11/20/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Norwalk Fire Department Press Release November 20, 2020 The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a Garage fire at 43 Plattsville Avenue, at 5:20 pm Friday evening. The fire burned inside the rear wall of the single car garage and into its attic space, before it could be extinguished.
IAFF ALERT - National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) EMS sleep health study.
11/17/20 - UPFFA
Dear Affiliate Leader: As a reminder, the IAFF is cautioning members and advising them to not participate in the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) EMS sleep health study.
11/11/2020 MVA I-95
11/17/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Norwalk Fire department Press Release Norwalk Fire responded to a MVA on I-95 involving three cars and a tractor trailer.at 2030 hours. Immediately followed at 2130 hours  by another car into the back of a tractor trailer with three youths in the car killing one. FD extricated all three passengers two with serious injuries and one fatality.
11/11/2020 2 Pheasant Ct
11/17/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Norwalk Fire Department Press Release The Norwalk Fire department responded to a house fire at #2 Pheasant Ct. at 1545 hours. The fire started in the kitchen of the two story home, and extended through the vent ductwork into the attic. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and removed the smoke from the home.
October 31, 2020: Local 773, IAFF & Local 1567, IAFF GOTV Event Michelle Cook
10/31/20 - UPFFA
55th IAFF Convention - Virtually
10/24/20 - UPFFA
Dear Affiliate Leader: As you know, due to the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Board voted to postpone the 55th IAFF Convention until January 25-29, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lieutenant Promotions
10/23/20 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations to the newest Lieutenants of the Danbury Fire Department. LT Walter Arteaga (D), LT Dennis Rickard (A) and LT Seth Ambruso (B).
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Election 2020 Results
10/16/20 - UPFFA
CFDIA Annual Meeting - 10/07/20
10/15/20 - CTFD Instructors Assoc
On Wednesday, Ovtober 7 at 6:30PM the CFDIA held their Annual Meeting at the New Haven Fire Academy. Due to COVID-19 requirements the physcial attendance was limited, however, there was a good number in attedance via ZOOM.
Carroll Ave MVA
10/15/20 - IAFF Local 892
Upon arrival, NFD found a vehicle that had crashed into the rear yard of a residence after leaving the parking lot behind the Holy Trinity Church on Washington Street. One occupant was evaluated and transported.
IAFF Center of Excellence Upcoming Online Education Series
10/05/20 - 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 webinars include: Treating Fire Service Professionals: Building Cultural Competency for Clinicians October 8, 2020  | 12:00 p.m.
UPFFA of Ct. 2020 Candidates Questionnaire
10/01/20 - UPFFA
Stamford Fire Department Water Supply
09/24/20 - CTFD Instructors Assoc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=358&v=BYZtm0pET0A&feature=emb_logo Stamford Fire Department training for non-hydrant locations
August 27, 2020: Congressman John Larson visited Bristol Engine Company 4
08/28/20 - UPFFA
Congressman John Larson visited Bristol Engine Company 4, located at 17 Vincent P. Kelley Road to present an AFG for officer development training. [pictured L to R]: Mary Fortier, City Council and 31st Senate candidate Tony Benvenuto, Fire Commission and retired 773 Captain Chris Ziogas, State Rep.
New Medics Graduate Fire Academy
08/25/20 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
We would like to congratulate Rob Phelan, Matt Nolan, Jeff McGoldrick, and Chris Dosin, who were officially sworn in as Hamden Firefighters. These four new firefighter/paramedics just graduated from the Connecticut Fire Academy as members of Recruit Class 65. We wish you the best of luck in your new careers, stay safe.
Passing of Ray Ramelli
08/25/20 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Firefighter Raymond Ramelli (1946 - 2020) We are deeply saddened to report the passing on August 17th of retired Hamden Firefighter Ray Ramelli, 74, who served on the department from January 1970 until his retirement on the last day of November 1999.
CT delegates help put Biden over top at unconventional Democratic convention
08/19/20 - UPFFA
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. With Gov.
Working fire on Prospect St
08/05/20 - IAFF Local 892
On August 3, around 4:15pm, a working fire was called at 57 Prospect St/234 Hickory St.  Due to the ballon frame construction and the heat/humidity, the fire went to 3 alarms.  Four firefighters were transported to the hospital and released.
Top floor fire on 6th St
08/02/20 - IAFF Local 892
Around 18:15 on August 1, Engine 2 and Headquarters were dispatched to 90 Sixth Street for a possible structure fire.  A working fire was confirmed while units were responding.  E2 arrived and stretched a hand line to the top floor of the 2 1/2 story wood frame, single family house.  Additional units supplied water and performed a primary search, while Truck 1 vented the roof.
July 25, 2020: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants
07/25/20 - UPFFA
July 25, 2020: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants
July 24, 2020: Governor Lamont Signs Executive Order - Workers' Compensation Claims
07/24/20 - UPFFA
CONGRESS PASSES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH PRESUMPTIVE BENEFIT FOR COVID-19
07/23/20 - UPFFA
CONGRESS PASSES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH PRESUMPTIVE BENEFIT FOR COVID-19 Legislation to ensure fire fighters who die or are permanently and totally disabled due to COVID-19 receive full federal benefits passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously and has been sent to the president for his signature.
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