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      Addiction Treatment Facility Exclusively for IAFF Members

      Addiction Treatment Facility Exclusively for IAFF Members Tragedy and trauma are an everyday reality for fire fighters and paramedics, and can lead to behavioral health issues, including addiction, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. A host of additional behavioral health issues can also emerge, including anxiety, depression and even suicide.
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      CALL FOR ACTION #5

      March 24, 1030hrs. The Appropriations Committee will hold a public hearing on the 156 bills listed on the link below: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/appdata/ca/2017CA-00215-R001300APP-CA.htm There are 78 bills that directly attack state and municipal employees. Join other Unions on this date to show our disgust at the attacks on workers. If you would like to testify, notify me and arrangements will be made. There will be resources available in Room 1C to get you to your legislator. We must stand once again against these attacks to preserve our benefits
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      Right to Work...isn't

      The contract below is a direct result of "Right to Work" in Wisconsin.
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      February 3, 2017: Thank you from Local S-15

      I would like to thank Rick Hart UPFFA Lobbyist for his hard work and reaching out to our Local with the information we needed. It shows that the hard work of Vice President Christopher Albani, Myself and ALL  of the IAFF LOCAL S-15 Members who came to the Capital today and represented their Departments. We had a Member from all of our location 's today.
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      East Hartford Fire Department Peer Support Team:

      On Friday, January 13, 2017, two members of the East Hartford Fire Department Peer Support Team traveled to New York City at the invitation of the FDNY Counseling Services Unit (CSU). In addition to the scheduled training program, East Hartford and FDNY made a joint presentation to the Prince George’s County, Maryland Fire Department on how to implement a Peer Team program.
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      March 5-8, 2017: Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference

      Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference March 5-8, 2017 Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Washington, DC The Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference has long been the cornerstone of the IAFF’s legislative efforts.
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      IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

      IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery NOTE: The web site, IAFFRecoveryCenter.com, is still in progress. Contact the center at (855) 900-8437. The Facebook post to the right was written by Indian River County, FL Local 2201 member and Battalion Chief David Dangerfield just hours before his death by suicide on October 15, 2016.
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      December 29, 2016: UPFFA of Ct. State-Wide Committees for 2017

      The UPFFA of Connecticut is updating its state-wide committees for 2017. Any member who is interested in serving on any committee should submit a letter (U.S. mail, E-mail, or Fax) with the approval of your local President to: Mr. Peter Carozza President, UPFFA of Ct. 30 Sherman Street West Hartford, Connecticut 06110 Fax: 860.953.3334 E-mail: Pcarozza@upffa.
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      December 21, 2016: 2 Stratford, CT Firefighters received burns as a result of fighting a structure fire

      On 12/21/2016 two Stratford, CT Firefighters received burns as a result of fighting a structure fire. The Lt. recognized the signs of the imminent flashover, and he and his crew were able to make it to within 3 feet of the front door before flashover occurred. Due to their training and that they were wearing their gear properly the burns they received at this fire were minor in nature.
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      December 20, 2016: IAFF Endorsed U. S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez for DNC

      IAFF Endorses U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez for DNC Chair The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has endorsed U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez in his bid to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. IAFF General President Harold A.
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      Waterbury Fire Fighters, Local 1339 – Receiving the “Top Dog” for MDA with IAFF 3rd District VP Colbert and UPFFA of Ct. President. Carozza

      [L-R] P. Carozza, GP H. Schaitberger, Rep. Esty, Sen. Blumenthal, Secy-Treas. E. Kelly, 3rd Dist. VP J. Colbert,L-834 Pres. Whitbread

      Monday, March 6, 2017: IAFF Legislative Conference – [L-R] Nelson Hwang, Sec. L-2687, Peter S. Carozza, Pres., UPFFA of Ct., Tucker Carlson, Kurt Vogt

      2016 Co-Legislators of the Year Representative Michelle Cook Senator Tony Hwang Representative David Rutigliano
      August 2016: UPFFA of Ct., Delegates, attending the 53rd IAFF Convention in Las Vegas

      Today’s UPFFA of Connecticut Golf Tournament at Chippanee Golf Club

      Is canceled due to weather

      Once a new date is confirmed we will inform everyone

      UPFFA of Ct.

      2017 Legislative Conference

      Wednesday, April 12, 2017

      Old Judiciary Room in the Capitol Building

        

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      HARTFORD – State and local politicians were training for a new role Monday. For one day only, they dressed and worked as firefighters, but the goal is that their understanding of the job will last much longer.

      The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut (UPFFA of CT) held its Fire Oops 101 Day at the Hartford Fire Department Training Center Monday morning. State representatives, town councilors and other officials were teamed up with career firefighters for a hands-on experience.

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      Monday, April 10, 2017: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut – FIRE OPS, Hartford Fire Training Academy

      2017 Fire Ops Participants:                   

      Jim Paolino
      Bill Malisky
      Senator Heather Sommers
      Representative Stephanie Cummings
      Representative Liz Linehan
      Representative Lezlye Zupkus
      Representative Mitch Bolinsky
      Paul Champagne
      Michael Bunko
      Shell Jones

      Handlers:

      Rich Hart, Waterbury Fire Department
      David Sikes, Waterbury Fire Department
      Ray Corbo, Waterbury Fire Department
      Bill Unwin, Waterbury Fire Department
      Dan Comen, Southington Fire Department
      Angelo Alleano, Manchester Fire Department

      Observers:

      Peter S. Carozza, President, UPFFA of Connecticut
      Senator Henri Martin
      Dr. Mary O’Connor, Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale
      Lucy Sirico, Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale
      Michael Bunko, Southington Fire Commissioner

      Photos: Senator Somers: Monday, April 10, 2017: UPFFA of Ct. FIRE OPS, Hartford Fire Training Academy

      ONE VOICE UNITED FOR CONNECTICUT FIRE FIGHTERS


      IAFF Legislative Conference
      Washington, DC
      March 8-10, 2017


      The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Ct attended the IAFF Legislative Conference in Washington, DC to learn about national issues affecting Fire Fighters and to lobby our elected officials.

      National issues such as Health and Safety, Protecting Public Sector Pensions, Mandatory Social Security, Healthcare, Cancer Registry just to name a few.

      On Tuesday, March 7TH the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Ct Locals:

      Ct. Police & Fire, Local S-15 - Bridgeport, Local 834 - Bristol, Local 773
      Danbury, Local 801 - Fairfield, Local 1426 - Greenwich, Local 1042

      Hamden, Local 2687 - Hartford, Local 760 - New Britain, Local 992
      Stratford, Local 998 - Waterbury, Local 1339 met with staff members from the offices of Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy and Representative Larson , Courtney, DeLauro, Himes and Esty

      On Wednesday, March 8th  The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters hosted a breakfast at the U. S. Capitol to further lobby our entire Connecticut Delegation.  Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy and Representatives Larson, Courtney, DeLauro, Himes and Esty all attended

      General President Harold Schaitberger, General Secretary-Treasurer Ed Kelly, 3rd District Vice President Jay Colbert and IAFF Chief of Staff Jim Lee all attended

      A special thanks to the locals from Connecticut who attended.

      Great Job!!

      Peter S. Carozza, President

         

       

               

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      ALL MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT

      PTSD LEGISLATION

      SB 763 & SB 27

      [L-R] Mark Horton, Secretary-Treasurer, Ohio Professional Fire Fighters, Mark Sanders, 8th District VP, General President Harold Schaitberger, Peter S. Carozza, Chairman, Federation of State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters

      Thursday, February 2, 2017: UPFFA of Ct. Local Union Officer Orientation Seminar at the Waterbury Fire Fighters, Local 1339 Offices, attendees participating from the following UPFFA affiliates:

      Bristol, Local 773 – Colchester/East Haddam, Local 3831 – Danbury, Local 801 -Fairfield, Local 1426 Guilford, Local 4177 – Hamden, Local 2687 – Meriden, Local 1148 New London, Local 1522
      Stratford, Local 998 – Sikorsky, Local I-68 - 
      Wallingford, Local 1326
      Waterford, Local 4629 - West Haven, Local 1198 - 
      Willimantic, Local 1033

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      FEEDBACK FROM ATTENDEE’S 

      Helpful Segments of the Seminar:

      Disciplinary Procedures – Filing Grievances/Procedures – Members Rights

      Entire Program was beneficial – Collective Bargaining – Garrity/Weingarten/Loudermill

      Filing Labor Complaints – Legislation – MERA – Workers’ Comp.

      Was Subject Matter Appropriate:

      Entire Program was very helpful

      What Subject Matter Would You Like in Future Seminars:

      Example format of grievances – Case Studies – Workers’ Comp. – Discipline
      Secretary-Treasurer Workshop – Contract Negotiations – State & Federal Legislation

      Sick Time/Leave – FLSA – FMLA

      General Comments:

      Entire seminar was outstanding – Short seminars like this was very good – More information when members are requested to go to Hartford, need more specifics as to where to assemble – Speakers provided valuable information – Look forward to additional educational seminars.  

      January 28, 2017

      Dear Members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut:

      Health and wellness of our firefighters remains at the core of our mission.  We all understand that Firefighting is a high-risk occupation.

      We are proud to keep our communities safe but we must also keep ourselves safe through healthy lifestyles.  As a UPFFA of CT member, you are part of our family and your wellness matters to us.  In November 2016 Dr. Mary O’Connor, Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine, joined us at the CT/RI Health, Safety & Labor Seminar held at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino.  Many of us had the opportunity to learn about risks, nutrition, exercise and ways to stay healthy.

      Please take this opportunity to view the video, ‘Promoting Health and Wellness of Fire Fighters’, featuring our own members as they explored an individualized health test.  This program has been well-received and will be an integral part of the CMC Musculoskeletal Performance Laboratory, which is in the design phase.

      Through our new partnership with CMC at YNHH – we can offer you an advanced individualized health testing at a reduced cost.  Recognizing that for many of you this will be an out of pocket expense, we have a special firefighter price of $125 for treadmill and body composition testing (a $200 value).  All information is confidential.

      Please take 2 minutes to explore ‘Promoting Health and Wellness of Fire Fighters’ at Yale New Haven Health | Center for Musculoskeletal Care –  Fire Fighters Video

      For more information please contact: YalePerformanceLab@YNHH.org

      In good health & Fraternally,

      Peter Carozza, Jr. 
      President, UPFFA of CT

      Dear UPFFA of Ct. Member:

      We have developed a member questionnaire/survey; the purpose of this questionnaire/survey will enable the Officers, Executive Board, and Staff the ability to provide the highest level of service to our affiliated locals.

      In filling out the questionnaire be sure to include your contact information, this will enable us to reach out to you in the event there is a question regarding your response.

      We encourage our rank and file members to participate in the questionnaire.

      Click here to access the questionnaire.

      To All IAFF Affiliate Leaders: No one knows better than all of you that this union and our members have been under attack for a number of years now. Scott Walker, John Kasich, Chris Christie, their wealthy friends John Arnold, the Koch brothers, the Ricketts and many more are all on the offensive against us.
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      NCPERS FAMILY PROTECTION PLUS ATTENTION UPFFA OF CT. RETIREES RECENTLY YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE MAILING CONCERNING THE NCPERS FAMILY PROTECTION PLUS PROGRAM, THE CUTOFF DATE FOR RETIREES TO ENROLL IS APRIL 30, 2014, IF YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED THE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JANE McCARTHY AT 860.953.3200.

      The Hundred Club of Connecticut is a charitable, non-profit, tax exempt organization which provides financial assistance to families of police officers, correction officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty. The club consists of over 2400 members from all walks of life who are committed to this objective

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      Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut

      20th Biennial UPFFA of Ct. Convention

       FOXWOODS RESORT

      November 13-15, 2017

      "AMERICA'S BRAVEST" License Plate Program. You can support the UPFFA at the State Capitol by showing Professional Fire Fighter solidarity every day!
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