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      Letter from General President Harold A. Schaitberger

      To All IAFF Affiliate Leaders, We need your help to provide needed emergency funds to our IAFF Disaster Relief Fund. Over the last several weeks, you've seen our members in action in response to Hurricane Harvey, working around the clock to rescue literally tens of thousands of civilians, while risking their own lives and knowing their own homes were likely damaged or destroyed.
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      May 31, 2017: Senate GOP: Overhauling labor laws would save more than concessions

      THIS IS WHAT WE [MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT] NEED TO FIGHT IN HARTFORD!!!!
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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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      THANK YOU

      The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut would like to thank all our supporters who made this year’s golf tournament a huge success.

      Our original date was canceled due to rain but that did not stop the over 144 golfers and corporate sponsors to come back on May 30th for a great day of golf, lunch, and dinner.

      Thank you to everyone who participated and hope to see you all next year.

      Very truly yours,

       

      Peter S. Carozza, Jr.
      President, UPFFA of Ct.

       

                

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      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

         

       

               

      [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

      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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      "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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