The Connecticut State Firefighters Association, Inc. (CSFA)
Welcome to the Official Website for the Connecticut State Firefighters Association, or CSFA.
(First, please bookmark this website now for easy access to CSFA in the future.)
This is the place to learn everything about CFSA, our mission, our goals and our proud membership of brave Firefighters that spans the state of Connecticut.
We hope that some day soon Connecticut State Firefighters Association membership will include every fire company in the state, volunteer and career, because of the great benefits our members receive. We also hope that the public will learn more of our efforts to help educate communities and Connecticut’s Firefighters on issues related to safety from fire.
Who are the members of CSFA?
The Connecticut State Firefighters Association is a non-profit organization that has more than 26,000 members (22,000 Volunteer Firefighters, 4400 Career Firefighters) and we hope to soon be able to say that every Firefighter in our state is part of our organization.
Coming soon to this website will be a complete list of Fire Departments and Fire Companies that are members of CSFA.
Please make sure that your Fire Department or Fire Company is up-to-date with CSFA membership dues to ensure the best benefits coverage for yourself and family.
- James O’Neil (Thomaston), President
- Vaughan Dumas (Orange), First Vice-President
- Stephan Brown, Jr. (Windsor Locks), Second Vice-President
- Gerald V. Schaffer (Mansfield Center) Secretary
- Charles M. Stankye, Jr. (Derby) Treasurer
- Frank “Fritz” Hilbert, (Mystic), Immediate Past President
What is CSFA?
The Connecticut State Firefighters Association (CSFA) is the focal organization for Connecticut’s Fire Service Members in matters relating to Federal and State legislative initiatives, Firefighter Death and Disability Benefit Claims and the exchange of pertinent information. CSFA coordinates with the various Fire Service organizations at the national, state and regional levels.
Why join CSFA?
Over the past five years, the Connecticut State Firefighters Association has paid out almost $1 million in benefits to members and their families. The officers of CFSA, its current members, their families, and many other “friends of the bravest” all know the many benefits of membership in our organization.
Online Membership Services
We hope this website will become your source for all your CFSA information needs. Both old and new members of the Connecticut State Firefighters Association should review this site regularly for updates regarding events and benefits that membership in our organization provides. There will soon be forms available for downloading, as well as current information for seminars, training, and fundraising.
For more information, please visit our “CFSA Member Resources” page and stay informed!
There are countless ways to support Firefighters across Connecticut, but one of the best ways to support your local firefighter is to make a donation to the Connecticut State Firefighters Association (CFSA). Thousands of supporters have kept us going for more than 125 years. Help us to be part of the future as well, visit our “Support CSFA” page.
Keep in Touch with CFSA
For contact information and email links to our officers and committees, please visit our “Contact CSFA” page.
Thanks for visiting!
CSFA Online 2014
Save the date, get tickets for the CSFA Hall of Fame Dinner 2014
The Connecticut State Firefighters Association proudly announces its Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Dinner to celebrate the dedication and achievement of its members past, present and future. Join us as we come together with our and families and friends from across the state.
Show Your Support for Connecticut’s Firefighters
We are currently accepting adds for our ad book/program to help defray the cost of the event. Our publication will be distributed at the event and throughout Connecticut’s “firefighting community”. An advertisement in our 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ ad book/program is the perfect opportunity to congratulate the recipients or promote your own products, services or organization.
When: Thursday, April 9th, 2014
6-7pm Open Bar
7pm- until Dinner and Festivities
Cost $35.00 per person
The Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, CT
CSFA Office (860) 423-5799 William Coffey
(203) 746-1424 Bob Guthrie (203) 934-7565
Program Book Price List
Center Page $175.00
Rear Cover $125.00
Inside F/Cover $125.00
Inside R/Cover $125.00
Full Page $100.00
Half Page $75.00
Business Card $25.00
ALL TICKETS MUST BE PAID FOR BY APRIL 1, 2014
The Class of 2014 Inductees
- David J. Dagon, Mansfield
- John Gaspar, Naugatuck
- Christopher Guari, Brooklyn (Deceased)
- Charles N. Harrington, Simsbury (Deceased)
- George N. Koser, Litchfield (Deceased)
- Richard H. Nicol, Middlebury
- Salvatore Pitruzzello, Portland
- Paul Rapanault, West Haven
- Charles M. Stankye III, Derby
- Ronald Stolz, Yantic
- John Reardon, New Haven (Deceased)
- Donald H. Swanson, Sr., Cromwell
- James Wilkinson, Milford
Please make your check payable to CSFA and include your artwork/advertisement.
Forward ads to:
45 Beaver Brook Road
Danbury, CT 06810
Deadline for Ad Publication
Please note that all ads for publication in the 2014 Connecticut State Firefighters program must be received by March 25, 2014 – thank you for supporting your local Firefighters!
CSFA Hall of Fame Award Details and Requirements
Purpose: To recognize a present or former member(s) of an organized Fire Department who has served both his or her department and state association(s) above and beyond normal expectations over an extended period of time. They shall have demonstrated leadership and have shown themselves to be a motivating force for the betterment of the Fire Service throughout Connecticut and the United States. These persons shall have contributed in a positive way to the enrichment of the Fire Service organizations they represented. Recipients’ names will be placed in alocation of prominence as a remembrance of their efforts which have benefited and improved the Fire Service of the state.
Eligibility: Any Firefighter who has served in a Fire Department and who has contributed to the betterment of the Fire Service on a local state or national level.
Nomination: Only one nomination shall be submitted annually and must be a recognized member of a fire department or a recognized fire service organization in the state of Connecticut the nomination shall include positions, deeds, accomplishments and awards of distinction. Review of nominations will be made by the CSFA awards committee. Awards as a result of brave actions will be given under a separate format administered by CSFA.
Applications: To be completed on CSFA application forms and received by the CSFA Awards Committee no later than July 1st. Persons nominated by a Fire Department shall be on CSFA applications and signed or countersigned by the active Chief of Department as well as the submitter. Those nominated by a state association shall be signed by the current president. All applications will be kept on file and reviewed in subsequent years.
Awards: To be made annually at the Hall of Fame awards dinner. A pin and plaque of accomplishment will be awarded to each recipient or their family in case of posthumous award. The number of awards to be presented each year will be recommended by the Hall of Fame Committee to the Executive Committee of CSFA at the February meeting.
CSFA Online 2014
CSFA sadly reports the passing of Rep. Elaine O’Brien (D), a supporter of the Connecticut Fire Service
Connecticut State Representative Elaine O’Brien (D) 61st House District (East Granby, Suffield, Windsor) loses battle with brain cancer
It is with great sorrow that CSFA shares the news of the recent death of State Representative Elaine O’Brien, a resident of Suffield and longtime public servant.
As Vice-Chairman of the Connecticut’s legislative Appropriations Committee, and as a member of the Commerce and Transportation Committees, State Rep. O’Brien was instrumental in the passage of House Bill # 6454 that provides additional protection for Connecticut firefighters working at motor vehicle accident scenes and in fire station work zones. During the 2013 legislative session, House Bill # 6454 became Public Act 13-200 which also doubles the fines for violations in highway construction work zones statewide. For more about State Rep. Elaine O’Brien, please visit her official website.
CSFA Online 2014
The 2013 CSFA Annual Convention and Parade – Friday Sept. 20 through Saturday Sept. 22
CSFA welcomes all family and friends of the Fire Service to join the family fun at our annual Convention weekend and parade. This year we join the South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department as it celebrates 75 years of service to the surrounding communities. This year the festivities include a our annual parade, an Olde Time Firefighters Muster, a 5K challenge and other events from Friday September 20 through Sunday September 22.
CSFA 2013 Convention Weekend and South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department 75th Anniversary
Please come out and support The South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department and the Connecticut State Firefighters Association (CSFA)!
Hope to see you there!
CSFA Online 2013
The Connecticut State Firefighters Association would like to thank everyone who helped to make our CSFA Hall of Fame Dinner another event to remember. Hundreds attended the fabulous banquet we hosted at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville to contribute to our annual celebration.
We are presently collecting pictures of CSFA Firefighters with their families and friends who attended the CSFA Hall of Fame Dinner 2013. Please send your shots to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will soon share as many as we can with everyone here on our website. Thanks!