Archive for the ‘CSFA News’ Category


Save the Date: Oct. 2nd, 2017, Benefit for the CT Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Benefit for the Connecticut Fallen Firefighter Memorial Please see the letter below from our president and learn how you can help to support our upcoming dinner at the Aqua Turf in Southington to benefit our Fallen Firefighter Memorial:   WHAT: Dinner to benefit the Fallen Firefighter Memorial WHEN: October 2nd, 2017 – Event begins at […]

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CSFA Legislative Update from Leon Collins, June 6th, 2017

No Budget Passed It appears that the Connecticut General Assembly will not be able to agree on a budget before the close of the legislative session at midnight on Thursday, June 8th. New Fire EMS Caucus However, the best news is that two legislators, Representatives Boyd and Ohler, have re-organized a Fire EMS Caucus in […]

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Special CSFA Legislative Update from Leon Collins, May 17th, 2017

New Fire Service EMS Caucus in Connecticut General Assembly Representative Pat Boyd and Representative Brian Ohler have collaborated in a bipartisan effort to organize more support the Fire Service in the Connecticut legislature. Ohler and Boyd, are two legislators who are both also Volunteer Firefighters and are actively recruiting their peers to actively participate as […]

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CSFA Legislative Update: Revised Republican and Democrat Budgets

Revised Republican Budget Proposal Here is the House Republican revised budget in three documents( House Republican Budget, House Republican Concessions and House Republican Revenue); see page 14 of “House Republican Budget.” Reductions appear in red ink. The other documents contain recommended concessions and revenue proposals. Some of the reductions to highlight: 1. $2.3 million by […]

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CSFA Legislative Update with House Bill Status Report – May 16th, 2017 from Leon Collins

Now that the revised Governor’s Budget was released today, everyone awaits the release of the budgets from the both the Republicans and the Democrats which are expected to be released sometime Tuesday, May 16th. Governor Malloy’s latest budget has reduced state contribution to the Regional Fire Schools to zero levels. This is the last thing […]

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CSFA Legislative Update with House Bill Status Report – May 3rd, 2017 from Leon Collins

As most of you know by now, the Appropriations Committee did not pass a budget before their April 27th deadline last week. Right now, it is not clear when legislators will come to an agreement on a budget as talks between party leaders and Governor Malloy continue.  We continue to lobby members of the House […]

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CSFA Legislative Update with House Bill Status Report – April 12th, 2017 from Leon Collins

All, This week we need Connecticut Fire Service officials from across the state to assist our efforts to acquire funding for the Regional Fire Schools. Right now, our best chance for success is to convince the members of the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee to support adequate funding for the operational needs of all nine schools. […]

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CSFA: Thanks to all who helped make our 2017 Hall of Fame Dinner a success

Connecticut State Firefighters Association Hall of Fame Dinner 2017 Congratulations to our members who we honored this year at our annual Hall of Fame Dinner. Firefighters, families and friends once again celebrated those of us who have risen above the ranks with their exemplary service. We express our greatest appreciation for their many years of […]

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Hope you’ll join us Fire Service Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, March 29th

Fire Service Day Starts with Breakfast at the Officer’s Club at 8am Hope to see you at the Capitol this Wednesday for Fire Service Day. We begin the day with a breakfast at 8am at the Officer’s Club in the State Armory sponsored by Shipman’s Fire Equipment Co. Breakfast at the State Armory will be […]

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CSFA Legislative Update with House Bill Status Report – March 23rd, 2017 from Leon Collins

All, HB 5207 (AN ACT IMPOSING A SURCHARGE ON CERTAIN PERSONAL RISK INSURANCE POLICIES TO FUND REGIONAL FIRE SCHOOLS’ OPERATING BUDGETS AND CERTAIN FIREFIGHTER TRAINING COSTS) had a public hearing but has stalled in the Insurance and Real Estate Committee. The best news is that we still have a commitment from Sen. Tim Larson to […]

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