Posts Tagged ‘CT firefighter news’


CSFA Legislative Update from Leon Collins, July 11, 2017

All, I have included below links to the most recent revised budget proposals from the House GOP just released today. House GOP 4th Revised Budget In short, the Regional Fire School operating budgets continue to be included in the proposal at the levels previously proposed by the House GOP representatives.   http://www.cthousegop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Round.4.Budget..HRO_.pdf http://www.cthousegop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Round.4.Revenue.HRO_.pdf http://www.cthousegop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Muni.Aid_.HRO_.6.26.pdf http://www.cthousegop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Round.4.Adjustments.HRO_.pdf […]

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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 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 – 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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Want to bring in new volunteers to your Fire Department? Come learn how this weekend in Branford!

Learn How to Bring in More Volunteers to your Fire Department The Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association is working with Volunteer Workforce Solutions again to help train and inform local Fire Departments across the state to take advantage of the training and financial opportunities made available by Phase III of the FEMA SAFER program. The program […]

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CSFA Legislative Update with House Bill Status Report – March 7th, 2017 from Leon Collins

All, Most importantly this week, there is a Public Hearing at the LOB in front of legislators of the Finance, Review and Bonding Committee on Thursday March 9th, 2017 at 10:30am in Rm 2E for matters related to Governor’s Bills, specifically,  S.B. 788 is on the agenda ( i.e., AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS […]

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CSFA Legislative Update with House Bill Status Report – February 14th, 2017 from Leon Collins

All, Most importantly, the Insurance and Real Estate Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2D of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Proposed H.B. No. 5207 AN ACT IMPOSING A SURCHARGE ON CERTAIN PERSONAL RISK INSURANCE POLICIES TO FUND REGIONAL FIRE SCHOOLS’ OPERATING BUDGETS AND […]

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

The Annual Meeting of the Regional Fire Schools for the General Assembly will be held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 1pm in room 1B. See the agenda below:   Annual Meeting Regional Fire Schools February 6, 2017 1pm – 3pm Room 1B Welcoming remarks by Rep. Orange […]

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