Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts Firefighters’


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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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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CSFA Legislative Update with House Bill Status – January 18th, 2017 from Leon Collins

Everyone, The 2017 Connecticut Legislative Session began on January 4th and we are tracking bills and monitoring daily activities in the state House and Senate. Already, there are a number of bills from various Representatives and Senators that could either directly or indirectly affect the Fire Service. We have listed below a table containing our […]

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FAQs about the New Wage Replacement Benefits Law for CT Firefighters with Cancer

  Frequently Asked Questions The Basics of Wage Replacement Benefits for Connecticut Firefighters with Cancer When Connecticut legislators passed House Bill 5262 during the 2016 session, it became Public Act No. 16-10. This new law provides new benefits for all Connecticut Firefighters who contract cancer. Every Connecticut Firefighter should immediately take note of some key […]

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Update: CSFA 2016 Convention Details and Schedule for New London County, Sept. 16-18

Here’s the latest for the upcoming convention weekend:                             New London County Fire Chiefs’ Association                              2016 Firefighters Convention Committee                                     PO Box 221, Oakdale CT 06370-0221     May 15, 2016 Dear Brother Firefighters, The New London County Fire Chiefs Association will be hosting the 133rd annual Convention of the […]

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“Firefighter Cancer Bill” Passes Both CT House and Senate; Awaits Governor’s Signature

House Bill #5262 Passes CT House Unanimously April 21st, Clears Senate April 26th Following unanimous passage in the Connecticut House of Representatives last week, House Bill #5262, “The Firefighter Cancer Bill” passed the CT Senate on Tuesday April, 26, 2016 with only one dissenting vote. At this point, we await only the Governor’s signature for […]

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URGENT MESSAGE: WE NEED CT FIRE SERVICE AT CAPITOL TUES. FEB 9TH AGAINST BUDGET CUTS

We Need Your Support in our Fight Against CT Fire Service Budget Cuts Attention all Connecticut Fire Chiefs, CSFA Members and friends of the Fire Service: Please read and share the following URGENT MESSAGE from our President: Greetings to all, The Governor’s proposed 2017 budget was released shortly after his speech last week. This budget […]

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An urgent message from the CSFA Pres re: our work toward cancer coverage for all CT Firefighters

All members, please read the following note from the president of the Connecticut State Firefighters Association: Ted Schroll and Leon Collins attended a meeting of the firefighter’s cancer working group on January 27, 2016. It has been discussed that only firefighters who are CURRENTLY CERTIFIED as interior firefighters (both career and volunteers) will be eligible […]

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