The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut (UPFFA) has made charitable efforts and supporting truly wonderful causes a cornerstone of our mission. This year, with your help, some of the proceeds raised will go to support the UPFFA of Connecticut Emergency Relief Fund, the George Crowley Memorial Scholarship & Michael C. Osiecki Memorial Scholarship, and the Health & Safety Initiative of the UPFFA. Your participation is greatly appreciated by the entire UPFFA membership, and we sincerely thank you for your support.
UPFFA of Connecticut Emergency Relief Fund
This fund provides assistance to a member(s) family in the event that a member is killed in the line of duty. In addition, the funds provide assistance to a UPFFA members or family members in the case of a disaster or other devastating events.
George Crowley Memorial Scholarship & Michael C. Osiecki Memorial Scholarship
The George Crowley Memorial and Michael C. Osiecki Memorial Scholarships support the children of active members of the UPFFA of Connecticut. Every year the fund provides four George Crowley Scholarships to a high school seniors and one Michael C. Osiecki Scholarship to a student enrolled in a college or university.
Health & Safety
The Health & Safety of fire fighters are always at stake. The UPFFA of Connecticut ensures fire fighters & EMS personnel have the tools and education necessary to perform their duties. During the course of the year, a fire fighter has a 45% or greater chance of being injured. To meet the needs of our members, the UPFFA of Connecticut provides ongoing Health & Safety seminars, and every two years a Health & Safety Conference is provided to ensure proper training and safety resources and opportunities.