UPFFA Co-Legislator of the Year

August 30, 2016

I am pleased to announced that I have been recognized as the 2016 Co-Legislator of the Year Award by the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut.

Not only am I deeply honored to receive this award, but I am also very grateful to receive it from an association that plays a vital role in Connecticut every single day. It has always been important for me to help our firefighters, as they are the ones that risk their lives for us in the line of duty. They sacrifice themselves for our family, friends and neighbors, and I was proud to be fighting for them this session. I appreciate all the work firefighters do for our communities and I am proud that with this legislation, they will finally be getting the care they deserve.

The legislation, An Act Concerning Workers Compensation Coverage for Current and Former Uniformed Members of Paid or Volunteer Firefighters, which establishes a relief fund used for wage replacement of those who are diagnosed with certain conditions of cancer as a result of their service as paid municipal or volunteer firefighters.