• CONNECTICUT POLICE & FIRE UNION

    PUBLIC SAFETY PROFESSIONALS

    Local 74 / Local S-15
  • CONNECTICUT POLICE & FIRE UNION

    PUBLIC SAFETY PROFESSIONALS

    Local 74 / Local S-15
  • IMPORTANT: Sign the Petition to Keep UCHC Fire Department Open

    February 22, 2017
  • An image of a UCHC paramedic truck parked outside the fire department

    We, the citizens of Connecticut, petition the State of Connecticut and UCONN Health (UCH) to rescind the decision to close the UCONN Health Fire Department effective June 1, 2017.

    The UCH Fire Department, founded in 1971 is a 20-member department, currently staffed by 16 dedicated career firefighters. These firefighters are accountable for emergency fire response, medical transports on campus and paramedic services. These highly trained men and women can be responsible for the safety of nearly 10,000 patients, employees and visitors on any given day. Their ability to respond quickly on-campus can be measured in yards instead of miles. When lives are on the line – every second counts. Each firefighter’s skills, knowledge and certifications allow them to mitigate hazardous materials spills, biohazard situations and respond to approximately 4,000 calls for service annually. UCONN Health is essentially a small city where the levels of risk rise well above those of just a normal office complex, a hospital or an academic research facility; because UCH is all of those in one. Safety must come before savings. Our patients and community deserve the best. Help save our Fire Department and our firefighter’s jobs.

    We demand that the State of Connecticut and UCONN Health rescind the closing immediately and keep the Fire Department open!

    To quickly sign the petition electronically, click here. 

     

    Individuals who wish to help may download and print the petition. Once signatures are collected, you may scan and email to petitions@cpfu.org or return to the Union office in person or via mail. Our mailing address is: 

    CPFU
    50 Columbus Blvd.
    3rd Floor
    Hartford, CT 06106

  • Sign the ONLINE Petition below and demand that the State of Connecticut and UCONN Health rescind the closing immediately and keep the Fire Department open!

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