HARTFORD — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Friday received the endorsement of The Uniformed Professional Firefighters Association of Connecticut (UPFFA) during his visit to Station 10 Firehouse in Waterbury. UPFFA cited Murphy’s commitment to first responders.
“I am honored to earn the support of UPFFA. Firefighters and first responders put their lives on the line to protect others. I’m proud to represent these men and women in Congress, where I’m fighting each and every day for the resources and support they need to do their job. We owe our public safety to them, and I’ve got their back,” said Murphy.
“We are proud to endorse Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate. Our first responders put their lives on the line for the safety of our residents every day. Chris has been there for us in Washington, whether it’s working on the Appropriations Committee to secure the resources we need or fighting to protect our health care. We know he has our back,” said Peter Carozza, president of UPFFA.
UPFFA represents 4,000 career firefighters across Connecticut and is affiliated with the International Association of Firefighters, which represents more than 320,000 firefighters across the U.S. and Canada.
UPFFA seeks to raise the standards and protections of career firefighters who are engaged in the act of protection, prevention or extinguishment of fire, delivery of emergency medical services or response to hazardous materials incidents.