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Over the course of an entire career, constant exposure to trauma can add up and become overwhelming for fire fighters and paramedics, resulting in various mental health disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery can help - the Center is a rehabilitation facility for both substance use and behavioral health disorders designed for fire fighters, by fire fighters.

Learn more: www,iaffrecoverycenter.com

Face the Facts: PTSD Help for Police, Firefighters
This week at the state capitol, new support for police and firefighters suffering from post traumatic stress disorder came down. Governor Ned Lamont signed a bill to provide them up to 52 weeks of workers compensation. Keisha and Mike discuss this and more on this week's Face the Facts.
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EMT’s, Paramedics, 911 dispatchers, the list goes on for EMS. Should be helping everyone


The IAFF constantly endorsing democrats can also become overwhelming. #HAROLDSGOTTAGO

Need to included 911 Dispatch as well

Leaders from Uniformed Firefighters of New York Local 94, Uniformed Fire Officers of New York Local 854, and the IAFF join with congressional leaders from New York to praise the US House for their overwhelming vote to permanently fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and encourage the US Senate to do the same. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great job IAFF and all involved. As always, you took your stand, got together, fought using the facts of the case, and prevailed. It's been working like this for years.

It only took 100’s of lives to persuade them. John Steward made it his final mission. Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell will shoot it down. Great job folks “United we Stand, Divided we Fall”. 👍

Thanks to Ray, Lou and all who made the trek to Washington to see this to fruition.

Thank you John

Thanks to John Steward!!!

Thank you to all First Responders September 11,2001...

Good job. But Congress should’ve done it YEARS ago...

First responders deserve everything along with all veterans no illegals at all

Is she the best speaker they could find to read this she hasn’t a clue what she’s doing there

Too bad the Congress had to be shamed for this to happen .

Great news!!🇱🇷🚒🚒🇱🇷👩🏻‍🚒😁

Glad this has passed, Ridicules that there had to be a fight for this.

Union strong nice job all of the fire, police and trades

The pile should have been bioremediated using Compressed Air Foam to render the Hazardous Materials safe. I don’t hear anyone saying that we can prevent the type of cancers that Zadroga and Phifer contracted by using advanced firefighting technology! Stop using

Long live Jimmy Max, And Ray

thank you

Quit fidgeting and lording over the speaker Chuck Schumer! Who are you to interrupt her. Did she forget to say your name you media hog.

Still not Voting for Democrats again

It’s about time.

Hard fought and well deserved congrats brothers


We need Trump To Speak! Speak Trump or at least Tweet


Ofcourse the pos Schumer is goin ti take credit


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In Tampa, as with other major American cities, the evolution from all volunteer to career fire companies occurred due to the arrival of steam technology. Tampa’s first organized volunteer fire department was founded in1884. Seven “bucket brigades” were organized to serve the city. On May 10, 1895, the city council passed ordinance #307 authorizing Tampa’s first professional, paid fire department. A. J. Harris was named chief to preside over 22 fire fighters in five stations at an annual budget of $18,000. The paid firefighters worked in the stations for ten to twelve days at a time. Most of the firefighters lived near their duty stations and were permitted to go home for meals, provided they could return within one hour. Their salary was equivalent to that of police patrol officers, about $600 a year. From May 10, 1895, forward the fire department began to evolve. First the “bucket brigades” were slowly replaced by hand operated pumpers pulled to the scene by the firefighters. Fire hydrants and steam engines were introduced to do the work of pumping water to firefighter’s hoses. With the introduction of steam engines came the requirement of horses to pull the extremely heavy apparatus.  read more

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.


We Do More Than Save Lives!

  Tampa Fire Fighters would like to thank everyone who has supported our donation drives throughout the years. With the generosity of our friends, we have been able to provide the community throughout the Tampa Bay area with programs designed to educate the public about the many aspects of fire prevention and safety. Through our non-profit (501c3) charity, Tampa Fire Fighters continue to support local area programs and services which have included but are not limited to the following: