15,334

Medical Calls

3,354

Fires

752

Public Assists

161

Responders

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Thankful for what you do

HONOR AND RESPECT!

Much respect. Today they would be suspended.

Studs.

Just for you, Grandpa.

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International Association of Fire Fighters

How to Set Goals (and Actually Reach Them)Get clear on what you want and why.

Whether your goal is to start improving your quality of life, reduce your risk of chronic and preventable disease, or increase your strength and fitness – it is important to have a specific goal in mind that is realistic to keep yourself accountable.

Goal setting is an essential part of any change. Setting goals helps you paint your vision, gives you something to actively work towards and helps you measure your accomplishments.

First, you must identify your end result.

For example, you may say your goal is to be healthy. Consider that until you define what “healthy” means to you, your goal is pretty vague.

However, if you know that being healthy to you means having more energy during calls, a strong immune system, being fit, managing your weight and feeling great, you now know what healthy means. Being healthy is your end result.

You also want to know your “why.”

Ask yourself why you want this goal or where you want to be.

Finally, where are you starting from and what areas of your health are out of balance?

Once you are clear on these three things, you can set your goals to get to your end result.

Set your goals in a manner that will allow you to succeed at reaching them by following the SMART formula:

Specific – State what you want and use action words.
Measurable – Provide a way to evaluate and use metrics.
Attainable or Achievable – Work towards a goal that is challenging but possible.
Realistic – Be honest with yourself. You know what you are capable of, and don’t forget any hurdles you may have to overcome.
Timely – State when you will get it done, and be specific on a date or timeframe.

Long-term SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound goals that you hope to achieve in the next six months to one year and beyond.

These are goals that you will make slow and steady progress towards achieving each time you reach your short-term SMART goals.

Short-term goals are measured in days, weeks and months.

Long-term goal example: I will lose 20 pounds in the next 10-20 weeks (1-2 pounds per week) by doing cardio and weight training at the gym four times a week, cutting back on sugar and controlling portion size.

Short-term goal example: I will pack a healthy snack to bring to work for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack every shift for two weeks.
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We encourage our members to follow these tips to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. #IAFFSafetyTips ... See MoreSee Less

We encourage our members to follow these tips to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. #IAFFSafetyTips

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Michael you gonna prolly kick it soon

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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.

https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com

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:

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Have you registered for #IAFFLegCon March 8-11 in Washington, DC? https://www.iaff.org/legcon2020/
1994 - Fire fighters from Springfield, IL Local 37 rush a two-year-old child to safety in this photo by John Freidah for The State Journal-Register. Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Springfield Firefighters Local 37
We encourage our members to follow these tips to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. #IAFFSafetyTips
#HappyValentinesDay
#IAFF​SafetyTips: A fire hydrant buried in snow can mean the difference between losing a house/possessions or persons to a fire.
#IAFFsafety: We all want to stay warm, but we respond to more home fires in the winter months. Use space heaters and generators cautiously and according to the guidelines provided with the equipment.
#IAFFSafetyTips: There is nothing more important than vehicle safety – take the extra minutes needed to fully clear your windows of ice and snow. Make sure you get the snow off the top of your car – otherwise you are putting your fellow drivers in danger.
Federal #firefighters gained several new benefits as Congress finalized the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 including 12 weeks of paid family leave for Federal Employees. #FireFightersFirst https://www.iaff.org/news/federal-fire-fighters-win-big-in-congress/
#BurnAwarenessWeek
Lawmakers voted to provide $2.5 million to fully fund the #Firefighter Cancer Registry, which establishes a detailed reporting system to help track cancer rates among fire fighters. #FireFightersFirst #WorldCancerDay
Researchers find more than two-thirds of fire fighters develop cancer at a higher rate compared to the general population. The IAFF is doing all it can to help our members to reduce the risk of cancer at the fire scene.On this #WorldCancerDay2020 the IAFF encourages our members to protect themselves at the fire scene by following these tips. Stay healthy. #IAFF
Registration is now open for #IAFFLegCon March 8-11 in Washington, DC https://www.iaff.org/legcon2020/
Protect yourself and your family from burn injuries. #BurnAwarenessWeek #IAFFSafetyTips
Congress passed numerous public safety proposals long favored by the IAFF as part of a final omnibus package. #FireFightersFirst
Celebrate #SuperBowl Sunday responsibly by following these #IAFFSafetyTips
Celebrate #SuperBowl Sunday responsibly by following these #IAFFSafetyTips
1994 - A Jersey City Fire Officers Local 1064 fire fighter gasps for air on a second story fire escape in this photo by M. Kathleen Kelly for The Jersey Journal. Jersey City Fire Officers Association New Jersey Firefighters PFANJ
Registration is now open for #IAFFLegCon March 8-11 in Washington, DC: https://www.iaff.org/legcon2020/
This is the byproduct of years of advocacy, coalition building, membership education, outreach and involvement. #FireFightersFirst Read more: https://www.iaff.org/news/congress-repeals-cadillac-tax-marking-huge-win-for-iaff/
You understand the risks in a response environment. Do you understand the risks to your retirement environment? To help identify the risks to your retirement income stream, call your Responders First program rep at 877.700.6847. You’ll learn how the IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit may help. www.Responders-First.com
More information on protecting yourself from the CORONAVIRUS 2019-N-COV is at www.iaff.org/coronavirus
Help your community stay safe and warm this winter. #IAFFSafetyTips
Coronavirus Guidance and Preparedness For Fire Fighters and Emergency Medical Personnel. https://www.iaff.org/coronavirus/
1992 - Chicago, IL Local 2 members help a fellow fire fighter after he attempted to search for victims in a burning building. Photo credit: Brian Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago Fire Department Firefighters Union - Local 2
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