While we don’t know if fire fighter suicide is increasing or if increased awareness of behavioral health issues among fire fighters has led to more vigilant suicide reporting, we know that one suicide is too many. ... See MoreSee Less
Do you know a fire fighter who has died by suicide or a department that has lost a fire fighter to suicide? While the rate of fire fighter suicide is unknown, in a 2018 non-scientific survey of 7,000 IAFF members, 19 percent of respondents reported having had suicidal thoughts linked to occupational...
I still firmly believe there is a fear of peer ridicule associated with this profession. Also, not knowing who you can truly trust or open up
to without gossip. I’ve known some who haven’t even wanted to utilize EAP because of who in the “front office” might know and judge them. It’s a serious/complex problem without a simple, cover-all solution.
I teach Meditation and Yoga 4 First Responders with PTSD and it is helping . ❤️
Thank you for raising awareness! 💚🚒
Continue the great information. It's needed by some and shared by those that care. Know with the help that is out there you are never alone and we care!
Frightening!! Our First Responders see things that they feel they should be able to handle given their profession. Good read!
2013 - At the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado, memorabilia and flowers cover the walls engraved with the names of those lost during the line of duty. The annual ceremony celebrates the lives, heroism and accomplishments of our union’s bravest of the brave. ... See MoreSee Less
I remember that time so well. What a well run tribute Thanks Alex and the Union There's my husband's name.... 😘
Through this fire fighters association, I would like to ask from any welwisher to help me with a Fire Engine (Pumper) to be used for training at the Fire Accadamy . Am from Malawi. For details contact me on +265993002064.
Brothers and Sisters in Massachusetts(and anywhere else where Unions are strong) don't realize how good we have it until you hear the Tennessee State President explain what its like to be union in that state. We are extremely fortunate!!!
Thank God for Unions. Especially the IAFF. The greatest Union to work and belong to. Your proud supporter of Union firefighters Patrick
Thanks for classing it up there boys. You really help your union by acting like 12 year olds who just discovered profanity.
How about you come to Peoria IL where we are getting our teeth kicked in.
Schaitberger need to resigned. hes getting too fat off the backs of the members.
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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
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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: