Wish we could've gone this year. Was proud to represent last year.
Such an AMAZING ceremony to be part of. An honor. Every firefighter, if you have a Brother being honored or not should go and participate. It is one of the most emotional and beautiful ceremonies I have ever been part of.
Fire fighters and paramedics have a calling to serve others, protect their community and each other. When a fatal fire, line-of-duty death or suicide occurs, our brothers and sisters directly or indirectly involved with the incident may experience survivor’s guilt. ... See MoreSee Less
“You may have someone from California meeting someone from Nova Scotia,” said Tom Flamm, IAFF Burn coordinator. “They all go through similar things in their lives because they are burn survivors. Some of the breakthroughs that happened here are amazing.” ... See MoreSee Less
The IAFF conducted a Peer Support Training event for members of Joliet, IL Local 44 and Joliet Officers, IL Local 2369 on Sept 12-13. IAFF Master Peer Support Instructors Danny Adams, a member of Baton Rouge, LA Local 557 and Joe Casalino, a member of North Providence, RI Local 2334 helped 30 fire fighters become new IAFF Trained Peer Supporters. ... See MoreSee Less
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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
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: