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Tuesday’s #EMSWeek theme is “Safety Tuesday” to promote safety for the EMS provider, the patient and the public. The Va. Office of EMS recently launched a campaign focused on the mental health and wellness of our first responders. Make the Call:

It’s #EMSWeek in Virginia, May 19–25! During this special week, we recognize the dedication of our EMS providers and agencies in Virginia. We commend their continued commitment to the citizens of the Commonwealth and to the EMS system. Learn more:

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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.

Who are we?

Chartered in 1955, the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters (VPFF) is an association of local unions representing over 8, 000 International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) members across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

VPFF members provide fire protection and emergency medical services to 70% of Virginia’s population.  As well, VPFF members provide these and other specialized services at several of Virginia’s major airports and military installations.  VPFF members are fire fighters, fire officers, fire inspectors, fire investigators, hazardous materials specialists, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, training instructors, water rescue specialists, and 911 dispatchers.