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[RB] - "The VPFF humbly requests there be no delay in the implementation of the workers compensation protections advanced by the 2020 General Assembly by overwhelming majorities. Delaying would jeopardize the lives of the brave men and women who selflessly serve." #vpff #benefitsearned #withoutdelay ... See MoreSee Less

[RB] - The VPFF humbly requests there be no delay in the implementation of the workers compensation protections advanced by the 2020 General Assembly by overwhelming majorities. Delaying would jeopardize the lives of the brave men and women who selflessly serve. #vpff #benefitsearned #withoutdelay
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COVID-19 added to list of reportable diseases under Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 - @IAFFNewsDesk https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2020-06458

(3) Please read/share & make a medical & medication list for every member of your family. @BrianHumphrey @justonmckinney @chiefb2 @BillyCorben @patricecloutier @EdMcDonough1 @BruceLeshan @brucejohnson9 @MikeMadden @RalphNortham @JewdyGold @GovLarryHogan @maggiemfox #Covid_19

(2) You don't want EMS or hospitals to miss important info about you or your loved one because there's no one to provide it. And for most of you reading this, I imagine there's plenty of time available, RIGHT NOW, to spend a few moments on this project. Stay well. #Covid_19

(1) IMPORTANT #Covid_19 INFO: RIGHT NOW, write up a medical history for each member of your family & a medication list. Have it available in case 1 of them, or you, has to go to the hospital for ANY reason. Many hospitals & EMS will not allow anyone to be with the patient.(More)

Once again, the @VACounties & @Virginia_League are working to deny sickened fire fighters workers' compensation coverage - VPFF statement on status of cancer and behavioral heath protections

We all need to work together in response to #COVID19. In order to be successful, we must continue to be proactive. I’ve addressed key critical steps every state & local emergency manager should take immediately here: https://go.usa.gov/xv3At. This is a whole-of-nation effort!

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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

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.