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Virginia Professional Fire Fighters

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Virginia Professional Fire Fighters

Fairfax County members continue to operate in The Bahamas -HAPPENING NOW: At the request of NEMA-Bahamas, USAID - US Agency for International Development’s search and rescue team is out on the water searching for people missing after Hurricane Dorian. Over the past several days, the team has travelled by land, air, and sea, assessing damage and helping people in the worst-affected areas. ... See MoreSee Less

Fairfax County members continue to operate in The Bahamas -
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A HEROES WELCOME: @ffxfirerescue’s search & rescue team is back in #Virginia, where they were greeted by family. As part of @USAID’s #HurricaneDorian disaster team, these men, women, & dogs searched for survivors in The #Bahamas. Join us in welcoming them home! ⁦@VATF1⁩

To the people of the Bahamas: We are humbled by your strength and resilience after #HurricaneDorian. We wish you the best in your ongoing rebuilding and recovery.

@theOFDA
@USAID
@USAIDMarkGreen
@ffxfirerescue
@USEmbassyNassau

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@STATter911 @Metrobusinfo @wmata @unsuckdcmetro @MetroReasons @ArlingtonVaPD @ARLnowDOTcom @howisthatlegal @amaxsmith @ATULocal689 @CD4arlington @libbygarvey @kcristol @Matt4Arlington @erik4arlington We are working with @wmata to address this issue of unattended buses in front of hydrants. Our Fire Marshals will be stepping up patrol and enforcement.

(1) How little does @metrobusinfo @wmata care about blocking hydrants? #metrosafetyfail @unsuckdcmetro @MetroReasons @ArlingtonVaFD @ArlingtonVaPD @ARLnowDOTcom @howisthatlegal @amaxsmith @ATULocal689 @CD4arlington @libbygarvey @kcristol @Matt4Arlington @erik4arlington

First responders also deal w/ mental health distress or suicide. Having a SENSE OF PURPOSE IN LIFE is powerful, enhances resiliency and helps us when things are tough #SuicidePreventionWeek2019 #ACFD #mentalhealth #raiseawareness #endthestigma #youmatter #endthesilence #bethere

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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.