About GTFF

The Fire Foundation was founded to provide our firefighters with health wellness services in the areas of cardiac health, cancer prevention, and mental health support. Today, over half of on duty firefighter deaths are due to cardiac related issues. Cancer is on the rise and is expected to soon overtake cardiac health as a major cause of firefighter death. This coming year, the number of firefighters who will take their own lives will be greater than the number killed fighting fires. We’re here to provide our firefighters and their families with the physical and mental health support they need.

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The Tucson Fire Foundation recently invested over $100,000 to build it’s skin cancer prevention capability. Starting in May of 2017, The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation will join only two other organizations nationally – the Mayo Clinic and Walter Reed Memorial Hospital – To offers cancer screening with DermSpectra technology.

Our newly acquired DermSpectra technology will help the Fire Foundation to more effectively diagnose and detect skin cancer. The southwest has the highest rate of skin cancer in US and is number two worldwide, behind only Perth Australia.

Recent Posts

Chairman’s November 2018 Update

Mission: To assess and respond to unmet needs of the greater Tucson firefighter community by facilitating access to health and wellness resources, while

8 Nov

Firefighter’s widow shares husband’s battle with PTSD, hopes to help others

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – Helping others was second nature for Jose Salmaniego, until he was the one who needed the help.


8 Oct

UA Study: ‘AZ EMTs face 39 percent greater risk of suicide’

PHOENIX – A new study reveals that Arizona emergency medical technicians’ a 39 percent greater risk of suicide than the general public.

Researchers from

20 Sep

Chairman’s Update – September 2018

The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation currently has four major undertakings in support of our region’s firefighters’ health and wellness advocacy:

September 21 Fiesta De

17 Sep

Firefighter Mental Health Programing Match Save a Firefighter’s Career – Save a Firefighter’s Life

For over 8 years the greater Tucson Fire Foundation has been working to bring down barriers to qualified experienced mental health resources for

30 Aug

Chairman’s Update – May 2018

The ALL VOLUNTEER Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, www.tucsonfirefoundation.org, remains a national leader in firefighter health and wellness advocacy. Although some similar, there are

17 May

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