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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.

“(He was) so selfless. He was so laser focused on helping other people,” his wife, Serena Salmanego, explained.

He was a loving husband, a devoted

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 the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix conducted the recent study and say t

hat after seeing “surprising results,” they want to find immediate

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 Los Bomberos in which 80% of net proceeds stay local for health and wellness programming and 20% go to NFFF for national-level support.


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 firefighters.

Careers and lives have been saved through their efforts.

The Foundation has received an offer of a matching grant for up to $20,000. Marilyn

30 Aug

Chairman’s Update – May 2018

The ALL VOLUNTEER Greater Tucson Fire Foundation,, remains a national leader in firefighter health and wellness advocacy. Although some similar, there are no other foundation’s as laser focused on the three main killers of firefighters. Support for the Foundation’s mission is derived from only a

17 May

Fighting fires is bad for the heart: new study finds exposure to heat causes blood clots

Firefighters put themselves at greater risk of having fatal heart attacks because prolonged exposure to heat can make their blood clot, a pioneering new study has found.

Physical analysis of 19 firefighters in Scotland also found that tackling blazes put a strain on their hearts and worsened

24 Apr


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15 Mar

History book celebrating Tucson firefighter history “hot” off the presses

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18 Dec

Tucson peace officer’s trip bolsters regional bond with Israel

We excited about the recent article recently published in the Arizona Jewish Post about Jay Korza, a sergeant with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. Jay works as a Tactical EMS medic and teaches paramedic training courses for Pima Community College’s Paramedic Associate of Applied Science program.

18 Dec