The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation is taking the lead to build awareness for the heath needs of our firefighting community. We’re helping to spread the word and set a new standard in healthcare and wellness.
The Foundation and it’s partners provide real time real time crises support and counseling to support our firefighters who are suffering from stress related ailments or PTSD.
Our peer fitness and group preparation programs help minimize on the job injuries and improve long term health.
The No. 1 killer of firefighters is cardiovascular disease. In fact, heart disease is responsible for nearly 50% of on-duty firefighter deaths according to a 2007 study by Dr. Stefanos N. Kales of Harvard Medical School.
Research also found that first responders are 300 times more likely
The 17th Surgeon General of the United States, the esteemed Richard Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, had some great works about our very own Mike McKendrick!
Dr. Carmona said the following: “Chief Mike McKendrick and the Tucson Fire Foundation have united Southern Arizona firefighters while addressing their unmet health
Greater Tucson Fire Foundation is focused on improving PTSD related symptoms. We’re excited to share an article published by by KVOA news channel 4
Read the story here
Learn more about how you make an impact on our organization and community for years to come with a Legacy Gift. To learn more about giving options, contact Mike McKendrick.
A special thanks to all of our sponsors for Poker Run 2016
Thank you to everyone who participated in Casino Night 2016!
It was a huge success. You can see pics from the even on our Facebook page!
The Firefighters Beyond Borders initiative has also impacted the hearts and minds of so many that wear the same uniform with different badges, and in different languages, who all love and serve their communities – there are no borders, boundaries or politics in our first responders.