On Friday, 13 firefighters from Tampa Fire Rescue and Tampa Firefighters Local 754 delivered two truckloads of toys to pediatric patients in the Children’s Medical Center at Tampa General Hospital. This is the eighth year the toy donation has taken place, spearheaded by Driver Engineer Warren Gibbs, who has been with TFR for over 16 years. Some kids well enough to go outside were able to check out TFR Truck 14, with its ladder raised and a brief siren demonstration. The team brought hundreds of toys into the hospital, where they sorted and picked toys for individual patients based on their ages and interests. Toys were donated by a variety of sources, from firefighters and their families to friends and residents of Tampa.

Alandre Damon, 13, gets a closer look at Tampa Fire Rescue Truck 14. 

Tampa Fire Rescue Captain Julio Moran meets patient Mayra Cordero, 15, and occupational therapist Amy Hayward. 

Eliah Dellas, 8, receives a stuffed Dalmatian from Driver Engineer Warren Gibbs. 

The Stevie LaDue Firefighters Foundation is proud to

Host an Exclusive One Night Only Presentation

“THE GUYS” by Anne Nelson

November 30, 2018 at 8:00 PM, Doors Open 7:00 PM at the

Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Rd., Tampa, Florida.

Admission $45.00 Tickets may be Purchased HERE

Proceeds will Benefit Wellness of First Responders.

The play is about the after effects of the collapse of the World Trade Center. The show reflects on the events of 9/11 through the eyes and heart of a FDNY Captain who offers tributes to First Responders.

Guests are Invited to Arrive Early 7:00 PM

Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres, Beverages, Wine and Beer.

Please Join Others in Support of First Responders and

their Families, and Enjoy a Delightful Evening!

IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

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.

Care for your unique needs

If you’re struggling with post-traumatic stress along with co-occurring depression, anxiety or substance abuse disorders, you need treatment from professionals who understand the fire service culture and the unique pressures of your job. The IAFF Center of Excellence connects you to best-practice, evidence-based therapies delivered by clinicians who understand the types of trauma you experience on a day-to-day basis.

Completely confidential treatment

Center staff cannot discuss your treatment with anyone — your fire department, family or friends — unless given explicit permission by you. This applies before, during and after your stay at the IAFF Center of Excellence.

Our Partner: Advanced Recovery Systems

With seven treatment centers across the United States, the continuum of care provided by Advanced Recovery Systems is unsurpassed. The IAFF has partnered with Advanced Recovery Systems to provide members with specialized treatment for the everyday stressors that trigger PTSD, behavioral health disorders and substance abuse.

IAFF CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

13400 Edgemeade Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 327-1955
www.iaffrecoverycenter.com