FireFighters work in hazardous environments. Modern materials used for building homes and home furnishings burn with high levels of toxic chemicals; many of which are known carcinogens. FireFighters and first responders are also routinely exposed to diesel particulate and carbon monoxide as apparatus are freq
Every day, children are born with muscular dystrophy and adults are diagnosed with ALS and other life-threatening diseases that take away their most basic freedoms – like walking, talking, eating, hugging, and ultimately life itself.
For sixty years, fire fighters have been Filling the Boot on street corners (and I’ll still be there!)- raising money to help MDA fight back. Now I’m asking you to help me Fill the Boot online.
The money I raise will help children and adults in our community, and will also help support innovative research to change the future for people with neuromuscular disease.
Please consider making a donation!
FireFighters will be out collecting from September 1st-3rd all over Fauquier County.
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.