Local 754's support to Moffitt Cancer Research

Local 754's support to Moffitt Cancer Research On Friday January 11th, Tampa Firefighters Local 754 was proud to present in cooperation with Tampa Fire Rescue a check for $10,000 to the Moffitt Cancer Foundation. These funds raised from the sales of “pink t shirts” that were worn in October will be used to treat and research a cure for this horrible disease. Our members worked hard to obtain these funds for such a worthy cause and we are proud of them all. From Unity comes the greatest fight.

s sectreas@tampafirefighters.com

Hurricane Michael Relief lead by Local 754

Bay area IAFF unions including Hillsborough County Local 2294 and Pasco County Local 1433 were lead by Tampa Firefighters Local 754 in collecting funds, purchasing goods and delivering them to the hard hit areas of hurricane Michael. $7000 was raised in just four days. Donations came in from all over the country to help in the effort. Captain Tony Kupsis, Retired Driver/Engineer Pk Murphy and District Chief Ken Huff made the trip up and back on a 15 hour drive leaving all goods at a local church. The members there were in recovery mode themselves, yet still functioning as a large reflief center. We are very proud of everyone involved. Helping in all circumstances is the firefighter way.

  Ken Huff

Tampa Firefighters Camp Hopetake counselor and camper off to IAFF camp in DC

Counselor Henry Williams and camper James from Tampa Firefighters Burn Survivor Camp Hopetake are off attend IAFF burn camp in DC. The camp is in DC during the week of October 7th. They will be attending with other counselors and campers from burn camps from around the nation. These camps help young burn survivors in their growth and development as well as supply peer support.

S Sec/Treas Ken Huff

IAFF Firefighter Memorial Service 2018

This year the International Association of Firefighters added 271 names to the granite walls during the 2018 service in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tampa Local 754 was present to aid in ceremonial activities and show support to the families and loved ones of those lost in the line of duty. Rest in Peace our fallen brethren.

  Ken Huff

75th Anniversary Celebration Huge Success

Over 150 past and present members of Tampa Firefighters Local 754 attended the celebration of our 75th anniversary at the Tampa Firefighter Museum. Awards were given to various members including a lifetime achievement award to past President Sam Sinardi. Medals from the International were presented to the families of Captain Billek and Investigations Supervisor Alcover recognizing their passing as line of duty deaths along with allowing their names to be placed on the memorial wall in Colorado Springs. Many members of city council were in attendance to present Local 754 with a proclamation recognizing our 75 years as a union. In addition, there were exhibits of historical value to our local on display along with live music downstairs and full DJ set up in the dining area upstairs. Plenty of food and drink to go around along with the raffling of various items donated by businesses within the community to the event. Great time was enjoyed by everyone. (More photos to be…

K Ken Huff

Florida Ms Wheelchair escorts 2018

Once again it is Tampa Firefighters Local 754 honor and privilege to escort the contestants in the Florida Ms. Wheelchair pageant. Some of those who helped were not present at the time of photo. A huge thank you full of pride and admiration to all those who turned out.

S SecTreas Ken Huff

Someone watching over us.

Let’s pretend for a moment this angel is a brunette and we shall call her Megan. Thanks for all your hard work for Honoring you brother Stevie and all of the rest of us throughout the state with your mission in obtaining mental health benefits for all us first responders.

v vilaricardo72@gmail.com

History of the IAFF- The first 10 years 1918-1928

On this date 100 years ago, delegates representing 24 of the 65 original fire fighter unions affiliated with the IAFF on February 28, 1918, founded the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Our forefathers had a vision for the future - to better the lot of those it represented, make a difference in their lives and livelihoods, and make their job safer. The IAFF became the voice of the fire fighter, the protector of the protector.

J Joe Greco

IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

The 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.

M Mike Bullis