2018 Breast Cancer Shirt Logo

The purpose of wearing Pink Shirts during the month of October is to show our support of Breast Cancer Awareness and to help raise money towards finding a cure. In one way or another, this terrible disease has affected us all. This is a small way in which we can band together and show a united public front that we wish to help this noble cause.  I hope that we will once again be able to unite for this cause and come together.

This year we will be donating all proceeds to the  Albie Aware Organization. It is a local organizations that provides assistance for life-saving diagnostic testing, patient advocacy, prevention education and compassionate support to local individuals facing or fighting breast cancer. It was created over 10 years ago and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization who’s purpose is to make people aware of cancer PREVENTION methods, to encourage self-examination and annual mammograms beginning at age 40 (earlier if you have a strong family history) for EARLY DETECTION, to be aware of the diagnostic tests available to determine the best TREATMENT for breast cancer and the early detection of a recurrence, and to provide financial assistance as well as advocacy when these tests are not covered by the insurance provider. If you would like to find out more about this organization you can find them at Albie Aware

If you are ready to purchase click on:  PINK or head to our store.

Thank you for a great turn out to our Annual July 4 Pancake breakfast. With your support we donated $6,300 to NorCal Trykers to purchase more AMTRYKE tricycles for kids with disabilities.

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