APFF NEWS

Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation

The Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation is committed to prevention, support and recovery programs for Firefighters and their families, as well as burns and road trauma survivor’s in SA.
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Another Wednesday is upon us with the current situation there is no better time than now to reach out to friends and family.

Taking ten minuets to pick up the phone can make the world of difference especially to those that are single or apart from their families at the moment.

Offer a hand to those in your close communities, the elderly or high risk may need milk picking up or a new paper.....could you help out?

Stay safe thoughts with everyone.
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
In lieu of the normal coffee club, let’s make it Wellness Wednesday!

Take a moment today to reach out to a friend you wouldn’t normally. A quick phone call, video chat or personal message could be just what the person on the other end needs.

Social isolation is currently a necessary evil. People thrive on interaction, let’s make it happen from a distance!

Thoughts go out to everyone doing it tough!

☕️ 📞
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
It is after much consideration that the APFF has decided to cancel the Coffee Club initiative until after the Easter weekend in April. In light of MFS risk management principles to keep cross-contamination between stations minimised, we have decided to assist in that by not providing an alternate avenue of spreading the virus outside of work. Instead, the APFF would encourage all members and supporters to participate in our interim strategy of Wellness Wednesday. Every Wednesday, please pick up the phone and call someone you know that might have seemed a bit stressed lately, or that you haven't spoken to in a while. The simple fact of making contact can make all the difference to some people who are feeling isolated. Thank you everyone for the ongoing support, and remember to reach out if you need any help. We will be back better than ever in a months time (hopefully)! Until then, stay safe, and look after one another.
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Salisbury Station day has been postponed. Details will be posted when available.
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
So the words out! Back in November a group of professional firefighters, nursing staff and country women’s association members gave up their Friday and some Saturday night to don their PPE and shake the boot in support of our annual fund raiser for burns survivors at the women’s and children’s hospital.

Thanks to our efforts patients now have access to a second “Dermamesher”. This piece of vital equipment is used to perforate harvested skin grafts allowing for a relatively small graft of skin stretch to cover a considerably bigger burn site.

We are told that turn around times were in the region of 3 hours between usage, with this donation a full second set is now available cutting that time in half.

We would also like to thank “The Friends of the Womans & children’s Hospital” for facilitating the purchase and transaction allowing the money we raised to the help people that actually need it.

Keep an eye around November for our next fundraiser.
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
ICYMI, some of our members have recently been volunteering their time to support Team Rubicon Australia in the post-fire clean up of the Adelaide hills. We're pleased to support such a worthy cause, and the varied skills of our Professional Firefighter members are directly easing the burden of those locals impacted by the fires. There's still plenty of work to be done, so if you have time, check out their website and volunteer a spare set of hands yourself www.teamrubiconaus.org

What We Do

The aim of the Firefighters Foundation is to assist burns and road trauma survivors, as well as supporting our own Firefighter members and their families. We raise money for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

We do this by raising funds with various events throughout the year. Our Firefighter members donate their own time to assist the Foundation as well as donate money from their pay.

Who We Are

The Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation is a not for profit Foundation whose members are professional Firefighters. Based in South Australia our membership currently consist of over 850 people.

How You Can Help

With your generous support, you will be helping the Firefighters Foundation raise funds for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, in particular, the Newland Ward, along with assisting in the provision of fire prevention information to the community, and improving the internal network and welfare of the Firefighters themselves.

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