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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
👋 Hey! How are you?

Scrolling Facebook?

Got some time on your hands?

How bout scrolling though your contacts and calling a mate you’ve lost touch with of late?

It’s always nice to hear from a friend!

#wellnesswednesday
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Today is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day.

In most instances following potentially traumatic events, people are naturally resilient and utilise their own adaptive coping strategies such as connecting with people close to them. Sometimes however, something about the event may prevent this natural healing from occurring and what can initially be normal symptoms may become persistent and debilitating. This may be a psychological injury like PTSD.

PTSD does not need to be a life sentence and accessing the right treatment early may help prevent you from experiencing PTSD in the first instance or may result in complete recovery in which you may be stronger than before.

For more information on PTSD head to https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/anxiety/types-of-anxiety/ptsd
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Hey, it’s Men’s Health Week!
Obviously men should look after their health every week but this week could be a great starting point to plan some changes in your life!
This could be physically, mentally or financially.
A time to get out for a walk, go see your GP, catch up with some mates, check in with your partner and get some sleep!
There’s no shame in struggling and getting help, being vulnerable and doing something for you!
Take the first step....
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Hey, it’s Men’s Health Week!
Obviously men should look after their health every week but this week could be a great starting point to plan some changes in your life!
This could be physically, mentally or financially.
A time to get out for a walk, go see your GP, catch up with some mates, check in with your partner and get some sleep!
There’s no shame in struggling and getting help, being vulnerable and doing something for you!
Take the first step....
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
The weather is freezing today, so don't leave your mates out in the cold. Pick up the phone and call them on Wellness Wednesday!"
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation
To wrap up National Volunteers Week, the APFF would like to thank all of it's volunteers for their support throughout the year - especially all of the amazing retired firefighters who take on the lion's share of work to make things all around our state! A special mention also to the nurses, SA CWA ladies, and community supporters who also volunteer to help us raise funds to provide support to burns and road trauma survivors, and our own firefighting family in their various struggles.

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.

Our Supporters