2014 Ride Route
The GreaterTucson Fire Foundation(GTFF) is proud to invite you to get involved with our 3rd Annual Poker Run, which will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014. This motorcycle ride will travel across the north and east side of Tucson, with stops at various community fire stations that will help raise funds to benefit firefighter health and wellness. We encourage you to get involved!
How? There are several different ways!
You could participate in the Poker Run as a rider. Registration packets are available for download below. Simply print it out, fill out the required forms, and send in the information as instructed on the form. Online registration will also be available soon.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available! Sponsorship of this event supports community firefighters and provides you and your business inclusion in this unique, community-based event. To learn more, download the sponsorship package below or call Mike McKenrick at 520-603-3055
Prefer to just volunteer your time to help the event run smoothly? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information!
The most valuable equipment found in the fire station is the firefighter. Despite the advances in safety and personal protection, approximately 100 U.S. firefighters die on the fire ground each year, many from cardiac-related issues. Half of those deaths, however, are preventable with adequate wellness and fitness programs.
In the past year alone, Greater Tucson Fire Foundation efforts have effectively helped save at least five firefighters’ lives within local jurisdictions – all of whom showed symptoms of life threatening, undiagnosed heart disease.
The Foundation’s 2014 Firefighter Health and Wellness Initiatives include:
Firefighter Cardiac Disease Assessment Protocol
Reducing firefighter injuries through Peer Fitness Trainer Certification
Campaigns to combat potentially deadly, antibiotic-resistant infectious bacteria, such as MRSA
Identifying effective coping mechanisms for sleep deprivation in public-safety jobs
Providing important mental health and wellness services for firefighters and their families, including those who work for smaller agencies that might not be able to afford access to these services.
We invite you to help the Foundation “take care of those who take care of us.”
If you have questions about this event or our program offerings, please call Mike McKendrick at 520-603-3055 We appreciate your continued support of our programs!