Fire foundation in Arizona supplies free health and wellness resources for firefighters

  • Source: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
  • Published: 06/02/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: KGUN 9 spotlights a different local non-profit on the first Wednesday of every month. With Wildfires so prevalent in our region, this month we're focusing on the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation. It's the latest installment of The Giving Project—Doing Well, by Doing Good. The Foundation exists to support the needs of the firefighting community, providing firefighters and their families with health and wellness services. Mike McKendrick, a retired 30-year veteran of the Tucson Fire Department, has been the chair of the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation for the past decade. He knows first hand about the struggles of firefighters and helps the foundation fulfill its mission. McKendrick says the Foundation works to "explore the gaps and work to fill the gaps in firefighter health and wellness. Specifically cardiac, cancer and mental health. The three main killers of firefighters. Then we have fitness and wellness in there, and they're all tied together."


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