Firefighters Need Your Help on Give to the Max Day

Minnesota’s annual giving holiday is Thursday, Nov. 17, but you don’t have to wait to support your local firefighters! From now through Nov. 17, visit the MnFIRE GiveMN page and make a donation to help protect the health and well-being of firefighters across the state.

Firefighters continue to face alarming rates of cardiovascular disease, emotional trauma and cancer, but there is hope. We’re equipping firefighters and the people who care about them with critical resources to address this growing health crisis. Firefighter futures across the state have been forever changed because of MnFIRE and the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program, and your gift can help us keep the momentum going!

If you give $75 or more this Give to the Max, you will receive a free MnFIRE mug or hat as a thank-you gift from us. And if you give $200 or more, you will receive a free MnFIRE blanket – perfect for cozying up now that winter is here. All of us here at MnFIRE and firefighters across the state appreciate your support!

 

“The support, resources, encouragement and how much they care and stay engaged will be uplifting even in your darkest hours,” Captain William Ewald of the St. Bonifacius Fire Department said about MnFIRE. “It’s a tremendous and valuable resource we all need to use.”

Your gift this week will make a difference in the lives of Minnesota’s 20,000 firefighters – protecting them from cardiac, emotional trauma and cancer by ensuring they receive life-saving services such as free health and wellness trainings, critical illness benefits, mental health provider visits and more. That means happy, healthy and productive lives and careers for firefighters and their families.

Together, let’s continue protecting the health of our hometown heroes! Give at givemn.org/MnFire.

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On behalf of MnFIRE and HealthPartners, Chief Resident Physician of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Dominic Dabrowski presented insights about our Critical Illness Program at the 2024 International Firefighter Cancer Symposium in Miami.

The significant number of cancer claims we see suggest the ongoing need for this benefit for Minnesota firefighters, and for more research to better understand the challenging epidemiology of firefighters and cancer.

Thanks to the Firefighter Cancer Initiative for hosting this important event!

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On behalf of MnFIRE and HealthPartners, Chief Resident Physician of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Dominic Dabrowski presented insights about our Critical Illness Program at the 2024 International Firefighter Cancer Symposium in Miami.

The significant number of cancer claims we see suggest the ongoing need for this benefit for Minnesota firefighters, and for more research to better understand the challenging epidemiology of firefighters and cancer.

Thanks to the Firefighter Cancer Initiative for hosting this important event!

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Thank you for attending this year's IFCS and for sharing your important research with us! Let's stay connected!

It would be interesting to See data on retired firefighters, as the time following exposure might be longer.

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MnFIRE President George Esbensen spoke at the Midwest Business Group on Health's workforce mental health forum this week about the impact of the innovative mental health benefits available to Minnesota firefighters for free through the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program.

We're grateful to have these resources, and to take care of one another, in the face of all the stress and anxiety that comes with the fire service. Learn more at mnfireinitiative.com/hhap/#MAP.
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MnFIRE President George Esbensen spoke at the Midwest Business Group on Healths workforce mental health forum this week about the impact of the innovative mental health benefits available to Minnesota firefighters for free through the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program. 

Were grateful to have these resources, and to take care of one another, in the face of all the stress and anxiety that comes with the fire service. Learn more at https://mnfireinitiative.com/hhap/#MAP.

Last week MnFIRE peer supporters and MnFIRE Assistance Program network providers came together for a Living Works SafeTalk workshop – a suicide prevention skills training – where they learned how to better recognize when someone might be thinking about suicide and how to keep them safe by promptly connecting them to further support.

We all can make a difference with suicide prevention, and learning the skills to reach in and have a conversation is a crucial step.

#suicideprevention #LivingWorks #PeerSupport
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Last week MnFIRE peer supporters and MnFIRE Assistance Program network providers came together for a Living Works SafeTalk workshop – a suicide prevention skills training – where they learned how to better recognize when someone might be thinking about suicide and how to keep them safe by promptly connecting them to further support.

We all can make a difference with suicide prevention, and learning the skills to reach in and have a conversation is a crucial step.

#suicideprevention #LivingWorks #peersupport
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