Today we remember our brother, partner, and friend Firefighter Paramedic Robbie Pettingill. Robbie was an exceptional firefighter paramedic that we could always count on to have our backs. We all knew him as the “funniest person I have ever known”. It didn’t matter if you worked with him on your first day out of rookie school or 10 years in you were treated the same, and by the end of the shift you would already be going to grab coffee as best friends. All people were your people which is why you were loved by so many. It breaks our hearts knowing how bad you were struggling on the inside while still having that infectiously great attitude on the outside.

 

Robbie was a great friend and partner to so many affiliated with the HFBA which is why we take great pride and responsibility to honor him and continue his mission of improving firefighter mental health and wellness.

 

If you are struggling you need to know that the world needs YOU! You are not a burden, you are loved, and you are not alone. This isn’t the end, there is always a reason to keep hope. We are all people of an unlimited number of chances. There is always help. There is always hope.

 

REACH IN

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

 

Last summer, Henderson, NV Police Officer Troy McDermed collapsed while on a traffic stop and was taken to Henderson Hospital where he underwent testing to determine what occurred. Several days later, Officer McDermed was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroendocrine carcinoma. His cancer is inoperable and incurable, and after 15 years of service to the City of Henderson, he will be medically retiring. Officer McDermed will be auctioning off some of his prized possessions to help with the cost of his cancer treatments, and it would be a tremendous boost to the auction if we could also help with fundraising efforts!

Officer McDermed has faced tremendous obstacles since his cancer diagnosis, and has many expenses related to his medical care. Your help with donations to assist Officer McDermed and his wife ease some of the financial worries associated with his care would be amazing. Anything helps, thank you!

Come out and support our brother in blue or donate directly to the GoFundMe fundraiser!

Hammers Grill and Bar

771 E. Horizon Dr. 104

Friday, September 10th 5:00 until TBD

We are proud to introduce a new Community partner the Gene Haas Foundation.  The HFBA is very grateful for this $5000 donation to the Association.  Your support will assist us in achieving our goal to provide charitable assistance and outreach to active and retired members of the Henderson Fire Department and local community. Great partnerships ensure the HFBA will Always be There!

The Gene Haas Foundation was established in 1999, by Haas Automation, Inc., Founder and CEO Gene Haas, to support the needs of the local community.  We are proud to have them on our side as a partner in the Henderson community!

 

Stay tuned for our next event!