Remembrance Ceremony

You are cordially invited to the Remembrance Ceremony being held in honor of our fallen brothers and sisters.   Sixteen names will be unveiled at the Fallen Firefighters memorial located at the Fort Lauderdale Fire & Safety Museum on Saturday, February 19th at 10am.

The Fort Lauderdale Fire & Safety Museum, located at 1022 West Las Olas BoulevardFort Lauderdale, FL 33312 is honored to host your family for the unveiling of our newest additions as we expand the original memorial.  Following the memorial service, light refreshments will be served as we observe this momentous occasion.




ANN MARGARET LINEHAN                                              BRUCE STRANDHAGEN, SR

LESLIE “SKIP” WALTERS, JR                                           LARRY SCHWARTZ

RONALD PRITCHARD                                                     GARY LANIER

LESLIE “FUZZY” LARKIN                                                PETER DESIDERI

EARL LACHANCE                                                           RICHARD WESTON

DENNIS GILBERT JACKSON, JR                                       JOHN YANCY

ROBERT O. HOOPER, JR                                                 JOHN LUNDSTROM

WAYNE BULMAN                                                            RICHARD PALMER


“Remember the happy times, raise a glass with cheer, come celebrate with us in honor of their lives.”

IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

Care for your unique needs

If you’re struggling with post-traumatic stress along with co-occurring depression, anxiety or substance abuse disorders, you need treatment from professionals who understand the fire service culture and the unique pressures of your job. The IAFF Center of Excellence connects you to best-practice, evidence-based therapies delivered by clinicians who understand the types of trauma you experience on a day-to-day basis.

Completely confidential treatment

Center staff cannot discuss your treatment with anyone — your fire department, family or friends — unless given explicit permission by you. This applies before, during and after your stay at the IAFF Center of Excellence.

Our Partner: Advanced Recovery Systems

With seven treatment centers across the United States, the continuum of care provided by Advanced Recovery Systems is unsurpassed. The IAFF has partnered with Advanced Recovery Systems to provide members with specialized treatment for the everyday stressors that trigger PTSD, behavioral health disorders and substance abuse.


13400 Edgemeade Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 327-1955