The Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association (APFF) represents more than 1,500 professional fire fighters from 29 locals who are responsible for protecting hundreds of thousands of Arkansans and visitors to our state every day.
Jun 11, 2020
Jun 11, 2020
Due to regulations and safety from the COVID-19 Pandemic, Camp Sunshine unfortunately has been postponed until August 2021. Please see the letter below that Gretta has sent to ALL Counselors, Volunteers and Staff – a similar letter has also been sent to ALL campers and families.
This will have a devastating impact on many of our campers that SO look forward to camp each year, this is their ONLY time for ‘normalcy’ with other kids that have suffered Burn Trauma. The Committee’s plans for Camp 2020 is for it to be mailed as “Camp in a Box” in which we will be sending many of the treasured items that the campers SO enjoy, especially the Camp Themed T-shirts.
It is SO important that fundraising and camp counselor interest continues within EVERY Local in the State. Camp 2021 will be the APFF’s 30th Camp – kids will always need Camp Sunshine!!!
CAMP SUNSHINE and COVID-19
Greetings to ALL our Camp Sunshine Counselors and Volunteers,
It is with great sadness and disappointment that I am sending this letter to replace your normal camp application for 2020.
The safety and health of our campers, volunteers and staff have always, and always will be of utmost importance when it comes to our decision-making process for Camp Sunshine.
As a camp program of Children’s Hospital and the AR Professional Firefighters, we are committed to our mission to improve the lives of burn-injured children with an enriched curriculum, physical and social experiences in a safe environment with other burn survivors. We encourage learning and the practice of life skills that help our campers face their fears, meet new people and identify their own personal strengths. Because camp happens in a close community, our program has always taken great care to develop and maintain safe practices to ensure everyone has a safe and memorable experience.
I am sure you are aware of the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus here in our State. It is a given that the situation will continue for many months before it improves. We have been closely monitoring the situation and gathering data from primary sources, including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organizations (WHO), State and Local Health Departments and Children’s Hospital. This information gives us no choice but to make the extremely hard decision for Camp Sunshine 2020 to be re-scheduled to August 2021.
That being said, we think it is important for campers and counselors to be in touch and provide support. We plan to send them (and you) a ‘goodie package’! Do YOU have a message or a small gift for your camper, that we can enclose in their box?!! If so, please send to me!
Please stay safe, stay in touch through Social Media and we look forward to a safer and happier time in 2021!
Gretta – Camp Director ACH, Slot 117, 1 Children’s Way, LR, 72202
May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020
Sep 26, 2019
Sep 26, 2019
Aug 29, 2019
Aug 29, 2019
May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019
Firefighter Erik Brown from El Dorado Professional Firefighters Local 1074 attended the IAFF Communications Training Academy. Also Firefighter Philip Krantz from Little Rock Firefighters Local 34 attended the IAFF Political Training Academy this year. Both will be great assets to this organization and its members.
May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019
Wow guys and gals it is next week!!! We are excited to have everyone coming up. I think we have everything in line to have a great week.
On Tuesday the convention kicks off with the E-Board at noon with the Golf tournament starting @2 with a shotgun start. If you are playing you can comment below. At 5 that evening join us in the hospitality room back at the hotel.
Wednesday night the registered guest are in for a treat. Children’s Hospital has us set up for a nice dinner, I really think it is something you do not want to miss.
Thursday, registered guest will be treated by MDA. This will kick off our pub crawl. Everyone will be invited to the pub crawl. Show up at 320 South Main to get your wrist band for drink specials. Guest that are not registered should be able to get their wrist band around 7pm.
Convention was a success !!! Thank you all for support and dedication to this organization from around our great state.
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Aug 30, 2019
Aug 30, 2019
May 16, 2019
Development Director Britany Simmons Hargett (501)539-0756
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