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Hello Friends!

Johnston Fire Fighters, Local 1950 is holding a fundraiser to support our sister, Stephanie “Tephie” Karbowski. Stephanie is the wife of veteran Johnston Fire Fighter David Karbowski.

Stephanie was diagnosed with breast cancer on February 14, 2018. Over the last 3 years, she has undergone surgical procedures, chemotherapy and radiation.

Unfortunately, over the past few months, Stephanie’s health has been declining. She’s been in and out of the hospital with severe difficulty breathing. Sadly, the cancer came back, and she was recently again diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

Stephanie is an amazing, kind-hearted woman who has devoted her life to early childhood education as a preschool teacher. She and David are the proud parents of two beautiful young daughters of their own.

Understandably, these times are difficult for everyone, but we need Stephanie to stay positive and concentrate on remaining strong.

We ask that you click on the link below to our online store and order your Tephie Strong gear. 100% of net proceeds go directly to the Karbowski Family. The store will be open until March 7th. Once your order is ready, you will receive an email letting you know your order can be picked up.

Thank you.
#tephiestrong

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Hello Friends! 

Johnston Fire Fighters, Local 1950 is holding a fundraiser to support our sister, Stephanie “Tephie” Karbowski.  Stephanie is the wife of veteran Johnston Fire Fighter David Karbowski. 

Stephanie was diagnosed with breast cancer on February 14, 2018. Over the last 3 years, she has undergone surgical procedures, chemotherapy and radiation. 

Unfortunately, over the past few months, Stephanie’s health has been declining. She’s been in and out of the hospital with severe difficulty breathing. Sadly, the cancer came back, and she was recently again diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

Stephanie is an amazing, kind-hearted woman who has devoted her life to early childhood education as a preschool teacher. She and David are the proud parents of two beautiful young daughters of their own. 

Understandably, these times are difficult for everyone, but we need Stephanie to stay positive and concentrate on remaining strong.

We ask that you click on the link below to our online store and order your Tephie Strong gear. 100% of net proceeds go directly to the Karbowski Family. The store will be open until March 7th. Once your order is ready, you will receive an email letting you know your order can be picked up. 

Thank you.
#tephiestrong

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Thank you Johnston Firefighters Local 1950

Amazing! You guys are the best.

Ordered , praying.

Ordered Mine! ❤❤❤

Ordered. God Bless.

Debbie Wendoloski I’m praying for you and your family daily❤️🙏

Ordered and 🙏

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Hope all the best Dave is an awesome guy

Yes they are the best

Ordered! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤❤

I would like to order as well but would need it shipped.

Done!..how can people make a cash donation if they so choose?

🙏🏻 🙏🏻

Can I get shipping to South Carolina?

Do you ship?

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Forever in our hearts.

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I Will never forget

Today we had the opportunity to show our appreciation to our friend Tamar, a Walgreens Manager who was instrumental in getting our members tested, at any time we needed it, throughout this pandemic. Tamar played a significant part in keeping us safe and controlling the spread of this virus within our department and to our families. We can’t thank you enough! ... See MoreSee Less

Today we had the opportunity to show our appreciation to our friend Tamar, a Walgreens Manager who was instrumental in getting our members tested, at any time we needed it, throughout this pandemic. Tamar played a significant part in keeping us safe and controlling the spread of this virus within our department and to our families. We can’t thank you enough!

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🚒—-Well deserved

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Thank you ! They were wonderful to my elderly parents ! 😃

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Thank you to Jen Burns, Sales Director at the Preserve at Briarcliffe for the delicious treats!

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Just spreading a little love to our first responders! Thank you for all you do!

She’s the best

Thank you from Station 4 (West End)!!!

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OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SERVICE

In Tampa, as with other major American cities, the evolution from all volunteer to career fire companies occurred due to the arrival of steam technology. Tampa’s first organized volunteer fire department was founded in1884. Seven “bucket brigades” were organized to serve the city. On May 10, 1895, the city council passed ordinance #307 authorizing Tampa’s first professional, paid fire department. A. J. Harris was named chief to preside over 22 fire fighters in five stations at an annual budget of $18,000. The paid firefighters worked in the stations for ten to twelve days at a time. Most of the firefighters lived near their duty stations and were permitted to go home for meals, provided they could return within one hour. Their salary was equivalent to that of police patrol officers, about $600 a year. From May 10, 1895, forward the fire department began to evolve. First the “bucket brigades” were slowly replaced by hand operated pumpers pulled to the scene by the firefighters. Fire hydrants and steam engines were introduced to do the work of pumping water to firefighter’s hoses. With the introduction of steam engines came the requirement of horses to pull the extremely heavy apparatus.  read more

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We Do More Than Save Lives!

  Tampa Fire Fighters would like to thank everyone who has supported our donation drives throughout the years. With the generosity of our friends, we have been able to provide the community throughout the Tampa Bay area with programs designed to educate the public about the many aspects of fire prevention and safety. Through our non-profit (501c3) charity, Tampa Fire Fighters continue to support local area programs and services which have included but are not limited to the following: