Good Afternoon Brothers and Sisters-

Our apologies for the delay in getting this scheduling tool out for Ultrasounds.  The Local worked out an agreement with the employer to allow for these scans to be scheduled both on and off duty.  If you click the link below you will open a PDF with an embedded link to schedule your ultrasound for the week of October 23-27.  In order to simplify this for BC’s, if you are planning to participate on duty, please attempt to coordinate schedules with your crew if more than one of you plan to participate.  Reminder that this sign up is on a first come, first serve basis and spouses and partners are welcome.  You will receive a bill/receipt directly from UDS which you will use if you are going to seek FSA/HSA reimbursement.  Please reach out to Doug or Evan with questions.


UDS Ultrasound scheduler

Local 2545 Members,

Please click the link below to read about our upcoming UDS body scans.  On Monday, September 25th we will be sending out a sign up link to all members.  Sign ups will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Also, please remember that these scans are open to spouses.  We strongly encourage everyone to participate in this important early detection screening.  Please reach out to Doug Tomczak if you have questions.


UDS Letter

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