First responders are there for us on our worst days. For this reason, the National First Responders Fund was founded on the idea of becoming a trusted source of resources and assistance dedicated to every first responder with a touch-point to emergency incidents. From the dispatcher to every man or woman that is called to the scene, we vow to be there for them on their worst day.
After responding to a tragic event or natural disaster, wether large-scale or to a single individual, a first responder could be severely affected by that call. The instinct of the average person is to be grateful, to say, thank you after someone helps them. Our priority is to be the "thank you" and to provide a vehicle and direct access to help first responders when they are affected by what bear witness to.
While our mission is broad, we are developing programs to address specific needs related to first responders and their families, including post traumatic stress treatment, cancer prevention, toxic exposure, chemical dependency and critical incident support, outreach and activation.