The mission of the First Responders Foundation is to serve and honor all our First Responders, Veterans and their families; build appreciation and respect for their work; and enhance public safety.


1200+ hours of Behavioral Health Services provided to Police, Fire, Dispatchers, EMS, and Frontline Medical Workers

10,000+ appreciation lunches distributed to Police, Fire & Dispatchers since 2009

1,190 gallons of hand sanitizer distributed in partnership with Patriarch Distillers

66 Service Dogs placed with First Responders & Veterans through JAVELAN

Featured Programs

First Responders Support Team

First Responders Support Team (FRST)

Support team of trained clinicians supporting the mental and emotional well-being of first responders.


JAVELAN Service Dogs

Funding and training for service dogs for veterans and first responders in need. Establishing lifelong support for our nation’s heroes and their service dogs.

Honor or Remember a First Responder

National Society of Saint Florian and Saint Michael

Society established to recognize our nation’s heroes. Anyone can nominate a first responder for this prestigious award.

Our Supporters

Recent News

Inspiring the Next Generation of First Responders

The safety and well-being of our communities rely heavily on the dedication and courage of first responders—firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and paramedics—who are on the front lines during emergencies. As the current generation of first…

Honoring the Sacrifices of Fallen First Responders

In the quiet aftermath of tragedy, communities are often left to reflect on the profound sacrifices made by those who dedicate their lives to protecting others. Among these are the fallen first responders—police officers, firefighters,…

Recognizing the Unseen Heroes: Dispatchers and Their Vital Role - Douglas County 911 Dispatcher

When an emergency strikes, the swift coordination of services can mean the difference between life and death. Integral to this process, yet often overshadowed by the more visible presence of first responders, are the emergency…