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

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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

The First Responders Foundation is proud to announce University of Nebraska President Ted Carter as the keynote speaker for the 2021 9/11 Luncheon of Honor. The luncheon will be held on September 10th from 11:00…

Todd Sears Name President of the First Responders Foundation

Todd Sears, former President and Publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, has been named President of the First Responders Foundation.  Sears is the third president of the Foundation taking over for Al Batschelet, former President/CEO, who…

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