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

Coping Strategies for Trauma Among First Responders: Navigating the Aftermath of Crisis

First responders are the unsung heroes of our communities, facing life-threatening situations with courage and determination. However, the very nature of their work exposes them to traumatic events that can leave lasting emotional scars. Recognizing…

Addressing Burnout in First Responders: Strategies for Wellness and Resilience

First responders—firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians—face intense stressors that are inherent to their jobs. The high-stakes nature of their work, exposure to traumatic experiences, and the physical demands of their roles can…

Emergency Preparedness in Omaha, NE: A Local Approach to Community Safety and Resilience

In Omaha, Nebraska, where the weather can swiftly shift from peaceful to perilous, the importance of emergency preparedness cannot be overstated. From the tornadoes that sweep through the plains to the icy storms of winter,…