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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,…

How to Support First Responders in Your Community through Engaged Giving

First responders are our everyday heroes, facing challenging situations to keep our communities safe. Beyond the essential emergency services they provide, many first responders are deeply involved in community-building activities like Jiu-Jitsu, anti-bullying, and women’s…

Understanding and Supporting the Mental Health of First Responders

Did you know that first responders face significantly higher risks for mental health issues compared to the general population? The brave individuals who serve as firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and paramedics are…

Paul Davis Restoration Of Omaha Gives Back to First Responders

The First Responders Foundation is honored to be inducting Paul Davis Restoration of Omaha into the Ancient Order of the National Society of St. Florian and St. Michael at the 7th Annual 9/11 Luncheon of…

Joe Ricketts Supports First Responders Foundation

The First Responders Foundation is honored to be inducting Mr. Joe Ricketts into the Ancient Order of the National Society of St. Florian and St. Michael at the 7th Annual 9/11 Luncheon of Honor on…