The First Responders Foundation is honored to be inducting Jim Cahill into the Ancient Society of St. Florian and St. Michael at the 6th Annual 9/11 Luncheon of Honor on September 9, 2022.
Jim Cahill has served in the armed forces and as a first responder and now spends much of his time honoring and respecting those groups and their families both on and off the job. The First Responders Foundation is proud to partner with Jim to fulfill the mission of the Foundation to serve and honor all our First Responders, Veterans and their families, build appreciation and respect for their work, and enhance public safety.
Jim served in the Air Force, as a Bellevue Police Office and is now Corporate Security Manager for NFM
Jim Cahill was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1980 he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Returning stateside Jim was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base. After leaving the Air Force he joined the Bellevue, NE Police Department and served from 1994 – 1999. Jim then began a career with Nebraska Furniture Mart where he is now NFM’s Corporate Security Manager overseeing security and loss prevention operations in all of their states.
Jim is the volunteer leader of the First Responders Foundation Race Team.
While not on the job Jim is the volunteer leader of the First Responders Foundation Race Team. This unique race team consists of four dirt track stock cars (two owned by Jim) that are all driven by first responders from Nebraska and Iowa. Jim puts in countless hours each year maintaining the fleet and spending time at the track supporting the Foundations mission to honor and respect first responders and veterans throughout the season. A very special detail is that each race car has a large First Responders Foundation logo on the hood and #SupportRed and #SupportBlue along with photos of local fallen first responders and veterans covering the cars.
The Reverse Tribute Lap Honors Veterans and First Responders Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice. This Year Honoring Cpl Daegan Page.
For the past 4 years, Jim has organized the First Responders and Military Appreciation Night at I-80 Speedway. The night starts with a reverse tribute lap honoring fallen first responders and veterans. Military vehicles and emergency vehicles representing departments from across the state circle the track backward to honor those first responders and veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice. This year Jim invited Cpl Daegan Page’s family to participate in the event. Cpl Page gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the Marines on August 26th, in Afghanistan, at the Abbey Gate along with 12 others. His family participated by riding on the back of the race cars holding American Flags and flags with Deagan’s picture.
The First Responders and Military Appreciation Night at I-80 Speedway also includes a Guns & Hoses Competition.
On the same night during intermission, the race team hosts a friendly Guns & Hoses competition where police officers and firefighters compete on the track to see who is the best race car driver and who will take home the gold – the Red or the Blue Team. There is also a 50/50 raffle, organized by Jim’s wife Beth, to raise money for the First Responders Foundation Behavioral Health Services. This family night and friendly competition has garnered national attention.
Jim was the First Responders Foundation Volunteer of the Year 2021.
For all Jim has done for the foundation, last year he was honored as the 2021 First Responders Foundation Volunteer of the Year. This year we are again proud to honor Jim and thank him for the continuous ways he supports first responders, veterans and the Foundation by inducting him into the Ancient Order of the National Society of St. Florian and St. Michael.
Join us at the 6th Annual First Responders Foundation 9/11 Luncheon of Honor.
Tickets and Sponsorships are available for the luncheon. Join us as we celebrate and honor Jim Cahill, remember veterans and first responders and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on 9//11/2001.