There are superheroes among us.
They run into burning buildings
to save people they have never met.
Every day battling terrifying threats
that put their own lives at risk.
They are undeterred by storms of
fire or ice or wind.
Protecting us while their
own families are home, waiting for them.
And too often they make the ultimate sacrifice.
We support the children & families of our First Responder heroes who risk their lives every day in service to our communities.
How can we help you?
Our Resiliency Program provides children
of first responders with mental health support
We offer financial grants to individuals and public safety agencies
Our Scholarship Program supports children of first responders
attending college, graduate programs or technical school
We offer Bereavement Assistance to ease the
family's burden when a first responder tragically
makes the ultimate sacrifice
Today, approximately 225 First Responders are killed in the line of duty each year, leaving behind their children and families.
It’s our mission to support those first responder family members left behind, to help them feel the strength of our community, and to honor their loved ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
We believe it’s our duty as citizens to support first responder families.
Our programs target areas where first responders and their families are most challenged, and where the resources of the Foundation can have the most impact.
We also support and facilitate programs that deepen the connection between first responders and the children in the communities they protect and serve.
Programs like the NYPD Music Camp, the Gloucester PD Fishing Camp and the Junior First Responders Firefighting Camp stimulate curiosity, confidence and teach kids the importance of helping others.
Scholarships have been awarded to children whose parents have been killed or injured in the line of duty or have a financial hardship, including the children of 9/11 first responders whose parents made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11, died from 9/11 illnesses or continue to suffer from 9/11-related illnesses.
Retired firefighter Clayton Thompson Sr. served with the Bristol, Virginia Fire Department from 1974 to 1989. Then, he served in the environment control office until he retired due to injuries he received on the job.
First Responders Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce the confirmation of former FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro to the Foundations Board of Directors.
FRCF Resiliency Program Will Provide Mental and Behavioral Health Support for Children of First Responders
The First Responders Children’s Foundation Resiliency Program will protect and strengthen the mental resiliency of the children whose parents protect communities across the nation. These first responders often face challenges shielding their children from the stresses of their job.
First Responder Children’s Foundation teamed up with Derotic Emergency Equipment in Rancho Cordova, California, to host children and parents for a fun and educational demonstration of the latest, shiniest first responder equipment available and learn what it takes to be a firefighter in Northern California!
HOW WE HELP
The success of our programs and events is only possible with the generous support of donors like you.
The most persuasive way to demonstrate corporate citizenship is to support your community’s first responders.
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