First responders carry the burden that at any point they may make the ultimate sacrifice by giving their life to save another. We know that serving as a first responder isn’t a job – it’s a calling. First responders place their lives on the line every day to protect citizens and communities, and they knowingly accept these risks.
Since September 11, 2001, First Responders Children’s Foundation has provided assistance to first responder families during tragic times. When a first responder dies, whether Line of Duty, off-duty, retired, or when a first responder tragically takes his or her own life, First Responders Children’s Foundation is committed to honoring our heroes and providing support. When a first responder agency and family experiences the death of a member, the emotions experienced can quickly overwhelm. First Responders Children’s Foundation is here to offer support during this difficult time. We have developed protocols that agencies and their members can use to provide some comfort and assistance during bereavement.
We stand by our heroes and the families of first responders, and we work with first responder agencies and the community so that each fallen first responder is never forgotten. We are your family, we support you, and First Responders Children’s Foundation will continue to support and stand by the children of first responders.