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There is a Human Behind Every First Responder's Badge.

Repeated exposure to traumatic events and the unchecked physiological tolls of the job negatively impact those wearing the badge and can be debilitating, or even deadly …

life expectancy
70% of the U.S. fire service is volunteer.

- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

heart disease
The average life expectancy for Law Enforcement Officers is 57 years old compared to 79 years old for civilians.

- Sigma Tactical Wellness

death
EMS reports suicidal thoughts at a rate 10X the national average.

- Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)

PTSD
More than 18% of 911 dispatchers grapple with PTSD.

- The Journal of Emergency Dispatch

family
The impact of a First Responder’s job affects their entire family.

– In Public Safety

… but we believe this must change and are collaborating to deliver critical resources that will improve the lives of First Responders.

As a First Responder, you prepare endlessly to protect others

There are many resources available to ensure you can do the same for yourself:

We’re collaborating on solutions that will positively impact ALL First Responders

Thousands of people and charities are working to improve and extend the lives of First Responders. We’re supporting them to do it swiftly and more widely.

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