The complexities and stressors of response work are higher than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have compiled a growing list of resources (educational, self-care and promotional) intended to help First Responders and their families during this unprecedented time. (Updated 5-22-2020)
911 Training InstituteCOVID-19 Support for 911: YouTube videos from the 911 Training Institute
911.govWebinar: What EMS and 911 Need to Know About COVID-19
All Clear FoundationResources for Responders and their families.
All Clear FoundationResources for Parents & Children During School Closures due to Covid-19 pandemic.
American Ambulance AssociationDiscounts and special offers open to First Responders as the COVID-19 pandemic continues –
American College of Emergency PhysiciansBurnout, Self-Care, and COVID-19 Exposure for First Responders
Aspen Public RadioThe Importance Of Mental Health Care For First Responders During COVID-19.
Association for Fire EcologyCOVID-19 Fire-Related Information, Whitepapers, Publications and Resources
Association of Air Medical Services Air Medical Service Covid-19 Resources including Town Halls, Articles, Guides, News and Updates
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) InternationalCOVID-19 Resources for Emergency Communications Centers.
Call for BackUpSustaining Resilience During the COVID-19 Response.
Center for Disease ControlInterim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the United States
Center for Disease ControlHow to Cope with Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Center for Disease ControlFirst Responders and Law Enforcement – Plan, Prepare, and Respond.
Center for Mindfulness in Public SafetyResilience Resources.
Center for the Study of Traumatic StressSupporting Families of Healthcare Workers Exposed to COVID-19.
Center for the Study of Traumatic StressFact sheets and other resources to support the health and well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19
CNN.comThese brands are offering special discounts for workers on the front lines of covid-19 –
Code Green CampaignCovid-19 specific resources including helplines, teletherapy, video therapy, online groups, toolkits and more.
CorrectionsOne.com:First Responder family support resources provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crisis Text LineHow to Handle Coronavirus article.
Disaster Distress Helpline by SAMHSA1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
EMS WorldThe Coronavirus and Your Social Health: How to Manage Stress & Your Relationships.
EMS.govCOVID-19 Resources for EMS, 911 and other First Responders.
EMS1Addressing your concerns: COVID-19 resources for EMS personnel
EMS1.comLocal governments providing hazard pay, stipends for first responders
Federal Healthcare Resilience Task ForceBURNOUT, SELF-CARE & COVID-19 EXPOSURE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS.
Federal Healthcare Resilience Task ForceBURNOUT, SELF-CARE & COVID-19 EXPOSURE FOR FAMILIES OF FIRST RESPONDERS.
Federal Healthcare Resilience Task ForceCOVID-19 Behavioral Health Resources for First Responders.
Firehouse.comCOVID-19 related news.
FireRescue1COVID-19: How public safety companies are assisting the frontline pandemic response
First Responder Center for ExcellenceRobust list of COVID 19-related Health and Wellness Resources.
Frontline Responder ServicesConfidential Help Line 24/7 coverage with first responder call-takers; (866) 676-7500
Gary Sinise Foundation – Emergency Covid19 Combat ServiceProviding grants to first responders in need of PPE when answering COVID-19 calls and financial assistance to first responders and their families who have been impacted by the novel coronavirus.
GovX.comExclusive discounts for current and former military, first responders and law enforcement –
GrantSpaceA list of emergency financial resource organizations to help with COVID-19 hardships.
Healing Our OwnResources for Fire Fighters and their families to maintain health, emotional wellness and safety.
Heroes Helpline (Texas)Available to firefighters, police and EMS workers 24 hours a day; ( 833)-EMS-INTX or (833)-367-4689
Homeland SecurityCOVID-19 Information for the First Responder Community.
IAFF Center of ExcellenceFirefighter Resources For COVID-19.
In Public SafetyCoronavirus-related Podcasts and Articles.
International Academies of Emergency DispatchCOVID-19 Communications.
International Association of Chiefs of PoliceA Searchable Database of Resources Related to COVID-19
International Association of Fire ChiefsResources for Fire and EMS.
International Association of Fire ChiefsPublic Safety Communications & 911 Centers Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)Surviving the Job: Emotional Self Care for First Responders
International Association of Fire FightersCOVID-19 Resources for Fire Fighters including Preparedness, Behavioral Health, Tracking Tool and more.
International Critical Incident Stress FoundationCOVID-19 Resources.
International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)COVID19 Trainers’ Resources.
International Public Safety Association10 tips for emergency responders, healthcare providers for managing stress during the COVID-19 crisis.
JEMS – The EMS Today Show [Podcast]The ‘True’ COVID-19 ‘1st’ First Responders – Emergency Medical Dispatchers and Protocol 36
Journal of Emergency Medical ServiceCOVID-19 Resources and Articles.
LawOfficer.comHow first responders can be resilient during these challenging time.
LexipolExceptional resources and expertise for an unprecedented crisis. Free COVID-19 Policies, Courses and Training Tools.
LexipolFirst Responders, Stress Management and Coronavirus
Magellan HealthThe toll-free number for critical workers for mental health support is 1-800-327-7451 (TTY 711)
Massachusetts General Hospital Department of PsychiatryGuide to Mental Health Resources for COVID-19, with particular emphasis for providers and those they serve.
MedEvac Foundation InternationalCovid-19 Self-Care Resource for critical care air and ground EMS.
Mental Health AmericaFree First Responder Mental Health Resources.
Mental Health First AidHow to #BeTheDifference For People With Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19.
Minnesota Department of Health Self-Care and applying Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 Responders (video).
Minnesota Department of Health Daily Responder Self Triage checklist provides a way to look at and assess your stress level over the period of a week.
National Alliance on Mental IllnessCOVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
National Association of Emergency Medical TechniciansCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources.
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)Donations and discounts to help EMS practitioners during their response to the Coronavirus pandemics –
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)EMS Mental Health
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)COVID-19 State Protocols and Resources
National Association of EMS PhysiciansCOVID-19 Resources and Protocol and Legal Issues.
National Association of State EMS OfficialsLinks, Articles and Resources from States, Federal Government and National Organizations.
National Police FoundationCoronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for Law Enforcement.
National Volunteer Fire CouncilCOVID-19 Information and Resources for Emergency Responders.
NENA: The 9-1-1 AssociationCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources.
North FaceFirst Responder Discount Program with up to 50% discount to first responders in the United States until 12/31/2020.
Offers.com130+ First Responder Discounts for 2020.
Officer.comCOVID-19 Daily Stats & Resources.
Police Executive Research ForumCOVID-19 Reports, Agency Response info, PERF Publications, Officer Wellness and other resources.
Proud Police WifeCOVID Tips for Law Enforcement Families.
Public Health EmergencyMental and Behavioral Health — 2019 Novel Coronavirus Resources
Recovery Centers of America7 Self-Care Tips for First Responders During COVID-19 and Stress
Responder AllianceCOVID-19 Specific Resources.
Responder AllianceCovid-19 Specific Resources including Stress Continuum and Stress Impact Mitigation, Podcasts and more.
ResponderRel8Anonymous peer connect app only for First Responders.
ResponderStrongExcellent Advice to Support Responder Relationships During COVID-19.
ResponderStrongFree COVID-19 Response Stress Management Tool For Responders.
Rocky Mountain Police ChaplainsMinistry during Pandemic
SAMHSA Guidelines On Isolation and Quarantine.
Starbuck’sGiving out free tall brewed (hot or iced) coffees to first responders through the end of May –
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1-800-985-5990 – Disaster Distress Helpline.
Sunshine Behavioral HealthTelehealth and Online Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic
TalkSpaceSupport, programs and resources to reduce and manage fear about COVID-19.
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic StressOnline Support Groups for supportive/educational interventions and self-care strategies.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Resources for stress and coping.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Guidance for EMS related to Covid-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Guidance to protect yourself, including recommended PPE.
The Krazy Coupon LadyFirst Responder Freebies During the Coronavirus Outbreak –
Thrive GlobalMental health support and other resources for protecting frontline First Responders, healthcare workers and their patients.
US Fire AdministrationMinimizing stress during the COVID-19 crisis.
US Fire AdministrationCOVID-19 cost recovery for fire and EMS departments
US Fire AdministrationSelf-care and COVID-19 exposure for first responder families
USA TodayShopping hours/discounts for healthcare workers and First Responders.
USA Today & T-MobileT-Mobile sees pandemic as opportunity to connect with first-responders with free service, phones
Veteran’s AdministrationManaging Healthcare Workers’ Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
Virginia Office of EMSCOVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
Volunteer Firefighter AllianceFree Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Guide for First Responders.
Your Oxygen Mask FirstResilience in Uncertain Times COVID Podcast.
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