COVID-19 Related Resources for First Responders and Their Families

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 7-21-2020)

Note: We have compiled this list to aid First Responders and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. All Clear Foundation is not paid to promote any of these resources and does not validate any claims made.

911 Training Institute
COVID-19 Support for 911: YouTube videos from the 911 Training Institute
Webinar: What EMS and 911 Need to Know About COVID-19

All Clear Foundation
Resources for Responders and their families.

All Clear Foundation
Resources for Parents & Children During School Closures due to Covid-19 pandemic.

American Ambulance Association
Discounts and special offers open to First Responders as the COVID-19 pandemic continues –

American College of Emergency Physicians
Burnout, Self-Care, and COVID-19 Exposure for First Responders

Aspen Public Radio
The Importance Of Mental Health Care For First Responders During COVID-19.

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
Mini Modules to Relieve Stress For Healthcare Workers Responding to COVID-19: Leading Towards Organizational Wellness in an Emergency

Association for Fire Ecology
COVID-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) International
COVID-19 Resources for Emergency Communications Centers.

Stop by any AutoNation store on Tuesdays from 1-4 PM for a FREE EPA-approved sanitization treatment for First Responder’s personal or work vehicle; Thru 08/25/2020

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Texas
Volunteer for a new study to examine the psychological effects of COVID-19 and better understand the impact it has had on your emotional health and wellbeing.

Bound Tree
Covid-19 Resources including Articles, Podcasts, Webinars, Grants & More

bp & Amoco
Doctors, nurses, hospital workers and first responders can join BPme Rewards and verify your community status with to save up to 15¢ off every gallon for 60 days.

Call for BackUp
Sustaining Resilience During the COVID-19 Response.

Center for BrainHealth – from the University of Texas at Dallas
Science-backed strategies and tools to help First Responders mitigate stress, recharge and recalibrate, and boost cognitive performance to continue performing essential jobs at an optimal level.

Center for BrainHealth – from the University of Texas at Dallas
Science-based insights to tend to brain health and performance during uncertain times caused by COVID-19.

Center for Disease Control
Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the United States

Center for Disease Control
How to Cope with Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Center for Disease Control
First Responders and Law Enforcement – Plan, Prepare, and Respond.

Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety
Resilience Resources.

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Supporting Families of Healthcare Workers Exposed to COVID-19.

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Fact sheets and other resources to support the health and well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19
First Responders: A 3 Step Guide to Coping with Stress and Avoiding Burnout
These brands are offering special discounts for workers on the front lines of covid-19 –

Code Green Campaign
Covid-19 specific resources including helplines, teletherapy, video therapy, online groups, toolkits and more.

Combat Covid Stress
A curated selection of programs, videos, books, and scientific articles to deepen your knowledge on stress management and resilience
First Responder family support resources provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free mobile app for first responders and healthcare providers to help provide overall mental health awareness.

Crisis Text Line
How to Handle Coronavirus article.

Disaster Distress Helpline by SAMHSA
1-800-985-5990, 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.

Discover Magazine
Feeling Exhausted? Maybe It’s Empathy. Research into compassion fatigue suggests that the act of caring takes a toll on us.

Drug Enforcement Administration
COVID-19 Information Page

EDM Digest
Responder Fatigue: Coping with 2020’s Stressful Events

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University
Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience

EMS Online
COVID-19 – Infectious Disease Safety Information

EMS World
The Coronavirus and Your Social Health: How to Manage Stress & Your Relationships.

EMS World
COVID-19 Resources for EMS, 911 and other First Responders.
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Response to Civil Unrest

Addressing your concerns: COVID-19 resources for EMS personnel
Local governments providing hazard pay, stipends for first responders
Rethink programming for first responder psychological wellbeing
How to recognize signs of stress in personnel and offer support during the COVID-19 crisis

Eyemart Express
20% off all prescription eyewear purchases and a voucher for free frames (up to $100), with purchase of lenses

Federal Healthcare Resilience Task Force

Federal Healthcare Resilience Task Force

Federal Healthcare Resilience Task Force
COVID-19 Behavioral Health Resources for First Responders.

COVID-19 and Its Psychological Effects on Firefighters and First Responders
COVID-19 related news.

COVID-19: How public safety companies are assisting the frontline pandemic response

First Responder Center for Excellence
Robust list of COVID 19-related Health and Wellness Resources.

Frontline Responder Services
Confidential Help Line 24/7 coverage with first responder call-takers; (866) 676-7500

Gary Sinise Foundation – Emergency Covid19 Combat Service
Providing 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.
Exclusive discounts for current and former military, first responders and law enforcement –

A list of emergency financial resource organizations to help with COVID-19 hardships.

Healing Our Own
Resources 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 Security
COVID-19 Information for the First Responder Community.

IAFF Center of Excellence
Firefighter Resources For COVID-19.

In Public Safety
Coronavirus-related Podcasts and Articles.

Guidance and FAQs for breastfeeding your infant if exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19

International Academies of Emergency Dispatch
COVID-19 Communications.

International Association of Chiefs of Police
A Searchable Database of Resources Related to COVID-19

International Association of Fire Chiefs
Resources for Fire and EMS.

International Association of Fire Chiefs
Public 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 Chiefs (IAFC)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for Fire Chiefs

International Association of Fire Fighters
COVID-19 Resources for Fire Fighters including Preparedness, Behavioral Health, Tracking Tool and more.

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
COVID-19 Resources.

International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)
COVID19 Trainers’ Resources.

International Public Safety Association
10 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 Service
COVID-19 Resources and Articles.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for COVID-19
How first responders can be resilient during these challenging time.

Exceptional resources and expertise for an unprecedented crisis. Free COVID-19 Policies, Courses and Training Tools.

First Responders, Stress Management and Coronavirus

Magellan Health
The toll-free number for critical workers for mental health support is 1-800-327-7451 (TTY 711)
Resources and tips to help boost emotional health, mental health, and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry
Guide to Mental Health Resources for COVID-19, with particular emphasis for providers and those they serve.

MedEvac Foundation International
Covid-19 Self-Care Resource for critical care air and ground EMS.

Mental Health America
Free First Responder Mental Health Resources.

Mental Health America
Mental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources

Mental Health First Aid
How to #BeTheDifference For People With Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19.

Mike Taigman And Sascha Liebowitz
Super-Charge Your Stress Management in the Age of COVID-19; A Handbook for Emergency Services and Healthcare Professionals

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 Illness
COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
Coronavirus (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 Physicians
COVID-19 Resources and Protocol and Legal Issues.

National Association of State EMS Officials
Links, Articles and Resources from States, Federal Government and National Organizations.

National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA)
Covid-19 Resources for Fire, Emergency Medical Services and others

National Institute of Corrections
A listing of Professional Associations within the Correctional industry providing Covid-19 Resources

National Police Foundation
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for Law Enforcement.

National Sheriffs’ Association

National Volunteer Fire Council
COVID-19 Information and Resources for Emergency Responders.

National Volunteer Fire Council
Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund – temporarily expanded eligibility to those who have suffered an involuntary loss of wages as a result of COVID-19

NENA: The 9-1-1 Association
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources.

North Face
First Responder Discount Program with up to 50% discount to first responders in the United States until 12/31/2020.

Northeast Community College
Free one-hour webinar series on Compassion Fatigue available to First Responders across 20 counties in Nebraska.
130+ First Responder Discounts for 2020.
COVID-19 Daily Stats & Resources.

Police Executive Research Forum
COVID-19 Reports, Agency Response info, PERF Publications, Officer Wellness and other resources.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Special Coverage

Proud Police Wife
COVID Tips for Law Enforcement Families.

COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub

Public Health Emergency
Mental and Behavioral Health — 2019 Novel Coronavirus Resources

Recovery Centers of America
7 Self-Care Tips for First Responders During COVID-19 and Stress

Responder Alliance
COVID-19 Specific Resources.

Responder Alliance
Covid-19 Specific Resources including Stress Continuum and Stress Impact Mitigation, Podcasts and more.

Anonymous peer connect app only for First Responders.

Excellent Advice to Support Responder Relationships During COVID-19.

Free COVID-19 Response Stress Management Tool For Responders.

Rocky Mountain Police Chaplains
Ministry during Pandemic

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
Examples of innovative ways communities and organizations are helping healthcare providers stay safe and deliver care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidelines On Isolation and Quarantine.

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
Coronavirus Updates, Telehealth and Mental Health in Times of Crisis

Spiritual Care Association
Insights from the field to provide effective chaplaincy spiritual care during Covid-19

Giving 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 Health
Telehealth and Online Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

Support, programs and resources to reduce and manage fear about COVID-19.

The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Online Support Groups for supportive/educational interventions and self-care strategies.

The BrainHealth Project
How to keep your brain healthy during this time of extraordinary stress

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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Coping with Stress

The Krazy Coupon Lady
First Responder Freebies During the Coronavirus Outbreak –

Thrive Global
Mental health support and other resources for protecting frontline First Responders, healthcare workers and their patients.

US Department of Health and Human Services
COVID-19 andHIPAA: Disclosures to law enforcement, paramedics and other firstresponders

US Department of Health and Human Services
BULLETIN: HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus

US Fire Administration
Minimizing stress during the COVID-19 crisis.

US Fire Administration
COVID-19 cost recovery for fire and EMS departments

US Fire Administration
Self-care and COVID-19 exposure for first responder families

US Fire Administration
COVID-19 infection control resources for fire and EMS

USA Today
Shopping hours/discounts for healthcare workers and First Responders.

USA Today & T-Mobile
T-Mobile sees pandemic as opportunity to connect with first-responders with free service, phones

Veteran’s Administration
Managing Healthcare Workers’ Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

Virginia Office of EMS

Volunteer Firefighter Alliance
Free Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Guide for First Responders.

Your Oxygen Mask First
Resilience in Uncertain Times COVID Podcast.

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