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 5-22-2020)

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.

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.

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

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
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.
First Responder family support resources provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

EMS World
The Coronavirus and Your Social Health: How to Manage Stress & Your Relationships.
COVID-19 Resources for EMS, 911 and other First Responders.

Addressing your concerns: COVID-19 resources for EMS personnel
Local governments providing hazard pay, stipends for first responders

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 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.

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 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.
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)

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 First Aid
How 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 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 Police Foundation
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for Law Enforcement.

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

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.
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.

Proud Police Wife
COVID Tips for Law Enforcement Families.

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

Guidelines On Isolation and Quarantine.

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 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 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 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

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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