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 01-05-2021)
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
ACLS Training Center Resuscitation of COVID-19 Patients
AFBASupport Resources for Emergency Workers Responding to 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
American Mountain Guides AssociationStress and Resilience During Coronavirus webinar
APCO InternationalCovid-19 Webinars for 911 Centers and Dispatchers
Aspen Public RadioThe 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 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.
Austin Fire Department Taking the Rubber Gloves Off of Your Relationship: The Top 10 Ways First Responder Couples and families Can Make the Most Out of Covid-19
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, TexasVolunteer 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 TreeCovid-19 Resources including Articles, Podcasts, Webinars, Grants & More
bp & AmocoDoctors, nurses, hospital workers and first responders can join BPme Rewards and verify your community status with ID.me to save up to 15¢ off every gallon for 60 days.
California Professional FirefightersOnline Town Hall for Firefighters and Families – the Hidden Toll of COVID-19
Call for BackUpSustaining Resilience During the COVID-19 Response.
Center for BrainHealth – from the University of Texas at DallasScience-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 DallasScience-based insights to tend to brain health and performance during uncertain times caused by COVID-19.
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
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionEmergency Responders: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself
ChooseHelp.comFirst Responders: A 3 Step Guide to Coping with Stress and Avoiding Burnout
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.
Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA)Coronavirus/Covid-19 Resources for Law Enforcement
Combat Covid StressA curated selection of programs, videos, books, and scientific articles to deepen your knowledge on stress management and resilience
CorrectionsOne.com:First Responder family support resources provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Covid19 Counseling CAConnecting California’s frontline healthcare workers and first responders with mental health counseling
Covid19CounselingCA.orgConnecting California’s frontline healthcare workers and first responders with mental health counseling.
CrewCareFree mobile app for first responders and healthcare providers to help provide overall mental health awareness.
Crisis Text LineHow to Handle Coronavirus article.
Discover MagazineFeeling Exhausted? Maybe It’s Empathy. Research into compassion fatigue suggests that the act of caring takes a toll on us.
Drug Enforcement AdministrationCOVID-19 Information Page
EDM DigestResponder Fatigue: Coping with 2020’s Stressful Events
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience
ElevateRehab.orgGuide to Managing Stress and Prevent Addiction
EMS OnlineCOVID-19 – Infectious Disease Safety Information
EMS WorldThe Coronavirus and Your Social Health: How to Manage Stress & Your Relationships.
EMS WorldCORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 UPDATES
EMS.govCOVID-19 Resources for EMS, 911 and other First Responders.
EMS.govFire and Emergency Medical Services Response to Civil Unrest
EMS1Addressing your concerns: COVID-19 resources for EMS personnel
EMS1Virtual learning: 4 options for essential workers
EMS1.comLocal governments providing hazard pay, stipends for first responders
EMS1.comRethink programming for first responder psychological wellbeing
EMS1.comHow to recognize signs of stress in personnel and offer support during the COVID-19 crisis
EMSWorldFit for Duty webinar: Identifying and Managing Cumulative Stress Disorder in Organizations, Yourself and Others
Eyemart Express20% off all prescription eyewear purchases and a voucher for free frames (up to $100), with purchase of lenses
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Personal Protective Equipment Preservation Best Practices Fact Sheet
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.
FireEngineeringCOVID-19 and Its Psychological Effects on Firefighters and First Responders
FireEngineering.comCOVID-19 and Its Psychological Effects on Firefighters and First Responders
Firehouse.comCOVID-19 related news.
FireRescue1COVID-19: How public safety companies are assisting the frontline pandemic response
FireStrongCOVID 19 Mental Health Support Information
Florin | Roebig Trial AttorneysWorkplace Discrimination As A Result Of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Frontiers in Psychology Psychosocial Support for Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Frontline Responder ServicesConfidential Help Line 24/7 coverage with first responder call-takers; (866) 676-7500
Furnished QuartersWhen you need it most… a home away from home
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.
Global Medical ResponseResources for Caregiver Well-Being
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.
Healthcare Resilience Task Force Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Prehospital Team Burnout, Self-Care & Covid-19 Exposure for Families of First Responders
Heroes Helpline (Texas)Available to firefighters, police and EMS workers 24 hours a day; ( 833)-EMS-INTX or (833)-367-4689
Hilton [Heart of Hilton Program]Hilton is offering special rates for those needing a home away from home during these difficult times
Homeland SecurityCOVID-19 Information for the First Responder Community.
IAFF Center of ExcellenceFirefighter Resources For COVID-19.
IAFF Recovery CenterCOVID-19 Safety Precautions
IHG Hotels and ResortsIHG® recognizes the hard work and bravery of our government leaders, healthcare professionals, and first responders – working to keep our communities
ImageTrendAmid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this page was created as a resource to keep system administrators and stakeholders aware of updates and tools that are available.
In Public SafetyCoronavirus-related Podcasts and Articles.
InfantCPRGuidance and FAQs for breastfeeding your infant if exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19
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 Chiefs (IAFC)Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for Fire Chiefs
International Association of Fire FightersCOVID-19 Resources for Fire Fighters including Preparedness, Behavioral Health, Tracking Tool and more.
International Association of Fire FightersDiscounted Hotel Accommodations for Firefighters, Emergency Medical Personnel and Healthcare Workers
International Association of Fire FightersCOVID-19 Behavioral Health Considerations
International Association of Fire FightersIAFF Guide to Managing Coronavirus Anxiety
International Association of Fire FightersHelping Your Family Cope with COVID-19
International Association of Fire FightersWhat to Expect During Quarantine or Isolation
International Association of Fire FightersChecking in With Quarnatined and Isolated Members – Guidance for Peer Support
International Association of Fire FightersCOVID-19 Checking In With Quarantined and Isolated Members
International Critical Incident Stress FoundationCOVID-19 Resources.
International Critical Incident Stress FoundationSuggestions for Sustaining Resilience during the COVID-19 Response
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.
Iverson Foundation for Active AwarenessLove Through Fear Series: Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic as a First Responder Spouse
Iverson Foundation for Active AwarenessSurviving the COVID-19 Pandemic as a First Responder Spouse
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.
JUSTIAWorkers’ Compensation Benefits for COVID-19
LexipolExceptional resources and expertise for an unprecedented crisis. Free COVID-19 Policies, Courses and Training Tools.
LexipolFirst Responders, Stress Management and Coronavirus
LEXIPOLFirst Responders, COVID-19 and Stress: Tips for Finding Peace
Magellan HealthThe toll-free number for critical workers for mental health support is 1-800-327-7451 (TTY 711)
Maryland EMSManaging Critical Incidents in an Upside Down World – Innovative Approaches to Crisis Support Webinar
Mass.govResources and tips to help boost emotional health, mental health, and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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 AmericaMental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources
Mental Health First AidHow to #BeTheDifference For People With Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19.
Mike Taigman And Sascha LiebowitzSuper-Charge Your Stress Management in the Age of COVID-19; A Handbook for Emergency Services and Healthcare Professionals
Minnesota Department of HealthSupporting Mental Well-being 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 Technicians (NAEMT)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 Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)First Responders and your Family: Strategies to Manage the COVID-19 Pandemic
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 EMS Management Association (NEMSMA)Covid-19 Resources for Fire, Emergency Medical Services and others
National Institute of CorrectionsA listing of Professional Associations within the Correctional industry providing Covid-19 Resources
National Police FoundationCoronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for Law Enforcement.
National Sheriffs’ AssociationCOVID-19 RESOURCES FOR PATROL/LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS
National Sheriffs’ AssociationLaw enforcement/corrections emergency coordination and information sharing program.
National Volunteer Fire CouncilCOVID-19 Information and Resources for Emergency Responders.
National Volunteer Fire CouncilVolunteer Firefighter Support Fund – temporarily expanded eligibility to those who have suffered an involuntary loss of wages as a result of COVID-19
National Volunteer Fire CouncilTrain Strong Webinar Series – Reset and Recharge: Taking Care of Our Mental Health in Uncertain Times
National Wildfire Coordinating GroupCOVID-19 Prevention and Management During Wildland Fire Operations
NENA: The 9-1-1 AssociationCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources.
New York Life Foundation and Cigna FoundationBrave of Heart Fund – financial support to support the families of healthcare workers who lose their lives to COVID-19
North FaceFirst Responder Discount Program with up to 50% discount to first responders in the United States until 12/31/2020.
Northeast Community CollegeFree one-hour webinar series on Compassion Fatigue available to First Responders across 20 counties in Nebraska.
Nursing Map License2020 Mental Health Resources for those on the front lines
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.
Policemag.comCoronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Page for Law Enforcement
PoliceOneProtecting the Mental Health of First Responders during a Pandemic
PoliceOne.comCoronavirus (Covid-19) Special Coverage
Proud Police WifeCOVID Tips for Law Enforcement Families.
PsychHubCOVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub
PsychologyTodayThe Power of Resilience During COVID-19 – an Interview on how to build resilience
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
Registered NurseSelf-Care Resources for Nurses and Healthcare Workers During COVID-19
Responder AllianceMitigating Stress Impact for COVID-19: Mapping A New Way Forward
Responder AllianceCOVID-19 Stress Continuum and Stress Impact Mitigation resource card
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
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.
Somatic Experiencing Trauma InstituteCoronavirus Updates, Telehealth and Mental Health in Times of Crisis
Spiritual Care AssociationInsights from the field to provide effective chaplaincy spiritual care during Covid-19
Stanford UniversityFirst Responder COVID-19 Guide – providing expert information and screening guidance in support of front-line workers. (This app is available only on the App Store for iPhone.)
Stanford UniversityFirst Responder COVID-19 Guide app
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 (SAMHSA)Guidelines On Isolation and Quarantine.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 1-800-985-5990 – Disaster Distress Helpline.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)First Responders and Disaster Responders Resource Portal
Sunshine Behavioral HealthTelehealth and Online Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic
TalkSpaceSupport, programs and resources to reduce and manage fear about COVID-19.
Target SolutionsHelping Public Safety Stay Safe and Effective During This Unprecedented Health Crisis
Ten Percent Happier[FREE] Coronavirus Sanity Guide – practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear and anxiety.
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic StressOnline Support Groups for supportive/educational interventions and self-care strategies.
The Austin Fire DepartmentThe Top 10 ways First Responder Couples and Families Can Make the Most Out of COVID-19
The BrainHealth ProjectHow to keep your brain healthy during this time of extraordinary stress
The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCoronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionResources for stress and coping.
The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionGuidance for EMS related to Covid-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionGuidance to protect yourself, including recommended PPE.
The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCoping with Stress
The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOverview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2
The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionStrategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE – Eye Protection, Isolation Gowns, Facemasks and N95 Respirators
The Helathy DispatcherThe Changing Dispatching Landscape of COVID-19
The Krazy Coupon LadyFirst Responder Freebies During the Coronavirus Outbreak
The Schwartz CenterResources for Healthcare Professionals Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Vision 20/20 ProjectCoronavirus Shared Resource Library
Thrive GlobalMental health support and other resources for protecting frontline First Responders, healthcare workers and their patients.
U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian AffairsBriefing Note on Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services A Guide to Managing Stress in Crisis Response Professions
U.S. Department of the InteriorThe Fire Management Board released Interim Guidance for Prevention of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) During Wildland Fire Operations
United States Fire AdministrationCOVID-19 Resources for Fire & EMS
United States Fire AdministrationCOVID-19 funding and resource support for fire and EMS
United States Fire AdministrationCOVID-19 behavioral health resources for fire and EMS
US Department of Health and Human ServicesCOVID-19 andHIPAA: Disclosures to law enforcement, paramedics and other firstresponders
US Department of Health and Human ServicesBULLETIN: HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus
US Department of Veterans AffairsThe COVID Coach app was created for everyone, including Veterans and Service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
US Fire AdministrationCOVID-19 cost recovery for fire and EMS departments
US Fire AdministrationCOVID-19 infection control resources for fire and EMS
US Fire AdministrationCOVID-19 resources for fire and emergency medical services (EMS) departments
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.
Yahoo!LifeThe best discounts for nurses, first responders, teachers and military— Bose, Nike, Adidas, Samsung and more
Your Oxygen Mask FirstResilience in Uncertain Times COVID Podcast.
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