First Responders Foundation

Our mission is to serve and honor all our first responders and their families, build appreciation and respect for their work, and enhance public safety. Police officers and firefighters put their lives on the line for us each and every day and face hardships that most of us will never have to know. They are the first people on the scene when an emergency strikes and willing to do whatever it takes to save and protect the people of our community.

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Address: 809 N. 96th Street
Omaha, NE 68114
We accomplish our mission by:
• Recognizing and show supporting for first responders
• Creating and supporting unique programs and events designed to educate, inform and inspire
• Providing material and equipment donations to First Responders
• Supporting First Responders and their families in handling job-related stress, trauma​ and unique
health challenges.
• Partnering with the Omaha Fire Department to prevent in-home tragedies and keep children,
families, and the elderly safe in their homes by installing home safety equipment such as carbon
monoxide and smoke detectors and safety railings
• Honoring and supporting the officers and firefighters on four legs: the K-9 Unit, Alley the Arson
Dog, and Mounted Patrol
• Giving low-income, at-risk children the opportunity to be influenced in a positive way through
youth athletics
​• Recognizing and acknowledging the sons and daughters of First Responders with awards of
excellence, citizen scholarships
• Organizing events that inspire the community
Every year, the American Red Cross holds a Heroes in the Heartland luncheon to honor organizations and individuals in six different categories. The First Responders Foundation was honored at the 2015 luncheon under the "Commitment to Communities" category.