The First Responder Community (Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Paramedic and Rescue individuals) is a registered not-for-profit charity whose aim is to provide a range of amenities, services, and equipment to First Responders that are aged or affected physically or mentally by their injuries. This project is designed to provide all First Responders with facilities that will cater to their special needs in retirement and whilst in recovery. We are seeking from Federal, State and Local Governments as well as individuals or businesses, donations or Free Leases of suitable tracts of land for the purpose of constructing a variety of Aged, Well-being and other care facilities that specifically cater to the needs of individuals who serve or have served in the nation’s frontline services. As land is donated or made available, the First Responder Community will raise funds via grants, donations and regular contributions from first responders, industry and organisations that support public safety to build and fit-out the new infrastructures.
These facilities will be managed and run by experienced service professionals that have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the special needs of First Responders including the provision of full and part time physical and psychological nursing and residential care, these facilities would provide such high-value veterans with quality support and mobility services.
First responders include all military, law enforcement, emergency response teams, firefighters, rescuers, coast watch, state emergency services, flying doctors, etc. that are either full time, part time employed or volunteers.
Millions of frontline responders fighting conflicts, fires, crime or attending the millions of incidents each year involving injured or distressed citizens. Tens of millions of lives are saved or influenced by these responders and billions of dollars are saved from the potential destruction of built and natural environments. Volunteers represent around 60% of first responders who contribute the equivalent $15,000 each annually in time, resources and cash to ensure the country has a minimal manpower for public safety response.
In retirement however, much of the tragedy, toxins, horror and physical duress they have endured begin to take a traumatic toll on their lives and as they are considered a spent force for many in society they are subsequently forgotten and left to suffer in silence. As a result, charities have to be established to fill the various gaps experienced under those jurisdictions.
The First Responder Community is an organisation that embraces all public emergency services with aims to consolidate fundraising efforts and standardize equipment and practices across the nation.