Recent Events

10/4 Action Day

In October we highlighted Omaha Fire and Police in action! We had demonstrations from the Dive Team, Hazmat, Swat, Jaws of Life, Horse Patrol, and the K-9 Unit plus a photo station for the kids with police officers and firefighters.

9/11 Minute of Silence

To honor the first responders and civilians who died on September 11, 2001 and current first responders, we held our first annual “Minute of Silence” at 9:11 a.m. on 9/11/14. The ceremony was held at Memorial Park. We invite everyone to join us next year, and every year thereafter for this moment of silent respect.

9/11 Memorial Benefit

Our first annual Memorial Benefit was held at the Omaha Police Mounted Patrol Barn. We honored our first responders and held a silent and live auction to raise money for the Omaha Police and Fire Departments. We invite you to join us next year, and every year thereafter for this great event and fun-filled evening. Next year the Benefit will be held on Thursday, September 17th. Save The Date!

Police officers and firefighters put their lives on the line each and every day.

These brave men and women are the first people on the scene when an emergency strikes. While everyone else is running away, first responders are running toward dangerous and sometimes fatal situations because they have taken an oath to protect us.

Our mission at the First Responders Foundation is to enhance public safety in our community by providing police officers and firefighters with vital resources they need to do their job.

Join us in showing appreciation to these first responders for their dedicated service by making a donation or volunteering to help.

What We Do

We are the only foundation in Omaha that focuses on both police and firefighters, and we are the only foundation that focuses on providing first responders with material support such as rescue boats and other vital equipment. We partner directly with Omaha’s first responders to provide meaningful resources that make a direct positive impact on the community.

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How to Help

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A donation in any amount to the First Responders Foundation is an investment in the safety of Omaha citizens.
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It is the mission of the Omaha Fire Department to protect the lives, property, and environment of our community through preparation, prevention, and protection in a competent and courteous manner. The members of our department hold themselves and each other to a high ethical standard, with integrity, professionalism, and compassion being at the core of every decision we make.
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We are a progressive police department made up of a diverse group of nearly a thousand men and women, sworn and non-sworn, who strive to keep Omaha a safe, family-friendly city.
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