Responder Life

First Responders put their personal safety on the line every day in order to protect and serve our communities. This intense and highly charged environment in which they work can impact them and their families in a negative manner.

Not only do First Responders regularly sacrifice their health and well-being on behalf of public safety, but they are subjected to professional stressors that can be overpowering to them and their families, ultimately setting them up for dysfunction and failure. The end results are staggering…

Divorce rates at some Departments are as high as 84%
1 out of 4 Responders struggle with Alcoholism
A significant number (10%-30%) of Responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Responders are twice as likely to die from Suicide, than in the Line of Duty
The life expectancy of Responders is 15 years less than the general population
In response to these critical realities, Responder Life was formed to support and strengthen the Families of all First Responders, including Firefighters, Police Officers, Emergency Medical Professionals, 911 Dispatchers, and other responders serving in City, County, State and Federal Agencies.