OCTOBER 28TH

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NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS Day!

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National First Responders Day on October 28 recognizes the heroic men and women who make it their business to take immediate action when disaster strikes.

Serving as a national day of gratitude, we pay tribute to their endless hours and around the clock service provided to their communities. As one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, the day also pays tribute to the fallen first responders.

WE HONOR YOU AND THANK YOU!

WHAT IS A FIRST RESPONDER?

First responders dedicate their lives to save lives. They are the people who run toward a crisis while the rest of the world flees. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 4.6 million career and volunteer first responders support the communities where they live.

They are firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians (EMT), and paramedics. In an emergency, they’re the first on the scene. These dedicated professionals answer the call when a crisis arises, often putting their own lives on the line.

 
 
 

“These are the men and women who make it their business to take action when disaster strikes,” writes National Today. “Not sure what a first responder does? Just think about 9/11 for a moment. That’s really all you need to know. They’re also on the scene of fires, car crashes, hurricanes and school shootings. Whether you’ve had your own emergency or not, chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of the dangerous and difficult work they do. National First Responders Day takes place on October 28 — a day to show gratitude to these everyday heroes.”

 
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FIRST RESPONDERS DESERVE OUR SUPPORT. THROUGH RESOURCES AND AWARENESS, FIRST RESPONDERS CAN LIVE HEALTHIER MORE PRODUCTIVE LIVES AND PASS THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ON TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF FIRST RESPONDERS, TOO.

 
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5 reasons to honor

OUR FIRST RESPONDERS ON NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS DAY

 
 

THEY RISK EVERYTHING, INCLUDING THEIR LIVES

 
 

THEY KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE

 
 

THEY SAVE LIVES

 
 

THEY SACRIFICE FOR THE GREATER GOOD

 
 

MANY OF THEM SUFFER FROM POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

 
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5 ways to thank

OUR FIRST RESPONDERS ON NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS DAY

 
 

BUY THEM A COFFEE, LUNCH OR DROP OFF A MEAL

 
 

DONATE TO A CAUSE SUPPORT THE MENTAL HEALTH OF FIRST RESPONDERS.

 
 

DONATE TO A CAUSE SUPPORTING ALL FIRST RESPONDERS.

 
 

SAY THANK YOU! BETTER YET, SEND A LETTER OR CARD

 
 

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HISTORY OF THE HOLIDAY

Serving as a national day of gratitude, we pay tribute to their endless hours and around the clock service provided to their communities. As one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, the day also pays tribute to the fallen first responders.

Colorado made National First Responders Day official on September 27, 2017. The state approved a bill honoring every first responder.

Then, on May 18, 2017, Congress officially designated October 28th as National First Responders Day. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tom Cotton, along with Representatives Mark Meadows, Michael Capuano and Elijah Cummings, introduced a resolution to establish National First Responders Day.

“The resolution was passed to honor the firefighters, police officers, EMTs and all those who are first on the scene in stressful situations,” according to Art International. “The family of Sean Collier, a police officer ambushed and murdered during events related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, supported the resolution.”

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