Firefighters for Healing

Firefighters for Healing (FF4H) is a non-profit organization founded in 2010,
by a Minneapolis firefighter who tragically experienced firsthand
what a burn trauma patient endures.

Mission: Our mission is to support children who have experienced burn trauma and firefighters after a medical diagnosis as their family navigates the first hours, days and months of this reality.

Through community support and a truly dedicated team of volunteers, we have provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to burn survivors and their families for immediate needs, launched Camp RED for burn survivors, provided transitional housing to burn survivors and their families, donated tens of thousands of dollars to local burn units and supported education and training for local medical staff.

Please take 2 minutes to watch this video as our founder Jake Laferriere explains how Firefighters for Healing started and the vision for the future.

Our families tell us that when Firefighters for Healing provides emotional care and financial support it helped them through the stages of grief and healing, helped them prepare for the changes and challenges when released from the hospital and helped them live beyond their guilt, anxiety or scars.

We recognize that money does not fix it all. We strive to bring love, compassion, hope and healing to every child, firefighter and family after burn trauma or diagnosis has impacted their lives. 

We serve with a passion for compassion

We have wonderful partners at Hennepin Healthcare Burn Unit who are a combination of nurses, surgeons, occupational therapists, physical therapists, child life specialists and doctors. We work together to supply materials and equipment to alleviate stress for the child during dressing changes or before a surgery.

We have wonderful partners at Hennepin Healthcare Burn Unit who are a combination of nurses, surgeons, occupational therapists, physical therapists, child life specialists and doctors. We work together to supply materials and equipment to alleviate stress for the child during dressing changes or before a surgery.

A video of Jake when he received The Red Bandanna American Hero Award from Discovery's American Hero Channel.


How to Donate:

 
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Mail a check:
Firefighters for Healing
PO Box 374
Champlin, MN 55316