WHO WE ARE
& WHAT WE DO
On July 3rd, 2010. Minneapolis firefighter, Jake LaFerriere, suffered 3rd and 4th degree burns in a backdraft explosion while battling a house fire. It was at the hospital while being treated for his burns that Jake met young children who were undergoing the same painful treatment for their injuries. The event, Jake refers to as "a blessing" truly changed his life forever. Jake founded Firefighters for Healing with the mission of supporting children and burn survivors in ways insurance companies and caretakers are unable to.
HOW WE MAKE
Firefighters for Healing is a non profit foundation founded by firemen who tragically experienced first hand what burn survivors endure. We have donated tens of thousands of dollars to local burn units and provided thousands of dollars to help burn survivors in their recovery efforts. The best way to understand our impact is by seeing it for yourself.
YOUR support helps us make a difference in the community.