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
A DIFFERENCE

 

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.

 
 
 
 

OUR VOLUNTEERS 

Our team is small in numbers but big in heart. We're growing...fast!
We are always looking for volunteers that are just as passionate as we are to join our cause.
If that is you, we'd love to hear from you. 

 
Jake LaFerriere Founder/Executive Director View my LinkedIn Profile

Jake LaFerriere
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Chris Dunker Vice Chair View My LinkedIn Profile

Chris Dunker
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Ron Meuser Director, Legal View My LinkedIn Profile

Ron Meuser
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Grant Bernardy Director View My LinkedIn Profile

Grant Bernardy
Director

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Angie Hunter
Director, Events

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Jenna Colvin
Director, Corporate Liaison

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John Scott
Director

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Jake Honmyhr Director, Secretary View My LinkedIn Profile

Jake Honmyhr
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Heidi Chiodo Member at Large View My LinkedIn Profile

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Katie Landwehr Director, Treasurer View My LinkedIn Profile

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Laurie Rengel Director, Events View My LinkedIn Profile

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Sarah Mohr Director, Events View My LinkedIn Profile

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Paula Wilhelm Director, Social Media View my LinkedIn Profile

Paula Wilhelm
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Ron Johnson Director View my LinkedIn Profile

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Melissa Co-Founder View my LinkedIn Profile

Melissa
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We are proud to announce
Alerus as our year long sponsor & event partner.


Our Amazing Sponsors help us change lives,
create smiles, bring hope & go where we are needed.


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