Firefighters for Healing

We raise and donate hundreds of thousands of dollars directly to
burn survivors, their families and to local burn units. 

We have launched our very own burn camp for kids,
called Camp RED right here in Cross Lake, Minnesota.

We partner with fire departments from around the state, big and small,
to create events, raise funds and identify and support families impacted by fires. 
We recently kicked off our "Vision 2020" Capital Campaign to build a
Transitional Care Center in the Twin Cities supporting
burn survivors, their families and firefighters.

We seek to partner with local businesses, the firefighting community
and generous individuals to continue to bring joy, relief & hope to children and their families. 

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.   

Watch as Firefighters for Healing Founder, Jake Laferriere, describes how one tragic day as a Minneapolis Fireman has become one of his life's greatest blessings. As a burn survivor himself he shares how 2 young boys in the burn unit helped him to persevere by focusing on helping others.


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. 

 Retired Firefighter and founder of Firefighters for Healing, Jake LaFerriere, with a young burn survivor.

Retired Firefighter and founder of Firefighters for Healing, Jake LaFerriere, with a young burn survivor.

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



Firefighters for Healing is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Minneapolis firemen who tragically experienced firsthand what burn survivors endure. Our goal is to support burn survivors and their families in ways insurance companies and caretakers are unable to. With donor and community help, we are able to replace some of the essential living items when all has been lost in a fire, contribute financial assistance for corrective surgeries, support summer camp attendance for burn injured youth, donate to local hospital burn units and provide other resources and information as needed.

How to Donate:



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