WHO WE ARE & HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Firefighters For Healing is a nonprofit foundation founded by firemen who tragically experienced first hand what burn victims endure.
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", changed his life forever. Jake founded Firefighters For Healing with the mission of supporting children and burn victims in ways insurance companies and caretakers are unable to.