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-injured child endures. Firefighters for Healing has a goal to support Firefighters, children who have burn-related injuries and their families. We step in to replace essential living items when all has been lost in a fire. 
We contribute financial assistance for corrective surgeries, donate to local hospital burn units
and provide other resources and prevention information throughout the community.

Firefighters for Healing brings love, support, compassion and hope to the burn-injured child
and their family. As a foundation grounded in Service, Sacrifice and Humility,
Firefighters for Healing delivers emotional care and support that helps with social rehabilitation.
As the burn-injured child progresses through recovery, dealing with their developmental changes and challenges, we help them live beyond their scars and reach their full potential as an individual.

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.   

Mission: Our mission is to support the burn-injured child, their family and the Firefighter community, in ways insurance companies and caretakers are unable to. 

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

We also recognize money does not fix all. We strive to bring love, compassion, hope, care, and healing to every burn-injured child and their family – lives that will be affected long after the fire is out.

We have 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.

Community Impact 


How to Donate:

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