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Tune in as our Founder Jake shares his story and the story of the birth of Firefighters for Healing during an interview with The Local Show.

Kidde  names Jake their Hero of the Week. May 6, 2017

Kidde names Jake their Hero of the Week. May 6, 2017

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Kids can be kids at Camp RED

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Apartment building with burn healing center may rise in Minneapolis

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Sherman plans burn-healing center for downtown apartment project

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Fire Fighters for Healing & Sherman Associates Partner on New Healing Center

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Short-term housing program for firefighters, burn trauma survivors receives extension

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Burn Awareness Week Coverage.

Click the links below:
Fire Captain Kathrynne Braumtrog

Burn Surgeon Dr J. Gayken

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Kare 11 covers Christmas Blessing 2018 at Hennepin Helathcare
Burn Unit

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Firefighters for Healing
gears up for 2018 Red Tie Gala

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Summer Camp for Burn
Survivors Offers Healing

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Injured pilot's family encouraging others to help young burn survivors & Camp RED

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Kyle was injured at work. While in hospital for 6 months, Jake made multiple visits to talk, provide support and help Kyle dream of a better tomorrow. Kyle has survived his burn trauma and has stepped up to donate $100,000 to Firefighters for Healing.


KSTP Coverage
Kraus-Anderson and Firefighters for Healing are teaming up to support burn and trauma survivors, their families and firefighters.

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Star Tribune Scene & Heard

Coverage of the Red Tie Gala

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Interview at HCMC Burn Unit with America's Got Talent Finalist 

Alicia Lewis interviews Kechi and yours the burn unit to meet with patients

Roshini Rajkumar on WCCO

Interviewed by Roshini at the 20:02 mark of this broadcast.

Coffee with KARE

A short clip about Polo Classic on Sunday August 6, 2017. For info about tickets and more, go to our Polo Classic page. 

In Studio at WCCO

Roshini invites Jake and Dean in studio for the 10th Anniversary of the 35W Bridge Collapse

HCMC Burn Center Patients Receive Holiday Cheer From Firefighters

With their sirens blazing, this special group of firefighters responded to a different type of call for help at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Sun Country Flies Burn Survivors to Children's Camp in Colorado

The nonprofit Firefighters for Healing is working with the airline to send a group of young burn survivors to the Children's Hospital burn camp in Colorado.


Rainville's World Interview

This 30-minute interview for Rainville's World on channel 6 details our foundation & mission.

Minnesota’s Own - Jake Laferriere

Jake is humble. Jake brings hope to children & families at HCMC_Burn. Jake deserves a round of applause. Be like Jake.

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Firefighters for Healing recognized by American Hero's Channel

Firefighters for Healing Founder Jake LaFerriere awarded first ever national "Red Bandanna Hero Award" by Discovery's American Hero's Channel.

See What The Star Tribune Is Tweeting About

Star Tribune tweets about Firefighters For Healing

HCMC Burn Center Patients Receive Holiday Cheer From Firefighters

A group of patients inside Hennepin County Medical Center got a dose of holiday cheer this morning

Minneapolis Firefighters deliver holiday gifts to burn patients

A group calling themselves Firefighters for Healing dropped off holiday gifts and food for burn patients and their families at the Hennepin County Medical Center.

Firefighters for Healing
hosts first ever Red Tie Gala

It was a night of hope and healing this weekend in downtown Minneapolis. The first-ever "Firefighters for Healing Red Tie Gala" took place Saturday at the Exchange Club.


Firefighter receives award inspired by 9/11 hero

Sep. 21, 2015 - 3:06 - Jake LaFerriere is the first recipient of the Red Bandana Award

Boston College remembers 9/11 hero in annual "Red Bandana Game"

In the second annual Red Bandana game, Boston College honored former Eagles lacrosse player Welles Crowther, who is remembered for his heroics during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Jake LaFerriere interviewed on the Chad Hartman Show

This was a great interview that has now been archived.

Minneapolis Firefighter
to be Honored for
Helping Child Burn Victims

Minneapolis firefighter Jake LaFerriere suffered serious injuries from a house explosion in 2010: third- and fourth-degree burns across hands and arms, cracked ribs and a broken left foot. He landed in a burn unit for six weeks, immobile and thought his career was over.

Jake and Firefighters for Healing
on MSN!

Twin Cities resident Jake LaFerriere is the first recipient of the "Man in the Red Bandanna"

Jake LaFerriere and Firefighters
for Healing make national news!

Read the full article on USA Today

Roshini Rajkumar talking to Jake about winning the Red Bandanna

Jake is interviewed by Roshini at the 19:45 mark of this broadcast.

Twin Cities Man Awarded 'Man In The Red Bandanna Hero' Award

Special thanks to WCCO Jason DeRusha and Kylie Bearse for having us on this morning show to discus Firefighters For Healing "Red Bandanna Hero Award"

Local firefighter receives national heroism award

MINNEAPOLIS - September 11th is a day of remembrance as we look back on the tragedy that took place on this day back in 2001.

7/4/15 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy
(Roshini Rajkumar guest hosts): Providing Relief

Where can burn victims turn to when their insurance can't provide enough help? Jake Laferriere is the President of a group providing some assistance.



Firefighters for Healing bring gifts

Representatives from Firefighters for Healing arrived at HCMC in a fire truck to present Christmas gifts to the Burn Center patients and staff, Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN.



'Firefighters for Healing' Present Gifts
to Burn Center Patients, Staff

It was a holiday on Wednesday for the Burn Center at Hennepin County Medical Center.



'Firefighters for Healing' Present Gifts
to Burn Center

It was a holiday on Wednesday for the Burn Center at Hennepin County Medical Center.



Face Time: Easing the Pain

Firefighters went all out to help burn victims at the second annual fundraiser for the Firefighters for Healing Foundation at Seven Sushi Ultra Lounge.



Mpls. firefighters raise money
for child fire victims

MINNEAPOLIS -- Last summer, a routine fire call turned into a very close call for two Minneapolis firefighters.



Mpls. Firefigher May Be Among Nation’s Most Inspiring

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Among all the firefighters and other first responders in the country, a Minneapolis firefighter is in the running to be named one of the best.



Mpls firefighters relive horror of backdraft incident

MINNEAPOLIS -- It was just a regular call for a house fire six weeks ago for Minneapolis firefighters Dennis Mack and Jake LaFerriere.



2 firefighters injured in Mpls
house fire backdraft

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minneapolis Fire Department has identified the two firefighters burned in a house fire
Saturday morning.