Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation

Working to create a fire-safe and burn-free Wisconsin

Fire Fighter Support

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When those who protect and serve are in need, the Fire Fighters Foundation will be there.

Fire fighters work in the heart of every community every day to keep those they serve safe. When Wisconsin’s fire fighters are facing physical or mental health issues, personal tragedy or loss, or other challenges, it is our duty – and our honor – to help our brothers, sisters, families and communities in need. Fire fighter support programs include, but are not limited to: Disaster Assistance, Wisconsin State Fire Fighter’s Memorial Support and Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Honor Guard.

 

Disaster Assistance

Our Disaster Assistance Program provides immediate assistance to Fire Fighters and their families in their time of need including: line of duty death, severe illness or traumatic injury, treatment assistance, referrals to additional resources, and other traumatic personal situations.

Assistance Toolkit 

Since launching the disaster assistance toolkit, we are pleased to have raised over $600k for fire fighters and their families during times of need.

Wisconsin State Fire Fighter’s Memorial

We support the mission of the Wisconsin State Fire Fighter’s Memorial to maintain a memorial honoring all Fire Fighters in the State of Wisconsin – recognizing those who have given their lives as the ultimate sacrifice as well as honoring those who have and continue to serve their respective communities.

Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Honor Guard

To assist and enhance their mission to render tribute and to honor our fallen brothers and sisters as well as to assist departments and locals in times of need; and to properly display and show respect toward the colors we fly and this proud profession we serve.

Fire Fighter Health and Safety

The Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation provides services and support to increase the health and safety of Fire Fighters. This includes initiatives to prevent duty related cancers, improve mental health, and increase overall health and wellness of our firefighters.

Wisconsin Fire and EMS Mental Health Survey

View Previous Year’s Results

2023 Wisconsin Fire and EMS Mental Health Survey Results

2022 Wisconsin Fire and EMS Mental Health Survey Results

2021 Wisconsin Fire and EMS Mental Health Survey Results

2020 Wisconsin Fire and EMS Mental Health Survey Results

 

 

Mental Health Resources

If this is an emergency and you need immediate assistance contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) national helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Member Assistance Program (MAP) Team  – Updated Team  Roster  Coming  Soon.


FIRST RESPONDER MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Awareness and Resiliency Training

Peer Supporter Trainings

No registration required. Each of the above trainings are 9am-12pm. Contact Kristen Herreid at for more information

Mental Health Provider Trainings

Agency Administration

  • Mental Health Program Best Practices Training Coming Soon!

Advanced / Speciality Training

  • More dates coming soon!