We have compiled this list to assist First Responders and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Texas LODD Task Force is not paid to promote any of these resources and does not validate any claims made.
911 Training Institute COVID-19 Support for 911: YouTube videos from the 911 Training Institute
American Ambulance Association Discounts and special offers open to First Responders as the COVID-19 pandemic continues –
Aspen Public Radio The Importance Of Mental Health Care For First Responders During COVID-19.
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International COVID-19 Resources for Emergency Communications Centers.
Call for BackUp Sustaining Resilience During the COVID-19 Response.
Center for Disease Control Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the United States
Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety Resilience Resources.
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Supporting Families of Healthcare Workers Exposed to COVID-19.
CNN.com These brands are offering special discounts for workers on the front lines of covid-19 –
CorrectionsOne.com: First Responder family support resources provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crisis Text Line How to Handle Coronavirus article.
Disaster Distress Helpline by SAMHSA 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
EMS.gov COVID-19 Resources for EMS, 911 and other First Responders.
Firehouse.com COVID-19 related news.
First Responder Center for Excellence Robust list of COVID 19-related Health and Wellness Resources.
GovX.com Exclusive discounts for current and former military, first responders and law enforcement –
IAFF Center of Excellence Firefighter Resources For COVID-19.
In Public Safety Coronavirus-related Podcasts and Articles.
International Academies of Emergency Dispatch COVID-19 Communications.
International Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Information on COVID-19.
International Association of Fire Chiefs Resources for Fire and EMS.
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation COVID-19 Resources.
International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) COVID19 Trainers’ Resources.
International Public Safety Association 10 tips for emergency responders, healthcare providers for managing stress during the COVID-19 crisis.
Journal of Emergency Medical Service COVID-19 Resources and Articles.
LawOfficer.com How first responders can be resilient during these challenging time.
Lexipol Exceptional resources and expertise for an unprecedented crisis. Free COVID-19 Policies, Courses and Training Tools.
Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry Guide to Mental Health Resources for COVID-19, with particular emphasis for providers and those they serve.
Mental Health America Free First Responder Mental Health Resources.
Minnesota Department of Health Self-Care and applying Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 Responders (video).
Minnesota Department of Health Daily Responder Self Triage checklist provides a way to look at and assess your stress level over the period of a week.
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources.
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Donations and discounts to help EMS practitioners during their response to the Coronavirus pandemics –
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) EMS Mental Health
National Association of EMS Physicians COVID-19 Resources and Protocol and Legal Issues.
National Police Foundation Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for Law Enforcement.
National Volunteer Fire Council COVID-19 Information and Resources for Emergency Responders.
NENA: The 9-1-1 Association Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources.
North Face First Responder Discount Program with up to 50% discount to first responders in the United States until 12/31/2020.
Offers.com 130+ First Responder Discounts for 2020.
Proud Police Wife COVID Tips for Law Enforcement Families.
Public Health Emergency Mental and Behavioral Health — 2019 Novel Coronavirus Resources
Responder Alliance COVID-19 Specific Resources.
ResponderRel8 Anonymous peer connect app only for First Responders.
ResponderStrong Excellent Advice to Support Responder Relationships During COVID-19.
ResponderStrong Free COVID-19 Response Stress Management Tool For Responders.
SAMHSA Guidelines On Isolation and Quarantine.
Starbuck’s Giving out free tall brewed (hot or iced) coffees to first responders through the end of May –
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1-800-985-5990 – Disaster Distress Helpline.
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress Online Support Groups for supportive/educational interventions and self-care strategies.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Resources for stress and coping.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Guidance for EMS related to Covid-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Guidance to protect yourself, including recommended PPE.
The Krazy Coupon Lady First Responder Freebies During the Coronavirus Outbreak –
Thrive Global Mental health support and other resources for protecting frontline First Responders, healthcare workers and their patients.
US Fire Administration COVID-19 cost recovery for fire and EMS departments
US Fire Administration Minimizing stress during the COVID-19 crisis.
USA Today Shopping hours/discounts for healthcare workers and First Responders.
Veteran’s Administration Managing Healthcare Workers’ Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
Volunteer Firefighter Alliance Free Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Guide for First Responders.
Your Oxygen Mask First Resilience in Uncertain Times COVID Podcast.