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COVID-19 First Responder Resources

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 the Study of Traumatic Stress Supporting Families of Healthcare Workers Exposed to COVID-19. These brands are offering special discounts for workers on the front lines of covid-19 – 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. COVID-19 Resources for EMS, 911 and other First Responders. COVID-19 related news.

First Responder Center for Excellence Robust list of COVID 19-related Health and Wellness Resources. 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 Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Information on COVID-19.

International Association of Fire Chiefs Resources for Fire and EMS.

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. 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.

Mental Health First Aid How to #BeTheDifference For People With Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19.

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 (NAEMT) Donations and discounts to help EMS practitioners during their response to the Coronavirus pandemics –

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. 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.


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