How it Works
The First Responder Institute is a non-profit company that has created complimentary awards to honor the service and heroism of first responders. We support local heroes through your generous nominations and contributions.Learn More
Where Does My Donation Go
Individual donations received from citizens will pay for awards to be given to sworn law enforcement officers, firefighters & EMT's & paramedics. While corporate donations will be used to build the organization's infrastructure. For more information, visit our donations page.Make a Donation
I Witnessed A Heroic Act,
What Do I do?
If you have witness a heroic act, you can nominate the brave men or women who were a part of this act on our nominations page. If you are unable to nominate them, you can always make a donation to support a local hero!Nominate a Hero
About Honoring Heroes
Inspired by the congressionally authorized Medal of Valor for First Responders, the First Responder Institute has created complimentary awards to honor the service and heroism of First Responders. This non-profit Institute is the result of a grassroots movement of seasoned medics, law enforcement officers, and firefighters. The “profits” created by honoring our First Responders are set aside to assist the families of our fallen in the Homeland Heroes Fund.