“I don’t ever want the lack of funds to be an excuse as to why a firefighter didn’t get help.” – Joe Alioto Veronese, National First Responders Fund Founder
With 17 wildfires currently raging in California, host Ronn Owens took the opportunity to use his daily report to get the word out about the National First Responders Fund. Its purpose is to help first responders get access to the mental health care they need to properly address trauma. The founder, San Francisco Fire Commissioner Joe Alioto Veronese, began the organization after discovering there was lack of resources being spent on addressing PTSD in his profession.
In the podcast below, he dives into the details of where money raised is spent and explains how the community can get involved! For further information about how they provide much needed and much deserved support, go to nfrf.org.