Our mission is to serve those who put themselves in harm's way.

Who We Are

The First Responder Task Force (FRTF) was created to serve those who put themselves in harm’s way— proudly serving Locals nationally. On 9/11, 414 First Responders were killed in the line of duty. The mass casualty of First Responders on that day shed light on the fine print buried in their insurance policies. These policies denied or delayed payments for exclusions such as “Acts of War”, “Acts of Terror,” Hazardous Duty,” and “Line of Duty”, the last two of which could effect First Responders every day. These exclusions impacted a devastating number of the victims’ families.

Far too many families are still struggling to receive benefits. This is where FRTF steps in, to do what’s right, providing exclusion-free survivor benefits specifically designed to protect First Responders and their families. It’s the one tragedy we CAN stop from ever happening again. The video below is of Jon Stewart’s address to Congress regarding their inaction with helping First Responders who served on 9/11. It’s a reminder of why we do what we do.

Learn How FRTF Can Serve Your Agency

"A life of significance is about serving those who need your gifts, your leadership, your purpose."
- Kevin Hall

What We Do

Our first task is to provide every eligible First Responder a $5,000 benefit at no cost to the individual or the agency. This benefit is in force 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on or off duty. Over $9000,000 from these benefits have been carefully allocated to families who have suffered a tragic loss. All sworn, non-sworn, paid, volunteer, administrative, reserve, and other department personnel are eligible for this $5,000 emergency benefit.

Step One

Initial Briefing With Agency Heads

We initially brief the agency head to inform them of our SOPs and set an efficient schedule based on your direction to ensure all eligible sworn and non-sworn staff receive the benefit.

Step Two

Serve The
Agency

Our SOP is to brief the agency centered around the agency’s normal operations with minimal-to-zero interference with day-to-day operations. We have refined our briefing to be extremely efficient so as not to burden leadership or administration.

Survivor Benefits

Our second task is to brief the agency regarding the survivor benefits now available to First Responders through the Armed Forces Benefit Association. Click the button below to begin filling out the information on your agency. We will have a First Responder Task Force Coordinator in your area reach out to you.

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Our Leadership

Meet the purpose-driven leadership who oversee FRTF’s commitment to the mission of serving First Responders.

Nathan
Wells

Chief Development Officer

Wendy
Dieterlen

Director of Training

Trae
Carter

Compliance Officer

Angel
Stanton

Field Trainer