We were able to with the help from many fire departments, police departments and corporations place our first Dog "ZIVA" She is a three year old German Shepherd. She is an ESA dog and went to a 20 year police chief in GA. We are looking to finish up the fundraising for this by the end of this month. You still have time to make a donation on our website.
A Word from our recipient.
"After applying for a service dog through FirefightersWithPTSd.org I was contacted by Matt Who stated they had a German Sheppard ready to go. Do to my health I am unable to fly or drive/ride long distances. Matt was very helpful in the entire process. I cannot thank Matt and firefighters With PTSD enough for helping me in getting a service dog and delivering her to me. Ziva has helped me so much since she has gotten here.I feel a lot more comfortable staying home by myself now. She is with me all the time where ever I go. She needs to make sure the scene is safe! Thank you FirefightersWithPTSD for all your help with a service dog Ziva!" John GA
Thank you to all the donors who are helping to make dreams come true for first responders and our veterans.
A 51-year-old Jordan man, Randy Michael Darling, died Tuesday after his motorcycle crashed into a pickup in Louisville Township.
According to the State Patrol crash report, Darling was driving a Harley Davidson southbound on Highway 169 in the right lane when a GMC Sierra entered the intersection at 150th Street West and the two collided at about 3:51 p.m. He was not wearing a helmet and alcohol was not a factor, according to the state patrol.
Darling had recently posted on his Facebook page a Harley Davidson meme that said: “Instead of telling someone who rides a bike how dangerous it is, how about looking twice before changing lanes, making a turn, or reversing out of your driveway? Keep your eyes on the road and off your mobile phone/radio/kids. Re-post this is if you care about someone who rides a motorcycle.”
" As a member of the MN Red Knights I was moved and compelled to help in any way we could. Randy was a brother in the fire service and in our club." Matt Doughty (President)
We raised a small amount of funds by having a boot donation at one of our bike run fundraisers following the news of Randy's passing in efforts to help the family.
"Thank you for your organizations continued support, this was very kind of you". Andrea Darling
Mayer Fire and Rescue
Jeffrey A Vollmer, age 40, passed away in December of 2017. He was a member of the Mayer Fire Department and served as an EMT and captain. He also took on the role of mentor to new members. He continually strove to better himself and his department by pursuit of education and training. He was quick to offer aid to those in need, making lasting impacts on those he helped, as well as their families. Jeff also made sure his fellow brothers were supported after difficult calls. He proudly served his community.
Jeff was husband to Emily and a loving, joyful father to their two daughters, Anika and Kennedi. He worked hard to make himself better and to provide for his family. He was a trained construction journeyman, spending many years in carpentry, but had also owned and operated his own business in the insurance industry. Emily misses his friendship, and the girls miss daddy being here to play with them.
Jeff had many interests and excelled at them all – hunting, woodworking, photography, playing the guitar – but fishing was his hobby of passion. He especially enjoyed pursuing the elusive muskie and spent many hours on the lake.
Jeff had an easy way of getting along with everyone, sharing his time and talents, and being generous in all ways. Ready, always, with an easy smile, he will be greatly missed by many.
His family recognizes the sacrifice that both firemen and families make when the choice to serve is made. Jeff will live on in the hearts of his family and in the way the future firemen and women answer “the call” to serve and carry hope to those waiting in need.
FirefighterswithPTSD raised money for this family with sticker sales and boot donations.
"Thanks for your organizations generosity with support for our family. we are so very grateful". Emily Vollmer