Founded in 2020 as Exact Life, Inc., (New name pending for Fire Life Charities) we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide tangible hands-on programs, trainings, support, and resources to fire families and the first responder community at large, while educating the community on various aspects of public safety.
Whether it be financial support, mental health intervention and resources, retreats, seminars, trainings for public safety personnel or public safety training for communities, Fire Life Charities is committed to providing outstanding programming and meaningful support.
The organization offers the following four programs:
Whether it be a firefighter or a volunteer department in need of vital training that is financially out of reach, Fire Life Training & Fire Life Charities offers a large number of both lectures and hands on trainings for public safety entities, free of charge. Additionally, we provide vital public safety trainings for families, communities and other organizations.
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Children, self-advocates, and adults with intellectual disabilities are often treated differently. Instead of focusing on people's abilities and that we are more alike than different, the community at large focuses on the disability they see in front of them.
One of the most significant gaps we see is that of the first responder and individuals and families of those with intellectual disabilities. In 2019 Fire Life Training created "Breaking Barriers," a highly interactive training for first responders, which teaches them how to interact with, and serve, individuals within the disabilities community.
In January of 2022, we added the additional piece of providing interactive training sessions for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families, led by first responders, on what to expect in an emergency.
Now under the 501(c)(3) arm of the company, we work diligently to provide these programs nationally, at no charge, to fire & police departments, 911 operators and first responder organizations and to the families and community organizations that live and work with individuals with disabilities.
This flagship program is in great demand and has been created in partnership with first responders, individuals with down syndrome and autism, and their families.
Read more about Breaking Barriers here: https://www.firelifetrainingassociates.com/breaking-barriers
The Fire Family Fund
The Fire Family Fund is set up to respond in two ways:
Provide financial and resource support to firefighters, and families of firefighters, in need of medical care, mental health treatment, or through times of trouble.
Provide no cost youth life coaching for the children of firefighters, and their families.
Read more about the Fire Family here: https://www.firewifelife.org/the-fire-family
The Fire Wife Life
Our Fire Wife Life Fund is set-up to provide the following:
Financial and resource support for spouses of fire fighters who are struggling.
Local and national retreats for spouses (and couples) to gather and garner support from speakers, counselors and one another.
Read more about Fire Wife Life here: https://www.firewifelife.org/