Efforts to recognize and honor the First Responders called to action during the Boston Marathon bombings resulted in the creation of Provincetown First Responders Appreciation Month (PFRAM), a grassroots initiative supported by the Town of Provincetown along with its business sector and public safety agencies. Thanks to community wide generosity, PFRAM honored over 45 Boston EMS paramedics, EMTs, and Dispatchers along with their families in September 2013 and the Boston Fire Department in 2014. The success of this endeavor gained the attention of the Boston-based firm, Nixon Peabody, and the consequent gift of preparing our 501(c)(3) application for the eventual formation of the non-profit HERO FUND AMERICA, INC. HFA was recognized in November 2013 with a special citation by Boston EMS for its efforts in response to the Boston Marathon tragedy.
The HFA Fund was created in 2016 and now provides grants to EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement Agencies supporting equipment, training, education and mental health care needs. Hero Fund America presents two annual fundraising events, Run 4 the Hills for First Responders (held in September in Sharon Springs, NY) and the Hero Fund America Tour for First Responders (held in the summer).
FOR THE HEROES
“First Responders represent the highest and most selfless form of public service. It is these everyday heroes for which we dedicate this organization.”
President & Founder, Hero Fund America