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2018 HFA FUND grant awards announced!

Congratulations to our 2018 HFA Fund grant recipients, administered through the Community Foundation of Oneida & Herkimer Counties: the Southern University Police Department, Baton Rouge, LA, the Sharon Springs Joint Fire District, Sharon Springs, NY, Global Rescue Systems, Morrisville, MO, & the Niagara Engine Company No. 6 Schoharie Fire Department, Schoharie, NY. Thank you to all our applicants. Stay tuned for 2019 grant opportunities!

HFA 2018 Grant Opportunity!

All EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement Agencies may apply for our 2018  HFA Fund grant opportunity through September 15, 2018. If your department is in need of equipment, additional training or education, we encourage you to apply. Follow this link to find the grant intake form: The HFA endowment Fund is administered through our friends at the Oneida-Herkimer Community Foundation in Utica, NY.


HFA 2nd annual Rally for First Responders!

Join us on the weekend of September 21st in Sharon Springs, NY for the second annual HFA Rally for First Responders! We promise one of the most spectacular scenic drives throughout the Adirondack, Green and Berkshire Mountains for a stunning two day driving experience you will never forget. Proceeds will benefit the HFA Endowment Fund which makes grants supporting education, training and life saving equipment needs for first responders. For more information and to register:

5th Annual Run 4 The Hills for First Responders!

We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, May 5, 2018 – either as a runner, a walker, or as a team of first responders in our growing Duty Gear Challenge. All of the information about forming a team, registration or making a donation can be found at:

We look forward to your enduring support for America’s First Responders!

Won’t you support our $5,000 year end legacy campaign?

How do you thank a first responder? By supporting the Hero Fund America Fund. Help us reach our $5,000 fundraising goal before years end to help further support education, training and the purchase of life-saving equipment for America’s first responders.  From all of us at HFA, we wish you Happy Holidays!


Hero Fund America makes its first grant to Cobleskill Police Department

HFA is proud to announce its very first grant recipient, the Cobleskill Police Department in Cobleskill, New York. This grant will support their ‘Shop with a Cop’ program, now in its 3rd year. Congratulations to the entire department and thank you for your continuing educational and community outreach programs for all! This grant was made possible through the Hero Fund America Fund, administered through the Oneida-Herkimer Community Foundation in Utica, New York.

5th Annual Run 4 the Hills for First Responders!

Online registration opens on 12/1/17 for the 5th annual Run 4 The Hills For First Responders! which will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This fun run/walk benefits the Hero Fund America Fund and the Sharon Spring Rescue Squad in Sharon Springs, NY. You can register at:, search Run 4 The Hills For First Responders. Law enforcement, Fire and Rescue Squads are welcome to register for the Duty Gear Challenge and compete for trophies, medals and cash prizes for your departments! Visit to register or make a donation!

HFA Rally for First Responders!

The Hero Fund America Rally for First Responders! will be held on September 26, 2017. This inspiring road rally will begin at the Sharon Springs Fire Department and finish at the 9.11 Memorial in New York City. Visit for more information!



Run 4 the Hills for First Responders 2017!

We hope you can join us for the 4th annual – supporting the Sharon Springs Rescue Squad and nonprofit Hero Fund America. Register at: Run inspired, form a team, and participate in the Duty Gear/Turnout Gear Challenge!