Helping those who help us...

History of Responder Rescue

Each day, thousands of police officers, firefighters, and EMS workers strive to keep each and every one of us safe. While we often see these men and women as daily heroes, they still face injury, illness and traumatic events; on and off duty. Unfortunately, there is only so much their insurance companies and the departments they work for can do to help. Responder Rescue, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2009 by a St. Louis metro area fire Captain who saw this unmet need. As a result, Responder Rescue's goal is to help provide the additional financial and emotional assistance to these men and women.


Responder Rescue's mission is to provide assistance; emotional, tangible or monetary, to any area first responders, who have been injured, become ill or suffered a traumatic situation after all other resources have been exhausted.

How We Help

Responder Rescue will provide assistance to our responders through fundraisers, donations, and grants given by our citizens, communities and local corporations. In the short time Responder Rescue has been fully operational, we have assisted over twenty area first responders and their families. We have provided assistance through house, car, utility and insurance payments, school tuition, medical supplies and other needs acquired due to injury, illness or event. Additionally, Responder Rescue has also teamed up with other local charities by providing them with volunteers as well as an avenue to raise money for area responders within their own communities. Responder Rescue is committed to helping those who help us on a daily basis.

How You Can Help

The St. Louis community is among the most generous when it comes to charitable giving. Responder Rescue provides citizens and corporations an organization they can contribute to when asking themselves; "How can I help those individuals in need who have helped so many?"


  • Volunteers - Our organization is volunteer- based. Our volunteers work hard to organize and put on several events a year. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers.
  • Donations - Any financial or in-kind donations are always welcome as well as silent and oral auction items for our events.
  • membership - Individual, Corporate, Family and Police, Fire& EMS Agency annual memberships are available.

Responder Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization tax exempt organization); your contribution is tax-deductible.
for more information contact usat our office: 314-627-0700.



A special thank you to the following supporters:

JIB BackStoppers St Louis Blues Alumni  IAFF  fraternal order of police  FOOLS  board up

Official legal council for Responder Rescue:

Rick Barry