When we call, they answer.
When they call, be part of the answer.

First Responders are four times as likely to suffer from mental health disorders. Help support those who are there for you.

If you need immediate help, call 911.

For more help

Apply for funding

Ottawa First Responders Foundation supplies funding on a case by case basis for extra support.

Apply for funding

Thank a first responder

Give back to those who are there for you! Thank you for your generous support of First Responders.

Thank a first responder!

Available resources

Are you in need of support? View our resources page to learn about what help is available.

Available resources

About OFRF

The Ottawa First Responders Foundation came about when the creator of the foundation, Brenda Tirrell spoke to a fellow firefighter after a traumatic experience. She asked him, if he could have anything to help at this point, something that would make difference, what would it be. His answer… I would like a magnet. A magnet with ONE number to call for help. And so, the idea for the OFRF was born.

Upcoming Events


October 19, 2019

9RUNRUN provides runners with a second-to-none fall running experience combined with an amazing opportunity to support Ottawa’s fire, police and paramedics services. This event includes: a beautiful run on parts of the Trans Canada Trail, high-quality race with timing from Sportstats, the annual Chief’s Chili Cookoff lunch, and  awesome t-shirts and medals!

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We need your support to help support Ottawa's First Responders

In this family, no one stands alone.