National First Responders Day Program

Support and Honor Your Local First Reponder Heroes

Celebrate National First Responders Day Annually on October 28th

In September of 2016, Thank You First Responder Co-Founders Matt Jackson, Stanton Smith, and Andrew Collier, brother of the late MIT police officer Sean Collier and others began advocating in person on Capitol Hill for the creation of a “Day of Appreciation” for First Responders.

The effort spawned an advocacy campaign for several years to express our gratitude and share our support for First Responders including petitions formally requesting that Congress pass legislation creating a National First Responders Day.  On October 27, 2022 President Joe Biden issued a White House Proclamation naming October 28th as National First Responders Day.

Join with us to Save The Date to Celebrate National First Responders Day every October 28th.

As we go about our daily lives, it is crucial to take a special day to recognize the selfless individuals who tirelessly work to keep us safe, often putting their own lives on the line. Today, we express our heartfelt gratitude to Andrew Collier, President Joe Biden, U.S. Congressional members, including but not limited to former U.S. Representative Michael Capuano (D-MA), former U.S. Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC), U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK), and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for their dedication, efforts, and persistence in establishing October 28th as “National First Responders Day.” This day stands as a testament to the significance of these unsung heroes in our society.

The impact of First Responders on our lives cannot be overstated. They contribute to the well-being and security of everyday citizens in immeasurable ways. Whether it’s rescuing individuals from dangerous situations, providing urgent medical care during emergencies, or maintaining law and order in the midst of chaos, their presence brings solace and peace of mind to our communities.

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2023 National First Responders Day Event

On Saturday, October 28th, Thank You First Responder (TYFRO), a Florida based 501(c)3 nonprofit and Johnny O’s Gymnasium located at 2920 NW Boca Raton Blvd., invite you to the Inaugural National First Responders Day celebration. Florida State Representative Chip LaMarca will be honored with a presentation of the Doug Stepelton “Culture of Thank You” Award recognizing outstanding contributions for First Responders.

The event will also feature a live music performance by Singer-Songwriter Matt Jackson, D.J. Music, Food Trucks, Activity Zones, Volunteer Opportunities, Information Tables and Complimentary Refreshments.
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Thank You to All of Our 2023 Sponsors

TYFRO Event Sponsor » NRA Country Logo      TYFRO Event Sponsor » Osbourne & Francis Logo      TYFRO Event Sponsor » GEO Foundation Logo

TYFRO Event Sponsor » Alterna Equity Partners Logo      TYFRO Event Sponsor » Cayce Creative Concepts Logo  TYFRO Event Sponsor » Celcius Logo  TYFRO Event Sponsor » Cove Brewery Logo      TYFRO Event Sponsor » Nillion Agency Logo    TYFRO Sponsor » Smarter Story Logo

Thank you to everyone who made our 2023 National First Responders Day Event such a success!

A very special Thank You to all of the First Responders who were able to attend and also to all the First Responders who serve and protect our communities who were unable to attend.  We are grateful for your service to us all.


2023 National First Responder Press Releases & Updates

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