First Responders Benefit is a fundraising organization that is committed to supporting the local first responders who risk their lives daily. We raise funds to provide support and assistance to those who put themselves on the line for us every day. Our mission is to ensure that our local first responder personnel have the resources and assistance that they need to continue serving our community.
Yerington / Mason Valley Fire Explorers Program
After the conclusion of our very first event, we awarded the Yerington / Mason Valley Fire Department Explorers program $750 to use for their training program
Lyon County Sheriff
This grant covered multiple requests made by the Lyon County Sheriff's Office. Initially $6,000 was requested to send two deputies and one lieutenant to School Resource Officer training in Austin, Texas. The remaining balance was used to purchase training upper receivers for the department's duty issued weapons. This allows our deputies to train with the firearm they carry on duty, in a safe manor.
LCSO K9 Program
For this project, we teamed up with two of our corporate sponsors and levied gift matching, to award the LCSO K9 program with $10,000 to use for the procurement of an additional K9 and related equipment.
Yerington Police Department
We were happy to work with the Yerington Police Department on this project. YPD requested funds to purchase a Triumph 4 double motor commercial shooting system. This system allows the training officer to completely change the shooting course quickly and easily. The targets are double sided with one being a "shooter" and the other a bystander. In today's times this system allows our officers to quickly distinguish between the two.
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Our slogan, "Backing the Badge" sometimes means just that. For this project we backed the Dayton Chapter of LETR, rolled up our sleeves and helped them host a golf tournament for Special Olympics! All fundraising was completed by LETR and we were happy to help them with their event.
Guardian Angel Personal Safety Lights
The LED powered safety lights were purchased for the Lyon County Sheriff's Office and the Yerington Police Department. The lights attach to officer and K9 vests, have multiple lighting patterns and allow high visibility when needed most to keep our officers seen and safe.
Smith Valley Fire EMT/AMT Training
"The money received from your grant has given us the opportunity to train 6 new EMT’s and 2 Advanced EMT’s to help our community’s response for medical aid. Because of your generosity we are able to fulfill our mission in bettering the response and care to the Smith Valley Community." - M. Nightingale, District Fire Chief
Junior Deputy Program
The purpose of the Junior Deputy Program is to help provide a positive mentorship and prepare young adults for a career in law enforcement.
We are happy to help fund the start up in Dayton, and now Fernley.
Yerington / Mason Valley Fire Protection District
A grant was awarded to the Yerington / Mason Valley Fire Department for the purchase of new turnouts for volunteer fire fighters.