WHAT IS A FIRST RESPONDER
A first responder is an employee of an emergency service agency who is likely to be among the first people to arrive at and assist at the scene of an emergency such as an accident, natural disaster, or terrorist attack. First responders typically include police, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians.
Person’s eligible to apply for, or receive help from ECERF includes members and family members of all of the following agencies within Eagle County: all law enforcement agencies, all fire agencies, all ambulance service agencies, Vail Mountain Rescue, Vail Public Safety Communications, and Vail Ski Patrol.
ECERF is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and community support purposes, including the making of distributions for such purposes to organizations that qualify as an exempt organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal.DOWNLOAD ECERF FULL FLYER & DONATION FORM
DID YOU KNOW?
In Eagle County, Colorado, each year there are over 150,000 requests for our emergency responders: over 6,000 calls to our fire departments, nearly 5,000 calls for EMS, and 90,000 police requests. But when there’s an emergency need for assistance from our Emergency Responders, there are currently few resources for them.
MEET EUGENE HOFACKER
On May 8, 2014 local State Trooper Eugene Hofacker was on the way to a training, when he was shot 4 times by a convicted felon on the side of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. He has already had 5 surgeries on his calf, elbow and hip. So far the Vail Valley Charitable Fund has raised just over $16,000 for him to aid in the recovery process over the past 15 months. What would you do?
MEET ROBYN FETTEROLF
Robyn was a sergeant with the VAIL POLICE DEPARTMENT who lost her battle with breast cancer. This year will be the third year the Vail Police has run the Ragnar Relay race to raise money for the scholarship fund for her daughter, Maddie. It was Robyn’s Hope that Maddie be able to go to college. Maddie is entering 5th grade. Will you help?
MEET ANDY UDOFF
Andy is a Lieutenant with Eagle River Fire. His wife Kim, unexpectedly passed away in her sleep in August 2014. Andy was faced with additional expenses to cover costs and lost income. $6,000 was needed to help Andy through this time of crisis. Kim’s passing is one of the reasons ECERF was created. Kim was notorious for helping others and through this fund we can honor her memory. HELP US.