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Upcoming Events

RE;ACT 2019 Golf Outing

August 28th, 2019

Silver Lakes Country Club, Orland Park

9am Shotgun Start

3-7pm Dinner/Open Bar

2018 RE;ACT 4 Ryan Fundraiser Photos

RE;ACT 2016 Proceeds went to:

Funds from the RE;ACT 4 RYAN event on September 17, 2016 made it possible to provide the following in an effort to help keep our First Responders and Fire Fighters emotionally well through Awareness, Counseling and Training:

 

1. The Illinois Fire Service Institute at U of I which trains young Firefighters and offers over 300 courses in 10 fire service program areas throughout the year. RE;ACT funded the Resiliency Project which is a 60 minute course on mental health awareness, coping with crisis and suicide prevention that is included in every course at IFSI over 25 hours.  IFSI is working with RE;ACT to share this curriculum across the state.    Visit their website here: https://www.fsi.illinois.edu

2. The Illinois Fire Fighter Peer Support group which provides face to face support from fellow fire fighters who have faced similar situations. RE;ACT is funding training and awareness to the Peer network across Illinois. Read more about this incredible group of ILFFPS volunteers at www.ilffps.org and on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ILFFPS Be sure to view the video!

3. Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance which provides behavioral health workshops to fire departments and their families in the area of emotional health with attention to suicide prevention. RE;ACT funded workshops as a grant to three fire departments in Illinois: Amboy, Hampshire and Macomb.  RE;ACT is also sponsoring FFBHA 2nd Annual Breaking the Silence Country Music Charity Night. Read more about retired Firefighter and founder Jeff Dill and the work FBHA does for Firefighters, First Responders and their families at their website: www.FFBHA.org 

4. Eight Fire Department Training Grants were awarded to Illinois Fire Departments.  In addition to the workshops above, RE;ACT donated funds to supplement department training to Hometown FPD, North Palos FPD, Roberts Park FPD, East Dubuque FD and Illinois Firefighters Association (IFA) training programs to assist in advanced training for the members of these departments.

Additional funds raised are being used to support awareness in the forms of videos, postcard mailings, posters and other support for changing the stigma and culture of silence that surrounds emotional well-being among Fire Fighters and First Responders.

Supports:

Illinois Firefighter Peer Support, Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, The Illinois Fire Service Institute at U of I  and supports select Fire Dept. Training budgets.  Additional funds raised are allocated to support awareness in the forms of videos, postcard mailings, posters and other support for changing the stigma and culture of silence that surrounds emotional well-being among Fire Fighters and First Responders.