First Responder Programs

Our First Responder programs support active duty first responders and first responder departments in obtaining safety and wellness training, funds, and resources for preventative wellness and emergency response. Programs are also designed to positively recognize our first responder community and individuals for their hard work and success. The 100 Club of Illinois is proud of our first responders and dedicated to offering the following resources:

Department Days
We want to celebrate you! Our team tours across the state to visit and provide a meal to your department. We love to meet you, share what we do, and celebrate your work on the job. Please reach out to us with interest in hosting a department day at your agency.

Valor Awards
The 100 Club Valor Awards are presented annually to police officers, firefighters, and paramedics who, by their actions, performed above and beyond the call of duty and in the highest traditions of their respective departments. Submissions for recipients are collected by January of each year. To nominate a first responder for the 2021 Valor Awards, please complete this form no later than January 31, 2022.

Wellness Training
Join our Wellness First training series for first responders. Ongoing new releases of training programs will feature topics across the wellness spectrum: mental health, fitness, nutrition, sleep, peer support, resiliency, and more. Both virtual and in-person training sessions are available. Explore and register for our Wellness First training opportunities. If you are looking for other training topics or individual training resources for your department, please reach out to us to further discuss these interests.

Emergency On Call Response
In the event of a line of duty death, the 100 Club has many resources to support your department and the family of your fallen hero. Our team can respond for logistical support, hospital and/or funeral coordination, federal and state benefit filing, and more. If you do not have a line of duty policy or would like to review any benefit paperwork, we are happy to assist you. For immediate on call assistance, please call Caitlyn Brennan at 708-507-4654.

Emergency Assistance Funds
Our goal is to provide first responders with the health and wellness opportunities they need to be most effective on the job. We recognize that financial constraints may impact an individual’s or department’s ability to do this as well as they otherwise could. Emergency assistance funds are available to individual first responders and departments. See our Emergency Response Funding details and applications. 

Resource Phone App
Looking for readily available resources? Download the “100 Club of Illinois” phone app for resources on first responder wellness, emergency response, upcoming events, and more. We also encourage you to follow us on social media for further information and resources from the 100 Club of Illinois.

For further information or inquiries about any of the above programs, please contact Chief Operating Officer, Danielle Brengel: [email protected]