The GFFF can offer help in two ways immediately following a LODD. First the foundation is available to dispatch, usually within 3-4 hours, members of the L.A.S.T. to respond and assist the department and the family with funeral arrangements and all of the events that surround a LODD.
The time period immediately following a LODD is trying and overwhelming to say the least. The
NON LINE-OF-DUTY DEATH
The GFFF is not limited to assisting only departments who have suffered a LODD. The foundation is able to provide many services to those departments who have lost members, or past members, if the need arises. The foundations support most often comes in the form of Honor Guard assistance. The GFFF has much of the same honor guard services available to non-LODD funerals as
The Foundation assists families and public safety agencies with applications for both the Georgia Public safety Memoria located at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia. As well as the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial located at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
The Foundation has one of the most experience benefit application teams in the entire country. The team’s approach to the comprehensive and detailed benefit application process for LODD benefits puts as little burden on the surviving family members and public safety agencies as possible. The Foundation offers assistance with state benefits such as the Georgia Indemnification Pr
The time to determine what level of service a public safety agency is willing to offer a fallen officer is not immediately following the death. Funeral planning should be done, as with any policy, when there is no pressure to make decisions and all aspects of the situation can be clearly evaluated. The Foundation can assist by providing guidance and sample policies so a departmen
CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT
The GFFF has secured the resources of the Georgia Critical Incident Stress Foundation and looks to the members of this non-profit 100% volunteer program to provide the services typically requested by a department after a LODD has occurred. The working relationship between the GFFF and the GCISF is excellent and response personnel work hand in hand to assure depa