We are First Responder Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, leading a global movement to inspire and transform the health and well-being of First Responders. Since 1999, we’ve had the privilege of providing research, analyses and counsel to some of the most respected first responder organizations around the world, including New Zealand, Australia, Kuwait, Germany, Canada, Ukraine, Spain, Portugal Saudi Arabi and the United States.

Our core work may be focused on First Responders, but our recognized expertise has led us to assist some of the nation’s most respected organizations to address the safety, health and well-being of their frontline personnel. We’ve been honored to provide services for:


  • S. Marine Corps
  • NASA
  • S. Air Force
  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency
  • S. Navy
  • S. Army
  • DEA
  • S. Secret Service
  • S. Marshal Service
  • Federal Occupational Health
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • FBI
  • Homeland Security
  • National Guard
  • Multiple Fire Service organizations


Our commitment to reducing preventable injuries and deaths has never wavered as we’ve worked quietly and diligently behind the scenes with numerous researchers and organizations who all share a common goal of keeping our First Responders, Military, Law Enforcement and other frontline personnel safe, healthy and strong.


To inspire First Responders to aim for the highest level of fitness, wellness and safety.


To eradicate preventable injuries and deaths of First Responders by leveraging the synergy of discovery, knowledge, spirit, and collaboration.       




Our Guiding Values

 (let’s list these left to right using unique ICONS above each (4 in first row and 3 in 2nd row)

ACCOUNTABILITY:  We empower each other to take ownership of our actions.

INTEGRITY:  We act with uncompromising honesty and integrity in everything we do.

COLLABORATION: We are more effective and impactful when we work together.

INNOVATION:  We encourage thoughtful, creative and inspirational ideas.

RESPECT: We value everyone and treat people with dignity and professionalism.

DIVERSITY: We value uniqueness of people, cultures, work, styles and talents.

GROWTH:  We embrace opportunities to learn and improve.



 Dr. Paul Davis

Ben May




 Chief Executive Officer

Russell A. Jackson

 Chief Research Officer