Firefighters for Healing is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Minneapolis firemen who have tragically experienced firsthand what burn victims have to endure. In July 2010 Minneapolis firefighter, Jake LaFerriere, suffered 3rd and 4th degree burns to his hands and arms in a backdraft house explosion. While Jake was in the hospital receiving treatment for his burn injuries, he met several young children undergoing the same painful treatment for their burn injuries. Believing it was a blessing to meet these children, Jake knew he had to do something to help and founded Firefighters for Healing with a mission to support the children and their family in ways the insurance company cannot.
Meet Jake LaFerriere and hear more of his story by watching this short video.