Project: First Responders

Categories: First Responders Project

Welcome to the First Responders Project!



First Responders (Emergency Responders) are those who have specialized training in the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment. These personnel are among the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency, such as an accident, natural disaster, or terrorist attack. First responders typically include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters, rescuers, and other trained members of organisations connected with this type of work.

The First Responders Project's mission is to honor the lives, and highlight the profiles, of First Responders worldwide. In some cases, we honors those who died during the course of their duties, or what is commonly called a Line of Duty Death (LODD).

How to Join

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The goals of this project are to:

  1. Identify profiles of First Responders;
    • Where duplicate profiles exist, merge the profiles into the lowest possible number,
    • Where profiles do not yet exist, add profiles to WikiTree, adhering to the Styles and Standards,
  2. Review and work First Responder profile suggestions.
  3. Attach First Responder Categories and/or First Responder Stickers to profiles where applicable;
  4. Document a clean and well-written biography, including sources for the First Responders; and
  5. Work to connect profiles to the main WikiTree family tree (see the Connectors Project for more information or assistance).


This project interacts with many Occupation Categories, including, but not limited to those listed under Category:Law Enforcement Occupations and Category:Emergency Responders, as well as individual categories such as Category:Paramedics and Category:Firefighters.
Other categories include those related to Line of Duty Deaths, such as those found through this WikiTree+ Search: "Line of Duty".

Templates and Stickers

The following is a list of Templates and Stickers related to the First Responders Project:
When to use: Code to use: Displays as:
The End of Watch call is a ceremony observed by many first responder agencies after the death of a member, when the death occurred in the line of duty. A date can be added to the template. {{End of Watch}}

{{End of Watch|12 January 2019}}
... ... ... was killed in the Line of Duty.

... ... ... was killed in the Line of Duty.
End of Watch: 12 January 2019
The ODMP template is used to create a link to a memorial on the Officer Down Memorial Page website, which contains thousands of memorial pages for Fallen Officers. {{ODMP|23997}} The Officer Down Memorial Page: Memorial #23997
General Occupation Stickers
Police Officer (aka Peace Officer, or other law enforcement designation) {{Occupation|image=First_Responder-3.png|text=was a Law Enforcement Officer.}}
... was a Law Enforcement Officer for Hill County Sheriff's Office.
Emergency Medical Technician (aka EMT, Paramedic) {{Occupation|image=First_Responder-1.png|text=was an Emergency Medical Technician.}}
... was an Emergency Medical Technician for Platte Valley Medical Center .
Firefighter {{Occupation|image=First_Responder-2.png|text=was a volunteer Firefighter.}}

{{Occupation|image=First_Responder-2.png|text=was a Firefighter for Squad 270 in Queens, NY.}}
... was a volunteer Firefighter for Point Breeze VFD.
... was a Firefighter for Squad 270 in Queens, NY.
Civil Defense Volunteer (aka civil protection, civil service)
(for use when other images / symbols are not available)
{{Occupation|image=First_Responder-7.png|text=volunteered for the Civil Defense of their country.}}
... volunteered for the Civil Defense of their country.

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