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Help Frontline Heroes Helping Northern New Jersey's EMS FIRST RESPONDERS

You can help us by donating through gofundme.

Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey recognized the work we are doing to help our fellow EMT's & paramedics through the COVID-19 Pandemic. #NJThanksYou

Our story is simple.

Emergency Medical Services First Responders (EMT's & paramedics) in Northern New Jersey are working seven days a week on the front-lines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in great demand, but also personal cleaning supplies, basic household items, and non-perishable food items. Due to the pandemic, State government officials have declared a state of emergency. Most essential stores have changed their hours and are only operating with reduced hours for customers making it extremely difficult for emergency personnel to shop due to limited hours.

Mission: Our mission is to provide assistance to EMS colleagues who are ill and/or in need of basic essentials that have been depleted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vision: Our vision is for those EMS providers, affected by COVID-19 who are ill or in need, to be provided the basic essentials.

The goal of Help Frontline Heroes is to obtain donations of goods to assist the emergency medical personnel, both professional and volunteer with priority going to help those who are sick with COVID-19-like symptoms and those quarantined at home.

We are kindly requesting the following items in NEW & SEALED condition:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Personal care items (soap, body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, ect)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Isopropyl alcohol (with spray bottle if possible)
  • Basic household items (paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies)
  • Non-perishable food items (rice, pasta, cookies, crackers, cereal, snacks)

We have created a Amazon wish list where items will can be sent directly to us for disbursement to those in need.

We also set up a gofundme campaign. Donations will be used for supplies and meals for those first responders in need.

email us: help@helpfrontlineheroes.com

We were recently interviewed by North Jersey Media. Here is the story.

We are extremely grateful and honored to be featured in the Sunday, May 3, 2020 print edition of The Record. The story features the work we created with Help Frontline Heroes.
Your generous donation will help us continue our mission.

Local Bergen County Drop off:

Information regarding shipping and local Bergen County drop off will be posted shortly.

Help Frontline Heroes: behind the name.

Shaun Pandolfi, EMT in Northern New Jersey

Shawn Pandolfi is an emergency medical technician and has been a part of the emergency services community for well over 20 years. Starting off as a volunteer in a small Bergen County, NJ community Shawn eventually worked for several local municipal governments and police agencies as a emergency medical technician, a telecommunicator 9-1-1 operator, an Emergency Medical Dispatcher at several large regional medical dispatch centers as well as proudly serving the community with several large healthcare systems in Bergen and Morris Counties in New Jersey as an emergency medical technician. Shawn is also a public safety telecommunicator instructor as well as a fire communications officer and emergency medical dispatcher instructor. Shawn also gives back to the community though teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to healthcare providers and laypersons of the public.

Joanne Piccininni, Northern New Jersey MICP

Joanne Piccininni is currently a New Jersey mobile intensive care paramedic (MICP) and Paramedic Educator. She has been active in EMS for the last 27 years in northern NJ, also having held several leadership positions. Joanne’s focus is always the well-being of her patients and EMS colleagues. She is passionate about this project, Help Frontline Heroes, because she is witnessing first-hand the sacrifices NJ’s first-responders are making every day throughout this pandemic.

We also set up a Go Fund Me campaign. Donations will be used for supplies and meals for those first responders in need.

We have created a amazon wish list where items will can be sent directly to us for disbursement to those in need.

Credits:

Created with images by camilo jimenez - "untitled image" • Tedward Quinn - "untitled image" • Red Carlisle - "FDNY ambulance" • Anshu A - "untitled image" • Dan Burton - "An empty street as people finally take social distancing seriously in Leeds, UK. "