Back the Blue 5K for Fallen First Responders Association


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The Fallen First Responders Association is a charity and nonprofit that was founded in 2019.

The main purpose of our association is to financially assist the families of our Fallen First Responders Association members who are killed in the line of duty. 

FFRA defines first responders as active Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters (paid and volunteer), Corrections Officers, Probation/Parole Agents and EMS to include EMT’s and Paramedics.

Financial assistance comes in the form of an immediate relief grant within 48 hours of the members line of duty death. The grant dollar amount for 2019 through 2020 is set at $25,000 and will be re-evaluated every two years. The grant can be deferred by the family (beneficiary) and used at a later time if financial hardship occurs. It can also be deferred and converted to an educational grant for the children of our fallen member. 

Additionally the FFRA will offer two scholarships, training or equipment grants and “FFRA Covers Your 6” where they will provide ballistic or stab proof vests to first responders whose departments do not provide them.

To help raise money, FFRA has partnered with Back the Blue 5K to have a race in Scranton, PA., We hope you will join us as a sponsor, attendee or volunteer. The event will be held on November 23, 2019. 



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Project FAQ

Q: Who is Back the Blue 5K?
A: Back The Blue 5K is a community building event hosted by current, and retired law enforcement, their families, and supporters. Our mission is to function as a host for civil engagement and to bring communities together in support of their local law enforcement agency or group.

Q: Who benefits from this campaign?
A: Fallen First Responders Association will get 100% of all money raised from this campaign.

Q: How much of the fundraising goes to the Fallen First Responders Association?
A: 100% of this campaign goes to the beneficiary. In addition, they will receive a portion of every registration for the Back the Blue 5K before event expenses as well as event sponsorships.

Q: How do I register for the Back the Blue 5K?
A: You can register at

Q: When is Back the Blue 5K in Scranton, PA?
A: November 23, 2019 at the Scranton Half Marathon Pavilion. The 5K and one-mile fun run starts at 10 am.

Q: Are sponsorships available?
A: Yes, cash sponsorships are available starting at $250. You can also donate items in-kind such as tables and chairs and other items.

Q: Who do I contact for a sponsorship?
A: You can send an email to

Q: If I have general race or fundraising questions, who can I contact?
A: Please email the event director at