12 04, 2022

Rallying responders to First Responders: Amber Russell and the spousal program at the Ottawa First Responder Foundation

Amber Russell has been married to a member of Ottawa Police Service (OPS) for over 10 years after dating for 14, and they have two

6 10, 2021

Brenda Tirrell: the tour de force behind 9runrun and Ottawa First Responders Foundation

“I am as comfortable with a chainsaw as I am using a sewing machine.” Brenda Tirrell, Firefighter and Founder is the tour de force behind

23 09, 2021

Brittany Smith: Closing the gap when it comes to supporting First Responders

As an active Paramedic for the past 13 years, Brittany Smith gives back to her First Responder community as a volunteer with Ottawa First Responders

7 09, 2021

Gerry Pingitore: Ottawa First Responders Foundation reduces barriers to pathways of support

Meet Gerry Pingitore, 42 years of service as a Firefighter and as a leader in the Ottawa Fire Service, Pingitore served on the Fire Management

23 08, 2021

Everyday is anything but routine for Emergency Dispatch Operator Eva Burnett

“A person’s worst day is our everyday. A normal shift for us is calls like suicide, drug overdoses, fatal accidents, and mental health issues just

4 08, 2021

Responding to First Responders: three paramedics push to new limits for mental health of Ottawa First Responders at QC Mega Trail

Three paramedics from Ottawa will run the Québec Mega Trail in support of first responders on August 14. Éric Roy, Valérie Jacques, and Francis Paré

15 08, 2016

Why 9RUNRUN runs for mental health

Over the years, people participating in 9RUNRUN have raised thousands of dollars for local charities that support mental health in our community. 9RUNRUN first started

13 07, 2016

The Story of 9RUNRUN – Part 1 – A Race for Stittsville

Today, almost 30,000 people live in Stittsville, a far cry from 25 years ago when only about 500 people called this growing community on the