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New Kinloch Fire Protection District

We are always proud to support the firefighters of the New Kinloch Fire Protection District. Chief Kevin Stewart is a fantastic ally. 

Our very first donation went to Firefighter Arlydia Bufford. Arlydia was eating at a restaurant after paramedic training and was shot when a gunman opened fire on the restaurant.  

Off-Duty FF Critically Injured in MO Restaurant Shooting | Firehouse  

We were able to give back again to Kinloch Fire again for Jared Williams. 

Jared was walking to the bus stop after his firefighter shift and was shot in a drive by shooting.  

'God has shown himself': Kinloch firefighter recovering after getting shot ( 


Cisco Fire Department

Volunteer Fire Fighter Ian Leker and a family member were killed in a car accident. We were able to offer financial support to Ian’s mom, Tammie.  

“I just want to thank you for being there when I lost my son. Ian passed away in June of this year. I now understand that firefighters, police, and EMTs are all family. Brett’s First Responders helped me through a rough stop.” – Tammie Leker 

We look forward to seeing messages from Tammie and supporting the Leker Family. 

Cisco volunteer firefighter killed in crash | KTAB - 


Swansea Fire Department

Words cannot express our appreciate and gratitude for the Swansea Fire Department. They have been with us for the good and the bad. Swansea Fire Department helped us bring Brett home, watch over him and our family during the funeral, and have provided support in so many ways. 

We were beyond pleased to fund a grant for $2,500 to the Swansea Fire Department Explorer program. Brett was a leader in the explorer program and was passionate about inspiring young people to become first responders. 

Germantown Fire Department

The Germantown Fire Department received a $2500 grant for their explorer program to attend the Illinois Fire Service Institute. We love seeing young people gaining the skills to become first responders.

Highland Fire Department

We were honored to support the family of Daniel Tallman with $2500 as he goes through cancer treatments and gets ready to welcome a new baby to the family.


Rob Schield

Rob was a friend of Brett and retired first responder. Rob also started a business developing fire cams for fire fighters. Rob was killed in an ATV accident. We were able to donate to Rob’s daughter so she can pursue college or other post high school education.

East Side Fire Department

East Side Fire Department has been a great supporter of Brett and his family. We are appreciative of East Side for not only supporting the Korves Family but also our Swansea Fire Department family. 

December 2021: Brad Henke is an East Side Fire District firefighter who was critically injured in a motorcycle accident. He is currently undergoing rehab at in inpatient facility. Our donation will help build a wheelchair ramp outside his house and make his home more accessible for when he is able to return.  


Seattle Police Department

Officer Lexi Harris was struck and killed by a car when she stopped to help motorists who had been in an accident after her shift. 

Seattle Police remember officer Alexandra 'Lexi' Harris killed in overnight crash | KOMO ( 


Webster Groves Fire Department 

We were able to donate Todd Traylor and his family as he battles cancer. Todd Traylor and Todd Korves (one of our founders) work together through Xtreme Bar Bingo. We could not be happier to give to Todd and partner up with the Webster Groves Fire Department to support our first responders. 

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Champaign Fire Department 

We were able to help the family of Trevor Herderhorst after he passed away from cancer.  


University of Illinois Police Department

Brett's First Responders answered the call to help a police officer at the University of Illinois Police. Lt. Aaron Landers died from injuries sustained in a car crash. Landers had been on the UIPD force for 24 years. Landers was most recently the supervisor of the department’s new Community Outreach and Support Team, designed to pair officers with mental health counselors while responding to calls. Landers was off duty at the time of the crash.  


Troy Fire Protection District 

Darren Reeves, a volunteer firefighter in Troy,IL, recently finished undergoing radiation for a cancerous tumor. Our donation will go toward helping with ongoing medical bills.   


Antonia Fire Protection District 

We are proud to help the family of Bobby Chrisco, captain on the Antonia Fire Department in Missouri. Bobby fought a long battle with COVID-19 and we are proud to report he has returned home to his family. Good luck on your continuing recovery Bobby! 


This story was close to our hearts for many reasons. A firefighter on Bobby’s department raced in one of the Brett Korves memorial races and won. We love seeing the connections in our community and the connections to Brett.  


South Roxana Fire Department 

South Roxana Fire Chief Todd Werner passed away unexpectedly. Todd spent 31 years of his life dedicated to first responder services. We were honored to meet Todd’s wife and give her financial assistance. While nothing can heal the pain of an untimely loss, it’s our goal to give back to families in these unthinkable situations in any way that we can. 


Clay City Fire Department 

We were pleased to offer support to Chief Tim of the Clay City Fire Department as he undergoes cancer treatments.   

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