Tragedies occur in the lives of Arizona’s public safety officers and firefighters every day; many times these tragedies have nothing to do with their career in public safety. The 100 Club of Arizona coordinates available resources with the needs of public safety families through our Helping Emergency Response Officers and Survivors (H.E.R.O.S.) and the Special Needs programs.
Special Needs Program - When an officer or firefighter’s family has a special need due to a serious on duty injury*, or a first responder needs funding for emergency travel, lodging or other special needs identified by the agency.
*A serious injury is defined as a wound or condition of the body caused by either external forces or by physical strain which requires a minimum of 30 days off duty. Serious injury does not include emotional stress.
H.E.R.O.S. (Helping Emergency Response Officers & Survivors) – When an officer or firefighter is affected by a terminal illness, the loss of a spouse or child, or a tragic life altering event.