1) Empower First Responders Worldwide – Modelled after the highly successful Congressional Fire Services Caucus and Institute (CFSI), One World for Life (OWFL) has the primary purpose of empowering First Responders worldwide. Varying from country to country, First Responders may be defined as paid law enforcement, firefighters, military personnel, militia, and/or, in most cases, trained and untrained volunteers. In the United States, for example, the majority of the 32,000 Fire and EMS Departments are fully-volunteer or partly-volunteer. Most of these organizations are independent 501(c)3 non-profits operating independently of government and unifying organizations. When disasters occur, anywhere in the world, First Responders make themselves available to support the efforts of other First Responders. But there is a pressing need to assist these First Responders :
2) Identify and leverage appropriate military and civilian technology to predict and prevent disasters, enhance response and recovery, mitigate severity of loss, enhance protection and safety for First Responders and enhance recovery operations:
In addition, OWFL will seek to establish interfaces between locally based community organizations to establish First Responder awareness and support groups worldwide (modelled after the US National network of 1100 Community Action Agencies).
OWFL will establish formal First Responder Recognition Programs through organizations, such as the Knights of Malta, Nobel Family Networks and other entities.
OWFL will include First Responders in every nation worldwide—period.
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