The First Response Program is a national network of volunteers dedicated to providing immediate, compassionate support to survivors and families of victims of truck crashes. Volunteers, most often members of the Truck Safety Coalition Survivors Network, serve as local resources in their communities and state for families of victims and survivors of truck crashes.
We will seek to locate and help new victims of truck crashes by providing information, encouragement, hope or simply a willing and understanding ear. We will seek to provide them with assistance, comfort and information that we wish someone had provided for us in such a dark time, and to let them know that, if they choose, there are ways to try to make some degree of sense of such a senseless situation. Helping to comfort truck crash victims and helping to satisfy their needs is the foundation for the First Response Program.
Our goal is to contact and support every truck crash victim in the United States. Unfortunately, this is an aggressive goal due to the tragic number of truck crashes every year. By setting up the network, we hope to support, state by state, the new victims of truck crashes. It is important for us to let them know they are not alone in their time of grief.
Grief and Loss