Founded by Fire Ninja Safety Equipment, R1R (Respect First Responders) supports First Responders, Military and Front-Line Workers with resources and equipment to assist in response to natural disasters or emergency events. Fire Ninja is a firefighter owned and operated company that strives to give back to our fellow Brothers and Sisters on the front line.
Lieutenant/EMT Peter Kirvin started as a volunteer firefighter in 2000 at Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department. He was hired with Boca Grande Fire Department in 2002. Peter became a company officer early in his career and quickly realized there was a need for better safety products in the fire service. After years of research and development, Fire Ninja, LLC was founded in 2012. Fire Ninja, LLC was created to provide quality safety equipment to emergency responders, including personal protective equipment and active cooling equipment for firefighter rehabilitation. Since Fire Ninja was launched, the company has experienced phenomenal growth. Today, Fire Ninja takes pride in providing superior safety equipment to 1st responders, military and civilians across the country and around the world. We sell direct at www.fireninja.com and we have 110 distributors in the US and Canada.
In 2019 the Fire Ninja Training Center was established to teach 1st responder situational awareness and self-defense. Fire Ninja partnered up with Gustavo Machado – Team Carvalho Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to prepare 1st responders for real life dangerous scenarios. The Fire Ninja Training Center has since expanded the training to women's self-defense and children's anti-bullying/self-defense classes. Learn more at www.gmbjjvenice.com
In 2020, the heroic actions of front-line workers and first responders during the COVID-19 Pandemic inspired Peter to initiate the nonprofit 501c3 organization, R1R, Inc. (Respect 1st Responders). As a Firefighter owned and operated company, it was important that Fire Ninja give back to fellow Brothers and Sisters on the front line. Fire Ninja donates a portion of its profits and uses its established distributor network to gather safety equipment. The Fire Ninja team also provides many volunteer hours to support R1R. Since its creation, R1R has donated to various first responder efforts across the country and internationally. Visit www.R1R.og to learn more.
ORGANIZATIONS FIRE NINJA DONATES TO:
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS (GIVING BACK)
· In 2021 we were very happy to donate safety and REHAB equipment to Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department (NFD). This was a very special day for us since 3 members of Fire Ninja started their fire service careers as volunteer firefighters in NFD.
BROTHERS HELPING BROTHERS
FIREFIGHTER CANCER SUPPORT NETWORK
FIREFIGHTER CANCER FOUNDATION
· Fire Ninja has partnered up with the above organizations to combat cancer and mental health in the fire service.
MAJOR EVENTS R1R DONATED TO:
HURRICANE LAURA – LOUISIANA, AUG. 2020
· Shipped safety vests and PPE to assist Volunteer Fire Departments with search and rescue efforts. To this deadly and damaging Category 4 Atlantic hurricane that tied the 1856 Last Island hurricane as the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
VOLCANO FUEGO – GUATEMALA, DEC. 2020
· Safety products including, 3,000 safety vests, cases of SUB-ZERO Heat Emergency REHAB Cooling towels and EMS supplies were shipped to help restock 1st Responders with supplies after their tremendous rescue efforts in the aftermath of the deadly volcano eruption that authorities calculate affected 1.7 million people.
SURFSIDE BUILDING COLLAPSE – MIAMI, JUNE 2021
· Fire Ninja & R1R CAO, Jason Bilyeu contacted USAR members working on scene to figure out necessary equipment. Task Force 7 stated that they needed help with REHAB due to heat and long workdays. CEO, Peter Kirvin delivered REHAB and Protective Equipment to ground zero and assisted USAR Task Force 7 with rescue team REHAB and logistics.
ASSISTANCE TO UKRAINE – APRIL 2022
· R1R has established a relationship with direct contact to the Consulate General of Ukraine. Working together with other local organizations, R1R shipped 12 pallets of safety equipment, EMS supplies and cadaver bags to Ukraine. The effort is ongoing as we are currently working on the next shipment of supplies.
WE NEED YOUR HELP…
R1R works directly with Fire Ninja and their distributor network to gather safety equipment, EMS supplies and other operational resources. We need funding to help with logistics and shipping. We can get the supplies; you can help us get the supplies to where they are need most.
Thank you for your support!