Chat openly and anonymously 24/7 with your First Responder peers.
The App that’s always On Call.
First Responders are different. And while no one understands the highs, lows and in-betweens of your life better than another Responder, you don’t always want to talk to the ones in your department or organization. Or maybe you’re a Responder in a remote area and don’t have many colleagues you can connect with nearby.
So, we created ResponderRel8, a peer-to-peer chat app that provides a platform for you to connect, celebrate and commiserate with First Responder peers anonymously (unless you choose to be known).
Remember … this app is for First Responders only. If you or someone you know is not a First Responder but could benefit from an anonymous chat app for the general public, check out iRel8.org.
ONLY FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
- SUBMIT your email via the form below.
- FIND YOUR WELCOME EMAIL. Check your spam folder just in case.
- DOWNLOAD APP through the Apple App Store or Google Play.
- SIGN IN to ResponderRel8 with your temporary password from the welcome email.
This is a paid app (99 cents per month) and requires an in-app subscription to access content. If you believe your organization is providing access for you, please contact them directly for instructions. Additional subscription information is available in the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are in crisis, call 911 or Safe Call Now at 206-459-3020. You can also text BADGE to 741-741 to reach Crisis Text Line. If someone in the app seems to be in crisis, please share this information with them.
If you are not in a crisis situation, we encourage you to access a relevant chat room in the app and ask your fellow First Responders how they found support for, or worked through, the issue you are experiencing. Chances are, someone has been where you are now and can help.
If you prefer to do your own research, additional resources on a variety of topics relevant to First Responders are available at AllClearFoundation.org/Resources.
The team at All Clear Foundation repeatedly heard from Law Enforcement, Firefighter, EMS and Dispatch personnel that many First Responders would benefit from connecting with someone else who has “been there, done that” but they are struggling to find appropriate outlets that are trusted and/or confidential.
No matter the topic, talking to a peer is often the best course, yet not everyone wants to connect with people they know … and for rural responders, there may not be many peers to connect within the first place.
That’s why ResponderRel8 was created. Whether you want to connect with someone about job growth possibilities, seek guidance on a topic you are struggling with, help someone find resources that were beneficial to you or share an uplifting story from your day, you can now do so via ResponderRel8 – and you can even be anonymous if you choose.
ResponderRel8 was built thanks to funding Global Medical Response provided to All Clear Foundation. The team at iRel8 developed the app for All Clear Foundation, which benefited from guidance from ResponderStrong, Warrior’s Rest, Global Medical Response and a bevy of line-level and leadership personnel from all branches. There are also more than 100 App Ambassadors in ResponderRel8 who volunteer their time to support users in the app.
We are so glad you are considering joining your peers in ResponderRel8! Subscriptions are $.99 USD per month and a portion is donated to All Clear Foundation to support First Responder programs. After you join, your subscription will auto-renew each month unless cancelled – which you can do at any time in Google Play or the Apple App Store*. Please note that subscriptions will show up as a charge for “Tchtck” (our app developer) in iTunes or Google Play and are processed 24 hours before the new period begins. If you choose to end your subscription, please be sure to cancel before then to avoid being charged for the next month.
If you believe your organization is providing access for you, please contact them directly for instructions.
If you have any trouble with the app or your paid subscription, please Contact Us.
*Additional subscription information is available via the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Absolutely! Whether you choose to fund subscriptions, establish a private room for your department/organization or simply make your First Responders aware of the app, we have a multitude of ways for organizations to share ResponderRel8 with their teams. Please send us a note via our Contact Form so we can explore options that work best for your team.
Way too many to list! We are currently working on notifications (Global, Room, Group and Personal) as well as functionality to allow you to quote, reply to or mention other users. Our objective is to complete those elements by the end of 2019 so we can move on to other enhancements that will further improve your ResponderRel8 experience. If you have an idea for an enhancement and/or are experiencing something frustrating when using the app, please let us know!
You can share as little or as much information about yourself as you want – and that includes being anonymous in the app if you choose to be. Simply create a Profile Name that others wouldn’t connect back to you and don’t share information in the app that would allow someone to guess your identity.
Oh boy, we knew this may happen. When building ResponderRel8, we had to choose between validating a user is/was a First Responder and enabling them to be anonymous – we couldn’t do both. We felt anonymity was the priority. To help ensure users are truly current or former First Responders, we deployed several check-points in the subscription process that require affirmation.
If you believe someone in the app falsely represented being a First Responder, please reach out via the Contact Us link in the ResponderRel8 app Settings section or via our Contact Form on this page.
ResponderRel8 was built to be a supportive community for First Responders and we hope that conversations are held in that spirit. We all know people have differing opinions and approaches, so just keep in mind that good advice for one person can actually be bad advice for another.
That said, we do not tolerate abusive, bullying or overtly inappropriate posts and they are a violation of the ResponderRel8 Terms of Service. We have future app enhancements planned that will immediately identify and address most offenses. Until then, please contact us in the app or via our Contact Form to report the situation and we will investigate.
Yes, you can absolutely block a user. Simply click on their User Name and hit “Block Messages from ”. Doing so hides your profiles and messages from each other. Essentially, both people become invisible to each other in the app until the block is removed. Know that this can make for some interesting chat scenarios if you are in the same room or group because you will not see their messages, and they won’t see yours, but the other individuals in the chat will see both.
If you are blocking a user because you believe them to be abusive or in violation of the Terms of Service, please reach out in the app or via the Contact Form on this page.
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Responder work can be tough emotionally and mentally. Having a safe place to connect with peers, people who get it and understand, is essential to releasing that stress and trauma. ResponderRel8 allows easy connection with other responders anonymously 24/7, no matter where you are.
& Founder of ResponderStrong