Global First Responder

Medical Relief and Medical Missions

Global First Responder is a nonprofit conducting relief trips worldwide. We focus on healthcare delivery, health education, community development projects, and disaster relief. We welcome volunteers of all skill-sets. More than just medical professionals, our teams are composed of individuals from all walks of life. GFR has worked in a large number of developing countries to provide sustainable infrastructure and healthcare solutions.

To date, Global First Responder has worked in 14 countries around the world in cooperation with multiple non-government relief organizations.

Global First Responder (GFR) is a secular, nonprofit, international medical relief organization founded by Dr. Adam Beckett in 2011. 

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti left emergency response organizations in disarray, Dr. Beckett recognized the need for a centralized network of relief agencies and their associated volunteers. He began by developing a database and website to meet this need while establishing GFR: a nimble, non-government organization capable of coordinating teams of experts and professionals, deployed to serve needed capacities on high-impact, short-term trips to regions in need.


100% of donations are utilized to purchase medical equipment, medication, and building

supplies as well as support our operations. 

Affiliates of Global First Responder

Global First Responder is a non-religious, non-politically affiliated, not-for-profit organization. Comprised fully of volunteers, no member of the staff or board receives any compensation. Global First Responder is proud to be affiliated with fellow globally conscious and dedicated partners: