Our Community Work 

I am very passionate about helping communities, not only while I am on-duty, but while I am off-duty as well. 

I created Trusted Business Directory® | TrustedBusinessDirectory.com in order to look out for the best interest of consumers, as well as to advertise trusted businesses that have your best interest at heart.

Emergency Responders have a strong passion to make a difference in your community. As the founder of Trusted Business Directory® | TrustedBusinessDirectory.com and an Emergency Responder, I would like to share some of my community work with you. I am also honoured to be able to feature other Emergency Responders' community work {you may access other 911 Emergency Responders' Community Work from the front page, bottom of this page or by clicking here}.  

I am passionate about helping children and families that have experienced some form of trauma in their lives so, in 1998 I created 911-TieredResponse For Children, inspired by a fire-call that I attended {please see details below}. On this page you will also find other community service work that I have been honoured to be able to do and attend.

To everyone around the world that contributes to their communities in one form or another, continue making a difference.

Adam Simson


911 - Tiered Response For Children

Est. 1998 

Experiencing the shock of a house fire, serious car accident, shooting, illnesses, loss of a parent(s)/siblings and various other emergencies, children are usually left confused, overwhelmed and traumatized.

While working as a rookie Firefighter, I had responded with other Emergency Responders to various calls [e.g., house fires, car accidents, personal injuries, illnesses, violent assaults, and deaths], where children and their families were traumatically affected. One fire call that touched me deeply, involved two young children that sat and cried outside their home where they lost everything in their house fire. It was heartbreaking for me to see these two children crying so, I decided to get a couple stuffed dalmation dogs from the fire truck and give it to the children. I did not realize the impact that just giving stuffed dalmations would have on these two children but the young boy and girl stopped crying and their sad faces turned to smiles as they looked up at me and said, "thank you". It was at that moment, that I realized that I wanted to do more for families and children that have suffered something traumatic in their lives; that day, when I informed my Captain [Gary Wilson - L.O.D.D. 2007] of what my plans were, he agreed to be a part of my plan to do something special for children and families that have experienced some form of trauma in their lives.

In December 1998, I created “911-Tiered Response For Children“. My vision was to have children and families, that have experienced trauma, spend time with off-duty Firefighters, Police Officers and Paramedics in a positive and fun environment while building friendships and positive memories.

Monday, December 28, 1998 was the first event day for '911-Tiered Response For Children'. Gary Wilson and I along with a Police Officer took children to visit a Fire Station and a Police Station, then we went for dinner, had pictures taken with Santa Claus at the Toronto Eaton Centre and we ended the day watching “The Nutcracker” [with support provided by The National Ballet of Canada]. The next evening we went to see “Aladdin” [with support provided by Mirvish Productions]. Watching children laughing and playing together and just for that one day forgetting about the trauma and tragedies that they had to endure that year, was priceless. In recent years Medieval Times, Toronto Castle has also been assisting in their own special way. 

If you know a child or children that have gone through any trauma and can benefit from 911-Tiered Response For Children or if you would like to assist in any way, please feel free to contact me.


Adam Simson

Founder, 911-Tiered Response For Children

                  911-Tiered Response For Children - EVENTS

                              [Please click each picture to view event]

                          1. Monday, December 28, 1998 - 1st Event Day 


            2. Thursday, December 27, 2012                                  3. Saturday, December 28, 2013                                  4. Sunday, December 28, 2014



Adam Simson's Other Community Work

1. Life Line Worship Centre Ministries - Food and Clothing Bank, 2016

2. Cancer Run For Angiosarcoma Awareness, Troy, Michigan, U.S.A. 

   * Cancer Run For Angiosarcoma Awareness, 2014

    * Cancer Run For Angiosarcoma Awareness, 2013

 3. 9-11 Fundraiser CD For New York's Fallen Responders' Widows & Children

    * 9-11 Fundraiser CD Media, 2002-2003 

    * 9-11 Fundraiser CD News 

 4. Hearts On Fire For Grieving Children, 2003

 5. Motivational and Public Speaking 

Letters Of Appreciation 

 1. Life Line Worship Centre Ministries - Food and Clothing Bank, 2016

 2. Supporting Education In Africa, 2014

 3. Seasons Centre For Grieving Children, 2003

 4. UFA Widows' & Children's Fund, New York City, 2002

 5. Message From Grade School Students, 2002

 6. Leukemia Research Fund Of Canada, 2002


Fundraising Events Supported By Adam Simson 

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