FCA Foundation
FCA Foundation: For the past 5 years, the FCA Foundation has financially supported the First Response Team, ensuring that we can be there for our fellow Americans in their hour of need. When NC and FL were struck with powerful hurricanes, the FCA Foundation was there to support us and those who were affected by these tragic storms.
CITGO: For the second year in a row, CITGO is FRTA’s Official Fuel Sponsor, ensuring the fleet is ready and fueled to respond to our neighbors in need around the country.
Good Morning America
Good Morning America: The Team partners with Lowe’s volunteers to assist homeowners recover after historic flash flooding in rural White Sulphur Springs, WV. GMA covers the generous turnout of volunteers from near and far, to assist in the efforts and highlight the homeowners’ stories. Flooding was so severe that some residents were trapped on their rooftops for 10+ hours, awaiting rescue.
The Weather Channel: Tad is interviewed live on The Weather Channel for a first glimpse into what the Team faces in Rowlett and Garland, two Texas neighborhoods devastated by a deadly tornado that struck so close to the holidays.
Good Morning America: In an interview with Chris Stapleton at the Country Music Awards, Good Morning America recognizes the Team’s work in the South Carolina flooding, in partnership with Ram Trucks.
RUMI Forum: The RUMI Forum of Washington, DC, a non-profit dedicated to bringing global peace through education and interaction, awarded the Team’s founder, Tad Agoglia, the Extraordinary Commitment of Service to the Community Award.
The Weather Channel: The Weather Channel interviews Tad live during the South Carolina flood response to learn more about the current flood situation and what the Team is doing to help.
Lowes: Announcing a fourth year of support; Lowe’s generously contributes $750,000 to keep our boots on the ground and prepared to work together through whatever nature brings.
Hattiesburg American: An EF3 tornado rendered this holiday season less than ideal for Columbia, MS. Local Hattiesburg news covers the First Response Team and Lowe’s volunteers teaming up their positive attitudes in efforts to work through mud and rain.
AMHQ: Sam Champion of Weather Channel’s AMHQ morning show tours the First Response Team’s fleet of response and recovery equipment, and spreads the word about the Team’s efforts to respond to tornadoes in the U.S.
Challenge Magazine: In the wake of the Moore, OK tornado, go back in time with the Team to see how it all started. Since its first response to Greensburg, KS in 2007, read about how Tad Agoglia’s idea became a reality in helping dozens of communities take those first steps toward rebuilding.
CNN Heroes: The Team was recognized at this year’s CNN Heroes Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Men’s Health Magazine: Read how Men’s Health shines a spotlight on the Team’s lifestyle as they travel and respond to disasters throughout the United States.
Moore, OK: One month later, the Team continues to help families clear debris in Moore, OK. Despite the constant weather challenges, the people of Moore are resilient and look ahead to recovery.
Moore, OK: A day after the Moore, OK tornado, Tad Agoglia discusses the historic storm and its immediate impact on the community as well as the long road ahead to clean-up and recovery.
CNN: CNN Heroes follows Tad Agoglia and the Team in the hours after the EF-5 Moore, OK tornado. Despite responding to over 50 large-scale disasters, nothing prepares you for the difficulty of having to dig through the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School.
Susquehanna Style: Honoring local heroes, Susquehanna Style showcases Tad Agoglia for his nonprofit’s inspired contributions to disaster-stricken communities.
CNN: Catch up with Tad Agoglia before the CNN 2012 Heroes Tribute on the Team’s work since Tad was first honored in 2008 as a Top 10 Hero.
Fox 43 News: The Team joins the local community in search and rescue efforts to locate a missing man with Alzheimer’s and uses their advanced technology to help in the search.
Destruction from Superstorm Sandy: Superstorm Sandy leaves behind a trail of destruction, and the Team is there to clear the way to recovery.
Construction Business Owner: How Tad Agoglia, once a successful contractor, devoted his life to saving lives and clearing the way for hope.
Lancaster Online: Tornado in Lancaster, PA hits close to home for the First Response Team, all natives of Lancaster County.
Star Gazette: Team makes quick cleanup work after the Elmira, NY Tornado and receives overwhelming appreciation from the community.
WENY-TV: Elmira City Mayor presents The Team with a key to the city of Elmira, NY for their dedicated cleanup work post-tornado.
Lancaster Online: Q&A with Team founder, Tad Agoglia, on why he loves his job, his most memorable experience in the field, what’s in the back seat of his car, and his favorite super hero.
Equipment World: “No one organization can fix everything, but it’s extremely important we all make a contribution.”
WCTV: The Team responds after Tropical Storm Debby in Live Oak, Florida using high-powered water pumps to get the city’s main pumping station back in working order.
CNN: The team responds to West Liberty, KY where a large tornado destroys the small Kentucky town.
CNN: CNN captures Tad and the team cleaning up after a tornado devastates Ringgold, GA.
US News & World Report: The First Response Team of America is chosen as 1 of 10 service groups making a difference in innovative ways.
USA Today: The team races against the clock to beat Hurricane Earl as it tracks up the east coast to Cape Cod.
GQ: Tad Agoglia and The First Response Team of America featured in the GQ “The Gentlemen’s Fund 2010.”
CNN: The team locates to the shores of Louisiana where they help clean oil from the beaches.
CNN: The First Response Team of America load all their equipment on a cargo ship and help out the earthquake victims in Haiti.
MSNBC: Read how Tad Agoglia turned his business and life savings into the non-profit you see today.
People Magazine: Tad Agoglia chosen as one of People Magazine’s Heroes Among Us.
Mike Rowe Works: Mitchum Announces Top Ten Finalists.
PBS: One man takes on — and funds — mission to clean up gulf.
Jefferson Award: Tad Agoglia accepting his Jefferson Award Washington DC 2010.
Wall Street Journal: Team seeks corporate cash to continue providing disaster aid. services
CNN: Tad Agoglia chosen as a 2008 CNN Top Ten Hero.