As founder of FirefighterWife.com
, Lori Mercer has helped thousands of firefighter families thrive in the sometimes thrilling, sometimes challenging world of firefighting.
The website grew from the grass roots via social media when Lori shared a blog post in July 2012 about the challenges of marriage and her struggles to understand the fire life. The emails that flooded in were filled with emotion. Many were struggling and needed to hear this message. They were not alone.
Since that first blog post, the mission grew to create safe, encouraging communities for spouses of firefighters, Marriage Weekends and resources for all things fire life.
FirefighterWife.com has created resources specifically for marriage and family of first responders that never existed before. And brought together a community of peer support and accountability to keep our marriages strong and our firefighters focused on safely and skillfully doing what they love as a firefighter.
The stress of the job, the schedules and more have resulted in a significantly high divorce rate amongst first responders. Our goal is to change that trend and bring the specific resources and community support needed to give fire families encouragement, tools and peers to help them be their best in all facets of the Honor and Commitment lifestyle: marriage, family, health and their purpose / career.