First Responders

FIRST RESPONDERS

(Available November-March)

Meetings are held at 09:30 am on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (Nov-March) in the View Room unless it is in conflict with ACC Board Planning meeting, in which case we usually meet either the week before or after depending on room availablity.

 

Public Safety Officials Recommended Dialing 911 for all Emergencies    

 

ACC First Responders is a dedicated group of volunteers with a willingness to help a neighbor in need during what can be a very stressful set of circumstances.  Once residents have notified 911 and Security of their situation, we respond to aid in rendering appropriate medical care along with assisting EMS in locating the residence. Additionally, we help provide for pets, assist with transportation needs and notification of family when requested.  We are always looking for people with a willingness to help a neighbor in need.  Medical background is not required as we train you until you are comfortable and ready.  

First responders maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct, respecting and maintaining the privacy of  residents and abide by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Texas Good Samaritan Laws. 

Funding for this organization is achieved through fund raising efforts, one of which is the famous Milk Can Dinner held in March each year, along with donations from other groups and idividuals. Last year's dinner on March 15, 2016 was most successful with 200 in attendance, thank you ACC for your continued support.    

Don't forget about the RED Envelope program, which is available to everyone at no charge and is very valuable when you have a medical emergency.  This program is used in many areas of the Rio Grande Valley and is therefore recognized by most emergency medical responders.  Simply complete the medical information sheet, place it in the red envelope and keep it on your refrigerator for easy access.  You may obtain your envelope and medical information sheet from the First Responder bulletin board or at the ACC office free of charge. 

 

 

Bob Bledsoe

Chairperson

ACC First Responders

accfirstresponders@gmail.com

revised 03-05-17