Portal, AZ - Rodeo, NM
Serving The Communities Of Portal and Rodeo (www.portal-rodeo.com)
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Two Of The Founders Of Portal Rescue
Jeanne Williams & Delane Blondeau
Portal Rescue Web Address portalrescue.com
Emergency Service - Call 911
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To make a donation, please send your (tax-deductible) check to: Portal Rescue - P.O. Box 16331 - Portal, AZ 85632.
(Board-EMT-Firefighters Updated 3/11/2023)
When To CALL 911:
If you have a medical emergency or think you do
If you have fallen and can’t get up
To report a fire
For search and rescue
For cell phone users, when dialing 911 from a cell phone in Portal, Arizona, immediately ask for Cochise County Sheriff Dispatch.
Cell phone users can add these numbers to their emergency contact directory to get a direct call to 911 for Cochise County:
520-805-5670 and/or 520-432-9512
Medical Helicopter Memberships
HOME MEDICAL ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR BORROWING from the Portal Rescue Storage Area
Contact Jackie Lewis for assistance with access to the needed items. 558-2287 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Wheeled Walkers
4 Sets of Adult Adjustable Height Crutches
1 Blue Wheelchair
1 Set Child Adjustable Height Crutches
1 Black Wheelchair
1 Raised Toilet Seats
1 Wheeled Walker with seat and brakes
1 Raised Toilet Seat with Arms
1 Handheld Shower kit (attaches to tub faucet)
2 Shower Stools
1 Back Brace
3 Arm Slings
1 Child Car Seat
1 Portable Toilet Chair
1 Limb Icer
1 Soft Boot
1 Bed Back Pillow
1 Booster Seat
Variety of incontinence pads and adult diapers
What’s Involved In Being An EMT?
PR is an all-volunteer department. EMTs are on call 24/7 and respond to medical emergencies whenever they are available. We do not have enough EMTs to have a rotating roster.
We are an all-BASIC unit with no paramedics on our roster. Douglas Fire Department (DFD) holds the certificate of necessity for our area. We transfer patient care to the DFD medic or to a helicopter transport medic.
After certifying as an EMT, and joining PR, additional self-study sessions with quizzes are required by our base hospital (Tucson Medical Center) so we can comply with their administrative orders. Recertifying every 2 years in CPR and EMT skill will typically require 24-32 hours in class attendance. Additional training is available and EMTs are encouraged to attend those sessions when possible.
I cannot tell you how many hours you would be volunteering each month because the number of calls that you might be able to go on vary. I would plan a minimum of 4-5 hours per month for training and vehicle checks.
I can tell you that it is personally rewarding to be able to help friends and neighbors in a time of crisis.
Hope this helps! If you have any other questions, please call me.