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EMS "Go Packet" Available - Perfect for Elderly, Ill and Children who Stay Home Alone

 

BSO EMS ‘GO PACKET’ PROGRAM

PERFECT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS OR ALLERGIES TO MEDICATIONS OR CHILDREN HOME STAY HOME ALONE or with a care giver 

During an emergency, when seconds count, important medical and legal information may not be readily available for fire fighters, paramedics and receiving hospital staff. The Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire Rescue is proud to partner with the City of Weston and Attorneys for H.O.P.E, Inc. (Health Options, Planning & Empowerment) to provide residents with the EMS Go Packet.

The EMS Go Packet is designed to contain all of your important medical information as well as important legal documents to ensure that during an emergency, the EMS and hospital personnel not only provide you with the highest level of medical care, but are also aware of and adhere to your rights as a patient. Attorneys for H.O.P.E., Inc.’s legal staff are available to provide residents with advanced care directives, such as a durable power of attorney, health care surrogate designation, donor forms and other applicable legal documents free of charge.

Completed EMS Go Packets should be placed in a conspicuous location, such as on the inside handle of your front door. The packet “jacket” is designed to hang on a door knob.

EMS Go Packets are available to all Weston residents free of charge and can be obtained by calling Fire Station 81 at (954) 389-2015.