The FD CARES program is an evolving and growing community assistance program that is based in solving issues for people before an emergency takes place. Their mission is to “professionally and compassionately help people.”
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The CARES progam is an evolving and growing community assistance program that is based in solving issues for people before an emergency takes place. There are many issues facing the growing, aging, and health needs of a society. Solving of the individual issues for members of our community in an effort to prevent injury and/or illness is our goal. The CARES program has been developed to interact directly with members of our community in an effort to prevent injury and illness.
Frequently when a member of our community finds themselves in need of the emergency 911 system for low acuity type assistance it is because they have nowhere else to turn. This first call to 911 is often times a predictor of future 911 use as emergency providers are able to correct the immediate problem that is taking place.
There are many different social services available ranging from local churches, to local government services, to County services, to State and Federal government services. Although many of these various services can be very busy, there appears to be some disconnect from these various services and members of society. Many people are not aware that there are services available to assist them with their independent issues, let alone that there is something that can be done to assist them at all and that will directly, in a positive manner affect their life. The CARES program will connect members of our community to these social or private services.