Learn more about the great things ProAction Emergency Services Institute is doing in your community.

Based in El Paso, Texas, ProAction EMS has dedicated itself to improving the lives of those in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. Through our CPR classes, first aid certification courses, stop the bleed training, EMS program, and event medical standby services, we have had a significant impact on those we serve every day.

ProAction Celebrates Sandra Goode’s Selection for Leadership Texas Class of 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Sandra Goode, our esteemed Fiscal Manager at ProAction, Inc., has been chosen as a member of the Leadership Texas Class of 2024. This prestigious selection places her among an elite group of 85 women leaders, handpicked from across the Lone Star State, to participate in the United States’ longest-running women’s leadership development program.

Leadership Texas, the flagship initiative by Leadership Women (LW), is renowned for its impactful role in fostering women’s leadership. Since its inception in 1983, it has been at the forefront of equipping women with the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to excel in their personal and professional lives. This year’s theme, “LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE: LEADING IN THE LONE STAR STATE,” promises an enriching journey through Dallas, Lubbock, and San Antonio, offering insights into the unique opportunities and challenges within these communities.

Sandra’s selection is a testament to her exceptional leadership qualities and her commitment to professional growth. “This is an incredible opportunity. I’m eager to meet women leaders from across Texas passionate about leadership development. I intend to incorporate the diverse perspectives I will encounter in my own leadership skills,” she expressed. With a rich academic background in Government and Political Science from New Mexico State University and Accounting from the University of Phoenix, Sandra is well-equipped to make the most of this program.

Throughout the year-long program, Sandra will engage with thought leaders, government officials, and experts, gaining cutting-edge information that will undoubtedly enrich her contributions to ProAction and the broader community. The program is designed to broaden participants’ perspectives on state issues by exploring them in three Texas cities, enriching their understanding and ability to impact our evolving state positively.

ProAction is incredibly proud of Sandra’s achievement. Her selection reinforces our belief in the importance of continuous learning and leadership development. As she embarks on this journey, we look forward to the innovative ideas and fresh perspectives she will bring back to our organization, inspired by her experiences and the influential network of women leaders she will join.

We also extend our gratitude to Leadership Women and the program sponsors, including Sempra Infrastructure, Walker & Dunlop, Texas Instruments, and PepsiCo, for their commitment to advancing women’s leadership. Their support makes it possible for leaders like Sandra to participate in such transformative experiences.

For those interested in following Sandra’s journey or exploring Leadership Women’s programs, we encourage visiting their website at www.leadership-women.org. Here’s to Sandra Goode and her promising journey ahead with Leadership Texas!

 

Empowering Future EMTs: GECU Foundation’s Generous Donation to ProAction Emergency Services Institute

In a heartening display of community support and commitment to healthcare education, the GECU Foundation has made a remarkable donation of $8,500 to the ProAction Emergency Services Institute. This significant contribution is earmarked for scholarships and training programs designed to assist individuals aspiring to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), a critical role in our healthcare system. The gesture highlights the foundation’s dedication to community development and education and paves the way for a brighter future for aspiring EMTs and the communities they will serve.

A Beacon of Support for Aspiring EMTs

Emergency medical services is both challenging and crucial, requiring dedicated professionals ready to respond to crises at a moment’s notice. However, the path to becoming an EMT can be fraught with financial obstacles that deter talented individuals from pursuing this noble career. Recognizing this barrier, the GECU Foundation’s donation to the ProAction Emergency Services Institute stands as a beacon of support, offering scholarships that allow aspiring EMTs to receive the training and education they need without the burden of insurmountable costs.

A Word from the Front Lines

Henry Brutus, Executive Director of the ProAction Emergency Services Institute, expressed profound gratitude for the donation, underscoring its significance in the broader context of community health and emergency preparedness. “This generous donation from the GECU Foundation marks a significant milestone in our efforts to make EMT training more accessible,” Brutus noted. “It enables us to support aspiring EMTs who are dedicated to serving their communities but may lack the financial resources to pursue their dreams.”

Brutus’s words echo the sentiment of a community grateful for the GECU Foundation’s contribution, which not only empowers individual students but also strengthens the emergency medical services in the community. Through this donation, the foundation is investing in the future of healthcare, ensuring that the next generation of EMTs will be ready to face the challenges of tomorrow.

The Impact of Giving

The impact of the GECU Foundation’s donation extends far beyond the financial assistance it provides. It is a testament to the power of community support, the importance of accessible education, and the value of preparing individuals to serve their communities in times of need. By reducing financial barriers to EMT training, the donation helps cultivate a well-prepared workforce capable of providing critical medical services, ultimately saving lives and enhancing public health.

Looking Ahead

The collaboration between the GECU Foundation and the ProAction Emergency Services Institute is a model for how organizations can work together to address critical needs in their communities. As more aspiring EMTs benefit from the scholarships funded by this donation, the positive ripple effects will be felt throughout the community through improved emergency response capabilities and enhanced public safety.

The GECU Foundation’s donation exemplifies how strategic support and generosity can transform lives and bolster community resilience. It is a call to action for others to consider how they, too, can make a difference in their communities, whether through financial contributions, volunteerism, or advocacy. Together, we can build stronger, healthier, and more prepared communities for the future.

For those interested in learning more about the ProAction Emergency Services Institute and the opportunities it offers, or to find out how you can support their mission, please visit their website or contact their office directly. Your support, whether as a donor or a volunteer, can make a profound difference in the lives of those aspiring to serve as EMTs and our communities’ overall health and well-being.

Winter Readiness and Emergency Preparedness: A ProAction Guide for El Paso Residents

In El Paso, where winter may not bring heavy snowfall but certainly introduces a drop in temperature and unique seasonal challenges, being prepared takes a distinct shape. At ProAction Emergency Services Institute, we’re committed to equipping our community with the knowledge and skills necessary for safety and readiness. With our specialized courses in CPR, first aid, Stop the Bleed, and EMT training, we’re here to ensure that El Pasoans are prepared for any emergency this winter.

Preparing for Winter in El Paso: Unique Needs for a Unique Climate El Paso’s winter climate, characterized by its cooler temperatures and occasional cold snaps, requires a specific approach to preparedness. While we might not face blizzards, the colder months can still bring health risks and emergencies that demand immediate and knowledgeable response.

The ProAction Advantage: Tailored Training for Winter Emergencies Our range of courses is designed to address the types of emergencies that might arise during the El Paso winter. Here’s how ProAction prepares you for the season:

  • CPR and First Aid Training: Essential skills that can save lives in the event of winter-related health emergencies, such as heart problems exacerbated by colder temperatures.
  • Stop the Bleed: A crucial course that empowers individuals to provide immediate bleeding control, which is vital in any accident or injury scenario, including those that might occur during winter activities.
  • EMT Courses: For those looking to take their emergency preparedness to the next level, our EMT courses offer comprehensive training on responding to a wide range of medical emergencies.

Winter Safety Tips for El Paso Residents:

  1. Stay Informed: Keep an eye on local weather forecasts to prepare for any sudden temperature changes.
  2. Emergency Preparedness Kits: Equip your home and car with emergency kits that include water, non-perishable food, blankets, and first-aid supplies.
  3. Protect Against the Cold: Dress in layers and protect yourself from the chill, especially during early mornings and late evenings.
  4. Vehicle Readiness: Ensure your car is serviced and ready for winter, with a special focus on battery checks and tire inspection.
  5. Home Heating Safety: Use heating devices wisely to prevent fire hazards and ensure that your home is warm and safe.

Engaging with the El Paso Community ProAction is more than a training institute; we are an integral part of the El Paso community, dedicated to enhancing safety and preparedness. We encourage residents to participate in our courses, not just for their own safety, but for the well-being of their families, friends, and neighbors.

As we embrace the winter season in El Paso, let’s take proactive steps towards safety and preparedness. With ProAction Emergency Services Institute by your side, you have access to top-tier training and resources designed to empower you and your loved ones. Together, we can face the winter months with confidence, knowing we’re prepared to handle any emergency that comes our way.

Stay Warm, Stay Safe,

The ProAction EMS Team

ProAction Celebrates National Philanthropy Day: Empowering Our Community

National Philanthropy Day is a special occasion dedicated to celebrating the altruistic actions of individuals who make a positive impact on their communities. On this meaningful day, we shine a light on ProAction, a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing job opportunities in the medical field through education. We explore the heartwarming stories and initiatives of ProAction, emphasizing the crucial role that donors play in transforming lives within our community.

Investing in Education: ProAction directs its philanthropic efforts toward student scholarships for the ProAction Emergency Services Institute. These scholarships create opportunities for aspiring healthcare professionals like Avery Perez, a recent high school graduate, and recipient of the Jill Field Scholarship. Avery’s dream is to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and thanks to this scholarship, she’s now ready to embark on her educational journey.

“It’s always been something I wanted to do. I had to put off school for a year to try and save money, but now with this scholarship, I am able to start right away.” The support from donors has enabled individuals like Avery to pursue rewarding careers in healthcare, ultimately benefiting our entire community by increasing the availability of qualified medical professionals.

– Avery Perez, Jill Field Scholarship recipient

The support from donors has enabled individuals like Avery to pursue rewarding careers in healthcare, ultimately benefiting our entire community by increasing the availability of qualified medical professionals.

The Power of Philanthropy: For Henry Brutus, the Executive Director of ProAction, philanthropy is at the core of their efforts to advance careers in healthcare. He emphasized the significance of donors, stating, “Our donors are a special group of people who help sustain our missions, to bring quality healthcare and educational opportunities to the Borderland. It is my goal to increase the impact of our message to donors who may not know we are a nonprofit organization. I welcome anyone to reach out to me and learn more about ProAction.”

A Legacy of Compassion: ProAction’s journey began with the passion and dedication of its founder, Jill Field. A nurse who started her career working in a local hospital, Ms. Field took a bold step in 1995 when she invested her life savings to establish ProAction. Her initial mission was to support educational opportunities, and since then, ProAction has continued to grow, benefiting the community through scholarship programs. Additionally, the organization has trained numerous EMT students who’ve gone on to serve their community with their life-saving medical skills.

BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas: A Remarkable Contribution: In a beautiful demonstration of corporate philanthropy, BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas has contributed $25,000 towards ProAction’s cause. This generous donation further reinforces the commitment to improving healthcare education and job opportunities in our community.

As we celebrate National Philanthropy Day, we applaud ProAction for its unwavering commitment to creating a more educated and empowered community. The stories of scholarship recipients like Avery Perez and the tireless efforts of ProAction’s team serve as a testament to the incredible impact that philanthropy can have on our society. We encourage local philanthropists and community members to consider supporting ProAction’s noble mission, helping them continue their remarkable work in the years to come.

For more information about ProAction and how you can contribute to their cause, visit www.pro-action.org/donate, contact Cristina Rodda at [email protected], or call 915-549-1146.

About ProAction Emergency Services Institute: ProAction Emergency Services Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing job opportunities in the medical field through education. They provide scholarships for aspiring healthcare professionals, like Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and are committed to creating a brighter future for our community.

Empowering Lives and Saving Futures: Give to Equip, Educate, and Save on El Paso Giving Day

El Paso Giving Day is not just a day; it’s a promise to make our community safer, stronger, and more resilient. Today, we invite you to join us in supporting three vital initiatives that aim to empower lives and save futures: providing life-saving equipment, scholarships for aspiring EMTs, and offering free Stop the Bleed training across the Borderland. Together, we can profoundly impact the lives of our fellow residents and enhance our community’s safety.

1. Life-Saving Equipment:

Imagine a world where every crucial moment is met with the right tools and resources to save lives. Your donation can help make this a reality. By contributing to life-saving equipment, you provide our first responders with the essential gear to act swiftly and effectively during emergencies, ultimately benefiting our entire community. Your support can:

  • Supply defibrillators, oxygen tanks, and other critical medical equipment.
  • Ensure that ambulances are well-equipped to handle a wide range of emergencies.
  • Provide protective gear for emergency responders to safeguard their health.

2. Scholarships for Aspiring EMTs:

The shortage of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) is a pressing issue in our community. However, your generosity can pave the way for the next generation of lifesavers. By offering scholarships to aspiring EMTs, we make it possible for individuals to pursue this vital career without the burden of high tuition costs. Your support can:

  • Enable aspiring EMTs to receive high-quality training and certification.
  • Address the shortage of EMTs in El Paso by encouraging more individuals to join the field.
  • Strengthen our community’s emergency response capabilities.

3. Free Stop the Bleed Training Across the Borderland:

In emergencies involving severe bleeding, every second counts. Your donation can help us expand our efforts to offer free Stop the Bleed training across the Borderland region. This training equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to control bleeding effectively and save lives, making our community safer and better prepared for accidents and injuries. Your support can:

  • Reach underserved communities, schools, and workplaces.
  • Empower community members with the confidence to respond to bleeding emergencies.
  • Improve overall community readiness in the face of accidents and injuries.

El Paso Giving Day: Our Chance to Transform Lives and Strengthen Our Community

El Paso Giving Day is more than a fundraising event; it’s a celebration of our community’s resilience and unity. Together, we can ensure that our first responders have the resources they need, aspiring EMTs have the opportunity to pursue their dreams, and our community is prepared to respond to emergencies effectively. By supporting these initiatives, you contribute to the safety and well-being of our entire community.

Our Impact by the Numbers:

  • Life-Saving Equipment: Your donation helps supply critical medical equipment to enhance emergency response capabilities.
  • Scholarships for Aspiring EMTs: We’ve provided scholarships to [Number of Recipients] individuals, enabling them to pursue careers in emergency medicine.
  • Free Stop the Bleed Training: Over 2,000 community members have received free Stop the Bleed training, empowering them to respond to bleeding emergencies.

How to Donate:

Visit El Paso Giving Day to make your donation today. Your support will contribute to equipping, educating, and saving lives across our community, making it a safer and more resilient place for all.

Empowering lives and saving futures – that’s the promise we make when we support these critical initiatives. Your generosity on El Paso Giving Day will have a lasting impact on the safety and well-being of our community. Together, we can create a brighter and safer future for all while strengthening our community’s resilience and unity.

Join us on El Paso Giving Day, and let’s make a difference together.

Thank you for your kindness and your commitment to our community’s well-being.

Empowering Communities: The Vital Importance of Stop the Bleed Training

In a world where unforeseen tragedies can strike at any time, being prepared can mean the difference between life and death. This is why it is crucial for adults and adolescents alike to learn the techniques of Stop the Bleed. At ProAction, we offer this life-saving course to anyone who wishes to learn. With the skills obtained through Stop the Bleed training, individuals have the power to save lives, whether it’s their own or someone else’s. Today, we will delve into the significance of Stop the Bleed training and its immense impact on communities.

  • Saving Lives Through Empowerment: Stop the Bleed training equips individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to take immediate action during emergencies involving severe bleeding. Such knowledge empowers them to become first responders in critical situations, potentially saving lives before professional medical help arrives. By learning how to properly use tourniquets and pack wounds, participants gain the confidence and ability to make a life-saving difference.
  • Reflecting on the Tragedy of August 3rd: For the people of El Paso, the tragic events of August 3rd serve as a stark reminder that tragedy can strike unexpectedly. It highlights the need for communities to be prepared for unforeseen emergencies. “The tragedy of August 3rd, where so many innocent people died and were injured reminds us that this type of tragedy can happen anywhere and at any time, so it is better to be prepared. Stop the Bleed training is vital in a mass shooting” said Michelle Luevano, Director of Education for ProAction Emergency Services Institute.
  • Effectiveness of Stop the Bleed Techniques: The techniques taught in Stop the Bleed training are simple yet incredibly effective. Acting quickly and properly is crucial when responding to severe bleeding. By applying tourniquets and packing wounds correctly, bleeding can be stopped or slowed down until professional medical help arrives. These life-saving actions can mean the difference between survival and tragic loss of life.
  • A Program with a Noble Purpose: Stop the Bleed is a program that was initiated by the federal government after the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary. The techniques employed are drawn from the experiences of U.S. military members in combat situations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The ultimate goal of this initiative is clear and noble: to save lives. By disseminating these essential skills to the public, communities become better equipped to respond to emergencies and protect one another.

The significance of Stop the Bleed training cannot be overstated. In a world where unforeseen tragedies can strike without warning, being prepared is essential. This training equips individuals with the necessary skills to act as first responders during emergencies involving severe bleeding. The ability to stop or slow down bleeding until professional medical help arrives can be the key to saving lives. As communities come together to embrace the Stop the Bleed initiative, they unite in a shared mission of empowerment and protection. At ProAction, we are proud to offer this life-saving training, ensuring that our community is prepared to respond effectively and confidently when it matters most. Together, we can make a difference and create safer, more resilient communities.

Learn more about our Stop the Bleed training initiative by visiting: https://www.pro-action.org/stop-the-bleed or call 915-532-2771.

ProAction Celebrates Grant Award from El Paso Electric Charitable Foundation, Advancing EMT Training in El Paso, TX

We are delighted to share some extraordinary news that fills us with immense pride and excitement! ProAction Emergency Services Institute has been granted a highly esteemed award from the El Paso Electric Charitable Foundation. This generous grant will serve as a catalyst for furthering Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training in our beloved city of El Paso, TX. Today, we take you on a journey to explore the impact of this grant and how it will revolutionize emergency medical services, empowering our community with the best-trained EMTs.

At ProAction Emergency Services Institute, our passion lies in training and nurturing the next generation of emergency responders. For years, we have remained committed to excellence in delivering top-tier education and hands-on training to aspiring EMTs. This grant award from the El Paso Electric Charitable Foundation is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team and reaffirms our position as a leading institution in the field of emergency medical services.

The El Paso Electric Charitable Foundation’s unwavering support for local organizations that make a positive impact in the community is commendable. We are immensely grateful for their belief in our mission and their generous grant award. This partnership is a testament to the foundation’s commitment to investing in initiatives that foster the well-being of the residents of El Paso, TX.

With the support of the grant, we aim to enrich and elevate our EMT training programs in several significant ways:

  1. Cutting-Edge Training Facility: The grant will enable us to maintain our state-of-the-art training facility equipped with the latest medical simulation technology. This immersive learning environment will give our students real-life scenarios to practice their skills and develop the confidence necessary to handle emergencies with precision.
  2. Scholarships and Financial Aid: We recognize that financial constraints should not stand in the way of aspiring EMTs pursuing their dreams. A portion of the grant will be allocated to provide scholarships and financial aid opportunities, ensuring that deserving individuals have access to our exceptional training programs.
  3. Continuing Education and Professional Development: We are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in emergency medical services. The grant will support comprehensive continuing education programs for our current EMTs, allowing them to stay abreast of advancements in the field and continuously improve their skills.

The positive impact of this grant award extends far beyond the walls of ProAction Emergency Services Institute:

  1. Elevating Emergency Medical Services: By providing our students with enhanced training, we are nurturing a cadre of highly skilled EMTs who will serve as a lifeline during emergencies. This will lead to a significant improvement in emergency medical services throughout El Paso, ensuring timely and efficient care for those in need.
  2. Strengthening Community Resilience: A well-trained team of emergency responders equates to a more resilient community capable of facing any crisis with confidence. Our EMTs will be equipped to handle challenging situations, providing a sense of security and comfort to the people of El Paso, TX.
  3. Fostering a Brighter Future: The partnership between ProAction Emergency Services Institute and the El Paso Electric Charitable Foundation is a testament to the power of collaboration. It sets an example for other organizations to invest in education and training, paving the way for a brighter and safer future for our city.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the El Paso Electric Charitable Foundation for their belief in our mission and their generous grant award. Together, we will work tirelessly to elevate EMT training in El Paso, TX, and beyond. As we embark on this transformative journey, we invite aspiring EMTs and community members to join hands with ProAction Emergency Services Institute and be part of a future where skilled emergency responders save lives and make a difference every day. Together, let’s build a safer, healthier, and more prepared El Paso, TX.

Ace Your CPR Certification: Why Nursing Students Choose ProAction First

 

Why Choose ProAction EMS for Your CPR Certification?

As a nursing student in El Paso, you’re likely aware that both the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and El Paso Community College (EPCC) require a current American Heart Association CPR certificate for admission into their nursing programs. This is where ProAction EMS comes into play.

ProAction EMS is a leading provider of CPR courses that meet the stringent requirements set by these esteemed institutions. Here’s why ProAction EMS should be your first choice for CPR certification:

  1. Compliance with Institutional Requirements: As an Authorized AHA Training Center, ProAction EMS offers courses that are fully compliant with the American Heart Association’s guidelines, ensuring that the certification you receive will be accepted by both UTEP and EPCC.
  2. Expert Instructors: Our team of instructors are experienced professionals in the field of emergency medical services. They bring real-world experience into the classroom, providing you with practical knowledge that goes beyond textbook learning.
  3. Convenient Scheduling: We understand that as a prospective nursing student, your schedule can be hectic. That’s why we offer flexible course schedules to accommodate your needs.
  4. Comprehensive Training: Our courses cover all aspects of CPR, from chest compressions to rescue breathing. You’ll leave the course feeling confident in your ability to perform CPR in a real-world situation.
  5. Supportive Learning Environment: At ProAction EMS, we pride ourselves on creating a supportive and engaging learning environment. Our instructors are dedicated to ensuring that every student understands the course material and feels comfortable performing CPR.

ProAction EMS is not just a CPR certification provider; we are a partner in your journey towards becoming a nurse. By choosing us, you’re choosing quality education, flexibility, and a team that genuinely cares about your success. Make the smart choice for your future in nursing with ProAction EMS.

SCHEDULE YOUR COURSE NOW!

ProAction EMS: The Trusted EMS Provider for the El Paso Chihuahuas

In the bustling world of professional sports, ensuring the safety and well-being of athletes and spectators alike is of paramount importance. When it comes to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the official Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, one name stands out as the trusted provider of emergency medical services (EMS): ProAction EMS.

ProAction Emergency Services Institute has built a solid reputation as a leading provider of comprehensive EMS services, prioritizing excellence, professionalism, and reliability. Our partnership with the El Paso Chihuahuas is a testament to our commitment to ensuring the safety and health of players, coaching staff, and fans attending the games.

ProAction EMS boasts a highly skilled and experienced team of certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics who are adept at handling a wide range of medical emergencies. Their personnel undergo rigorous training and are equipped with the latest medical technologies and equipment to provide prompt and efficient care during games and events.

ProAction EMS maintains a strong presence at Southwest University Park, the home stadium of the El Paso Chihuahuas. With strategically located medical stations and personnel, our response time is swift, ensuring that any medical incidents are addressed promptly and efficiently. ProAction EMS professionals are trained to handle a diverse range of situations, from minor injuries to critical medical emergencies.

Beyond our role as the official EMS provider, ProAction EMS actively engages with the El Paso community. We conduct CPR and first aid training sessions, provide health and safety education, and participate in local initiatives to promote wellness and emergency preparedness.

As the official EMS provider of the El Paso Chihuahuas, ProAction Event Medical Services plays a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of players, staff, and fans. With our commitment to excellence, experienced team, rapid response capabilities, and community engagement, ProAction EMS is an indispensable partner in the success of the Chihuahuas and the safety of everyone involved.