Emergency Preparedness for Residents of Rio Verde, Tonto Verde and Trilogy Communities
Rio Verde Fire District Emergency Preparedness
First, sign up for the Rio Verde Fire District (RVFD) Residential Lock Box Program at the fire district office,18934 E Avenida Del Ray (corner of Forest Road and Avenida Del Ray). Once signed up, the fire district will install a residential lock box near your front door which will provide first responders access to your home in a 911 emergency.
Second, complete the Rio Verde Fire District (RVFD) Life Line document and place it in the top right shelf of your refrigerator in a sealed Ziploc bag. If applicable, complete the RVFD Prehospital Medical Care Directive (orange form, also known as Do Not Resuscitate Document).
VerdeCares Intake Application For Emergency Preparedness
Once a VerdeCares Intake Application is completed the emergency information is stored in a secure database for emergency first responders and need-to-know healthcare professionals. All information is confidential.
The stored information will include:
Emergency and POA Contact Information
Your Medical Professionals
Primary and Secondary Insurance
Complete Medical Condition List
Medical Alarm System Information (if applicable)
Special Instructions for Pet Care
Fire District Chief Jay Ducote Says,
"We see VerdeCares as a partner in fulfillment of our plan to provide emergency support to our communities. They provide the services that help residents transition from the hospital to home self-sufficiency and this reduces return hospital ambulance trips. VerdeCares proactively helps residents with medical equipment and other resources helping to minimize repetitive calls for assistance. Additionally, VerdeCares, as a member of our Rio Verde Emergency Preparedness Plan, provides strategic volunteer services to support our Fire District in an emergency. We see VerdeCares as an integral part of our plan to carry out disaster recovery operations, especially in identifying and attending to individuals requiring emergency assistance."