The Town of Fountain Hills recognizes the quiet, life-saving efforts of our neighbors, coworkers, and friends by participating in Second Responder’s Day on Sept. 1. Town of Fountain Hills Mayor Ginny Dickey has issued a proclamation recognizing second responders who provide support to first responders and have served the community throughout the pandemic, helping to put lives back together during a critical time of emergency.
Second responders, who include staff from both the public and private sectors, have been essential during the pandemic. Unlike first responders, who show up at the scene and save lives with urgent care, second responders go above and beyond to provide non-emergency services to the public. These critical services may include: outreaching those experiencing homelessness during summer heat; providing meals and wellness checks for homebound older adults; providing counseling and mental health services to those in crisis; providing assistance with housing search and stabilization; ensuring families do not go hungry; helping domestic violence victims create and implement a safety plan; providing transportation to medical appointments; assisting with securing jobs, and finding unique ways to serve the public during the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19.
Other communities throughout the Valley also support the effort through similar resolutions declaring Sept. 1 as Second Responders Day.
Fountain Hills proclaims Sept. 1 as Second Responder's Day.