Military Men's Retreat - ACTS Missions
Men from All Faiths who are currently serving OR Who Have Served In the Armed Forces
are welcomed to a Spiritual weekend of Adoration.
It will be held at St Anthony de Padua Retreat Center. June 9-12, 2022.
Cost is $205, No One Will be Denied Due To Finances.
SAPD Sgt Efrain Gonzalez will be this years Director.
Flyer Attached. Call for info.
National Police Week occurs every May. National Police Week will be observed from May 11-17.
The 34th Annual Candlelight Vigil will be held on Friday, May 13.
San Antonio Police Department Memorial Event
On Friday, May 06, 2022 at 0900am.
The Department will have the Memorial Service for Fallen Officers of our Department.
will be held at the Police Academy. This year Family and Friends of our Heroes are Welcomed.
From: Thomas Rivera - Retired SAPD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Property Tax Protest Seminar
This is sponsored by the San Antonio Family Association. The speaker is Michael Berlanga, CPA.
It will be held on Wednesday, May 04, at 600 - 800pm.
Christopher Hall, 1602 Thousand Oakes Dr, 78232.
RSVP is required. Please call Betty Rivera at 210.778.7884 if you plan to attend.
Con10gency Consulting - Tactical First Aid Course
A free 8 hr grant funded training is made available by the 100 Club and open to First Responders
Attendees will receive a free First Aid Kit and be eligible for eight hours of TCOLE credit
Excellent course for LE Retirees still on the job with other departments.
Flyer Attached with Info
Subject: Pension COLA
Are we to expect a COLA raise next year in light of surging inflation ??
The answer is yes …exactly how much will not be known until approximately January 15, 2022. From what we know currently know, the COLA will be greater than 6%.
Each retiree who retired prior to 9/30/1999 will receive the full COLA in their January 31, 2022 pension check.
The rest of us will receive 75% of that 6% number or 4.5%…assuming the final inflation COLA number is 6%. If the final number is greater than 6% it will be 75% of the the greater number.
The Pension Law caps the COLA increase beginning at 8%, the full explanation of the capped COLA can be found in the Pension Law.
Quilts Of Valor
This video is of members of the Edgewood District Veterans being Awarded Quilts of Valor for their combat service in Vietnam.
It's beyond words of thanks for a beautiful and well composed video.
Some of our Brothers In Blue are recipients
As part of our reunion we have reserved the Arneson River Theater for a Memorial Service on Friday, 0900am, November 12 to honor all our fallen during the war and those who have died after tour. We will gather at the amphitheater seating of the Arneson.
They chose San Antonio for our reunion this year not only because it is a beautiful destination, but specifically to honor Sammy P. Rodriguez, from San Antonio, who was KIA in Vietnam while serving in our unit.
They will present his daughter, who was born after his death, and the rest of his family an opportunity to talk with and visit the pilots and crew members that were with him at the time of his death.
The service will start at 9:00am should be as follows:
• Presentation of the Colors by the Breckenridge High School JROTC
• Singing of the National Anthem by a member of the Army North Band, Fort Sam Houston.
• Opening prayer and remarks from our unit Chaplin
• Reading of the names of our fallen followed by the playing of Taps.
• Opportunity for family members or friends to share memories of our fallen brothers.
• Closing prayer by the Chaplin.
• Playing of the bagpipes.
• Fly over by the San Antonio Police Department Helicopter Unit.
Thanks, Reben Cerda - Retired SAPD
Veterans Day - November 11, 2021
This year marks the 100th Anniversary "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier"
Thanks to all that served.
Anderson Park - Medina Lake / VOLUNTEERS WANTED:
The Benevolent Fund is hosting two (2) workdays here at the park on November 5th and 6th. We are asking for member participation to help with improvements.
Purpose is to fabricate five (5) new pavilions covers/structures. These are construction workdays, so we will be working with metal, wood, tin, and various tools. Experience is not necessary but will be very helpful.
If you have skills in minor construction and are off, please consider helping out. We will begin promptly at 8AM on both days.
If helping and you have any of the following tools, please bring them: 8-foot ladder, 10- foot folding ladder, cordless drill, circular saw, hammer drill, level, square,
and various other tools to assist in building a structure.
The Benevolent Fund will be providing lunch both days so come with an appetite.
If you are planning on attending or have any questions, please give me a call or text at (210) 428-0380, so I can get an estimated headcount.
Thank you for your assistance and we look forward to seeing you.
PARK COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN.
SA Fire Dept. EMS - GoodSAM
The San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) began using the GoodSAM application to help manage its EMS resources.
GoodSAM is a web-based application that allows SAFD personnel to assess the patient by using the caller’s cell phone camera. One of the benefits of GoodSAM is that the application does not require any additional equipment and can be launched from almost any smart phone.
When the patient or patient’s advocate calls 9-1-1 with a minor complaint (minor trauma, body aches, not feeling well, etc.), SAFD dispatchers can send the caller a link that requests permission to use the caller’s cell phone camera and microphone. The link is a one-time use and call-takers no longer have access to the phone once the call is disconnected.
Once the video is established, GoodSAM has Artificial Intelligence (AI) capability that provides a pulse and respiratory rate. After the evaluation, paramedic dispatchers can determine the best course of action for the patient (send an EMS unit, taxi voucher, no resources sent, etc.).
A video of the GoodSAM app can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Please contact: email@example.com with any questions.