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First Responders Medical Care: A Beacon of Support for Florida's Heroes

By Austin Torres

November 10, 2023

Every day, our first responders put their lives on the line for our communities. These brave souls ensure our safety, bring solace in times of crisis, and symbolize the backbone of society. Recognizing their unyielding service and the unique challenges they face; First Responders Medical Care has stepped up with unparalleled commitment and reverence.

Taking immense pride in their offerings, First Responders Medical presents Comprehensive Annual Diagnostic Examinations uniquely tailored for our heroes. This esteemed organization opens its arms to both current and retired Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Responders, Educators, Nurses, and all other dedicated professionals from the State of Florida.

At the heart of their service is a selection of comprehensive health assessments designed to address the specific health risks associated with the demanding nature of first responder roles. Each assessment and test are conducted with precision and care, ensuring that our frontline heroes receive the best possible health evaluations.

The Stress Test and Echocardiogram are cornerstones of the Cardiovascular assessment, evaluating how the heart performs under physical strain and providing detailed images of its structure and function. This is essential for individuals who frequently encounter stressful situations. Complementing this is the Vascular Ultrasound, a critical tool for examining the blood flow in both arteries and veins, ensuring that any circulatory issues are identified and addressed promptly.

Lung health is another priority, given the environmental hazards many first responders face. The Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) measures lung capacity and airflow, identifying any potential issues early on. In addition, Urinalysis is a simple yet effective test that can reveal a host of conditions, from infections to Kidney issues, ensuring that any health concerns are addressed before they escalate.

Furthermore, the ABI Test and Electrocardiogram (ECG) provide a comprehensive overview of Cardiovascular health, assessing blood flow in the legs and monitoring the heart's electrical activity. Together, they paint a detailed picture of Cardiovascular health, crucial for those in high-stress roles. Rounding out the health assessments are Chest X-Rays and a Complete Blood Panel, which provide valuable information about the lungs, heart, chest structure, and various blood parameters, helping to identify a range of potential health issues.

Marking a significant milestone, First Responders Medical Care celebrated its Inauguration Day on October 19th, 2023, with grandeur. Beyond merely opening their doors, the day symbolized the profound connection between the clinic and the community it aims to serve. The venue was brimming with warmth and camaraderie. There was an air of celebration combined with profound respect for the profession. Guests were treated to delectable food and refreshing drinks, embodying the hospitality and gratitude of First Responders Medical. The invite to local Chief Officers of police departments echoed the unity, shared goals, and collective community spirit.

The Save A Life Program stands as a testament to their commitment, extending beyond the first responders to educators, city/state employees, and their families. With alarming statistics like Cardiopulmonary Disease being a predominant threat for high-stress occupations, this program stands as a protective shield, aiming to catch complications or non-symptomatic diseases before they escalate.

Project Coordinator Arlet Soto encapsulates the spirit of the organization:
“We take immense pride in contributing to our community. Every time we showcase our services, it brings us great joy to give back and make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve” said Soto.

"Established just two years ago, our rapid growth has been nothing short of extraordinary," Soto enthusiastically shares. "During our inauguration, we witnessed the tremendous enthusiasm for our brand, with the clinic receiving an overwhelming response of 200 pre-registrations within the first month, reflecting the strong interest people have in our services."

Their mission is a testament to their dedication: Deliver unparalleled medical care, laser-focused on the needs of those who risk their lives daily for our communities. Collaborating with the ONYX MEDICAL GROUP and professionals like Arlet Soto, Juan Rosales, Wajiha Jamal, Ken Synvirt, Alfin Jeyaseelan and Rameses Ramirez they ensure top-notch Cardiovascular testing is accessible to all community saviors. By emphasizing preventative measures and early detection, First Responders Medical aims to enhance the overall health and longevity of our first responders and public workers, and empower them to continue their invaluable service to our society. The safety and wellbeing of these heroes are top priorities for the team at First Responders Medical and they are honored to offer support all the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to serving our communities across the great State of Florida.

If you are a public worker, we strongly encourage you to reach out and get in touch with one of their representatives to learn more about their program and how you can benefit from their $0-Copay Cardiopulmonary and fitness exam. Their mission is a testament to their dedication: Deliver unparalleled medical care, laser-focused on the needs of those who risk their lives daily for our communities.

For more information about First Responders Medical Florida, you can visit their website at: - Or contact them by phone at: 1 (850) 266-7939. First Responders Medical Florida can also be reached by email at:

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