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ABOUT PANHANDLE RAC

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In 1992, the State of Texas adopted formal rules and regulations governing the development of a statewide trauma system.   There are a total of 22 Regional Advisory Councils (RAC) in Texas.  The Panhandle RAC, Trauma Service Area A, was recognized in 1993 and covers twenty-five counties of the Texas Panhandle, an area of 24,998 square miles with a population of approximately 419,897.  The counties in the RAC are Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher and Wheeler.

 

Mission

The Panhandle Regional Advisory Council's mission is to provide the infrastruture and leadership necessary to develop an inclusive emergency healthcare system within TSA-A.  The RAC seeks to achieve our mission through the following activities:

  • Assist our member organizations in providing the highest level of trauma care possible, resulting in a decrease in trauma deaths and long term disability.

  • Encourage activities designed to promote cooperation between member organizations and to provide a forum to resolve conflicts regarding the care of the injured patient.

  • Provide and facilitate public education and awareness though trauma prevention activities.

  • Develop a Regional Emergency Healthcare Plan and regional standards of care through the cooperative efforts of member organizations.

About PRAC
Public Information

PUBLIC INFORMATION

PUBLIC INFORMATION

Fall Prevention

 

Falls are the primary cause of injury in the Texas Panhandle

Chest Pain/STEMI

 

Recognize the signs of a heart attack and  learn what to do

Distracted Driving

 

Distracted driving increases the risk of traffic crashes and injuries

Stroke

 

  Recognize the signs of a stroke and learn what do do

Farm Safety

 

Injuries due to farm equipment are typically severe

Infectious Disease

 

Learn about Zika, Ebola and other infectious diseases

Active Shooter

 

Learn what to do in a active shooter situation

Stop the Bleed

 

Learn what to do to stop uncontrolled bleeding

Education

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EMS Scholarship Program

You might qualify for scholarships for EMS training and education. 

Courses can be in-person, online, or hybrid.

Scholarship information:

  • Up to $2000.00 per student that completes an EMT class including books, materials and one NREMT exam fee.

  • Up to $3200.00 per student that completes an AEMT class including books, materials and one NREMT exam fee.

  • Up to $8000.00 per student that completes a Paramedic class including books, materials and one NREMT exam fee.

  • Students must commit to serving:

    • One year as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

    • Two years as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) or Paramedic if upgrading your certification

Within 90 days of completing a DSHS approved EMS course students must:

  • Pass the National Registry exam

  • Complete State certification process.

  • Begin working or volunteering for a DSHS licensed EMS Provider

Scholarships are provided by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to approved EMS Education programs or licensed EMS providers. Scholarships are available based on documented need, with special attention given to rural and underserved areas within Texas.

CLICK ON ANY OF THE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

Files and Resources

FILES & RESOURCES

Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
Kaiser Permanente HVA tool
Kaiser Permanente HVA tool instructions
HSA Threat and Hazard Identification toolkit
Hospital Incident Management System
Membership

BECOME A MEMBER

Hospitals

Hospitals are voting members and are eligible for funding.  Each licensed hospital is entitled to one general membership vote.  Annual Dues are $1,200.00.

EMS

EMS Providers are voting members and are eligible for funding.  Each licensed EMS provider is entitled to one general membership vote.  Annual Dues are $700.00.

Air Medical

Air Medical Providers are voting members and are eligible for funding.  Each licensed AMP is entitled to one general membership vote.  Annual Dues are $700.00.

FSED

Free Standing Emergency Departments are voting members but are not eligible for funding.  Each licensed FSED is entitled to one general membership vote.  Annual Dues are $750.

Others

First Responder Organizations, Urgent Care Clinics, Physicians, Educational Agencies and others are non voting members and are not eligible for funding.  There are no annual dues.

RAC IN ACTION

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CONTACT US

P.J. Lemons

Executive Director

RAC Staff

Rodney Hunt

EMTF 1 Coordinator

Dorothy Davis

Administrative Assistant

Kevin Russell

HPP Coordinator HCC-A

RAC Address

16800 IH-27 Frontage Rd

Canyon, Texas 79015

P: (806) 322-1290

F: (806) 322-1292

W: www.panhandlerac.org

Craig Williams

HPP Coordinator HCC-B

Scot Leatherwood

EMS Scholarship Coordinator

RAC Hours

Monday – Friday  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Except Holidays

 

 

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