Our Annual Heroes Breakfast grew from the desire to recognize our local First Responders who care for the local community and our Esplanade Gardens residents. Each year, Esplanade Gardens invites local First Responders to enjoy a meal and honor them for their commitment and service. This year, we were joined by Converse Fire Department, Converse Police Department, Windcrest Police Department, Windcrest Fire Department, and responders from Live Oak and Universal City. Earlier this year, the JA Wedum Foundation, on behalf of Esplanade Gardens, donated funding for a ResQPOd medical device to the Converse Fire Department. This advanced medical equipment will help improve patient outcomes during CPR and will be added to the Converse fire trucks.
Converse Fire Department enjoying the breakfast buffet
Converse Police Department visiting over breakfast
Did you know?
October 28th is designated National First Responders day.
The U.S. Homeland Security Presidential Directive defines a “first responder” as an individual who in the early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment, including emergency response providers.
In Texas, firefighters are EMTs and complete a minimum program of 486 hours.
Windcrest Fire Department
Windcrest Police and Administrative Staff
For more information on honoring first responders, please contact Esplanade Gardens at (210)566-7600.