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Atascocita Fire Department nationally recognized by American Heart Association for its commitment to quality care for heart attacks and strokes
Friday, July 14, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Jerry Dilliard

Public Information Officer

832-506-7231

jdilliard@avfd.com

 

Mission:  Lifeline®? EMS Gold

The Atascocita Fire Department has again been nationally recognized for its commitment to quality care for heart attacks and strokes

Atascocita/Humble, TX: The Atascocita Fire Department, which offers fire protection and emergency medical services, has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold achievement award for its commitment to offering rapid, research-based care to people experiencing the most severe form of heart attack and stroke.

Emergency medical services staff can begin treatment when they arrive — up to an hour sooner than if someone goes to the hospital by car. EMS staff are also trained to provide resuscitation efforts to someone whose heart has stopped. People who arrive by ambulance may also receive faster treatment at the hospital.

Mission: Lifeline EMS® is the American Heart Association's national initiative to advance the system of care for patients with high-risk, time-sensitive disease states, such as severe heart attacks and strokes. The program helps reduce barriers to prompt treatment — starting from when 911 is called, to EMS transport and continuing through hospital treatment and discharge. Optimal care for heart attack and stroke patients takes coordination between the individual prehospital providers and health care systems.

The Mission: Lifeline EMS achievement award focuses on agencies’ on-scene care, bringing to the forefront the collaboration and contributions to patient care for prehospital providers.

“AFD is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to providing optimal care for heart attack and stroke patients,” said  Assistant Chief-EMS Sean Conley. “The Mission: Lifeline program puts proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis so patients have the best possible chance of survival.”

 

 


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