ESFD Receives EMS Award
The ESFD is honored to announce that we have been recognized by the EMSA and the American Heart Association as a “2017 Mission Lifeline Gold” recipient.
This award is in recognition of our EMS team, consisting of Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and those efforts in assessing and treating patients suffering a specific type of heart attack called an ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). Paramedics and EMTs on scene have the skills and equipment to analyze a patient’s cardiac heart rhythm using special 12-lead EKG monitor and from those findings begin to treat and rapidly transport patients to specialty medical centers. STEMI centers allow the patient to bypass the emergency room and go directly into a cardiac catheter lab where a medical procedure is performed which saves the patient’s life.
The award by the American Heart Association is the highest standard and speaks to the life-saving efforts that our EMS field providers have delivered to those patients in town having a STEMI.
We are proud of this award and will remain dedicated in delivering the highest level of Emergency Medical services to our community.