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Las Vegas Fire & Rescue receive award

Posted at 6:02 PM, Oct 11, 2016
On Tuesday, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks in a presentation at Fire Station One.
 
Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment.
 
“Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is dedicated to making our service the best in the country, and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is helping us accomplish that by implementing processes for improving systems of care with the goal of improving the quality of care for all acute coronary syndrome patients,” said William McDonald,  Las Vegas Fire & Rescue’s  Fire Chief.  
 
“We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in emergency medical care for all cardiac patients, “ said David Slattery, M.D.,  EMS Medical Director and Deputy Chief, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.