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KFD honored by American Heart Association

Post Date:05/19/2017

The Keller Fire Department has once again been honored with the top tiered award from the American Heart Association for their ongoing commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients suffering from severe heart attacks known as STEMIs.

"This award was made possible through an active collaboration between our citizens, our EMS personnel, and the relationships we have fostered with the local hospitals," Fire Chief David Jones said. "It's an honor, and a true reflection of a whole-community approach to seeking care for patients suffering a cardiac event."

Mission: Lifeline’s EMS recognition program, which began in 2014, recognizes emergency responders for their efforts in improving systems of care and patients’ quality of life. This is the fourth consecutive year for KFD to be honored by the American Heart Association; the department earned its bronze award in 2014, the silver in 2015 and the gold in 2016. This year, KFD was honored with a new tier that debuted this year: Gold Plus.

Standards for the award include use and interpretation of a 12-lead ECG, and the
speed of STEMI patient care and transportation to a specialized facility. For more information, call 817-743-4400.