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KFD maintains top honor from American Heart Association

Post Date:06/19/2020

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.

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 seventh consecutive year for KFD to be honored by the organization; the department earned its bronze award in 2014, the silver in 2015 and the gold in 2016. Now for a fourth consecutive year, KFD has been honored with the gold plus designation - the highest honor in the Mission: Lifeline program. 

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.

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