Friday, December 4, 2020

Southlake Fire Department Reaches Gold Level Status

The Southlake Fire Department has achieved the 2016 Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Level Recognition award presented by the American Heart Association (AMA). This is the highest level of recognition related to pre-hospital cardiovascular care available to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers nationwide.

Mission Lifeline GoldThe department received this recognition following the submission of documentation and data proving our department met the following criteria:

* Percentage of patients with non-traumatic chest pain over 35 years of age; treated and transported by EMS who receives a pre-hospital 12 Lead ECG.

* Percentage of STEMI (heart attack) patients transported to a STEMI Receiving Center with pre-hospital First Medical Contact (FMC) to Device (PCI) less than 90 minutes.

* Percentage of STEMI patients transported to a STEMI Receiving Center to Fibrinolytic Therapy administration in less than 30 Minutes.

Fire Chief Mike Starr says, “I’m very proud of our department for achieving the Gold Level Recognition award. Our focus is always on safety and security and providing excellent customer service. Reaching Gold Level status is a team effort and the award represents our dedication to excellence in emergency care.”

The department received Silver level recognition in 2015 but based on our personnel’s continued determination to provide the BEST patient care possible, the AHA advanced our status for 2016.

Congratulations to the Southlake Fire Department for achieving Gold Level status!