Saturday, December 5, 2020

Proclamation: “Don’t Die of Doubt”

June 7th, 2016 is “Don’t Die of Doubt Day”.

Cardiovascular   disease  is  the  number  1  killer  of  Americans; and,

Whereas, in 2014, more than 4,800 North Texas residents over the age of 50 suffered a heart attack; and, 

Whereas, every  43  seconds,  someone  in  the  United  States  has  a  heart  attack; and,

Whereas, only 40 percent of people experiencing a warning sign of a heart attack call 911; and,

Whereas, treatment  can  be  delayed  up  to  an  hour for  those who  drive  themselves; and,

Whereas, reducing treatment time by calling 911 is vital to surviving a heart attack; and,

Whereas, medical treatment is initiated by the 911 dispatcher and delivered by EMS, who can identify and treat a suspected heart attack upon arrival at the patient’s location; and,

Whereas, the American Heart Association launched the Don’t Die of Doubt campaign to educate North Texas residents on the value of calling 911 at the first sign of a heart attack; now,

Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim June 7, 2016, as

Don’t Die of Doubt Day