Saturday, January 22, 2022

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!

Stay Alive with the City of Southlake on February 13th!

The Third Annual Staying Alive in Southlake event is being held on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at The Marq Southlake. This year, LiveFit Southlake, a 10-week community wellness challenge, has also been added to the event festivities. Staying Alive in Southlake will be held at The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Dr. and will last from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Staying Alive is an American Heart Association initiative promoting hands-only cardio pulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. The City of Southlake’s Staying Alive event is aimed at not only teaching hands-only CPR but also providing Southlake families with opportunities to learn more about heart health, nutrition, and ways to stay fit.

There will be lots of fun activities for everyone. Parents and kids can run the firefighter obstacle course, participate in Zumba classes, enjoy a Lunch and Learn, and learn hands-only CPR as well as self-defense tips for women and so much more. Participants who are registered for LiveFit Southlake can receive up to 10 points in the wellness challenge for participating in classes and events. You can learn more about LiveFit Southlake at

Heart health and overall wellness are both issues Southlake Mayor, Laura Hill, feels strongly about. Mayor Hill says, “Staying healthy and fit in today’s fast-paced world is more important than ever for families. I feel strongly that this wellness challenge will not only be fun and easy but it will give us all a chance to LiveFit together.”

Need more reasons to join us on February 13?

CPR saves lives. Did you know that effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32% of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander?

Did you know that every four seconds a theft happens and every 54 seconds a robbery occurs?

Knowing CPR and how to protect yourself can save lives. We hope that you and your family will join us for this community-wide event to learn about health and safety and have fun learning together!

For more information about the event, please contact Fire Prevention Officer Renni Burt at (817) 748-8349 or Community Initiatives Coordinator Valerie Snyder at (817) 748-8173. For questions about LiveFit Southlake, please contact Recreation Coordinator Jared Darnell at (817) 748-8272.

What:    Staying Alive & LiveFit Event

When:   Saturday, February 13, 2016

Where:  The Marq ~ 285 Shady Oaks Dr.

Time:    10:00 a.m. ~ 2:00 p.m.