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In late May, the City of Coppell Fire Department received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® Silver Award. This recognition program was designed to showcase emergency medical service organizations across the nation for excellent ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) care.
STEMI is a very serious type of heart attack during which one of the heart's major arteries — an artery that supplies oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the heart muscle — is blocked. These type of heart attacks require quick identification by first responders and the immediate assembly of a multi-disciplinary medical team at a hospital.
Using several criteria, the Coppell Fire Department was evaluated on their ability to provide timely treatment for STEMI patients through the Mission: Lifeline® systems of care.
This is the second consecutive year the Coppell Fire Department has received this designation from the American Heart Association. Tim Russell, Division Chief Support Services, and Sharon Malone, Medical Control Director, accepted the award on the Fire Department's behalf.
For more information, contact the Coppell Fire Department at 972-304-3502.