American Heart Association recognizes Middletown and Monroe Fire Departments

The American Heart Association recognized the Middletown Division of Fire and the Monroe Fire Department at Atrium Medical Center on Monday for their success in reducing heart attack deaths in the community.

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Fire Chief Paul Lolli, Captain David VonBargen, the American Heart Association rep and Atrium President Mike Uhl

The City of Middletown Division of Fire received the Mission Lifeline EMS – Silver Award.  To achieve this status, MFD achieved a 75% or higher compliance rate over the past 12 months for the percentage of patients with non-traumatic chest pain over 35 years of age who were transported, treated and received a pre-hospital 12 Lead electrocardiogram and for the percentage of STEMI patients transported to a STEMI Receiving Center, with pre-hospital First Medical Contact to Device in less than 90 minutes.

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While that seems fairly technical, this isn’t:   From 2008 to 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a 20% decrease in age-adjusted death rate from heart attacks in our area.  The outstanding care given by your EMS service saves lives.  It’s just that simple.

Our great friends in Monroe received the Mission Lifeline EMS – Bronze status for their great work in the area as well.

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Congrats to two outstanding Fire departments for their achievements and awards.  Thanks to both for saving lives in our communities every day.

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