Duncanville Fire Department Has Heart

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Duncanville, May 19, 2017 – The Duncanville Fire Department was named a Mission: Lifeline® Emergency Medical System (EMS) Recognition recipient and honored with a Bronze Award by the American Heart Association on May 15.

The Mission: Lifeline® EMS Recognition acknowledges the work, training and commitment of EMS agencies and Medical First Responders to ensure rapid treatment for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) patients by directly influencing the STEMI system of care.

The goal of Mission: Lifeline® is to ensure rapid and appropriate treatment for every heart attack patient through a cohesive and coordinated system of care. Three levels of recognition are awarded: Bronze designates performance for a calendar quarter; Silver for a full calendar year; and Gold for two or more consecutive calendar years.

“The quality of care our patients receive has been and always will be a top priority for the Duncanville Fire Department,” said Assistant Fire Chief, Greg Chase. “This award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication displayed by our paramedics.”

The Fire Department serves a population of 39,000 in Duncanville and covers over 11 square miles, and the automatic aid agreements with DeSoto, Cedar Hill and Dallas increase the response area to over 85 square miles with a population of 166,000.

For more information about Mission: Lifeline®, visit www.heart.org/missionlifeline. For more information about Duncanville’s Fire Department, visit www.duncanville.com, or contact EMS Division Chief, Mike Ryan, at 972-780-4920.

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