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WFRD is recognized by the American Heart Association

Drew DeHaven

The City of Winchester announced that the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department (WFRD) has been recognized by the American Heart Association.

The WFRD received the American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Plus achievement award.

This is in recognition of the WFRD’s commitment to offering rapid, research based care to people experiencing the most severe form of heart attack.

Thanks to the quick accurate response of the WFRD they have ultimately saved lives.

When it comes to blockage of blood flow to the heart  timely treatment is critical.

The American Heart Association’s  Mission Lifeline is treatment that begins with  that 911 call and continues through hospital treatment and  discharge.

Optimal care for the patient takes coordination between the hospital, EMS and health care system to add  life saving minutes in treatment.

The Mission Lifeline achievement award is earned by agencies that demonstrate a commitment to treating patients.

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