AHA Recognizes LACoFD with Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award

By July 11, 2019LACoFD News
For the fourth year in a row, the American Heart Association (AHA) recognized the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) by honoring it with its 2019 Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award.

For the fourth year in a row, the American Heart Association (AHA) recognized the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) by honoring it with its 2019 Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award.

LACoFD earned this distinguished award for continually providing high-quality care to patients suffering from ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) heart attacks.  Ultimately, the level of pre-hospital care patients receive plays a major role in their outcome and recovery.

“Emergency medical services (EMS) are 85% of the call volume for the Department, and we have been a leader in EMS since the inception of the paramedic program.  It’s important that we set a high bar for ourselves,” said LACoFD Medical Director Dr. Clayton Kazan.  “I am so proud of our EMS professionals for performing so well, year after year.”

Since 2014, the Mission: Lifeline EMS recognition program annually awards organizations that demonstrate outstanding pre-hospital STEMI care.