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Posted on: May 30, 2019

McKinney Fire Department honored for treatment of heart attack patients

Fire Department Honored for treatment of heart attack patients

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) received the 2019 Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Recognition Award from the American Heart Association. The award honors MFD for providing superior care and treatment for patients suffering heart attacks.


The Mission: Lifeline Initiative recognizes emergency medical services for efforts in improving systems to rapidly identify suspected heart attack patients, triggering an early response from the awaiting hospital personnel.


MFD treated 564 heart attack patients in 2018.


“The McKinney Fire Department is committed to providing the best care for heart attack patients,” said Charlie Skaggs, EMS Chief. “Our partnership with local hospitals is getting that critical care for cardiac patients when seconds count.”


Heart Disease (including Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Stroke) remains the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S.


Find more safety information on the Fire Department website or on the National Fire Protection website.


About McKinney
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of nearly 190,000 and serves as the county seat for Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown and cultural district, diverse housing options, a trendy culinary scene, and a uniquely beautiful natural setting with rolling hills and lush trees. The city is home to the top-rated McKinney National Airport and serves as the headquarters to many Fortune 500 companies and a burgeoning set of cutting-edge technology companies. McKinney offers the perfect mix for successful business development: a highly educated workforce, availability of land for expansion, convenient location to the DFW area and a nationally-acclaimed quality of life.

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