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.