Fire Department Earns Gold Award from Heart Association

Once again, Strongsville Fire and Emergency Services has received the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Recognition Award for 2023.
Strongsville Fire and Emergency Services is a part of an elite group of pre-hospital providers recognized by the American Heart Association for its commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care, by ensuring that every STEMI (ST-elevated myocardial infarction, or heart-attack) patient receives treatment according to nationally accepted evidence-based guideline recommendations and standards.  
October is Sudden Cardiac Awareness month.  Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the United States. SCA is a life-threatening emergency that occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating.  SCA leads to death in minutes if the person doesn’t get help right away.  Survival depends on people nearby calling 911, starting CPR, and using an AED as soon as possible.