Killeen Fire Department receives national award - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Killeen Fire Department receives national award

(Source: Killeen Fire Department) (Source: Killeen Fire Department)

The Killeen Fire Department was awarded the 2017 Mission Lifeline® EMS Gold Award by the The American Heart Association.

This award is given to departments that provide the highest quality of care when treating emergency cardiac arrest patients. Killeen earned the award due to its response time to scenes, transport time to hospitals, treatment of severe heart episodes and equipment and skills administered by personnel as well as its advance coordination and notification protocols with area hospitals.

This is the first year the department has earned the Gold Award but previously received the Silver Award in 2016 and the Bronze Award in 2015.

“Killeen Fire Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our citizens and is especially proud to be able to offer award-winning care to acute coronary syndrome patients,” said Fire Chief Brian Brank. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievement in emergency medical service for cardiac events.”

Killeen Fire Department responded to 16,795 EMS calls for service in 2016, of which 1,264 were cardiac-related.

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