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Rural Metro Fire Receives Award From American Heart Association

Rural Metro Fire in Grants Pass has received an achievement award from the American Heart Association.

Posted: Jan. 4, 2018 4:32 PM

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore.-- Rural Metro Fire is being recognized by the American Heart Association with the 2017 Mission: Lifeline EMS-Gold Achievement Award.

Rural Metro Fire of Grants Pass along with AMR have improved out-of-hospital cardiac arrests associated with heart attacks, from a 13% national average - to only 3% locally.

Rural Metro Fire says thanks to quick response with trained Firefighter/EMT’s, and early recognition of out-of-hospital heart attacks using advanced heart monitors (ECG) carried on fire engines, they can now rapidly identify a heart attack and help facilitate rapid transport to the catheter lab in Medford.

This is the 3rd year in a row for this recognition in Josephine County.

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