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Chesapeake Fire Department
|Phone: 757-382-6297||Fax: 757-382-8313||Email: email@example.com|
|Address: Public Safety Headquaters, 304 Albemarle Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322|
American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold PLUS Award
On April 26, 2017, the Chesapeake Fire Department was awarded the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold PLUS Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. This is the fourth consecutive year in which our Department has been recognized for exceptional care of cardiovascular patients and represents an improvement over last year’s Silver Award.
Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, by mechanically opening the blocked vessel. Find out more here.
PulsePoint - Lifesaving Smartphone App
Chesapeake Fire Department and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center are launching a lifesaving smartphone app called PulsePoint to increase the likelihood of a person surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). SCA is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths. It can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime. A man in the restaurant next door. A woman across the mall. You’re CPR-trained and glad to help in an emergency. If only you knew about it. Now you will. Learn more>>
Join a Community Emergency Response Team
CERT new member training occurs at different times throughout the year. Please contact Robert Gelormine by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for information about classes. Information is also available by clicking the CERT Logo!