Beavercreek Township Fire Department receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Performance Award

The American Heart Association recognized the Beavercreek Township Fire Department at the June 12, 2017 Township Trustees Meeting achieving the 2017 Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Performance Achievement Award.  Beavercreek Township Fire Department is part of an elite group of prehospital agencies in the US focused on not just "high functioning" but also "high quality" STEMI systems of care.  They join 627 other EMS agencies in the US and 1 of 60 other EMS agencies in Ohio that are receiving the 2017 American Heart Association Mission:Lifeline EMS Gold Performance Achievement Award.

To receive the Gold Performance Achievement Award, Beavercreek Township Fire Department achieved a 75% or higher compliance score for each specific EMS quality measure for 24 months.  These measures include:

  • Percentage of patients with non-traumatic chest pain equal or greater to 35 years of age, treated and transported by EMS who receives a pre-hospital 12 Lead electrocardiograms.
  • Percentage of STEMI patients transported to a STEMI Receiving Center, with pre-hospital First Medical Contact (FMC) to Device (PCI) equal or less than 90 minutes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported nearly a 21% decrease in the age-adjusted mortality rate from heart attacks in Greene County.  The communities served by Beavercreek Township Fire Department should be very proud of their prehospital care professionals.  Congratulations to the Beavercreek Township Fire Department on your accomplishment.