Westlake firefighters honored with two awards
The Westlake Fire Department received two awards at the July 2 Westlake City Council meeting.
The first, presented by the American Heart Association, was the organization’s Mission Lifeline Silver Award, which recognized the Westlake Fire Department’s high standard of cardiac care and transport of patients suffering from a STEMI, a severe heart attack that requires urgent treatment to prevent death. Of the 1,400 agencies in the state that provide emergency services, only 51 received the award.
The second award was a recognition from St. John Medical Center for excellent care of cardiovascular patients for the year 2014.