PROJECT HEARTBEAT NEWS RELEASE – Nevada Project Heartbeat will announce the first HeartSafe Communities in Nevada during the Chief’s Lunch at the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District’s Annual Paramedic Refresher, Thursday December 5.
“Heart disease is still the number one killer in the country,” said Nevada Project Heartbeat President Julie Redding. “The goal of the HeartSafe Community program is to give every victim the best chance at survival through strong emergency medicine and pre-hospital care. We are proud of the fire and EMS leadership for making this a priority in their communities.”
HeartSafe Community designation has been awarded to the communities of Incline Village and Crystal Bay under the leadership of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District; Zephyr Cove, Stateline and Glenbrook under the leadership of the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District; Carson Valley and Topaz under the leadership of the East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts; and Eureka County under the leadership of Eureka County EMS.
Nevada Project Heartbeat (NPH) is a non-profit organization created in 2007 to provide assistance to the general public in the education, information and equipment to battle sudden cardiac events. NPH’s board of directors consists of public safety, such as fire, police, ambulance and hospital personnel, as well as higher education and private companies.
The mission of Nevada Project Heartbeat is to save lives through the promotion of early defibrillation, education in sudden cardiac arrest, and promotion of training in AED/CPR; all for the citizens and visitors throughout the great state of Nevada.