News Flash

City News

Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-24-18 Killeen Fire Department Receives National Award for Cardiac Care

The American Heart Association has awarded the 2018 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award to Killeen Fire Department for a second consecutive year. The national recognition is bestowed on departments providing the highest quality of care in the emergency treatment of cardiac arrest patients.


“Killeen Fire Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our citizens and is especially proud to be able to offer award-winning care to acute coronary syndrome patients,” said Fire Chief Brian Brank. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievement in emergency medical service for cardiac events.”


Killeen earned the award based on its level of emergency care including response time to scenes, transport time to hospitals, treatment of severe heart episodes and equipment and skills administered by personnel. Killeen’s advance coordination and notification protocols with area hospitals were also qualifying factors.


2018 marks the second year Killeen Fire Department has achieved the Gold Award. The department received the Silver Award in 2016 and the Bronze Award in 2015.


Agencies earn Gold recognition for achieving 75% or higher adherence for 24 months on all Mission: Lifeline EMS quality measures to improve the quality of care for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) patients.


Killeen Fire Department responded to 16,795 EMS calls for service in 2016, 1,264 of which were cardiac-related. The department has 183 certified EMS personnel operating ambulances from each of its eight stations.


About Mission: Lifeline: The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® program helps hospitals and emergency medical services develop systems of care that follow proven standards and procedures for acute coronary syndrome patients. The program works by mobilizing teams across the continuum of care to implement American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology clinical treatment guidelines.  For more information, visit heart.org.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

6-14-19 East Trimmier Road Closure

Posted on: June 14, 2019

6-13-19 Edgefield Street Closure

Posted on: June 13, 2019

5-29-19 Learn to Swim this Summer

Posted on: May 29, 2019

4-5-19 City Offers Election Webpage

Posted on: April 5, 2019

2-12-19 Municipal Offices Closed Monday

Posted on: February 12, 2019

2-4-19 Volunteer Orientation February 9

Posted on: February 4, 2019

1-28-19 Daisy Drive Closure

Posted on: January 28, 2019

1-23-19 Priest Drive Closure

Posted on: January 23, 2019

1-22-19 Rowdy Drive Closure

Posted on: January 22, 2019

1-22-19 Priest Drive Closure

Posted on: January 22, 2019

1-14-19 Municipal Offices Closed Monday

Posted on: January 14, 2019

1-3-19 Wreath Retrieval January 12

Posted on: January 3, 2019

12-20-18 Holiday Contest Winners Announced

Posted on: December 20, 2018

12-20-18 Special Holiday Trash Collections

Posted on: December 20, 2018

12-13-18 Craft with the Library Monday

Posted on: December 13, 2018

12-11-18 Rowdy Drive Closure

Posted on: December 11, 2018

11-30-18 Road Closure on Edgefield Street

Posted on: November 30, 2018

11-27-18 Lane Closures on Rosewood Drive

Posted on: November 27, 2018

11-5-18 City Surplus Auction Saturday

Posted on: November 5, 2018

10-24-18 Road Closure on 28th Friday

Posted on: October 24, 2018

10-22-18 Killeen Fall Festival Saturday

Posted on: October 22, 2018

8-30-18 Boil Water Notice Issued

Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-13-18 End of Season Pool Hours Start

Posted on: October 19, 2018