Incline Village, NV…Under the leadership of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Incline Village/Crystal Bay is the first community in the state of Nevada to receive the honor of being distinguished as a HeartSafe Community. Eureka County, under the leadership of Eureka County Emergency Medical Services, Zephyr cove, Stateline and Glenbrook under the leadership of Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, and Carson Valley and Topaz under the leadership of East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts were also recognized with this distinguished honor during the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District’s Annual Paramedic Refresher taking place this week at the Hyatt Regency, Incline Village, NV.
Governor Brian Sandoval acknowledged this notable achievement and proclaimed December 2 – December 6, 2013 as HeartSafe Community Week throughout the state of Nevada.
The mission of Nevada Project Heartbeat is to save lives through promotion of early defibrillation, education in sudden cardiac arrest, and promotion of training in AED/CPR. Public access defibrillation programs benefit all members of a community by empowering people to help people. Nevada Project Heartbeat has implemented the HeartSafe Community program to recognize the collective efforts of agencies and organizations to enhance and improve their pre-hospital system, increase awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, increase placements of automated external defibrillators and make their community a healthier place to live and visit.
For more information on this life saving program, visit www.nevadaprojectheartbeat.org/.