Addison Recognized as Heart Safe Community
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At the January 25 City Council meeting, Melissa Christon from the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council (NCTTRAC) presented Mayor Joe Chow, Fire Chief David Jones, Deputy Chief C.J. Alexander, and Battalion Chief John Lage with a certificate designating Addison as a Heart Safe Community. The Heart Safe Community Program is designed to recognize the efforts a community makes to protect its citizens from the effects of heart disease and sudden cardiac death by evaluating different aspects of the system as a whole. NCTTRAC evaluated Addison on its ease of access to pre-hospital emergency care, the response of emergency first responders, public placement of automated external defibrillators, citizen CPR training, public health initiatives, and dedicated cardiac care at local hospitals before selecting them for this recognition.
Thank you to the Addison Fire Department for all they do to protect the Addison community. You can watch the Heart Safe Community presentation here.