Stratford earns HEART Safe Community designation

Press release:

The Town of Stratford is now officially designated as HEART Safe Community by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Stratford EMS has been working collaboratively with Stratford Fire Department, Police Department and Board of Education among many other town Departments to achieve the HEART Safe Community designation by sending employees to receive live safety training and providing CPR/AED classes to the public.

This program is designed to improve the chain of survival and save lives through Public educationand early access to defibrillation (AED). We believe in this program and in providing a cardiacarrest patient with the best possible chance for the best possible outcome. Bystanders are morelikely to witness the onset of a cardiac event; therefore, continued training of our citizens and town employees in CPR/AED along with our professional first responders, we will further increasethe rate of survival.