Don't Die of Doubt Campaign
The City of Lancaster and the SouthWest Affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA) have partnered on a community awareness initiative titled “Don’t Die of Doubt”. This campaign encourages residents to learn the warning signs of a heart attack and to call 911 at the first signs.
Reducing time to treatment is vital to surviving a heart attack. When calling 911, emergency medical services (EMS) staff begin treatment immediately with the 911 dispatcher. Then, the team works to identify and treat a heart attack upon arrival — up to an hour sooner than if someone arrives at the hospital by car. Additionally, the EMS team communicates directly with the on-call hospital staff so that treatment can continue the moment the ambulance reaches the hospital.
Don’t Doubt – Dial 911! For more information about the campaign and to learn more about the warning signs of a heart attack, visit www.DontDieofDoubt.com or call the Lancaster Fire Department at (972) 218-2600.