Ridgefield Fire has been named an EMS Silver Achievement Award Recipient by the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline. Ridgefield was recognized for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Program participants apply for the award recognition by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care for STEMI patients, people who experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction. Chief Jerry Myers says the Ridgefield Fire Department is honored to be recognized for dedication to providing optimal care for heart attack patients. He says the program puts proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis so patients have the best possible chance of survival.