Douglas County is one of only two in Nevada to have achieved a Heart Safe Community designation.
Both the East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts and the Tahoe Douglas Fire District have achieved the designation from Nevada Project Heartbeat and Gov. Brian Sandoval.
In order to be designated a Heart Safe Community, organizations must prove they work as a community to reduce out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests.
The Douglas Healthcare Coalition, a group of healthcare providers, 911 dispatchers, emergency medical providers, hospitals, assisted living communities, public health and home health-hospice agencies, was critical to the process.
East Fork had to show …