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January 18, 2014
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Douglas receives Heart Safe Community designation

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 …

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