The Solon Fire Department has received the 2020 American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Achievement Award.
Fire Chief Mark Vedder informed Mayor Ed Kraus and members of City Council of the award in an email Sept. 2. Several council members congratulated Vedder and the fire department on the achievement at the council meeting Tuesday (Sept. 8)
“I think it’s outstanding,” Ward 7 Councilman Bill Russo said. “It shows the professionalism of our firefighters and the training that they go through to be able to obtain an award such as this.” In his email, Vedder said the award honors the fire department’s paramedics for adopting and successfully implementing protocols to help them recognize a specific type of heart attack, called a STEMI, as it is happening.