Windsor is now a Heart Safe Community!
On April 4, 2014 the town of Windsor, CT became designated a “Heart Safe Community” by Connecticut Department of Health in collaboration with the American Heart Association. Obtaining this status involved the efforts of the entire community, an effort that the whole town can be proud of. The Connecticut Department of Public Health, through its Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), and in collaboration with the American Heart Association, aim to help Connecticut’s cities and towns improve the chances that anyone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest will have the best possible chance for survival.
What is a Heart Safe Community?
A community that has documented the “Chain of Survival” links to address cardiac emergencies for its citizens. These links include early access to emergency care, early CPR, early defibrillation, and early advanced care. Community is defined as one of the officially designated 169 municipalities in Connecticut.