The Plumas County Public Health Agency and the American Heart Association (AHA) aim to help the communities in Plumas County improve their cardiovascular health and increase the chances that anyone suffering a cardiovascular emergency will have the best possible chance for survival.
Through the HeartSafe Community program, Plumas County communities can implement programs to:
- Strengthen what the AHA has called the "Chain of Survival"
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Improve chances of survival from SCA (sudden cardiac arrest)
Individual communities in Plumas County which meet the established criteria (see application below) can apply to Plumas County Public Health Agency and become designated as a HEARTSafe Community.
As of 2019, the Lake Almanor Basin joined Quincy as the two communities in Plumas County which are HEARTSafe Community. Care Flight Ground is the lead organization to oversee the HEARTSafe efforts in Quincy/ Indian Valley; the Central Plumas HEARTSafe Community. The Chester Fire District is the lead organization with the assistance of Hamilton Branch/Peninsula Fire Protection District to oversee the HEARTSafe efforts in the Lake Almanor Basin.
Central Plumas HEARTSafe Community awards Life Saving certificates: May 2022
On 9/18/2021 a 24 year old male suffered a sudden Cardiac Arrest in Quincy and was successfully resuscitated and discharged from the hospital.
PCSO Deputy Chris Driscoll, FF/EMT Bubba Peirson, PCSO SGT Jake Vickery, AEMT LeeAnne Goniea Not pictured - PCSO Dispatcher Cassie Lavely, Paramedic Eddy Mutch, FF/EMT Kaylee Chandler
On 4/15/2022, Leroy Austin suffered a sudden Cardiac Arrest in Quincy and was successfully resuscitated and discharged from the hospital after a short stay.
From left - EMT Tyson Rael, EMS Supervisor Mark Thomas, Leroy Austin, PCSO SGT Matt Beatley, FF Bubba Pierson, Assistant Chief David Schmid. Not Pictured - FF Chopper Munoz, FF Dakota Ross, PCSO Deputy Chandler Peay, Paramedic Ryan Carter, And PCSO Dispatcher Jaelynn Rose.
2019 HEARTSafe Designation of Lake Almanor Basin
AED locations as of 2018.
For more information, visit the HeartSafe Community Facebook Page.
Check out this article on Quincy's HeartSafe Community (PDF).