The Broken Arrow Fire Department has been honored for the way its medics treat and care for trauma patients.
The city says the department received the Saint Francis Hospital Trauma Institute's C.T. Thompson Award for Excellence in Trauma Care.
“We're honored to receive the C.T. Thompson award,” said Jeremy Moore, Broken Arrow Fire Chief.
“We strive to bring the highest quality of service and care to our citizens and it's wonderful to be recognized by Saint Francis for our efforts.”
“If you were critically injured you would want the EMS crew that responded to help you to be knowledgeable, capable, and caring,” said Phyllis Grady, Trauma Nurse Clinician at Saint Francis Hospital.
“We chose Broken Arrow Fire Department EMS because their medics consistently demonstrate those characteristics.
Broken Arrow says its fire department manages the largest-fire-based EMS in the state. It has six EMS units that serve almost 108,000 people in a 105 square mile area.
The fire department says in the past 12 months, 77-percent of its calls were EMS related.