Farmers Branch is now a certified HEART Safe Community. At the September 5 City Council meeting, Mayor Terry Lynne made the announcement. The Farmers Branch Fire Department, working alongside other area healthcare providers, received the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council’s HEART Safe Community Award. It's a prestigious designation recognizing our Fire Department for protecting Farmers Branch citizens from the effects of heart disease and sudden cardiac death.
This certification requires a multi-disciplinary team approach to review and complete the components of the HEART Safe Community Program. Communities that successfully complete the application process are eligible to display the NCTTRAC HEART Safe Community street signs throughout their communities. Fire Chief Dan Latimer provided one of the signs to each Councilmember and the Mayor, asking them to select the best locations across the City for them to be displayed.
Chief Latimer also thanked his frontline firefighters, as well as members the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Dallas Medical Center, Medical City Dallas, and Medical City Las Colinas, all of whom were instrumental in achieving this distinction.