Seaford 911 earns national re-accreditation for excellence

Seaford 911 Communciations Center recently was awarded re-accreditation from the National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch  as an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence.

Seaford 911 Communciations Center recently was awarded re-accreditation from the National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch as an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence.

SEAFORD – Recently, the National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch based in Salt Lake City, Utah formally awarded re-accreditation as an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence to the Seaford 911 Communications Center.

Seaford 911 Communications Center is one of only five emergency communications centers in Delaware and was the 83rd in the world, to be awarded this highest distinction for their comprehensive implementation and compliance with the Medical Priority Dispatch System and associated “20 Points of Excellence.”

The Medical Priority Dispatch System is the world’s most widely used 911 type pre-arrival instruction and dispatch life support system. With scripted telephone instructions for CPR, airway obstruction relief, hemorrhage control, and childbirth assistance, the medical priority system has been credited with helping save thousands of lives. In addition to requiring proper system oversight, medical control, and quality improvement program, re-accreditation demands careful medical priority system compliance and certification for all emergency call-takers and medical dispatchers.

According to Seaford Police Department spokesman Capt. Gary Flood, this accomplishment demonstrates to not only each individual within the communications center, but also to the administration, city government and all the citizens of Seaford that the Seaford 911 Center is compliant with all of the National and International practices standards for Emergency Medical Dispatch, and it confirms to the citizens of Seaford that the quality of this life saving service given to them by the Seaford 911 Center is excellent.

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