According to a press release sent to Current, Westfield Washington Township has purchased a second LUCAS Chest Compression System for the Westfield Fire Dept. The device provides consistent, uninterrupted CPR on cardiac arrest patients.
With this device, fatigue and psychological factors are removed from the situation. CPR providers do not need to be replaced every two minutes.
“As our Township and City continues to grow, unfortunately, so do our WFD runs and emergency situations,” Westfield Washington Township Trustee Danielle Carey Tolan stated. “It is imperative we have the latest life-saving technology so that we can provide the best possible assistance and care to our residents in their time of need.
“The LUCAS Chest Compression System has been in use since 2003 and not only helps save lives of patients but helps protect the safety of emergency personnel. LUCAS allows rescuers the ability to sit firmly, belted and watching over the patient while transporting a patient. “This purchase is an all-around win-win for everyone involved.”