SSVFD places two Lucas CPR Devices in service
The Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department has purchased two Lucas 3.0 Chest Compression Systems, and placed them in service! One Lucas will be on apparatus at Station 04 and the other will be on apparatus at Station 40.
The LUCAS Chest Compression System, designed and developed by the Swedish company Jolife, is a pneumatic chest compression tool that delivers CPR to a patient while maintaining a fixed and steady rate of compression. It allows EMTs to focus on other lifesaving efforts while the Lucas handles the CPR. There are many advantages to using a Lucas, including:
- Delivering high-quality, consistent, uninterrupted compressions in the field and on the go.
- Improves outcomes of sudden cardiac arrest victims
- Improves operations and safety for Fire Rescue Personnel
- Can be deployed quickly with minimal interruption to patient care
A special thank you to the SSVFD Auxiliary Members for purchasing one of the Lucas Devices!
The SSVFD is a volunteer, non-profit fire, rescue and EMS department with a primary response area that includes the Olney, Sandy Spring, Ashton, Leisure Hill, and surrounding communities. We respond over 6,000 calls for service annually across our response area. Your contributions are a key part of sustaining and growing an exceptionally busy volunteer organization with highly trained and dedicated members.
The purchase and implementation of the LUCAS system is another example of investments in life-saving equipment to enable our community to grow and flourish. These devices will make a big impact in our community, and is a win-win for everyone.
Here is a video of how the LUCAS system works (Demo Video by Slidell Fire in Louisiana)