Orrington Fire & Rescue receives Lucas device for cardiac arrest scenes

  • Source: WVII-TV ABC 7 Bangor
  • Published: 09/12/2023 12:00 AM

The Orrington Fire & Rescue Department has received a grant of over $20,000, for a device to help first responders on the scene of a cardiac arrest. The grant is through the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. Called the Lucas device, it allows first responders to tend to those in need quicker. It takes an average of six to eight people to save a cardiac arrest patient. This device helps departments that could be facing low staff numbers. "You can become fatigued, your compressions may be slightly less," said Orrington Fire & Rescue Department Assistant Fire Chief Chad Bean. "We're looking to achieve a certain rate and a certain depth, and what this piece of equipment allows us to do is to just have it all preset so it's going to run those rates and those depths consistently."


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe