An awards ceremony was held for workers at the Western Reserve Joint Fire District, who recently helped save a life with a new tool.
A Poland Village resident went into cardiac arrest on the morning of June 17. After family called 9-1-1, officials responded to the scene.
“The important thing about this call is that the family members also were prompted by dispatchers to start CPR,” said Western Reserve chief David Comstock.
When first-responders arrived on the scene, they used the new tool called the Lucas device.
“Which is a CPR machine and also applied the life pack which shocked the patient,” Comstock said.
They are able to use it to pump the chest while moving the patient inside the vehicle. They said this new device is a safer and faster method for first-responders.
Comstock said this incident was the first time they ever used the Lucas.