When the Jefferson Township Fire Department arrived on the scene of a 46-year-old man in cardiac arrest, the local sheriff’s office had already begun manual CPR. Jefferson Township Fire Department and emergency medical services (EMS) then took over and used a LUCAS chest compression device granted by the Foundation and an automated external defibrillator (AED) to save the man’s life. Once he regained consciousness, he was transported to the hospital and later discharged with no long-term health consequences.
“This outcome was possible because of the fast actions and training of the sheriff’s office and township fire department. The LUCAS chest compression device played a huge role in the successful outcome for this patient. Jefferson Township Fire Department is so grateful to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and its donors for providing us with this device.”
– Lisa Hummel, EMS Coordinator, Jefferson Township Fire Department