Salinas, Calif. (KION-TV): The Salinas fire put the Lucas installation into service Thursday afternoon.
The device is a backpack-sized CPR technology designed for better patient outcomes. The device is placed around the chest of a patient in need of CPR and uses a plunger-like motion to provide the patient with chest compressions.
Salinas Fire Chief Ryan Alexander shared that the equipment allows the department to provide the highest quality service to the community.
“The device allows CPR to be performed in situations where compressions are nearly impossible or where there is a risk of being stopped while maneuvering tight corners or stairs,” Alexander said.
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