La Plata Lions Club donates $5K to the Dentsville EMS for equipment
The La Plata Lions Club recently donated $5,000 to the Dentsville EMS to match money raised by EMS 15 for the purchase of a LUCAS Chest Compression System. Currently, when an emergency occurs and EMTs have to give CPR, 10 providers are sent to the scene. Consistent compression must be given until the patient arrives at the hospital. This requires the whole team since this procedure is very tiring for the EMTs especially when the hospital is some distance away.
The LUCAS Chest Compressor gives good consistent compression, and only requires about half the number of EMTs once the device is strapped to the patient. An additional benefit is that it allows the EMTs to wear seatbelts while riding in the ambulance. These devices are battery operated and cost approximately $20,000.
Connie Burick, left, president of the La Plata Lions Club, presents a $5,000 donation to Robin Windsor, president EMS 15, Darlene Kaufman, assistant chief EMS 15, and Mark Kaufman, chief EMS 15, towards the purchase of a LUCAS™ Chest Compression System.