Anaheim Fire & Rescue equips personnel with new high-tech CPR device

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Anaheim Fire and Rescue is taking life saving to a new, more efficient level. The agency, along with other fire agencies in the county, is equipping its personnel with the Lucas 3, Version 3.1 Chest Compression System, a device that can potentially save the lives of patients in cardiac arrest by delivering unabated chest compressions. Starting Jan. 1, every one of Anaheim’s dedicated ambulances responding within AF&R’s jurisdiction was equipped with the Lucas 3. “The county is the first in the country to mandate that fire agencies have CPR devices,” Anaheim Fire Cpt./Paramedic Dave Barry said. “I think in the…


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