A grant has made it possible for Brighton Fire to purchase life-saving EMT equipment that will improve efficiency and safety for EMTs and patients. The Colorado Department of Health and Safety awarded the District with a $30,979 EMTs Equipment Grant to purchase two LUCAS 3 devices and one LIFEPAK 15 Cardiac Monitor. Brighton Fire matched the grant funding to purchase the equipment.
This purchase will allow EMTs at every Brighton Fire Station to utilize a LUCAS device on patients who suffer from cardiac arrest. The LUCAS 3 provides benefits to cardiac arrest patients by delivering high-quality chest compressions even under difficult conditions and for extended periods of time. The device allows EMTs to work more efficiently without having to compromise their own safety.
The LIFEPAK15 Cardiac Monitor will enable EMTs to have another advanced life support apparatus placed in service. The machine can escalate energy to 360 joules for difficult-to-defibrillate cardiac arrest victims. The device software can help improve compression fractions and change patient outcomes.
This video shows how a LUCAS 3 works: