Sonora Area Foundation Grant Saves Lives

The Mi-Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District is currently the only fire district in the county that is outfitted with a Lucas II chest compression system on an engine, thanks to a grant from the Sonora Area Foundation.

The Lucas II is a safe and efficient tool that standardizes chest compressions, providing a steady supply of oxygen to the heart and brain, allowing emergency response personnel to actively focus on other life saving tasks and rescue scenarios.

“It turns one rescue personnel into two, without getting tired,” stated Chief Larry Crabtree.
Manual CPR is not only difficult, but extremely tiring. The quality and timing of manual CPR can deteriorate over time due to exhaustion, but not so with this new device.

The Lucas II removes human factor with sustainable standardized chest compressions.

Pictured in front of Engine 771 (first out engine) from l to r, back row to front row:
Mike Welch, Board President, Sherry Blake, Auxiliary President, Bill Schneiderman, Board President during grant request, Darrell Slocum and Lin Freer, Sonora Area Foundation, Captain Drew Collier, Brendan Danicourt, intern fire fighter, and Chief Larry Crabtree.



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