Rome police, fire department partner on LUCAS device
For the City Times
TOWN OF ROME – The town of Rome Police Department and Rome Fire Department Fund recently purchased a LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System. LUCAS is a mechanical chest compression device that provides external and automated closed chest compression, delivering high-performance, continuous chest compressions with less strain and risk for the caregiver.
The LUCAS device was recently placed into service with Lifestar Emergency Medical Services, in the towns of Big Flats, Monroe and Rome’s EMS provider, and will be made available to anyone who receives patient care from the ambulance. The Big Flats, Monroe and Rome EMS District was formed in January 2022 to provide paramedic level care 24/7 in northern Adams County.
Funding for the device was shared between the Rome Police Department and Rome Fire Department Fund.
“The town is thankful for both organizations contributions towards the device. The increased efficiency and tireless compressions that the LUCAS provides will allow EMS providers to focus on providing the best patient care possible,” a town of Rome release stated.