Fulton County EMA receives grant to outfit ambulances with device to perform CPR

The Fulton County EMA received a $27,000 grant from the Fulton County Community Foundation to purchase two additional Lucas Chest Compression Systems.


In 2019, Fulton County Community Foundation granted to Fulton County EMA to purchase one Lucas Chest Compression System. This new grant will allow ambulances that serve Akron, Kewanna, and Rochester to all have a Lucas device.


The Lucas device can provide automatic chest compressions for patients freeing first responders to provide additional medical treatments. The device can perform perfect CPR nearly endlessly and overcome the challenges a responder faces of doing CPR for 30-45 minutes.


Pictured: Fulton County EMA Director Larry Hoover, Fulton County Community Foundation Director of Development Brian Johnson, and Northern Indiana Community Foundation Executive Director Jay Albright and EMTs Bill Howard and Sam Fields