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Menifee Fire Department is enhanced with advanced equipment

 

Last updated 12/27/2018 at 1pm



MENIFEE – The Menifee Fire Department initiated AutoPulse Resuscitation Systems on all city fire apparatus, Monday, Dec. 17, further enhancing the public safety service provided to Menifee residents, as approved unanimously by the Menifee City Council, Sept. 19.

“Enhancing the service that the Menifee Fire Department gives is a main priority for the Menifee Fire Department,” Menifee Chief Geoff Pemberton said. “With these additions to the department’s resources, we are elevating the level of service provided to Menifee residents and offering a high level of care to patients.”

The AutoPulse Resuscitation System is an emergency medical device used to enhance the care and management of sudden cardiac arrest victims and will be carried on a fire apparatus. The cardiac resuscitation device will work in conjunction with existing medical equipment and will assist Advance Life Support Fire Department Paramedic Units in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The Auto Pulse is a mechanical device intended to perform high-quality chest compressions with an emphasis on improving blood flow to the heart and brain without interruptions, even while moving the victim through hallways, elevators, down stairs, to the gurney, etc. The goal of the AutoPulse and the entire resuscitation system is to limit the interruption of performing high-quality CPR, while allowing firefighter-paramedics to perform other essential ALS techniques and functions during the resuscitation.

The AutoPulse Resuscitation Systems were funded by reserve funds that are collected from AMR fine monies and must be used specifically for enhancements to emergency medical services.

For more information about Menifee Fire Department, contact Division Chief Geoff Pemberton at (951) 245-0416 or email [email protected]

Submitted by Menifee Fire Department.

 

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