LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — One Clark County Fire Department (CCFD) station is getting a new piece of equipment to help save lives thanks to a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
CCFD was awarded a check for $32,479 on Wednesday.
That money will pay for a top-of-the-line defibrillator with a monitor.
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This piece of equipment is going to a volunteer fire station in Bunkerville, which is close to Mesquite.
Fire officials said this is very important for the paramedics that patrol between Moapa Valley and southern Utah.
The defibrillator will help them treat patients quicker, recognize heart attacks early, and can even tell which part of the heart is blocked.
“This will improve the care that they’re able to provide and will also improve the notifications that they’re able to make to the hospital and prepare those hospitals to receive the most critical patients,” said Assistant Fire Chief Brian O’Neal with the CCFD Rural Division.
O’Neal said this equipment also helps monitor the health of firefighters when they are fighting wildfires.