The Kent Volunteer Fire Department recently received a donation to help patients in sudden cardiac arrest. The LUCAS Chest Compression System delivers uninterrupted automated chest compressions.
The device was purchased with proceeds from New Milford Hospital's Dave's Day Golf Classic, which took place at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club in October. The tournament was established by friends of Dave Flatau, a Sherman resident who died in 2013 at age 56 of sudden cardiac arrest.
The Kent Volunteer Fire Department is equipped with automated external defibrillators, but until recently was the only department in the greater New Milford area that did not have its own LUCAS device. Ambulance Chief Mike Petrone said during a presentation ceremony at the department that this new equipment will go a long way in helping the community and saving lives.