PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) – The Piqua Fire Department now has two new CPR chest compression devices thanks to a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

A portion of customer services at Firehouse Subs goes toward the Foundation, which is specifically used to provide lifesaving equipment and training to first responders.

Piqua Firefighter Nick Schmitz applied for a grant through the Foundation in September of 2018 and was awarded two LUCAS 3 CPR chest compression devices in October.

The devices are able to deliver high-quality chest compressions to cardiac arrest patients for extended periods of time, allowing the team to work more efficiently without compromising the safety of the patients and responders.

Schmitz said, “We are very fortunate and grateful that we were chosen to receive this grant. These devices not only increase the survivability of cardiac arrest patients, but they also greatly increase the safety of our team.”

The devices also have a wi-fi function that can send PDF reports directly to predetermined systems, making follow-up and charting simpler and more efficient.

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