Lakewood Health System is even better equipped to keep all community members safe thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $14, 425.47 grant will be used to purchase a LUCAS device fulfilling a critical need within the department.
“We are committed to helping organizations such as Lakewood Health System continue their lifesaving work within local communities. We are honored to be able to award this grant and do our part to ensure that Staples and its surrounding communities are safer for everyone, including first responders,” said Robin Peters, executive director, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
Two of Lakewood’s three ambulances are currently equipped with LUCAS devices and this grant will add one to the third ambulance. The LUCAS devices provide life-saving care to cardiac arrest patients by performing hands-free compressions, which increases safety for responders and reduces risk of COVID-19 exposure.
The grant was one of 102 Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded to public safety organizations across the country during the most recent grant application period. The 102 grants total more than $2.1 million.