The Minden Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual freewill donation Pancake Feed on May 8 from 7:00 -11:00 a.m. at the Minden Fire Hall. Stop in to meet the volunteer emergency responders, enjoy a meal, take a ride on a firetruck, and check out the recently purchased equipment that is helping to save lives.
Using funds raised during its annual pancake feed and other generous donations from the community, the MVFD purchased a LUCAS chest compression device for $14,000 and a power cot for $19,000 for one of its ambulances. The power cart has motorized legs to make loading and unloading patients more smooth and simple. The LUCAS device provides chest compressions to cardiac arrest patients on the scene, during transport, and in the hospital.
“There are some people out there still walking today because we used this device,” Fire Chief Tom Brown said.
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