He said when called to a cardiac arrest, first responders will start with manual chest compressions and place the LUCAS Machine onto a patient as soon as they can.
The devices give 30 compressions, before pausing two seconds for the patient to be ventilated. That's the official, American Heart Association protocol, the chief said.
The machines can't be used on babies.
The Germantown Fire Department has so far not had to use the machines on any patients.
Although firefighters have already saved three cardiac arrest patients this year.
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