Rescue squad gains two new Lucas 3 devices

Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad is the proud owner of two new Lucas 3 Chest Compression devices that were funded by generous donations from the community and a 50/50 grant from the Virginia Office of EMS.

The device is used during a cardiac arrest and it performs chest compressions automatically so that the squad members don’t have to relieve each other during a long transport to the nearest hospital. With the addition of these two new devices, all of the squad’s vehicles are equipped with Lucas machines. They cost about $15,000 each, so the donations and the grant were much needed and appreciated. They want to thank everyone who made the purchase possible.