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Defibs contributed to all 6 Countries fire trucks

OHSWEKEN – Six Nations fire and emergency services department has put an automatic external defibrillator on every truck in its fleet to deal with any firemen who may suffer a heart attack. The measure was ordered by 6 Nations fire chief Matthew Miller as part of heart month in February. The systems were paid for by a grant from the Six Nations Community Trust. Miller noted that, according to stats supplied by the National Fire Defense Association, cardiac arrest remains to be the leading cause of death for on duty firefighters in The United States and Canada. The association states 56 per-cent of line of responsibility deaths in 2014 were the result of cardiac arrest. Due to this “incredible” number, the 6 Countries department has placed defibrillators on every fire truck in the fleet, Miller stated. “When the unthinkable takes place, and a firemen collapses on an emergency situation scene, we have to be prepared to provide the highest level of care possible.” He noted that the department likewise has introduced its firefighters to a livesaving strategy called firefighter down CPR. “We know that good neurological outcomes can be had in out-or-hospital heart attack supplied high quality chest compressions are initiated early. Sadly, the resuscitation of a downed firefighter represents a special concern because we’re in complete turnout gear with an air pack on,” said Miller. “In essence, we have an access problem. Prior to we can start chest compressions we much liberate the fallen firemen from the gear. Undirected efforts at getting rid of turnout gear is time consuming and disorderly. So we have actually developed an easy method to doff the gear from an unresponsive firemen, which needs minimal training and no extra devices.” After putting a group of firemens through the firemen down CPR training program it was apparent that it works, and must be shared with the whole firefighting complement, stated Miller. “Our company believe thi …
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