The Oakdale Fire Department has received a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the MN Resuscitation Consortium (MRC). The MRC aims to increase survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by connecting bystander, pre-hospital, and hospital initiatives to establish and implement a set of protocols that incorporate the latest technologies and proven treatment methods. MRC is part of the HeartRescue Project, which assembles the country’s leading emergency and resuscitation experts to expand successful city and county SCA response programs to statewide levels.
A primary objective of the program is to develop an integrated community response to sudden cardiac arrest, ensuring everyone is prepared to respond by calling 911, starting chest compressions immediately and using an AED.
Oakdale Fire Chief Jeff Anderson stated, “This grant will continue the mission of Oakdale Fire Department by providing funding assistance to purchase a second LUCAS Device that provides automated, consistent cardiac compressions to an individual in cardiac arrest, thereby improving their level of care.”
To learn more about SCA and the MN Resuscitation Consortium, please visit www.mrc.umn.edu .