MENOMONEE FALLS - The Menomonee Falls Fire Department will add another life-saving device to its operations, thanks to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation that has agreed to give more than $15,000 to the department.

The donation will pay for a LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System, which delivers uninterrupted compressions and allows consistent flood flow, improving a patient's chance for a successful outcome.

"The biggest advantage is it frees up first responders to do other things, like give medication and do other critical tasks," said Captain of Protective Services Jeff Knop. "This machine gives more consistent compressions to the patient and a major benefit is it never gets tired."

The device is the second for the department; a retired assistant fire chief donated funds for the department to purchase a used LUCAS 2 Device last year.

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Details have not yet been arranged for the department to officially receive the funding.

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was founded in 2005. To date, the non-profit organization has given more than $25 million to public safety departments nationally, including $236,000 to agencies in Wisconsin.

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