The Loganville Fire Department will use a $15,000 grant to purchase a Lucas 3 chest compression system. (Courtesy Lucas Chest Compression System)

Loganville Fire receives $15,000 grant for life-saving device

The Loganville Fire Department received a $15,000 grant from the Walton County Health Care Foundation that will be used to purchase a Lucas 3 chest compression system.

“We are truly grateful for this grant from the Walton County Health Care Foundation,” LFD Chief Carl Morrow said. “The role of a firefighter has evolved into one that goes beyond just fighting fires — a large number of the calls we respond to are medical. I firmly believe that if this device can save even one life, then it has paid for itself.”

The Loganville Fire Department responded to more than 2,000 calls for service in 2018 — though only 53 were for structure fires. The bulk of the remaining calls were medical calls, meaning these firefighters are often first on the scene and finding themselves performing life-saving procedures until EMS personnel arrive.

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