Just one week after receiving a donation of a specialized infrared camera, North Shore Rescue has been given another new tool that will help save lives.
They’ve received an AutoPulse mechanical CPR device, the first search and rescue team in Canada to receive one.
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“The purchase of an AutoPulse mechanical CPR device and a Z series cardiac monitor/defibrillator will bring North Shore Rescue to the forefront of backcountry medical care in Canada,” said Michael Danks, Team Leader of North Shore Search and Rescue, in a statement.
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The Autopulse machine, donated by the development company Onni Group, will allow NSR volunteers to give CPR to patients while transporting them out of mountain areas.
NSR also says they will share the device with other search teams in the province.
“I am a firm believer that this will not only serve the people of the North Shore, but will also generate a large number of medical mutual aid calls as these are tools that will be in high demand regionally, once we are up and running,” said Danks.