Saving lives is always the goal of the Clifton Fire and Emergency Medical Servicesd teams and now new technology is making it easier to do that. The Clifton Fire Department now has its newest additions in life saving technology. The auto–pulse machine is a non–invasive cardiac support pump that assists in giving C.P.R. to patients in cardiac arrest.
The machine gives non–stop compressions, which according to one study, can increase survival rates by as much as 74% compared to traditional C.P.R.. With the help of donations from people and businesses in the Grand Valley the fire department was able to purchase two auto–pulse machines worth $26,000.
The fire department also used some of the community's generosity to buy two infrared cameras used to detect people and objects in smoke filled buildings.
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