Lutsen Fire Department

Lutsen emergency medical service acquires lifesaving CPR equipment

Cook County’s fire and emergency medical departments are always training on rescue techniques–on the water, with ropes on treacherous hillsides, with vehicle extraction equipment, and more. Local departments also work hard to have the latest life-saving technology on hand. The Lutsen Volunteer Fire Department has an important new piece of medical equipment on which to train, a LUCAS.

The LUCAS is the latest in the Lutsen Fire Department’s inventory that could mean the difference between life and death in a long-distance rescue.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Matt Kartes, a Lutsen firefighter and EMS Chief to learn about this interesting and potentially life-saving device.