Lynchburg Fire Department pushes to replace cardiac monitors

First responders said the monitors will help 85% of their patients

By Magdala Louissaint - Lynchburg Bureau Reporter

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Local first responders are investing in new devices to keep you safe. 

The Lynchburg Fire Department is looking to replace all of it's 17-year-old cardiac arrest monitors. 

10 News got a look at one of the new monitors on Tuesday. 

Monitors now have bluetooth availability. 

First responders said while transporting a patient the monitor can transfer the patient's information to their tablets. 

The department recently received a state grant and are expecting Lynchburg City Council members to fund the other half at a Tuesday night council meeting. 

"We will be replacing three of our older, predecessors. That will still leave us 5 in our inventory that will need to be replaced by spring 2020," Chris Adams, EMS supervisor, said.

First responders said the monitors will help 85% of their patients.

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