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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