Physio-Control LUCAS Chest Compression Device
The Physio-Control LUCAS Chest Compression Device is used to provide standardized, effective and uninterrupted chest compressions when someone’s heart has stopped beating. The Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. has invested over $60,000 into supplying these devices as standard equipment on all of our ambulances, allowing our EMTs and the hospital-based paramedics to concentrate on other lifesaving duties. Most importantly, when utilized, the LUCAS has not only significantly improved resuscitation rates nationwide, but also reduces the number of broken bones and related injuries that can occur during resuscitative efforts. The LUCAS is recognized by the American Heart Association as the new standard in pre-hospital cardiac arrest care and the Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. is one of the few EMS providers in Bergen County to utilize this technology.
EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors
Each ambulance carries one EpiPen and one EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector for the injection of epinephrine as an emergency treatment for the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis. All EMTs on our roster have received training in identifying anaphylaxis and the use of an EpiPen. Anaphylaxis can be caused by such triggers as food, insect bites or stings, medicines, and more.
The T3 Patroller electric standup vehicle that is highly maneuverable, allowing EMTs fast access to patients in areas where an ambulance may take time to reach, such as crowded events or high rise buildings.
The EMS Bike Team patrols crowded events, enabling quick responses to areas where an ambulance cannot safely or quickly enter.
The corps’ John Deere Gator is an all-terrain utility vehicle that allows EMTs better access to patients at parks and crowded events. It is equipped with a backboard and jump bag.