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Hoisington EMS granted $25,000 for new equipment

New CPR units provide life saving power

Hoisington EMTs Andrea Aguilera, Garrett Tindall and Megan Elmore demonstrated a new mechanical CPR device they purchased with a grant from Firehouse Subs of Wichita. The grant provided enough to purchase two units, one for each of the department’s ambulances.

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HOISINGTON — Hoisington’s EMS Director Scot Fleming learned earlier in December his department had been picked to receive a grant from Firehouse Subs of Wichita. The grant made it possible to purchase two ROSC-U mechanical CPR devices, one for each ambulance. The state-of-the-art equipment provides high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for hours. He and EMT volunteers Megan Elmore, Garrett Tindall, and Andrea Aguilera demonstrated one of the new units Thursday morning when the department hosted Chamber Coffee at their new living and training quarters.
The American Heart Association recommends changing compressors every two minutes because the effectiveness of CPR decreases drastically ...


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