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(Courtesy of Bergen Hatzalah) The Russell Berrie Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Teaneck, recently donated a LUCAS 3 chest compression system to Bergen Hatzalah’s lifesaving operations. Bergen Hatzalah is the Bergen County-based division of the Chevra Hatzalah.

The LUCAS is an automated device that will help Bergen Hatzalah’s members to better serve patients who are suffering from cardiac arrest. It delivers high-quality, guidelines-consistent compressions in the field, during transport and in the hospital. It was designed to deliver its life-sustaining compressions uninterrupted and at a consistent rate.

“When every second matters, our responders stand ready to arrive directly at a patient’s side to provide the lifesaving treatments before an ambulance arrives,” said Bergen Hatzalah Chief Steven Kirschner. “We’re extremely grateful to The Russell Berrie Foundation for their generous investment in Bergen Hatzalah’s operations within our community, and for adding such a valuable lifesaving tool to our emergency response arsenal.”

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