Arizona Fire & Medical monthly meeting
On-duty fire and medical crews from the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes attended the monthly meeting of the volunteers of their Community Assistance Program (Crisis Response 231). They demonstrated their new Lucas Compression System, the newest weapon in dealing with cardiac arrest. Captain Nate Stringfellow explained, “The compression system basically does hydraulic compressions more effectively and efficiently than any medic can and frees that Paramedic or EMT up for other lifesaving tasks.” The CAP/Crisis Response Fire Corp volunteers then “toured” both the fire engine and ambulance becoming familiar with the “tools of the trade,” both in fire suppression and emergency medical care.
Interested in joining the Crisis Response team of the Community Assistance Program that responds on emergency calls with the crews? Contact us at CAPcoordinator@afma.az.gov to learn more.
At the Arizona State Fire School Opening Day ceremonies, Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes CAP (Community Assistance Program) Coordinator Scott Jaeger (far left) and AFMA Deputy Chief and Chief Fire Marshal Eric Kriwer, who in addition served as the Chairperson of the training committee for the recent 45th annual Arizona State Fire School (far right), congratulate three AFMA/Sun Lakes CAP/Crisis Response volunteers (left to right) Brian Curry, Carl Schell and Roger Fell who attended week-long “Fire Inspector I” classes in Mesa. In addition to their volunteer Crisis Response duties, Curry, Schell and Fell will be assisting the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority in inspecting various Sun Lakes businesses.