Harwood Fire and Rescue purchases "game changing" equipment thanks to generous donation

(Fargo, ND) -- Harwood Area Fire and Rescue has received a generous contribution to purchase equipment which is expected to life-saving. 

"You know in normal CPR when there is a person doing the chest compressions you have to stand away for an AED to analyze and deliver a shock where this allows the chest compressions to keep going," said Battalion Chief Mike Svaleson. 

Svaleson said the Ellingson Companies donated $15 thousand to the fire agency to help purchase a brand new chest compression system.  Described as a "game changer", the device provides effective and consistent chest compressions throughout CPR, freeing up rescue crews from having to perform the task manually. The device also allows to crews to administer electrical shocks via an Automated External Defibrillator. 

Original Air Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022