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North County Fire patients benefit from Firehouse Subs grant


Last updated 1/23/2014 at Noon

Representatives from North County Fire and Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation are pictured during a donation of funds to purchase AutoPulse devices (on ground).

FALLBROOK – On Dec. 4, North County Fire announced it had been awarded a grant worth $17,416 from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (affiliated with Firehouse Subs restaurant in Oceanside).

The funds presented to North County Fire were used to purchase ZOLL’s AutoPulse devices, which provides ongoing mechanical CPR while emergency workers are either treating, moving, and transporting patients.

When manual CPR is done and done well, authorities said it only provides about 10 to 20 percent of normal blood flow. However, AutoPulse is 90 percent as effective as one’s own heart...

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