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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Park Forest FD shows off new ambulance

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Ambulance calls account for approximately 75% of Park Forest Fire Department (PFFD) 911 calls. So first responders must have the latest equipment to do their jobs. PFFD has rolled out a new state-of-the-art ambulance with the latest technology to help save lives.

Shift commander Neil Grove explained this ambulance's new features would help them do just that.

"This ambulance includes a power assist and power-load cot," Grove said. "The lifting and lowering of the cot with battery assistance allows for safer movement of the patient and limits employee strains and injuries."

Grove added that the ambulance also has a CPR assist device (LUCAS) that allows continuous CPR, freeing paramedics to complete advanced airway, IV, and drug therapy. This tool also enables CPR to be administered while first responders move a patient down a flight of stairs or into an elevator.

Grove said it is paramount for them to have access to the latest tools because it helps the department save lives.

"Simply put, firefighters can effectively and efficiently serve the citizens when our equipment and vehicles are well equipped and reliable, as our vehicles are an extension of our skillset," Grove said. "This vehicle will ensure your firefighters can respond to "all hazard" emergencies and transport residents to the hospital in a safe, state-of-the-art apparatus."

Park Forest Fire Department operates two advanced life support (ALS) ambulances and one ALS-equipped fire engine. The fire department also houses a reserve bariatric capable ambulance that is shared among neighboring communities and obtained through a federal grant.

Grove noted that as an ambulance is replaced, the older unit returns to reserve status. The ambulance was scheduled to be replaced per the replacement schedule as the ambulances receive the most wear and tear of all the apparatus.

Grove said the investment into the new ambulance is all about public safety.

"All PFFD apparatus, including this new ambulance, reflects the service the Fire Department and its staff strives for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year," Grove said. "The ambulance transports the firefighter and paramedics to your location for the emergency, carrying the equipment needed to help you immediately."

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