LUCAS device

LUCAS now at all fire departments in Winston County

Shown with all seven LUCAS devices ready to give to fire departments, from left, Helicon Fire Assistant Chief Greg Ackley; Winston County Commissioner Rutger Hyche; Vanessa King, assistant director of Northwest Alabama Resource Conservation and Development Council; Winston County Firefighter Association President Cody Wakefield; Winston EMA Director A.J. Brown; Lauranne James, executive director of NWA RC&D and Winston  County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes.
WINSTON COUNTY - After delays in paperwork and shuffling funding sources, LUCAS - or automated CPR devices - have been distributed to the remaining seven fire departments in the county which have been without this key life-saving equipment.

Fire departments seek LUCAS life-saving device while county commission struggles over how to get it

Lt. Erik GIlbreath of the Double Springs Fire Department shows how their LUCAS device works.
WINSTON COUNTY - The Winston County Commission is feeling the heat from seven local volunteer fire departments that need a LUCAS chest compression system or automated CPR device, wondering why the commission is not spending funds from their portion of the American Rescue Plan Act.