Lincoln designated as a ‘Lighthouse Community’ for resuscitation success

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln was designated as a “Lighthouse Community” for its cardiac arrest response, city officials announced Tuesday.

Lincoln is the only city in the midwest to receive the title, which is given out by the Resuscitation Academy.

The designation means that Lincoln Fire & Rescue is operating at the “highest life-saving level,” according to a press release.

“As a lighthouse community we will expand and assist other fire and rescue departments in becoming high-performing cardiac arrest departments,” LFR Chief Dave Engler said.

In order to achieve the designation, there are 10 steps that must be followed:

10 Steps to achieve Lighthouse designation

“This achievement is the result of all components of our system,” said Aaron Pospisil, an LFR battalion chief. “Being willing to work together towards the common goal of improving cardiac arrest.   Every link in the chain of survival is essential.”

During the press briefing, LFR demonstrated their life-saving skills on a CPR dummy.  One of the tools showcased was the LUCAS device, which is an automated chest compression machine.

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