Whenever they sale one the company is required to deliver training on the equipment. One was sold in El Dorado.
The equipment is a special tool that is installed inside a person’s chest. The device assists or even takes over completely for the left ventricle (the workhorse) of the heart.
Fire Captain Brown, Lieutenant Zimmerman, Firefighter Carson, and Firefighter Pollard received the training. The nurse left a DVD for other firefighters to watch.
The address of the person who has the LADV was given to firefighters and Brown passed this information onto our dispatch center.
This technology has been around for upwards of 10 years. Without the device most of those who need it would have died.