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Community support for local Emergency Responders helped LUCAS save a life


August 25, 2021

Pictured is Natalie Morris, the patient that this equipment was used on, her son, Trevor Olson, who started CPR on his mother before the First Responders arrived, and members of the Cashton First Responders with the LUCAS machine. Pictured are Jeff Mlsna, Dennis Olson, Craig Schendel, Bill Hundt, Rod Smith, Steve Hundt, Morris, Alex Erickson, Olson, Mark Hoeft, Cathy Wendland, Derek Dickman, Holly Boisen, Tammy Brueggen, and Jake Miller.

In January of 2021, the communities surrounding Cashton that make up the Cashton Area Fire District, stepped up and helped the Cashton Fire and First Responders purchase a LUCAS (automated CPR compression machine) to help our First Responders with cardiac arrest situations.

In February, due to community generosity and donations, the department was able to purchase the life-saving piece of equipment and it didn't take long for LUCAS (Lund University Cardiac Assist System) to make an impact....

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