Even though the Peoria Fire Department doesn't have all the manning they need just quite yet, they are still celebrating a new resource for cardiac arrest patients.
A new life-saving device will be added to all vehicles. It's called Res-Q Pod. The handheld system helps create deep, successful chest compressions during C.P.R. The department says they handle around 15 cardiac arrest patients a month, and this new tool will help them surpass their current success rate of about 50 percent.
Fire Chief, Ed Olehy says this new resource is more effective than the traditional methods used.