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Representatives from North County Fire and Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation are pictured during a donation of funds to purchase AutoPulse devices (on ground).
Representatives from North County Fire and Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation are pictured during a donation of funds to purchase AutoPulse devices (on ...
This close-up photo is of a ZOLLís AutoPulse device.

North County Fire patients benefit from Firehouse Subs grant

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Issue 04, Volume 18.
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FALLBROOK ‚Äď On Dec. 4, North County Fire announced it had been awarded a grant worth $17,416 from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (affiliated with Firehouse Subs restaurant in Oceanside).

The funds presented to North County Fire were used to purchase ZOLLís AutoPulse devices, which provides ongoing mechanical CPR while emergency workers are either treating, moving, and transporting patients.

When manual CPR is done and done well, authorities said it only provides about 10 to 20 percent of normal blood flow. However, AutoPulse is 90 percent as effective as oneís own heartbeat. The Life Band squeezes the entire chest, not just pushing on a single spot as is accomplished with manual CPR, thereby ensuring significantly improved blood flow.



Comment Profile ImagePink
Comment #1 | Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 9:59 am
This is fabulous news, thank you NCFPD and Firehouse Subs.
Comment Profile ImageMe
Comment #2 | Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 6:17 pm
You mean with all the firehouse building going on....they never had these devices?

Easy to see what North County Fire priorities are.....nice firehouses for THEM and WE have to rely on a private company to supply items that NCF should have already had.
Comment Profile ImageMARTY
Comment #3 | Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook Mom
Comment #4 | Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Glad I donated today! Would love to see a firehouse sub's here in town! Best sandwiches on the west coast!
Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #5 | Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm
What a clever propaganda tactic by our fire dept. to even make use of . . . private donations. By doing so, the fire dept. stretches out its tentacles into the community and thus makes it, community, SEEM to be supportive and dependent. In other words, if funds ONLY came from the government, the fire dept. couldn't get the community "onboard" . . . and by doing so, more and more folks will be on the fire dept.'s side, thus, minimizing the number of negative critics . . . which is THE most important goal!

In other words, the fire dept. is literally buying support from the community although, of course, it is through donations. Does that make sense? It makes perfect sense, of course. Whenever money is involved, you are "buying" people.

Clever propaganda, isn't it?
Comment Profile ImageLMAO
Comment #6 | Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm
The fire department certainly makes a lot more sense than Lee's rambling, meaningless diatribes. I just read this latest missive of his 3 times and still haven't got a clue what he is talking about. I doubt if he does either. However, now I'm hungry for a sub sandwich.
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Comment #7 | Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm
Yes sir - got to watch out for the evil fire department Lee, what are they thinking using funds obtained from private means to add to their life saving devices. If I have a heart attack, FD, use whatever device you have, who ever paid for it - Lee- I hope when, if, you have a heart attack the FD does NOT know you disapprove of the device they need to save you.

Lee- joking aside - what do you hate the FD? They do only GOOD - I understand (sort of) your hate for the military- or is it just you hate all organizations that employee fit, physical brave men and women?
Comment Profile ImageMe
Comment #8 | Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 9:06 am
I guess I have to spell it out for some here.

New firehouses that cost MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of dollars FOR the firemen.....but yet devices that could save residents' lives weren't that important to them and they waited for private donations to buy them.

Comment Profile Imagegrunt
Comment #9 | Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 6:21 pm
@ME - yes, please spell it out- I guess we should erect tents for the firehouses?
Comment Profile ImagePink
Comment #10 | Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 9:48 am
Lee and Me (sounds like a sit com) evidently hate both the military and fire fighters. Envy is an ugly thing boys. Give it up before it takes over your entire existence.
Comment Profile ImageMe
Comment #11 | Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm
No grunt. Never said that.

Why didn't they already have these?

I would think it makes more sense to spend a lousy 17 grand for such important equipment as the AUTO-PULSE to save lives.....BEFORE spending 4 million for a Taj Mahal for the firemen.

Last time I looked the current Bonsall Fire House had a roof and a place to park the trucks.

Simply common sense that you spend money FIRST on life-saving devices and LAST on shiny new firehouses.

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