Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
One hundred "back savers," specialized chairs, were donated by the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation to the LAFD. The chairs are specially designed to enable firefighters and paramedics to transport patients who weigh up to 500 pounds in buildings without elevators, in narrow hallways and on steep hills. Not only are the patients moved safely and quickly, the chairs prevent back and knee injuries which often occur to firefighters.
Cedars-Sinai Health System donated $146,000 to the LAFD Foundation to purchase 73 of the chairs as part of their initiative to improve community health and safety. The Los Angeles Fire Department thanks Cedars-Sinai for their generous contribution which will enhance our public service to all the communities of Los Angels.
According to Captain Chip Cervantes at Fire Station 63, "This is the best tool we have in the station. It prevents so many injuries and helps us do our job better."
The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation is the major source of private support to the LAFD. Their partnership furthers the mission of the department to save lives, property and the environment.
For more information about the LAFD Foundation, visit http://www.supportlafd.org.