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Newton Police get equipped with life-saving devices

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – Newton Police Officers will now be equipped with a suction device to aid officers in resuscitating a victim with an airway obstruction.

The six devices, called LifeVac, were donated to the Newton Police Department by Darrin and Kim Chambers of Maverick’s Legacy.

The LifeVac is FDA registered as a Class II medical device, to be used in instances where the Heimlich and other life saving measures are not working in a choking emergency.

Maverick’s Legacy is a 501c3 nonprofit and was started in memory of the Chambers son, Maverick Scott Chambers, who passed away on April 23, 2022 from complications of a choking accident.

“We are grateful for this donation which will benefit the community we serve,” police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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