ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Roxbury Township ambulances are now equipped with a suction device to aid first responders in resuscitating a victim with an airway obstruction.
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.
Each ambulance in the township will have a LifeVac kit and they will have a spare if one is used.
“We were lucky to be connected with Maverick’s Legacy after they contacted the 12th EMS District of which Roxbury Company One is a member to get the word out,” the department said.
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.