Device saves lives in Benton County

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- A technology upgrade in Benton County could help save lives when seconds count.

Benton Fire District Four is now using these electronic loading machines in its ambulances.

The device allows paramedics to load and unload patients faster.

We're told it also frees up an additional emergency workers when time is a stake.

The electronic loading devices will also help paramedics avoid injuries on the job.

Benton County taxpayers fit the bill for the new machines.