"Traveling Interstate 90 is a beautiful evergreen experience. However, on this most dangerous stretch of the state's major east-west corridor... the medical response capacity is limited."

Life Support

Making A Difference

We must be prepared when…
… a major accident occurs
… accidents happen simultaneously
… you need the nearest trauma center
… I-90, I-82 or Blewett Pass closes
… an airlift cannot fly due to weather
… you need medical care

Life Support is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising the necessary funds to enhance medical services within Upper Kittitas County. The Fire/EMS and medical infrastructure must advance now. Recreational use is growing at an alarming rate that will only serve to add more limitations to an already underserved area.

The four distinct seasons, enjoyed by the thousands of residents that live here, attract over 1 million visitors annually. In addition to those who come to “play”, 11 million people pass through this stretch of I-90 en-route to other destinations each year.

Our Service Area

A Vast Response Area: The entire Fire and Emergency Medical Services in Upper Kittitas County area extends from Snoqualmie Pass Summit east to Elk Heights, from Quartz Mountain and Tamarack Springs to the south, and north to Salmon La Sac and the Alpine Lake Wilderness.

80% of the Upper County is publicly held by federal and state agencies. That land, while providing the rich views and recreational opportunities that make the area so desirable, contribute no tax base to local fire and rescue districts.

Critical Need

There are 126 square miles of response area that Upper Kittitas County Fire District 7 provides coverage for. This response area includes portions of I-90, adjacent communities, Suncadia and recreational areas along with the remainder of the county north towards Blewett Pass. In addition to mutual aid response for other fire districts. Based on call volumes and activity Upper County Kittitas Fire District 7 is a large and diversified agency covering a multitude of different environments. They handle everything from motor vehicle accidents, major wildland fires to specialized rescue and all in between. Their needs for covering a large area demand more equipment and training. 

Help Us to Help You

The Need is Clear for –

Halmatro Extrication Equipment, Ice/cold water rescue equipment, SCBA packs, Wild-land Brush Truck, Fire Pumper/Tender Trucks, 4×4 Rescue Response Mobile Unit, 4×4 Ambulance

Complete final build out of (phase 3) strategically placed fire station with EMS response units located at Exit 78 Golf Course road along I-90


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