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Celebration of First Responders

Celebration of First Responders highlights 16th year of Life Support fundraising event

NKC TRIBUNE ♦ THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2016

Auctioneer Mike Fudge

AUCTIONEERS MIKE FUDGE and Mark Schenfeld work the crowd during the 16th Annual Life Support Auction which raised $130,000 from the generosity of those attending the event.
Photo courtesy of Christy Wersland

Happy Winning Bidders

TONY DITSWORTH (right) volunteer with Kittitas County Fire District 7 receives the 2016 Life Support Award presented by Cheri Marusa. Fire Chief Jay Wiseman praised Tony with remarks for his countless hours in responding to 9-1-1 calls.
Photo courtesy of Christy Wersland

Cellist Sarah Johnson

THIRTEEN YEAR OLD Sarah Johnson performs on her cello during the Life Support Dinner Auction.
Photo courtesy of Christy Wersland

  Amy Casto

CRUISE FOR TWO WINNER Amy Casto is congratulated by Jamie Brenden on her Holland America Cruise prize during the event.
Photo courtesy of Christy Wersland

Tony Ditsworth

TONY DITSWORTH (right) volunteer with Kittitas County Fire District 7 receives the 2016 Life Support Award presented by Cheri Marusa. Fire Chief Jay Wiseman praised Tony with remarks for his countless hours in responding to 9-1-1 calls.
Photo courtesy of Christy Wersland

Presenting Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSORS were given recognition by Life Support Founder/President Cheri Marusa (right) during the evening.
Photo courtesy of Christy Wersland

Kitty Wallage

LOCAL REALTOR KITTY Wallace bids on a live auction item during the 16th Annual Life Support Dinner Auction on July 16.
Photo courtesy of Christy Wersland

Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band

A JIMMY BUFFETT tribute band led by Barrie Cunningham entertains the crowd at the Life Support Dinner Auction held at Swiftwater Cellars on Saturday, July 16.
Photo courtesy of Christy Wersland

Rachel Malcom

RACHEL MALCOLM sings God Bless America during the opening ceremonies and flag presentation.
Photo courtesy of Christy Wersland

Dr. Patricia Galloway

DR. PATRICIA GALLOWAY presents a $10,000 check to Life Support during the evening.
Photo courtesy of Christy Werslan

Dancing People

DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY. Life Support event attendees enjoy the music with a festive dance line through the crowd at Swiftwater Cellars outdoor venue.
Photo courtesy of Christy Wersland

2016 Life Support Auction provides $130,000 for:

Kittitas County Fire District 7 – Wildland:
(30) Helmet shrouds
(30) Belts
(12) Garmin GPS Rino 650
(30) googles
(15) Wildland shelters
(30) headlamps
(30) raido chest packs
(30) wildland leather gloves
(30) pair BDU wildland pants
(30) wildland interface coats
(30) wildland fire packs
(30) wildland helmets
(12) Kestrek 3000 weather equipment

PPE and Apparatus (25) Portable radio harness
(8) Personal Escape system
(60) helmet mounted lights
(3) sawzall cordless saws
(25) sets of extrication gloves
(25) safety glasses
(8) Wheel chock mounted compliant models Cost Salvage Tarps E781 (none) Full component (carrier, covers, runners)
Gated “Y” appliance 2 ½ to 1 ½ for E781
Storz intake appliance and adapters for (E751 or E781)
(12) sections 600’ OF 4” LDH supply hose (E751 or E781)
Brass fitting couplings to outfit fleet and hydrant bags to standard
Hazmat locker
Wall mount turnout racks

 

Emergency Medical Services (EMS):
(1) 4 Pack Infant Training Manikins
(1) 4 Pack Pediatric Training Manikins
(1) Stryker Gurney
(2) Life Pack 1000 Training Defibrillators
(1) Life Form Advance Training Manikin

EMS /equipment funding gifted to:
Roslyn Fire Dept.
Ronald Fire Dept.
Cle Elum Fire Dept.
Kittitas County Fire District 3 (Easton)
Kittitas County Fire District 1 (Thorp)
Kittitas County Search and Rescue
Kittitas County Trauma Council
Upper Kittitas County Regional Police Dept

Swedish Mobile Mammography
Serving Upper Kittitas County 2 x year

Renewal Life Support 2014 Training Grant for departments serving in Upper Kittitas County. The grant pays for enrollment in Action Training Systems - 33 Firefighter I & II interactive training courses for one year. The training is accessible 24/7 from any location using a computer with an internet connection.