Life Support

EVERY SECOND COUNTS

"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."

EVERY SECOND COUNTS

"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."

EVERY SECOND COUNTS

"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."

EVERY SECOND COUNTS

"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."

EVERY SECOND COUNTS

"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."

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Life Support

We Must Be Prepared

The four distinct seasons, enjoyed by the residents that live here, attract over 1 million visitors annually. In addition to those who come to “play,” 10 million people annually travel this stretch of I-90 en-route to other destinations each year.

What happens 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

A Vast Response Area: 
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, contributes no tax base to Fire and EMS.

Critical Need

There are 126 square miles of response area that Upper Kittitas County Fire District 7 provides coverage. 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 substantial and diversified agency covering a multitude of different environments. They handle everything from motor vehicle accidents, major wildland fires to the specialized rescue, and everything in between. Their needs for covering a large area demand more equipment and training.

There are 126 square miles of response area that Upper Kittitas County Fire District 7 provides coverage. 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 substantial and diversified agency covering a multitude of different environments. They handle everything from motor vehicle accidents, major wildland fires to the specialized rescue, and everything in between. Their needs for covering a large area demand more equipment and training.

Please Help Us to Help You

Raising Funds to Bolster Emergency Medical Service and Fire Response:

  • 4 x 4 Rescue Truck (for rapid response in remote areas) $57,000
  • Holmatro Extrication Rescue Tools (extricate people from crashes) $53,460.00
  • FireFighter Tools (tools for fighting fires) $20,500
  • Trench and Avalanche training courses (accidents that require specific training) $19,500
  • Emergency Medical Supplies $20,000
  • Mobile self-contained breathing apparatus ( SCBA) fill station $55,000 (A device worn to provide breathable air in an atmosphere that is immediately dangerous to life or health – truck and rail accidents transporting Hazardous materials)
  • 4 x4 Aid Unit- (snow, ice, mud, gravel, off-road, and slippery hills; it allows your ambulance to maneuver tough situations for your safety) $225,000
  • Wildland Brush Truck -most widely used engines in wildland-urban interface fire response because of their versatility, maneuverability, off-road abilities, and fire suppression capabilities $210,000
  • 2000 Gallon Water Tanker/Tender mobile water supply apparatus  $225,000

 

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