PUTTING THE DONATIONS TO WORK
Over the past couple of years the Foundation has purchased and presented to the CKFR District a number of much needed items such as:
- Two automated CPR devices – Provides automatic, mechanical CPR freeing up CKFR EMS crews to perform other life saving interventions during care and transport of patients in cardiac arrest
- N-95 respirators and PPE – For EMS crew use during the Covid-19 pandemic response
- Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) – For placement in community gathering locations
- Patient transport insert for CKFR Utility 50 apparatus – Allows access to and safe transport of patients from areas inaccessible to larger CKFR vehicles
- Five Video Laryngoscopes – Technologically advanced equipment used by EMT’s to open an airway of any individual in need of assistance and management of their breathing. This device allows the EMT to see the anatomy of the patient via specialized fiber optic visualization equipment, allowing for the accurate passing of a breathing tube into the lungs without causing trauma to the vocal cords and soft tissue of the throat.
- An Intubation Head – A anatomically correct dummy head that is used for training purposes for correct intubation of patients. This head was specifically designed so that the Video Laryngoscopes use is more effective when it is needed in the field.
- Five Ventilators – A Technologically advanced piece of equipment that is designed to mechanically move air in and out of a patient’s lungs that are unable to do so, or that are not breathing sufficiently enough on their own.
- CO Oximeter – A device that measures carbon monoxide levels in both fire and EMS personnel and potential victims of CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning.
- Stethoscopes – A state of the art stethoscope for each paramedic of the district, a tradition that has been going on since the mid 1990’s.
- CPR Training Supplies – To maintain state of the art equipment.
- CPAP Generators – For treatment of specific respiratory emergencies.
- Four Reciprocating Rescue Saws – Needed to compliment the equipment on outlying fire engines for early access to trapped & injured persons involved in motor vehicle accidents.
- Five Stair Chairs – Devices used by EMTs and Paramedics to safely carry patients down stairs or move them out of tight places where a standard gurney will not fit.
In addition to items provided to CKFR, the Foundation supports the following programs for CKFR and the community:
- CKFR’s Community Safety Classes – Free CPR & AED training and Stop the Bleed training
- CKFR’s Mass CPR Training events – A community approach to learning CPR
- CKFR’s Resuscitation Academy – Events that brought together EMS agencies across Kitsap County to learn the latest techniques for life saving cardiac arrest care
- Kitsap County Kids’ Day – An annual free fire and life safety event for kids of all ages hosted by CKFR
We have established a Recognition Plaque to honor and show appreciation for Central Kitsap Medic One Foundation Donors. The first donor to be recognized was the CKFR Employee Community that donates to the Foundation through monthly payroll deductions. Our sincerest gratitude goes out to this group for its most generous and ongoing support.
The plaque, which lists honored donors, may be viewed in the lobby of the Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue Administration Building.
We thank everyone for the support!