District 4 Receives Medic 1 Grant Funds

Snohomish County Fire District 4 has received grant money from the University of Washington Medic 1 Foundation for a training aid that will assist in improving advanced life support and CPR skills.

The Medic 1 Foundation is a non-profit group that funds the training of paramedics through Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington.  The Foundation also provides matching grant money to non-profit EMS agencies throughout Washington for training and operations equipment.

District 4 recognized the need to have a piece of equipment that could enhance the skills of their personnel and even plan to use it with public CPR training.  The added benefits of the manikin to allow for training related to advanced medical skills for paramedics made it a tool that could be used on a continual basis.

The Fire District provides CPR and first aid training on the 4th Saturday of each month.  To learn more about the manikin or to register for training go to the District website at www.snohomishfire.org, or call 360-568-2141 during regular business hours.

Pictured at Snohomish Fire District #4 Headquarters, from l to r; Dr. Graham Nichols, Medic 1 Foundation Board Member and Chair of the Equipment Grant Committee, Fire Chief Ron Simmons, Captain Ken Hopkins, Medical Service Officer, Firefighter Valerie Schaefer, writer of the Grant, Deputy Fire Chief Mike Gatterman