Fishers Island Sea Stretcher Fund
There are 41 active volunteers currently serving (many in several roles) as department officers, fire personnel, pump operators, ambulance squad EMTs, and Sea Stretcher captains and navigators. Additional members serve as advisors, drivers, radio control and in other important capacities. Founded in 1927, Fishers Island Fire Department members work closely with Dr. Chris Ingram, the Island’s year-round doctor, and the Island Health Project.
Members serving on duty ‘in the field’, in their primary volunteer positions, break down this way for the 2017 Roster:
23 fire personnel
10 on Sea Stretcher
13 EMS Personnel (10 are EMTs)
Fire Calls Answered in 2016:
57 Fire calls
48 EMT calls
44 Sea Stretcher runs
The cost of running this life saving service is high but saving a life is priceless!
It's spring time, Fishers Island is blooming and we are all looking forward to summer time again.
May 27th is the Peter Sanger Sea Stretcher Memorial Day Marathon.
Please help our efforts to raise awareness to support this life saving service that runs solely on donations and volunteers.
(The Sea Stretcher gets no funding from Southold)
We have been working hard to raise money not only for the yearly running costs but also for the cost of upgrading the Sea Stretcher boat. Thanks so much to all who have donated so far, it truly is a community effort to keep this service running.
Last year there was 57 Fire calls, 48 EMT calls and over 44 individuals with medical emergencies were transported to New London by the Sea Stretcher, thanks to the volunteer crew.
Ways to support the running costs of the Sea Stretcher
Make a DonationTake part in the Memorial Day Marathon
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Help spread the work on social media by sharing all the info above.
This service is vital and essential to everybody who is on Fishers Island, you never know when you, a family member or friend may need it.
The running costs are high but saving a life is priceless!
Please make a DONATION to support our efforts!
Thanks for your support,
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I can't thank or express to you all how lucky we are to have your support to keep this lifesaving Volunteer service running! The EMT, FIRE and SEA STRETCHER CREW are amazing to give up their time to train, run drills and respond to the emergency calls and we can't do it without your donations and support.
Thank you again, Tiggy Ski
Thanks you again for all your support!