Fishers Island Sea Stretcher Fund

$69,607 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 163 people in 42 months
The Fishers Island Sea Stretcher is a essential and vital part of the Islands emergence services and is run solely on donations and volunteers.

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:

5 officers
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!
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Less than 2 weeks until Memorial Day Weekend, I hope you will be able to join us for the Sea Stretcher Marathon on the 27th of May.
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Greetings!

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,
Tiggy Ski

Please forward this e-mail and share to help us reach as many people as possible.
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Christmas Day night I got to witness the remarkable Fishers Island EMT/Sea Stretcher Team in action as they responded to a call for Mary Ski. Thankfully Mary left the Hospital today and is doing great.
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
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Thank you all for your support for the Fishers Island Sea Stretcher over the years. Your generosity has kept the Sea Stretcher running and saved lives. With no extra funding from the Town of Southold we rely on donations and volunteers alone to keep this service running.

Thanks you again for all your support!
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$69,607 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 163 people in 42 months
Created April 10, 2015
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Bonnie Wittner
2 months ago

In memory of my beloved friend Charlton Phelps

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Anna Toogood
2 months ago

A donation in memory of Charlton Yarnall Phelps, who lived a generous, contributing and fulfilling long life.

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Wendy & Kolb Potter
3 months ago

In the memory of Patty Cook

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Ellen Harvey
3 months ago

In honor of Joe Brock, as a thank you!

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Shelby Wyckoff
3 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Ellen Harvey
3 months ago

In memory of Peter Lord

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Kevin Drew
4 months ago

In memory for Patty Cook.

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Ellal Foshay
4 months ago

This gift is given in the honor and memory of Patty Cook

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