Fishers Island Sea Stretcher Fund

$59,707 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 130 people in 35 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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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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Thanks to all of you who have donated to the Fishers Island Sea stretcher, all the money raised so far not only keeps the Sea Stretcher running on a daily 24/7 basis but is also helping to raise money for a replacement boat in the future. S0 far the online donations have raised over $50,000 in the last 3 years!
The Memorial Day marathon is on Sunday 28th, lets try to reach this years goal of $75,000.
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Members of the Fishers Island Fire Department and their guests celebrated at the Annual Installation Dinner, hosted by the Fire District where the Commissioners swore in the new officers, on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
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$59,707 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 130 people in 35 months
Created April 10, 2015
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Nick&Ann Noyes
3 days ago

In memory of Gus Kinsolving

John Klimczak
1 month ago

Thank you Tiggy for setting this up and updating us on dear Mary!

Elsa Rivers
1 month ago

Thank you for setting this up, Tiggy!

2 months ago
Audrey Ludemann
2 months ago

This is a great effort! Thanks, Tiggy!

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