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"Traveling Interstate 90 is a beautiful evergreen experience. However, on this most dangerous stretch of the state’s major east-west corridor... the medical response capacity is limited."

Sid Morrison, WA State Secretary of Transportation 1993-2001

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LIFE SUPPORT IN THE NEWS

by Bruce Coe
JULY 18, 2013 ♦ NKC TRIBUNE

Proceeds go to emergency services and medical care in upper county area

Galloway receives award
PATRICIA GALLOWAY (center) receives the special award dedicated to her husband, Dr. Kris Nielsen, who recently passed. At her table are Lynn and Greg Brewer (backs turned), Jack and Sue Dignum, auctioneer Mark Schenfield and Sid Morrison to her left. Sharon Risdon photo • 2013

SUNCADIA – Several important aspects of Upper County life were apparent at the annual Life Support Dinner Auction held last Saturday at the Swiftwater Winery at Suncadia.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

We must be prepared when…

… a major accident occurs
… accidents happen simultaneously
… you need the nearest trauma center
… I-90, I-82 or Blewett Pass closes
… an airlift cannot fly in or out due to weather
… you need medical care

Life Support is dedicated to raising the needed funds to enhance medical services within Upper Kittitas County. The EMS and medical infrastructure must advance now. Recreational use is growing at an alarming rate that will only serve to add more limitations to an already underserved area.

The four distinct seasons, enjoyed by the thousands of residents that live here, attract over 2 million visitors annually. In addition to those who come to “play”, 12 million people pass through this stretch of I-90 en-route to other destinations each year.

OUR SERVICE AREA

Map of Service Area

A Vast Response Area: The entire Emergency Medical Services area extends from Snoqualmie Pass Summit east to Elk Heights, from Quartz Mountain and Tamarack Springs to the south, and north to Salmon La Sac and the Alpine Lake Wilderness.

80% of the Upper County is publicly held by federal and state agencies. That land, while providing the rich views and recreational opportunities that make the area so desirable, contribute no tax base to local fire and rescue districts.