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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Eastside Rescue Drone to Take Inaugural Flight This Week

The Medic One Foundation will present a newly donated tactical drone at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Eastside Fire & Rescue North Bend Station, 500 Maloney Grove Avenue SE. The drone was donated to Eastside Fire & Rescue to assist first responders in the growing number of backcountry and waterway medical emergencies.

Funding for the drone was made possible by Foundation donor Barbara Hamer and her family.

“We are grateful to Barbara, her family and the Medic One Foundation for this generous donation,” said Rich Burke, Deputy Chief, Eastside Fire & Rescue. “The drone will allow us to better respond to search and rescue operations, natural disasters, structural fires and more.”

About the Medic One Foundation

The Medic One Foundation's mission is to save lives by improving pre-hospital emergency care. We fund extraordinary training for our region's paramedics and innovative research to develop new methods of pre-hospital emergency care that improve survival rates and patient outcomes. The Medic One Foundation is a major reason why Seattle and King County have a survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest that is among the highest in the world. For more information, or to get involved, go to https://www.mediconefoundation.org/.

About Eastside Fire & Rescue

Eastside Fire & Rescue is a highly collaborative and innovative partnership of both career and volunteer firefighters serving the communities of Sammamish, Issaquah, North Bend, King County Fire District 38 and King County Fire District 10(which includes the City of Carnation). We serve a growing population of 130,000 over a service area of 190 square miles from 14 stations strategically located throughout the service area. Our dedicated men and women are trained and equipped to provide an “all hazard” response service for fire, medical, hazardous materials, technical rescue, and any other emergency service need that may arise.

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