Chili Throwdown Turns Into Donated Dollars For Everett Area Fire Foundations

November 25, 2014

Everett, Everett Fire

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left to right, Tim Key Everett Medic One Foundation, Steven Doyle, The Terrace at Beverly Lake, Jim Grieco, Fire 1 Foundation

A chili cooking competition has resulted in a winning donation being split among two local Fire Foundations. The Everett Medic One Foundation and the Fire 1 Foundation each picked up a donation of $600 as a result of a friendly competition between the head chefs at five local retirement centers. Last month Emeritus at Silver Lake, The Terrace at Beverly Lake, Garden Court Retirement Community, Emeritus at Seabrook and Chateau Pacific in Lynnwood held a competition where members of the Everett Fire Department and Fire District 1 served as judges. The Foundation with the center in their service area that won the contest would get a $1200.00 donation. The winner was The Terrace at Beverly Lake which is in the city of Everett. While that would mean the Everett Medic One Foundation would get the donation, its membership decided to split the donation with the Fire 1 Foundation so everybody came out a winner.

About the two Foundations…

The Everett Medic One Foundation was formed in 1989 as a means to put citizen’s donations back to work in the Everett community. In 1999 the foundation began a formalized CPR training program in Everett’s schools. Later AED training was added and in 2002 the foundation began a campaign to put AEDs in businesses and public gathering places. In 2014 the foundation began working on efforts to raise awareness of hands-only cpr and the Two Steps to Save a Life Campaign. If you’d like to make a donation or learn more about the Everett Medic One Foundation, click here.

The Fire 1 Foundation was formed in 2001 by members of Fire District 1 which serves unincorporated Snohomish County south of Everett as well as the cities of Edmonds, Brier and Mountlake Terrace. Among its programs is a Good Neighbor Project where fire crews or paramedics on a call see a need and have the ability to provide direct assistance to the people they are dealing with. That may be in the form of food, basic needs, buying gasoline or whatever else the crew feels is appropriate at the time. There is also a taxi support program. People who are taken to the hospital but have no family or other contacts in the area to get back home are given vouchers that will pay for a taxi to get them back home after being released from the hospital. Click here to learn more about the Fire 1 Foundation.

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