A local charity exclusively made up the Powell River Professional Fire Fighters since 2004. It is a non-profit society that promotes health and safety to the citizens of Powell River by providing education in programs, improving services by purchasing medical equipment for hospitals and emergency vehicles, as well as to help relieve poverty within the community of Powell River through basic amenities including food, clothing and shelter. The Charity also raises funds to support other local charities. Started in 1994 bringing together local paramedics and Powell River Professional Fire Fighters, the Charity was formerly called “Link for Life Society’.
Most Recent Charity News:
Thank you to everyone who came by for a car wash at Safeway or just to make a donation to our Charitable Society. Big shout out to RBC for teaming up with us today! We managed to raise $958 thanks to your generous support!
Picked up a check from Save-On-Foods in support of the Powell River Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society. Thanks!
Through fundraising efforts including car washes, dinners, and hot dog stands, the Charitable Society has supplied the following equipment/funds for the community: a TV and VCR for the maternity ward, modifications to the floor of a wheelchair van for a family in need and a lift assist chair; donations to upgrade the oncology room at the hospital, and raised $15,879.51 during the 2011 Sun-A-Thon which was donated to 3 different community groups.
The Charitable Society has also purchased the following necessary emergency equipment: a defibrillator, a vital signs monitor, a thermal imaging camera and two pulse oximeters.
In 2008, the Charitable Society purchased a Mobie-CAD unit: a mobile computer with GPS mapping software.
Installed in Rescue 1 (the first response unit), this device helps to further reduce turnout times by giving us address and hydrant locations while en route to the incident. In addition, building pre-plans, motor vehicle safety information, and hazardous material information is added to the Mobie-CAD. With all this information at hand, Powell River’s firefighters will be able to make decisions more quickly, resulting in an increased level of service.
As an ongoing fundraiser, reflective address signs are being sold in the community, and can be purchased at RONA.
HATS OFF: Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society president Garry Anderson [left] accepts a check for $1000 from Bill Grantham of the Powell River Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society. The money will go towards upgrades to the Powell River General Hospital’s oncology room.