Assistant Chief Christian Johnson, Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, seattle medic one

Donations for Assistant Chief Christian Johnson

More than half of firefighter’s body burned while fighting Spring Coulee Fire
Christian Johnson is in a medically-induced coma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
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As most of you know Christian Johnson, Assistant Chief of the Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, has suffered serious injuries while on the Spring Coulee Fire. He has second and third degree burns over 50-60% of his body. Christian is currently in a medically induced coma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. They are currently trying to stabilize him so they can proceed with skin graft surgery. He will be looking at a minimum of 2-3 months in the ICU. Christian has served his country as a sergeant in the Army, and was deployed with the Washington State National Guard from November 2003-2005 in Baghdad. He retired after 22 years of service and has volunteered for the Okanogan Fire Department for 20 years. Christian is a selfless man, who is always willing to help those in need, and never ask for anything in return. We are now asking for your help to make this long journey a little easier for him and his family. Any amount of donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards helping the family with travel, housing, food, etc.

GoFundMe for Christian Johnson Assistant Chief

Also: An account is now set up to help Johnson and his family with expenses. You can send donations to:

North Cascades Bank
PO Box 672
Okanogan, WA 98840

Checks should be payable to the “Christian Johnson Donation Account.”

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Seattle Firefighters Need Your Help!


Seattle Fire Foundation, community support help firefighters get new bulletproof vests

SEATTLE — Seattle firefighters need more bulletproof vests because of growing dangers on the job. The department has gotten a few, but still needed more than 200 vests and there’s no more money from the city to pay for them.

But, with help from the Seattle Fire Foundation, more than $55,000 has been raised in community and corporate donations.

“With that, we will immediately be purchasing 40 sets of ballistic gear to help protect our firefighters,” said Lindsey Pflugrath, the chair of Seattle Fire Foundation.

The Seattle Fire Department says each bulletproof vest, along with accessories, costs about $1,300. The city supplied the department 25 of them at $1,300 each, coming out to $32,500.

But, the department wants a total of 250 of them. The total bill would be about $325,000. Many of them will have to be paid for with the help of community donations.

“We have 215 firefighters on duty every day,” said Chief Harold Scoggins with Seattle Fire Department.

Firefighters are doing more than putting out fires.

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SFD CPR Training (Medic II)

The Seattle Fire Department provides training classes in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and choking techniques.

Since the CPR Program (Medic II) started in 1971, more than 850,000 Seattle and King County residents have been trained and retrained in the lifesaving technique of CPR. Studies have shown that prompt bystander CPR more than doubles a patient’s chances of becoming a long-term survivor.

Medic II Program
Phone:(206) 684-7274
Email:medic2@seattle.gov

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